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President Ono sent me a letter

Posted: 11/20/2012 10:47 AM

President Ono sent me a letter 


It says absolutely nothing:

Dear UC Community,

Given the recent developments in athletics conference realignment, I want our Bearcat family to know that we are not only closely monitoring the situation but also working proactively to protect and serve the best interests of the University.

Our message to the broader community is that UC is firmly committed to competing at the highest level, both on and off the field. From our research profile to our number of national merit scholars, UC stands tall as one of the top public research universities in the nation. Moreover, we are building a remarkable amount of momentum, as evidenced by our 17 spot leap in the U.S. News & World Report ranking over the past two years.

Also impressive is the heightened success of our athletic programs. Last year, for instance, UC ended the season with top 25 finishes in both football and basketball--a fact that only five other schools in the country can claim. Plus, the academic success of our student-athletes has never been stronger.

In short, UC has a terrific story to tell, and we will not miss an opportunity to share our aspirations and accomplishments with our peers.

During this time of fast-paced developments, as well as widespread rumors, I respectfully ask for your patience and understanding. Please know that we are doing all that we can to secure the best outcome for UC.

I deeply appreciate the input and support of our loyal fans as well as the tremendous efforts of our teams, coaches, student-athletes and athletic director.


Santa J. Ono
President

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Posted: 11/20/2012 10:59 AM

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I didn't get that letter.  You must be special and important.
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Posted: 11/20/2012 11:02 AM

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You're wrong, it says everything. Amid the changing landscape of conference realignment, he is doing everything he can and asks for our patience. In the meantime, he reiterates that we have a university that deserves an invitation from other conferences. There's nothing else to say until something needs to be announced.

Please stop sprinkling poop all over the board.
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Posted: 11/20/2012 11:02 AM

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I don't know that I would expect anything else.

In short just saying "I know, I know...stop calling me while I try to work a deal for a new home for us"
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Posted: 11/20/2012 11:03 AM

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With Ono it seems that UC is in as good hands as any - I just hope he has enough ammo to work with.
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Posted: 11/20/2012 11:06 AM

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At least it didn't say.... " We are 100% committed to the Big East."
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Posted: 11/20/2012 11:08 AM

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crex43 wrote: With Ono it seems that UC is in as good hands as any - I just hope he has enough ammo to work with.
Agreed.  I have tremendous faith in his abilities.

I still think our spot will open up after the Big 12 expands again.  The Big 12 will grab some ACC schools and we'll eventually roll into the ACC with Louisville and USF.  I'd prefer the Big 12, but they seem to fancy a few ACC programs.
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Posted: 11/20/2012 11:09 AM

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bearcatvol wrote: At least it didn't say.... " We are 100% committed to the Big East."
excitedexcitedexcitedexcited
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Posted: 11/20/2012 11:13 AM

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Im sure he's been hammered with tweets recently on top of emails or phone calls. He posted this letter on twitter as well.
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Posted: 11/20/2012 11:16 AM

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Critical point in his young presidency.  He can be a hero.  Or he can be just another prez.  Or...it may just be out of his control altogether.

Rootin' for the rock star, hero side of him to come through.

BTW, my truly 'best source' inside the Pac 12 texted me overnight that the Pac 12 should add the Bearcats.  tongue

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Posted: 11/20/2012 11:27 AM

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l6ozbud wrote:
crex43 wrote: With Ono it seems that UC is in as good hands as any - I just hope he has enough ammo to work with.
Agreed.  I have tremendous faith in his abilities.

I still think our spot will open up after the Big 12 expands again.  The Big 12 will grab some ACC schools and we'll eventually roll into the ACC with Louisville and USF.  I'd prefer the Big 12, but they seem to fancy a few ACC programs.
Big 12 Tier 1 expires in 2015, they have to get to at least 12 for a CCG.
Bearcats to the ACC unless Big 12 goes bigger and/or BIG takes Kansas, then Big 12 is a possibility.
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Posted: 11/20/2012 11:33 AM

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I really appreciated receiving this letter from President Ono, and never got anything when things went to hell in the past.

I have true faith in President Ono, but I'm not sure how much he can do. I'm sure he's doing everything he can though.

Our situation is very reliant on a lot of others. Got to appreciate the school and the president reaching out to try to get people off ledges at least.
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Posted: 11/20/2012 11:44 AM

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digibrink wrote: I really appreciated receiving this letter from President Ono, and never got anything when things went to hell in the past.

I have true faith in President Ono, but I'm not sure how much he can do. I'm sure he's doing everything he can though.

Our situation is very reliant on a lot of others. Got to appreciate the school and the president reaching out to try to get people off ledges at least.
Agreed.
Also despite all the hype surrounding this we don't know if this will be an isolated event or a mass movment.

BTW- there is a press conference scheduled by Rutgers at 2pm which will be carried live by SNY and the Big 10 network.
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Posted: 11/20/2012 12:00 PM

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CardinalX3 wrote:
bearcatvol wrote: At least it didn't say.... " We are 100% committed to the Big East."
excitedexcitedexcitedexcited
That is why, in Ron's mind, it said "absolutely nothing."
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Posted: 11/20/2012 12:30 PM

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bearcatvol wrote: At least it didn't say.... " We are 100% committed to the Big East."
I'm sure Ron's letter did.
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Posted: 11/20/2012 12:57 PM

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At this moment, Ron reminds me of the captain on the Titanic.  Insisting on going down with his ship.
sluggur1 wrote:
bearcatvol wrote: At least it didn't say.... " We are 100% committed to the Big East."
I'm sure Ron's letter did.
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Posted: 11/20/2012 1:27 PM

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Al makes me laugh more than any other poster here.
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Posted: 11/20/2012 1:48 PM

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subflea wrote: Al makes me laugh more than any other poster here.

Why do you call him Al?  You know him?
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Posted: 11/20/2012 5:01 PM

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Ron has been a fixture on UC boards for years and has other usernames.
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Posted: 11/21/2012 1:29 PM

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CliftonAve wrote: Ron has been a fixture on UC boards for years and has other usernames.

this came up not to long ago, and i am dying to know...what other user names does he use?
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