No it's odd to pick out individual games and not seasons or programs in general. That is the AD's job. The coaches and players own the individual games.It's odd to blame the Athletic Director for his athletic dept. (including 2 coaches HE hired) not performing at all.
No it's odd to pick out individual games and not seasons or programs in general. That is the AD's job. The coaches and players own the individual games.
PS Did you list men's soccer's win over Bryant or did that not fit your narrative?
I agree with the above, this poster was using individual games to make his point against DB. I truly believe Reid bought himself another year when he donated money to the facility.UConn fans were on Ray Reid's case long before Benedict became athletic director at UConn. Reid did win a men's soccer national championship at UConn many years ago, but UConn fans have been critical of Reid for a number of reasons, including what many thought were a bunch of early exits from the NCAA tourney when it was thought that UConn had superior talent to the the opponents they were facing in the tourney. Ray Reid did have a long consecutive run of making the NCAA tournament, making the tourney every year from 1998 up to and including 2013. Those days seem to be long gone, as UConn has only made the NCAA tourney twice since then, in 2015 and 2018. UConn used to be considered one of the big powers in NCAA men's soccer, and as stated before, has long been one of the consistent attendance leaders in men's soccer for many, many years. Only making the NCAA tourney twice from 2014 onward pretty much shows the recent decline in UConn men's soccer in recent years under Ray Reid. Winning a national championship will buy any coach some good will, but Reid seems to have used his up some time ago. I suspect having had a big part in getting the new soccer facility built will also buy Reid some time (as in allowing him perhaps a year or two to coach UConn in the new facility). Still, at this point it is looking like Ray Reid's best years and teams are well in the past, sorry to say.
Women's Soccer tonight
Brown- 5 UConn- 0
Ok. For real. What is going on?
Ouch. Good question. I thought Mags had things pointing in the right direction.
While I agree with you - it won't be as easy as it was years ago. Back in the day, with women's soccer- it was UNC as the big dog, Santa Clara, Stanford, UConn, and Portland I believe as the powers. Now the SEC and more southern schools, have thrown money at Women's Soccer- so it will be more difficult. Doable as Jim Calhoun says.here's the point ... particularly for the younger AND more hoop/football fanboys
WE should be great. National Championship conversation. Yes ... in Women's Soccer. We should have a dominating BE soccer championship caliber Men's program. Competitive for titles in Hockey. And Penders.
We aren't gonna be unrealistic (volleyball or football) ... just expect our teams to be excellent in sports we should win. We have the facilities.
While I agree with you - it won't be as easy as it was years ago. Back in the day, with women's soccer- it was UNC as the big dog, Santa Clara, Stanford, UConn, and Portland I believe as the powers. Now the SEC and more southern schools, have thrown money at Women's Soccer- so it will be more difficult. Doable as Jim Calhoun says.
Same with men's soccer - just different players back in the day.
If this is not RRs last year (he bought that with his donation), the AD does not give a rats arse about the soccer program
Thank you coach for the NC but the game and the recruiting process has past you by
Thanks for the memories and try to take this year's young team to evident improvement and enough wins to make some noise in the NBE tournament
Funny how you were quiet when the women's team beat Syracuse 3-0 last weekend.Was at the women's soccer game today. Buffalo led from start to finish. Nice stadium. Although it appears it was built on 50 bees nest as there are bees everywhere. If we are gonna continue to get punked at home by mid majors I'd have preferred Rizza make that big donations to the UConn football coaching fund.