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MGolf 2018 NEC Champs

Post by J.J. » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:58 pm

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Congrats! Let's keep this going ...

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Post by newbritainite » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:11 pm

...and they are eliminating the program. What gives.?
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Post by J.J. » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:45 pm

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In final season CCSU wins NEC Championship
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (April 29, 2018) - It had to be a bitter sweet day for the CCSU golf team. Back in January it was announced that Central Connecticut State University was going to cut both their men's and women's golf teams following the completion of the 2017-2018 due to budget cuts.

For the men's team that news came after they had already registered two wins in the fall season.

With just about a months time before the spring season began CCSU was able to regroup and refocus and on Sunday they finished their final NEC Championship in story book fashion winning the title by 12 strokes over Robert Morris.

The wire-to-wire victory at LPGA International Hills Course was the fifth conference title in program history and first since 2005. CCSU will now await their placement in the NCAA tournament when the regional placements are announced on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. on Golf Channel.

Leading the Blue Devils to there 25-over finish were four players in the top-15; Anthony Sebastianelli (2nd; E), Joseph Tucker (T7; +7), Nicholas Piersall (T7; +7) and Arthur Ouimet (T11; +11).

Sebastianelli finished regulation tied for the medalist lead but fell in a playoff to Sacred Heart's Saptak Talwar.

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Post by J.J. » Tue May 01, 2018 10:58 am

And a great Hartford Courant article by Mike Anthony:

CCSU Men's Golf Will Be Eliminated, But First There's A National Title To Play For
When human element meets financial element, it is rarely a pretty collision. The elimination of the two programs will save CCSU $331,000 per year. That’s less than the football team earned for going through a three-hour beat-down last season at Syracuse ($390,000) and will earn for opening the 2018 season at Ball State ($400,000).

Considering that, one could argue that cutting two of the least expensive programs at Central was avoidable. And, for sure, the 14 members of the men’s and women’s teams are innocent victims in a financial quagmire.

Yet only so much financial burden can be carried by football and men’s basketball, sports with earning potential but also exorbitant costs. So golf died, some would argue, as part of an effort to ensure that other programs, and the athletic department as we know it, could live.

Central’s search for an athletic director is ongoing eight months after Paul Schlickmann left for Fairfield. That vacancy has saved well over $100,000, and the departure of Gallo ($75,000 in 2017) and Beck ($71,000) accounts for nearly half the cost of running golf programs.

Still, state funding to CCSU is on the decline and several measures to mitigate that challenge, ones designed to reduce costs by more than $2 million annually, include the elimination of 35½ scholarships in other sports.
http://www.courant.com/sports/golf/hc-s ... story.html

What makes this so awful, is we have a Coach, a CCSU alum, who is rightfully upset at the elimination of the team. This was not the right choice to make. The cost of the program is so small and the return is much bigger. Let's hope we can find some $$$ to save the program!!!!!!!

It would have been much better to drop the WLAX team to save the money.

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Post by hilltopper » Tue May 01, 2018 12:57 pm

Non spectator sports are a luxury and Title IX is a major factor. The state economy has been mismanaged and the CC and State U system has to take a hit.
I don't like eliminating a successful sport that has brought a some good publicity for the university, but something had to go. Would you rather have had Baseball and Softball eliminated? That would have saved more money...or Track? Or worse...how about if Central moved down to D2 or 3?

Private universities at Centrals athletic level have eliminated Football. We think of Q as being a big spender on athletics, and they are, but I don't see any bobcat Football team. Fairfiled, BU, and Hartford eliminated Football a long time ago.

My point is that things could be a lot worse...and maybe they eventually will.

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Re: MGolf 2018 NEC Champs

Post by J.J. » Thu May 03, 2018 9:49 am

Central Connecticut State pumped for Kissimmee Regional in final season

https://www.golfchannel.com/video/centr ... al-season/

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Re: MGolf 2018 NEC Champs

Post by hilltopper » Thu May 03, 2018 10:00 am

Very sad that things worked out this way. I feel for the coach and players.
It would be great to see them go deep into the tournament.

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