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I'm from Troy and have told a few of my buddies that within 10 years South Alabama will pass Troy in all sports(mainly football). Is that a fair number what are y'alls opinion on this?
USA is already ahead of Troy in all sports except football (they might have been a tad better in baseball the past couple years but not generally and we split the series last year). I'd say in 5 years we'd have equaled or surpassed them in football.
First off, welcome to the board.
Second, it remains to be seen in football. Skully is right, we're at worse even with Troy in baseball and definitely ahead as a program in basketball. Football, we still need our own stadium and a few other things are still in limbo, but the potential is definitely here.
This post was edited by Tiguar 15 months ago
Troy is doing all they can right to try and stay ahead. What kind of gym does USA have? I have to admit Troy's new arena is extremely nice. I just think the Mobile area and I-10 will eventually be the cause for USA overtaking them.
The Mitchell Center holds 10k and was built just over 10 years ago. It was (is) considered one of the best basketball venues in the league, along with Diddle arena, by visiting fans.
Thanks man. Pretty good looking arena.
Can someone find out why the parking lot in the back near Old Shell is not fully paved? Plse Plse let me know....THX
Probably for environmental reasons. It has the porous mat under it like at Ladd to let the grass grow. This way no retention pond is needed for runoff. Just a guess...
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It was purposeful when USA did it that way.
Ladd would later utilize the same system in a modified form.
This system has been shown to lessen heat creation from pavement, be more environmentally sound, and the most important reason for that flood prone area, it drains and is porous.
That is the way it works ... in theory. In reality porous pavements have extreme limitations. They should only be used in low traffic areas and they require a ton of maintenance to continue operating properly in the long term. Also, if the sub grade underneath it has ever been compacted the infiltration capacity is drastically reduced. It's not going to completely eliminate the need for detention but it can reduce the amount required and has some benefits for water quality. Quite frankly I'm shocked at how well the system at the Mitchell Center has held up but that's probably a function of the University's maintenance staff watching it so closely.
I know this might sound a little weird but I've always had a soft spot for S.Alabama i don't know why but i hope you guys dominate
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We all have. We all do.
Yeah? I-65 and Birmingham has really worked well for UAB.
Entirely different situation, geographically and otherwise.
Horizontally enhanced, vertically challenged, follically impaired...
The talk 10 + years ago was how UAB was going to be awesome. No way Troy could be successful moving up. Troy's situation is so much different than anywhere else. We have to be very strategic but we're not taking any steps backwards. The decisions have been made to move us forward. So if you're catching up you better double step it.
And the last 2 years in baseball we suffered some pretty crippling injuries to the squad. I don't wish that on any school. I rather have everyone healthy for everybody but it just doesn't work that way.
Hope you can make it to the basketball game Thursday.
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If Troy plays the way they did Saturday. They will win the league. The odds that we play that way are 50/50. Troy basketball has a way to go but we live in the South football is king. As long as they put on a good show and play well in the conference tournament most fans are happy in the south.
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