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    Default Big Announcement for Mercyhurst

    For all we know, it could be much ado about nothing, but, Mercyhurst has a "special announcement" scheduled for tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. Eastern:

    https://hurstathletics.com/news/2019....aspx?path=gen

    Given the trend of similar sized schools in the NE-10 moving up to D1 and given that Mercyhurst is already D1 in hockey, it could be Hurst moving up, but I doubt it.

    Take it for what it's worth...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrabs74 View Post
    For all we know, it could be much ado about nothing, but, Mercyhurst has a "special announcement" scheduled for tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. Eastern:

    https://hurstathletics.com/news/2019....aspx?path=gen

    Given the trend of similar sized schools in the NE-10 moving up to D1 and given that Mercyhurst is already D1 in hockey, it could be Hurst moving up, but I doubt it.

    Take it for what it's worth...
    Looks like they're just going to announce facilities upgrades: https://www.yourerie.com/news/local-...ry-/1753993090

    Edit: Ah, scot beat me to it.

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    Although it's been established the Lakeshow probably isn't going Division I, I would be interested to see what their baseball team could do in the NEC.

    Bryant has dominated that conference (and played well in regionals) since moving up and I think Mercyhurst would be a yearly contender for the league's automatic postseason berth. That said, IMO, the PSAC is stronger baseball conference than the NEC. Teams like Hurst, Seton Hill, Millersville and West Chester are legit national title contenders almost every year. If Mercyhurst puts the money into building a nice ballpark (like Seton Hill recently did) they'll get even stronger.

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    Me guess, so its probably wrong.
    Mercyhurst U & Mercyhurst high school whose property abuts, the U will announce some kind of
    scholly agreement to the high school grads to attend the U. In return the U takes over the high sch outdoor facilities. This moves the U's shared baseball/soccer field to the high school's BB stadium. Another scenario moves MU softball field (at a city owned park)
    to the HS BB field.
    Just thoughts as I remember the area.

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    A Mercyhurst football alumni is one of the youngest multi-millionaires in Pittsburgh. I wouldn't be shocked if he's involved.

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    Well, good things happen when you hire the best AD. Mercyhurst AD is making things happen, donations, contract with Under Armour for all sports, addition of bowling, new staff, Strength Training Coach, and Nutritionist, this all in a 6 month span. "We Are Mercyhurst"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony33 View Post
    Well, good things happen when you hire the best AD. Mercyhurst AD is making things happen, donations, contract with Under Armour for all sports, addition of bowling, new staff, Strength Training Coach, and Nutritionist, this all in a 6 month span. "We Are Mercyhurst"
    This is when we know he's the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightingscot82 View Post
    This is when we know he's the best.
    I love bowling. Go Lakers!

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    That dump of a gym should be first on the list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPalum View Post
    That dump of a gym should be first on the list!
    LOL ... yeah, if that isn't the worst in the PSAC ... not sure what is.

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    Short story: Mercyhurst landed two gifts totaling $5 million that will help fund the transformation of athletics facilities. They're going to combine facilities with Mercyhurst Prep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    LOL ... yeah, if that isn't the worst in the PSAC ... not sure what is.
    and Your Football Stadium feel like you're at the Longest Yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPalum View Post
    That dump of a gym should be first on the list!
    Unfortunately they're just giving everything a refresh. No new buildings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony33 View Post
    and Your Football Stadium feel like you're at the Longest Yard.
    Funny stuff but IUP's stadium is still better than Hurst's! Just sayin...

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    RIP Mayor Tullio, sorry about the whole name change thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UFOILERFAN View Post
    RIP Mayor Tullio, sorry about the whole name change thing.
    His name was also wiped from the arena in Erie. I took a quick look to see if there are rumors of corruption or scandal that might give a reason for his name to disappear from Erie landmarks and there doesn't appear to be anything.

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    I wonder what the baseball and softball teams think about those 100% turf baseball and softball fields (with no infield or base-path cut outs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightingscot82 View Post
    His name was also wiped from the arena in Erie. I took a quick look to see if there are rumors of corruption or scandal that might give a reason for his name to disappear from Erie landmarks and there doesn't appear to be anything.
    Tullio Arena now ERIE INS ARENA paid $5M for naming rights. The Green plaza out front now Tullio Plaza. This was give n blessings by the surviving family members. ref an Erie Times-News article
    Haven't seen anything why MHurst changed from Tullio Field. He donated the land for MH stadium.

    From MHurst site
    https://landing.mercyhurst.edu/lakerforlife

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fightingscot82 View Post
    I doubted that it was. Part of it was sarcasm, given the state of SR1 football, particularly in the NE-10. But, the way they were hyping this announcement made it seem like it was something more than it actually was.
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