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  • Eagle74
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    Originally posted by LegalRam View Post
    St Augs is somehow still competing in track. There men's and women's teams just competed at the CIAA conference championships.
    In the news report, it stated that during the recent Alumni/ supporter march, one thing they were trying to do was specifically raise enough money to keep the track team afloat for a while.
    Last edited by Eagle74; 05-08-2024, 07:57 AM.

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  • LegalRam
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    St Augs is somehow still competing in track. There men's and women's teams just competed at the CIAA conference championships.

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  • Eagle74
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    Unfortunately, I heard that they are now over 35 million dollars in debt, and growing. This saga doesn't look like it's going to have a good ending at all.

    Supporters (including Alumni) of St Augustine held a march around campus this past week, however from what I could tell, in the end, no solution or major funding was raised that would even offset the rising interest on the blooming massive debt.
    Last edited by Eagle74; 05-07-2024, 03:19 PM.

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  • Inkblot
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    Originally posted by Finchwidget View Post
    https://hbcugameday.com/2024/04/04/h...-for-survival/

    President made it official, St Aug's will definitely not be fielding a football program next season. Interestingly though, he seems optimistic that they'll be able to field their other fall sports next year. Not sure I buy that, but we'll see
    Even if they do field other sports, it won't be as an NCAA member unless they somehow get accreditation back.

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  • Finchwidget
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    https://hbcugameday.com/2024/04/04/h...-for-survival/

    President made it official, St Aug's will definitely not be fielding a football program next season. Interestingly though, he seems optimistic that they'll be able to field their other fall sports next year. Not sure I buy that, but we'll see

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  • LegalRam
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    Originally posted by DCAbloob View Post

    That may be a moot point as Saint Augustine's may have already quietly canceled spring play before this. Outdoor track & field events are still listed but the women's team wasn't at the listed Bob Hayes Invitational meet last weekend. Softball and men's golf aren't being played as already noted. It looks like the NCAA indoor track & field championships could end up as the last hurrah for Saint Augustine's athletics.
    I don't know how they are still fielding a team, but this past weekend St Aug's men's and women's track teams competed at the Raleigh Relays hosted by NC State. With classes going full time remote where are these athletes staying and are they still receiving any sort of funding for the team and coaches?

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  • Eagle74
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    Unfortunately, it sounds as though the SAU campus now looks like a ghost town. I have a funny feeling that the property is now being eyed closely to be scooped up by the city of Raleigh based on the millions and millions of dollars in unpaid tax liens. If that becomes the case, I hope part of the older buildings are preserved for their unique historical value, and the campus isn't converted over to 'displaced' housing as are other vacated facilities (being quietly done) popping up in NC and other states.

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  • LegalRam
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    At this point the 8 CIAA schools that had St Augs on their schedule need to operate like they need a replacement game. From what I can tell it looks like Lincoln, Blue State, and ECSU were the Northern crossover games for St Augs this year. It seems like what would make the most sense would be to schedule "makeup" conference week 0 games with teams that aren't already scheduled to play.

    For example, Lincoln and WSSU both have St Augs on their schedules and Lincoln and WSSU aren't scheduled to play this year. Might as well just play each other in week 0 and use the current St Augs weeks as byes for the respective schools. If ECSU and Blue State don't have week 0 games then they could do the same and schedule a Southern division school that they aren't scheduled to play in Week 0.

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  • DCAbloob
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    HBCU Gameday has been told it is "99% likely" that Saint Augustine's will not play football in 2024. Additional, Saint Augustine's is not holding spring football practice and multiple CIAA schools are reportedly seeking replacement opponents.
    https://hbcugameday.com/2024/03/27/h...tball-in-2024/

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  • LegalRam
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    Originally posted by ctrabs74 View Post

    FWIW, SAU still appears on the Johnson C Smith and Winston-Salem State schedules, but that's still not a good sign for SAU.
    From my understanding WSSU was notified a few weeks ago that St Augs was terminating the 2024 football season. I guess we are still working on trying to find a replacement. With it being a November game I'm thinking our best option is trying to find a week 0 game instead.

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  • ctrabs74
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    Originally posted by #1 Jayhawk Fan View Post
    The 2024 football schedule for the Falcons has been removed. Not looking good for SAU.
    FWIW, SAU still appears on the Johnson C Smith and Winston-Salem State schedules, but that's still not a good sign for SAU.

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  • #1 Jayhawk Fan
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    The 2024 football schedule for the Falcons has been removed. Not looking good for SAU.

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  • Eagle74
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    Originally posted by DCAbloob View Post

    That may be a moot point as Saint Augustine's may have already quietly canceled spring play before this. Outdoor track & field events are still listed but the women's team wasn't at the listed Bob Hayes Invitational meet last weekend. Softball and men's golf aren't being played as already noted. It looks like the NCAA indoor track & field championships could end up as the last hurrah for Saint Augustine's athletics.
    I agree. At this point, I believe the teams that have Saint Augustine on their upcoming football schedules should already be looking at other potential options.

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  • DCAbloob
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    Originally posted by Eagle74 View Post
    Moving forward, in my opinion, it's basically going to be impossible to field athletic teams with everyone at home taking classes online.
    That may be a moot point as Saint Augustine's may have already quietly canceled spring play before this. Outdoor track & field events are still listed but the women's team wasn't at the listed Bob Hayes Invitational meet last weekend. Softball and men's golf aren't being played as already noted. It looks like the NCAA indoor track & field championships could end up as the last hurrah for Saint Augustine's athletics.
    Last edited by DCAbloob; 03-21-2024, 07:50 AM.

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  • Eagle74
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    Moving forward, in my opinion, it's basically going to be impossible to field athletic teams with everyone at home taking classes online.

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