November 29, 2005
At the start of the football season, I wrote an entry suggesting that fans keep an eye on the UNH Wildcats this year. I also made a plug for a new stadium. After Ricky Santos, David Ball & Co. turned in their terrific performance on Saturday (see the Monitor's coverage here, here and here), a reader of this blog found that entry and responded. I've posted the response with the entry ("Are you ready for some football?"), but since few readers are likely to find it there, here it is:
"I feel that if this state wants to keeps its good football team going, it better start forking over some money for a new stadium. I have heard many students tell me how the first thing they noticed was how pathetic our football stadium was and how their high schools had better fields.
"I also disagree with the comment that UNH should build acedemic facilities first because it is currently building a state of the art math center. A new football stadium will bring in more money for the university, allowing new chemistry facilities and other acedemic facilities to be built.
"And finally it is very embarrassing to see that Northern Iowa (the team that UNH will face this weekend in the quarterfinals) plays football in a dome that seats over 16,000 and UNH is just getting by with a stadium that seats 6,500. It is time for our 1940s stadium to be torn down and rebuilt."
Posted by Mike Pride at November 29, 2005 08:30 AM