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bethlehempard

Happy New Year? Bad 21st Century.

Football, 2001-2015: 80-89. Four titles, six winning seasons. So it's mixed to good, but no post-season wins and six straight losing years! What more incentive for change is needed than last year's disaster!
Basketball, 2000-01 through the USC game: 207-237. Four winning seasons, one title, in a weak league. Spin it as you wish. It's bad no matter what. No post-season wins of course. Imagine that, a win at the NCAAs or the NIT. Other PL schools can do it.  
Baseball: I don't know the 21st century record, just that a few bad years could put the all-time record at home into negative territory.
Women's BB and softball: uh, no. I won't look. There is no need.
My youngest, a junior in high school, recently asked me when the women BB team last had a winning year.
"Son, you weren't born yet."
What it comes down to is the school is euthanizing its fan base.
It's just plain boring. I've had about enough.
If the administration doesn't care, if it won't make changes, to hell with it.
ed65

A dismal post by Beth Leopard but lots of truth.  Field Hockey Record form 2000- 2015 is quite good but disappointing recently.

Clearly, the athletic department is in a full blown crisis.  There are major questions as to where alumni money is going and about the allocation of fund from the college.

Several members of this board and other large contributors are asking the hard questions.  We will see what Byerly and the Board do about it.

Bottom line:  LC Athletics is nothing short of pathetic.
Andy

2015 Patriot League results

Men's Teams      PL Record        PL Finish

Soccer                2-6-1              9/10
Football               0-6                 Last
XC                                            8/10
Baseball              9-11               4/6
Swim                                        7/10
Lax                     1-7                 Last
Tennis                 1-7                 8/9
Golf                                          3(tie)/8
IndoorT&F                                 7/9
OutdoorT&F                               6/9
Basketball            9-9                 4/10 (tourney champ!)

Women's Teams   PL Record        PL Finish

FIeld Hockey        3-3                  3/7
Soccer                 2-6-1               Last
Volleyball             3-13                8/9
XC                                             9/10
Softball                1-17                Last
Swim                                          9/10
Lax                      2-6                  8/9
Tennis                  1-5                  8/9
IndoorT&F                                   7/10
OutdoorT&F                                 7/9
Basketball            6-12                 8/10

Not a peep.  No plan.  No embarrassment. Business as usual.

Good luck to our alums who are taking a stand.
Andy

Andy wrote:
2015 Patriot League results

Men's Teams      PL Record        PL Finish

Soccer                2-6-1              9/10
Football               0-6                 Last
XC                                            8/10
Baseball              9-11               4/6
Swim                                        7/10
Lax                     1-7                 Last
Tennis                 1-7                 8/9
Golf                                          3(tie)/8
IndoorT&F                                 7/9
OutdoorT&F                               6/9
Basketball            9-9                 4/10 (tourney champ!)

Women's Teams   PL Record        PL Finish

FIeld Hockey        3-3                  3/7
Soccer                 2-6-1               Last
Volleyball             3-13                8/9
XC                                             9/10
Softball                1-17                Last
Swim                                          9/10
Lax                      2-6                  8/9
Tennis                  1-5                  8/9
IndoorT&F                                   7/10
OutdoorT&F                                 7/9
Basketball            6-12                 8/10

Not a peep.  No plan.  No embarrassment.  No accountability. Business as usual.

Good luck to our alums who are taking a stand.
Leopard Loyalist

Okay, let's imagine we were talking academics and there were comparable rankings for Patriot League departments. (Such U.S. News rankings exist for some graduate programs, but not for bachelor's programs.)

Suppose Lafayette's academic departments ranked like this:

Biology  6/8
Chemistry  7/8
Economics 6/8
English  7/8
History  5/8
Mathematics 8/8
Physics  8/8
Psychology 7/8

(I left out engineering since not all PL schools have engineering.)

Would anyone find that scorecard acceptable? I hope not.

Yes, I know that it is not a perfect analogy since the college is first and foremost an "academic" institution. But what happened to the idea of striving for excellence across the board? Across the whole of the student experience?
bethlehempard

The drama of 2016 is, when will Lafayette get a team win? How deep into the New Year will we go? The first shot may be next weekend when the men and women take on BU. With Bryce out, it won't be easy.

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