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Alan Swank
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  Message Not Read  Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 4/27/2024 7:38:25 PM 
Earlier today this hit the wires. Big time commitment by OU alums.


https://www.wowktv.com/news/ohio/athens-county-oh/ohio-un... /
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giacomo
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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 4/28/2024 5:43:34 PM 
Where were they practicing all these years?
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Deciduous Forest Cat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 4/28/2024 7:18:21 PM 
giacomo wrote:
Where were they practicing all these years?


A fine question. I'm all for a gift that benefits the 110, but are we really adding more plastic real-estate to the already crowded campus?
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rpbobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 4/29/2024 7:47:36 AM 
Deciduous Forest Cat wrote:
giacomo wrote:
Where were they practicing all these years?


A fine question. I'm all for a gift that benefits the 110, but are we really adding more plastic real-estate to the already crowded campus?


According to everything I've read the gift was $1 M.

O.U. already gave the project the Go Ahead.
The current project cost is $3.M
So if O.U. can't meet its fundraising, who pays the difference ?

At least they aren't proposing a dome over it.
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Ohio69
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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 4/29/2024 9:24:25 AM 

Wow. Huge and amazing gift by the Hurley family.




Can somebody hit a pull up jumper for me?.....

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rpbobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 4/29/2024 9:50:31 AM 
Ohio69 wrote:
Wow. Huge and amazing gift by the Hurley family.





Anyone know what their connection is to the 110 ?



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bobcatsquared
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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 4/29/2024 10:00:25 AM 
I don't know, but assumed they are former 110 members.
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HeHateMiami
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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 4/29/2024 10:20:48 AM 
giacomo wrote:
Where were they practicing all these years?


They've been nomads. Negotiating with athletics to practice where they can between sports teams' practice/game schedules. It means locations and sometimes practice times can change on a daily basis.

This will be a better solution for the 110 AND athletics. And it'll bring a lot of stability to the 110.
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rpbobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 4/29/2024 10:20:49 AM 
Whatever their connection is, they must be doing quite well to have $1M to donate.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 4/29/2024 10:22:24 AM 
rpbobcat wrote:
Ohio69 wrote:
Wow. Huge and amazing gift by the Hurley family.





Anyone know what their connection is to the 110 ?





They both marched from 2000-2004. Shawn Hurley was the Field Commander in 2004.
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rpbobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 4/29/2024 10:52:49 AM 
HeHateMiami wrote:
rpbobcat wrote:
Ohio69 wrote:
Wow. Huge and amazing gift by the Hurley family.





Anyone know what their connection is to the 110 ?





They both marched from 2000-2004. Shawn Hurley was the Field Commander in 2004.


According to my math, they'd both be in their early to mid 40's.

That's young to have a spare $1 M to donate to anything.

Anyone know how they made their money ?

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Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame
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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 4/29/2024 4:20:00 PM 
If LinkedIn is up-to-date, it appears he's worked at Apple for the last ~12 years. I'd assume a lot of equity compensation, and high level engineers in the Bay Area at companies like that can have annual total comp packages in the 800k - 1m range.
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Alan Swank
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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 4/29/2024 7:26:50 PM 
Deciduous Forest Cat wrote:
giacomo wrote:
Where were they practicing all these years?


A fine question. I'm all for a gift that benefits the 110, but are we really adding more plastic real-estate to the already crowded campus?


This is going on a field across from the credit union that sits virtually empty except for the throwing events for track.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 4/30/2024 3:36:02 PM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
If LinkedIn is up-to-date, it appears he's worked at Apple for the last ~12 years. I'd assume a lot of equity compensation, and high level engineers in the Bay Area at companies like that can have annual total comp packages in the 800k - 1m range.


So they share a studio apartment.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 5/1/2024 2:29:16 PM 
JSF wrote:
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
If LinkedIn is up-to-date, it appears he's worked at Apple for the last ~12 years. I'd assume a lot of equity compensation, and high level engineers in the Bay Area at companies like that can have annual total comp packages in the 800k - 1m range.


So they share a studio apartment.


Well yeah, they gave $1m not $1b.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 5/1/2024 11:03:09 PM 
giacomo wrote:
Where were they practicing all these years?




Before Pruitt became FH only, there, or Pedwn, now that Pruitt has no lines itís Peden only, and they have to compete with inter murals. You also have equipment storage, which they havenít real had.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 5/1/2024 11:06:07 PM 
Iíd love to measure this space. Not sure it actually fits.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 5/2/2024 9:01:57 AM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
Iíd love to measure this space. Not sure it actually fits.


I would hope they surveyed the area before decided to move forward.

Not that complicated.
Civil Engineering students could do it as a lab in their Land Surveying Class.

Last Edited: 5/2/2024 9:05:08 AM by rpbobcat

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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 5/2/2024 12:44:40 PM 
I did a quick measurement, using Google imagery.
From the soccer facility to the throws area is about 350 feet.
From Shafer St to the west tree line is about 370 feet.

Assuming it's roughly just a football field plus, it should fit.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 5/2/2024 10:36:33 PM 
J.B.Hoy wrote:
I did a quick measurement, using Google imagery.
From the soccer facility to the throws area is about 350 feet.
From Shafer St to the west tree line is about 370 feet.

Assuming it's roughly just a football field plus, it should fit.


Thanks, I knew it would be tight. Curious if lights are in the plans? Instrument storage?
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rpbobcat
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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 5/3/2024 7:47:20 AM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
J.B.Hoy wrote:
I did a quick measurement, using Google imagery.
From the soccer facility to the throws area is about 350 feet.
From Shafer St to the west tree line is about 370 feet.

Assuming it's roughly just a football field plus, it should fit.


Thanks, I knew it would be tight. Curious if lights are in the plans? Instrument storage?


Thing is, there are a lot of inherent problems with trying to use any type of aerial photograph to determine dimensions.

I do a lot of expert testimony in Land Surveying Cases.
That includes analyzing both terrestrial and aerial photographs and maps.

The scale of an aerial photograph is only accurate directly under the camera.
As you get away from that, the image "spreads" (distorts).
Depending on the height of the camera, that "spread" can be several feet.

You can correct this by creating what is known as a "mosaic".
But that is involved and expensive.

As far as I know, no web site does this.

So you really can't try to determine, with any degree of accuracy, dimensions
using something like Google maps.







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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 5/3/2024 10:42:14 AM 
As a geographer, I am used to being told that I am ignorant by engineers.

Google imagery is indeed created from a mosaic of images that are orthorectified (typically using the USGS 10 meter DEM (digital elevation model) not great, but still pretty good).

If a user brings the images into software that allows for the application of a coordinate system (in this case, ArcGIS and NAD_1983_2011_StatePlane_Ohio_South_FIPS_3402_Ft_US), most spatial distortion is removed.

I used this exact method to measure Solich Field: 300.2 feet x 159.9 feet). No degree of accuracy? Not too bad.

I have no idea of the exact space allocated within the lot mentioned (so my measurements could be way off, but not because of inaccuracy of data). However, it seems to be big enough for a football field.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 5/3/2024 11:33:19 AM 
J.B.Hoy wrote:
As a geographer, I am used to being told that I am ignorant by engineers.

Google imagery is indeed created from a mosaic of images that are orthorectified (typically using the USGS 10 meter DEM (digital elevation model) not great, but still pretty good).

If a user brings the images into software that allows for the application of a coordinate system (in this case, ArcGIS and NAD_1983_2011_StatePlane_Ohio_South_FIPS_3402_Ft_US), most spatial distortion is removed.

I used this exact method to measure Solich Field: 300.2 feet x 159.9 feet). No degree of accuracy? Not too bad.

I have no idea of the exact space allocated within the lot mentioned (so my measurements could be way off, but not because of inaccuracy of data). However, it seems to be big enough for a football field.


I try not to demean anyone.

What I find is that a lot of people rely on things like GIS instead of surveying.
GIS has inherent accuracy issues.
I just had to testify against a geodesist who tried to use GIS as the basis
of his opinion on a boundary dispute.
In NJ only a licensed Land Surveyor can establish boundaries.
So he wasn't even allowed to testify as an expert.




Last Edited: 5/3/2024 11:34:01 AM by rpbobcat

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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 5/3/2024 1:42:01 PM 
My thought on this is if you are in the band you'll be motivated to live on the west side of Athens in closer proximity to the practice field. The university is in directly promoting gentrification of the west side all the projects coming in over there. Its a good idea prime real estate close to campus. They should move the fairgrounds out of there and develop that site.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Big time 110 announcement
   Posted: 5/5/2024 2:47:38 PM 
I do not recall a band formation that extended past the 30 yardline. That means a 40 yard field would be a minimumódouble it to 80 yards and it would seem to be plenty of marching space. Just make sure the lines are numbered from the middle 50 yardline down to the ten so that the marchers have court sense. Double up some of the lines so one side looks like the endzone.

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