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Post by Stonehouse on Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:16 am

According to the Portland Pilots Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/PortlandPilots

Also saw this press release with details about the size of the board and a quote from Larry from Daktronics:

http://www.daktronics.com/Company/NewsReleases/Pages/UniversityofPortland.aspx

VERY COOL!

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Re: Video Board Installation Starts Today

Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:39 pm

Rev provides us with a farewell to the old scoreboard: http://yfrog.com/6h3virj

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Re: Video Board Installation Starts Today

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:31 pm

It looks to be pretty cool, judging from the descriptions. I looked at the Daktronics sites to see which of their previous installations best matches UP's in screen size (7x9) and video resolution (10mm) and came up with this one


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Post by PilotNut on Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:48 pm

This is awesome news! This will be a huge improvement to Chiles, as we all know the old scoreboards were crappy and did not give very much information.

I believe I heard that the video screens were the same size as those hanging in Hec Ed @ UW. Not too shabby.

This will open all sorts of opportunities for time-out promotions (i.e. the "Kiss the Girl" routine), advertising, entertainment (highlights from games past, etc), game statistics, replays, a consistent "3-point shot" counter, etc... Not to mention awesome viewing parties in Chiles for other events.

Congrats to the Athletic Department for getting this done in these tough economic times!


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Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:52 pm

now we just have to get a couple in the drop-down version for Merlo to fit under the new canopy.

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Post by oh brody on Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:53 pm

Very Cool! I love the idea of instant replay and game stats. One more reason to get excited for the upcoming season.

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Post by PilotNut on Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:58 pm

I will buy a pitcher of beer (or soda) at the T-Room for the first person that can get the PN web addy filling those screens during a MBX game...

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Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:08 pm

PilotNut wrote:I will buy a pitcher of beer (or soda) at the T-Room for the first person that can get the PN web addy filling those screens during a MBX game...


Make it a pitcher of Pliny the Younger at County Cork and you're on...

( I asked the Publican. If they sold it by the pitcher, which they won't for our own safety, it would be $26.00 )

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Re: Video Board Installation Starts Today

Post by jake on Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:29 pm

Does this mean I'm not going to be able to track the thousandths of a second left in a half/game anymore?

Should be a cool addition for UP. I'm looking forward to seeing it.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:25 pm

here's a pic of one side of the center display in it's packing crate. (courtesy Portlandpilots Tweet)

They put a midget next to it to impress us





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Re: Video Board Installation Starts Today

Post by DaTruRochin on Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:57 pm

Someone at the university knows how much we like pictures... UP's facebook page has the goods:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/album.php?aid=236881&id=21901631407

Dare I nominate the first video shown on the board??


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Post by onetouchfutbol on Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:23 pm

Geezaldinho wrote:It looks to be pretty cool, judging from the descriptions. I looked at the Daktronics sites to see which of their previous installations best matches UP's in screen size (7x9) and video resolution (10mm) and came up with this one


Yay! What will the next upgrades be to the program? Were the cheerleader pom poms still silver last season? I really only saw road games last year. Sad ...If so, IŽd prefer that they switch all pom poms to our school colors...

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Post by PilotNut on Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:28 pm

Let's not bring up the cheerleaders... I mean dance team.... Evil or Very Mad

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Post by mattywizz on Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:38 pm

Seconded , DTR

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:55 pm

PilotNut wrote:Let's not bring up the cheerleaders... I mean dance team.... Evil or Very Mad
No more "Party in the USA" or "Everybody clap your hands!" either please. Pull Hair

At least it's not like the Blazers where the noise never stops. Telling fans when to cheer is not "atmosphere," it's an insult to their intelligence.

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Post by Rochin54 on Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:36 pm

mattywizz wrote:Seconded , DTR

Best video ever. Haha, I would love to see that get played up there.

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:29 pm

Up and running!

http://plixi.com/p/53458073

Yes, the boards are acceptable to PPT.

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Re: Video Board Installation Starts Today

Post by PilotNut on Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:56 pm

PNut approves! Cool

From various UP staff tweets:






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Re: Video Board Installation Starts Today

Post by purpleisfierce on Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:10 pm

Funded by....cutting the Men's and Women's Golf programs. RIP UP Golf. Both teams were notified today by Larry, golf on the Bluff will no longer be after the '10 - '11 season. Truly unfortunate.

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Post by the20pointmay on Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:34 pm

purpleisfierce wrote:Funded by....cutting the Men's and Women's Golf programs. RIP UP Golf. Both teams were notified today by Larry, golf on the Bluff will no longer be after the '10 - '11 season. Truly unfortunate.

Incorrect. The video board was funded by the Kentucky, UW, and WSU games, along with future funding from corporate sponsors looking to take advantage of the new video screens. While I'm not refuting any thoughts that cutting the golf programs (unfortunate) may help pay for updated amenities, I have it at good source that the basketball updates are from basketball revenue.

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Post by PilotNut on Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:42 pm

The upgrades to Chiles Center this year (video boards, scoreboards, shot clocks, new lighting) were NOT funded by cutting any budgets.


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Post by the20pointmay on Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:49 pm

Good to hear!

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Post by up7587 on Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:52 pm

purpleisfierce wrote:Funded by....cutting the Men's and Women's Golf programs. RIP UP Golf. Both teams were notified today by Larry, golf on the Bluff will no longer be after the '10 - '11 season. Truly unfortunate.
So, what does a golf program cost? Some travel $'s and entry fees? No uniforms, equipment or facilities to buy. A few bucks for the driving range?

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Post by blacksheep on Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:17 am

up7587 wrote:
purpleisfierce wrote:Funded by....cutting the Men's and Women's Golf programs. RIP UP Golf. Both teams were notified today by Larry, golf on the Bluff will no longer be after the '10 - '11 season. Truly unfortunate.
So, what does a golf program cost? Some travel $'s and entry fees? No uniforms, equipment or facilities to buy. A few bucks for the driving range?

You must not play golf.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:19 am

up7587 wrote:
purpleisfierce wrote:Funded by....cutting the Men's and Women's Golf programs. RIP UP Golf. Both teams were notified today by Larry, golf on the Bluff will no longer be after the '10 - '11 season. Truly unfortunate.
So, what does a golf program cost? Some travel $'s and entry fees? No uniforms, equipment or facilities to buy. A few bucks for the driving range?

And some scholarships, presumably. While I think it is a shame that UP is dropping the program, there are real costs. UP does report that the athletic programs are self sustaining (as they should be), times are tougher than just a couple years ago. Other programs have cut back. You will note that Lauren Hanson wasn't replaced when she went to Eugene.

The NCAA allows 4.5 for men and 6 for women in D1 for Golf.

Picking a number out of the air like 40k for a scholarship and adding the costs for a coach, travel, health care, greens fees, etc. For the 8 men and 7 women listed in the EADA database, You get somewhere between 600k and a million bucks.

The EADA lists $103,563 as the game day expenses for golf for FY 2008-2009. That doesn't include the salary of the one full time coach listed for the two programs. I'm sure there must be other expenses that don't fall into those categories also. (recruiting trips? Practice travel?).


You can't just dismiss that the program cost money.


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