View Full Version : Coach L and GMU-TV
10-27-2003, 08:29 PM
I've stopped by on this board many times over the years. There has been some great insight by some obviously well educated Mason fans.
Is there a reason why Coach L, one of the top Mason coaches of all time, does not have a weekly show on the school's GMU-TV? Seems like a perfect opportunity to promote basketball to the students, but I could be missing the "reason" its not happened....like $$$??
Then I saw that VCU's Capel has a weekly show on Comcast, per their board. Congrats to Capel, but Coach L is, in my humble opinion, the better coach with no exposure.
Also, do other schools in the conference have such program for their coaches?
The old PF
10-27-2003, 09:35 PM
GMU-TV has made it clear they don't give a rat's @ss about the basketball team. I think Coach L surely deserves a show on CSN, but don't expect the GMU tv to help in that pursuit.
10-27-2003, 11:54 PM
The only non-lecture or bulletin board programming I have ever seen on gmu tv was when the GMU-Winthrop game was televised, and even that game was not broadcast until halfway through the first half due to technical difficulties. Pf hit the nail on the head by saying they just dont care, however they could be the athletic department or gmu-tv. I wouldnt think it would be that hard to record a weekly half hour show w/ Coach L talking about the previous/upcoming games. The cost would be relatively nothing. How much does a VHS tape cost?
10-28-2003, 02:23 AM
It's the air time that is expensive. For the AD to pay CSN for a half hour every week during a regular time of the day, the cost would be pretty pricey. I've heard figures of 10-30k for a season worth of shows.
10-28-2003, 11:51 AM
He should have a show on channel 10, the public access channel
10-28-2003, 01:34 PM
All I know is that from my experience, students have little input on GMU-TV and it's mostly run by profs that have no clue what the students want to see and really don't care what they want to see.
10-28-2003, 02:22 PM
What is the stated mission of GMU-TV? That may also have a lot to do with what is chooses to air.
10-28-2003, 02:48 PM
Mission: Our mission is to support excellence in learning and teaching by producing quality educational and informational programming.
10-28-2003, 04:03 PM
OK, OK. I'm getting the feeling that there is no love between GMU-TV and the promotion of athletics. Are we sure this is true or is this just years of frustration with the univerisity's poor marketing?
I did follow the link provided and there seems to be at least one 1/2hour segment dedicated to GMU sports.
MASON SIDELINES is an award winning GMU-TV original series. Join Ron Sinacore with Mickey McDade, Morrie Scherrens, and Mike Tapscott as hosts of the fast paced and award winning sports talk show that tackles athletics at Mason and beyond.
Does this segment include weekly updates from coach L? I know....I could watch it. Maybe someone could save me the effort if there is no tie to coach L's program. If not, it sure seems a small step to add another 1/2 segment with both Coach L and T.
10-28-2003, 08:44 PM
I've know Mickey for over 5 years, and I've never heard of that program from him or any other source. Is it new, or possibly really old and not done anymore?
10-28-2003, 08:46 PM
Just checked the site, I'm guessing its a relatively new show, or it has never been promoted.
10-29-2003, 12:55 AM
I have seen it. They talk about various different topics. I have seen them have both m & w BB coaches on shows. They also have had the swim team coach, which means the show can not be more than 3 years old.
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