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RE: Meanwhile EKU continues with what they need to do
(04-07-2014 04:17 PM)LexColonel Wrote:  
(04-07-2014 03:50 PM)redfan Wrote:  
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(04-07-2014 12:45 PM)DawggoneEagle Wrote:  Well, you can read the article for yourself, it was about EKU's funding from the legislative session. It had no specific spending targets other than stating that all sports would benefit.


So there are no specific amounts for stadium improvement that have been discussed. It sounds like this is just the very beginning of planning, with actual improvements several years away.I wish the school success if they do decide to make major renovations.

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Yes, for the THIRD time. First 15 million for various athletic improvements, including RK Stadium.
And Last week President Benson said an additional 30 million for RK Stadium!

30 million sounds good. What is the source of the money?

Raise private monies. And he does mention a student athletic fee, but no specific amount was given. He assured students it would not be exorbitant.

"As renowned architect, Daniel Burnham, once stated: “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work. . . Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty. Think big.”
Thought it was cool that the EKU President Michael Benson would go onto your unofficial bulletin board to discuss fund raising and other things. Sounds like he is one determined person.
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EKU will have to nearly double attendance to be eligible at the FBS level. Liberty does not have an attendance issue and will likely be drawing well over 20k if they move up. What's more, unlike JMU, they want to be in the belt. Plus they have the facilities and resources. Flames are best choice available if the goal is 12 football playing schools and an eastern member.
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(04-07-2014 09:06 PM)Birdseye Wrote:  EKU will have to nearly double attendance to be eligible at the FBS level. Liberty does not have an attendance issue and will likely be drawing well over 20k if they move up. What's more, unlike JMU, they want to be in the belt. Plus they have the facilities and resources. Flames are best choice available if the goal is 12 football playing schools and an eastern member.

In EKU's defense, it wasn't that long ago that they had much better avg attendance. Its nose dived recently for various reasons. I'm sure with the right conditions they can recover.
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They have a good football attendance for years until recently.
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(04-07-2014 09:06 PM)Birdseye Wrote:  EKU will have to nearly double attendance to be eligible at the FBS level. Liberty does not have an attendance issue and will likely be drawing well over 20k if they move up. What's more, unlike JMU, they want to be in the belt. Plus they have the facilities and resources. Flames are best choice available if the goal is 12 football playing schools and an eastern member.

Without looking I would bet a large sum of money that over the past decade EKU had higher average attendance than that Online school in Lynchburg.
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They also have these two little things called National Championships....they have two more National Championships than Liberty does playoff wins.
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(04-08-2014 09:35 AM)asupatch Wrote:  
(04-07-2014 09:06 PM)Birdseye Wrote:  EKU will have to nearly double attendance to be eligible at the FBS level. Liberty does not have an attendance issue and will likely be drawing well over 20k if they move up. What's more, unlike JMU, they want to be in the belt. Plus they have the facilities and resources. Flames are best choice available if the goal is 12 football playing schools and an eastern member.

Without looking I would bet a large sum of money that over the past decade EKU had higher average attendance than that Online school in Lynchburg.

Well patch. I just looked it up. When can I have that large sum of money? From 2005 to 2013 (Records are not as great in 2004) Liberty averaged 13,475. EKU averaged 8,110.

2013: LU - 15,031 EKU-8,617
2012: LU - 16,318 EKU-9,800
2011: LU - 16,419 EKU-6,578
2010: LU - 14,630 EKU-6,220
2009: LU - 14,931 EKU-6,520
2008: LU - 13,147 EKU-8,483
2007: LU - 14, 190 EKU-8,560
2006: LU - 11,128 EKU-9,780
2005: LU - 5,419 EKU-8,440

Figures compiled from http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_r...e/2013.pdf

Just change the date to whatever date you want to look at to see attendance.
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(04-08-2014 09:56 AM)Liberty22 Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 09:35 AM)asupatch Wrote:  
(04-07-2014 09:06 PM)Birdseye Wrote:  EKU will have to nearly double attendance to be eligible at the FBS level. Liberty does not have an attendance issue and will likely be drawing well over 20k if they move up. What's more, unlike JMU, they want to be in the belt. Plus they have the facilities and resources. Flames are best choice available if the goal is 12 football playing schools and an eastern member.

Without looking I would bet a large sum of money that over the past decade EKU had higher average attendance than that Online school in Lynchburg.

Well patch. I just looked it up. When can I have that large sum of money? From 2005 to 2013 (Records are not as great in 2004) Liberty averaged 13,475. EKU averaged 8,110.

2013: LU - 15,031 EKU-8,617
2012: LU - 16,318 EKU-9,800
2011: LU - 16,419 EKU-6,578
2010: LU - 14,630 EKU-6,220
2009: LU - 14,931 EKU-6,520
2008: LU - 13,147 EKU-8,483
2007: LU - 14, 190 EKU-8,560
2006: LU - 11,128 EKU-9,780
2005: LU - 5,419 EKU-8,440

Figures compiled from http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_r...e/2013.pdf

Just change the date to whatever date you want to look at to see attendance.

Guess I was a couple years off. Pre 2006 Liberty couldn't break 10 while EKU was better and pulling in more fans.


OOOO better yet show me that stat where you guys have less playoff wins than EKU's NC's.
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(04-08-2014 10:05 AM)asupatch Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 09:56 AM)Liberty22 Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 09:35 AM)asupatch Wrote:  
(04-07-2014 09:06 PM)Birdseye Wrote:  EKU will have to nearly double attendance to be eligible at the FBS level. Liberty does not have an attendance issue and will likely be drawing well over 20k if they move up. What's more, unlike JMU, they want to be in the belt. Plus they have the facilities and resources. Flames are best choice available if the goal is 12 football playing schools and an eastern member.

Without looking I would bet a large sum of money that over the past decade EKU had higher average attendance than that Online school in Lynchburg.

Well patch. I just looked it up. When can I have that large sum of money? From 2005 to 2013 (Records are not as great in 2004) Liberty averaged 13,475. EKU averaged 8,110.

2013: LU - 15,031 EKU-8,617
2012: LU - 16,318 EKU-9,800
2011: LU - 16,419 EKU-6,578
2010: LU - 14,630 EKU-6,220
2009: LU - 14,931 EKU-6,520
2008: LU - 13,147 EKU-8,483
2007: LU - 14, 190 EKU-8,560
2006: LU - 11,128 EKU-9,780
2005: LU - 5,419 EKU-8,440

Figures compiled from http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_r...e/2013.pdf

Just change the date to whatever date you want to look at to see attendance.

Guess I was a couple years off. Pre 2006 Liberty couldn't break 10 while EKU was better and pulling in more fans.


OOOO better yet show me that stat where you guys have less playoff wins than EKU's NC's.

Yep we sucked back then, but now we don't. That was 2006, this is now.
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(04-08-2014 09:56 AM)Liberty22 Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 09:35 AM)asupatch Wrote:  
(04-07-2014 09:06 PM)Birdseye Wrote:  EKU will have to nearly double attendance to be eligible at the FBS level. Liberty does not have an attendance issue and will likely be drawing well over 20k if they move up. What's more, unlike JMU, they want to be in the belt. Plus they have the facilities and resources. Flames are best choice available if the goal is 12 football playing schools and an eastern member.

Without looking I would bet a large sum of money that over the past decade EKU had higher average attendance than that Online school in Lynchburg.

Well patch. I just looked it up. When can I have that large sum of money? From 2005 to 2013 (Records are not as great in 2004) Liberty averaged 13,475. EKU averaged 8,110.

2013: LU - 15,031 EKU-8,617
2012: LU - 16,318 EKU-9,800
2011: LU - 16,419 EKU-6,578
2010: LU - 14,630 EKU-6,220
2009: LU - 14,931 EKU-6,520
2008: LU - 13,147 EKU-8,483
2007: LU - 14, 190 EKU-8,560
2006: LU - 11,128 EKU-9,780
2005: LU - 5,419 EKU-8,440

Figures compiled from http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_r...e/2013.pdf

Just change the date to whatever date you want to look at to see attendance.

Two things.....

1. Ouch.....funny how facts change assumptions. Good data bud.
2. I hadn't realized how bad EKU's attendance had become in the last 10 years. Since Roy Kidd retired, their prestige and national prominence took a nose dive...that and the decline of the OVC as well. EKU continues to have winning seasons though. They've only had one losing season in the last 40 years so it's not because of losing. I really think their attendance decline is because of the changing OVC. It used to be a powerful IAA/FCS conference.
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If Liberty could also have mandatory attendance for those online people they would break 100,000.
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(04-08-2014 10:08 AM)Liberty22 Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 10:05 AM)asupatch Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 09:56 AM)Liberty22 Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 09:35 AM)asupatch Wrote:  
(04-07-2014 09:06 PM)Birdseye Wrote:  EKU will have to nearly double attendance to be eligible at the FBS level. Liberty does not have an attendance issue and will likely be drawing well over 20k if they move up. What's more, unlike JMU, they want to be in the belt. Plus they have the facilities and resources. Flames are best choice available if the goal is 12 football playing schools and an eastern member.

Without looking I would bet a large sum of money that over the past decade EKU had higher average attendance than that Online school in Lynchburg.

Well patch. I just looked it up. When can I have that large sum of money? From 2005 to 2013 (Records are not as great in 2004) Liberty averaged 13,475. EKU averaged 8,110.

2013: LU - 15,031 EKU-8,617
2012: LU - 16,318 EKU-9,800
2011: LU - 16,419 EKU-6,578
2010: LU - 14,630 EKU-6,220
2009: LU - 14,931 EKU-6,520
2008: LU - 13,147 EKU-8,483
2007: LU - 14, 190 EKU-8,560
2006: LU - 11,128 EKU-9,780
2005: LU - 5,419 EKU-8,440

Figures compiled from http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_r...e/2013.pdf

Just change the date to whatever date you want to look at to see attendance.

Guess I was a couple years off. Pre 2006 Liberty couldn't break 10 while EKU was better and pulling in more fans.


OOOO better yet show me that stat where you guys have less playoff wins than EKU's NC's.

Yep we sucked back then, but now we don't. That was 2006, this is now.

How well have you fared against real competition. The Big South is cute and all.....but beat someone. Make it to the playoffs and beat someone......give me something more than a bloated record it a crap conference.
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(04-08-2014 10:17 AM)asupatch Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 10:08 AM)Liberty22 Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 10:05 AM)asupatch Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 09:56 AM)Liberty22 Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 09:35 AM)asupatch Wrote:  Without looking I would bet a large sum of money that over the past decade EKU had higher average attendance than that Online school in Lynchburg.

Well patch. I just looked it up. When can I have that large sum of money? From 2005 to 2013 (Records are not as great in 2004) Liberty averaged 13,475. EKU averaged 8,110.

2013: LU - 15,031 EKU-8,617
2012: LU - 16,318 EKU-9,800
2011: LU - 16,419 EKU-6,578
2010: LU - 14,630 EKU-6,220
2009: LU - 14,931 EKU-6,520
2008: LU - 13,147 EKU-8,483
2007: LU - 14, 190 EKU-8,560
2006: LU - 11,128 EKU-9,780
2005: LU - 5,419 EKU-8,440

Figures compiled from http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_r...e/2013.pdf

Just change the date to whatever date you want to look at to see attendance.

Guess I was a couple years off. Pre 2006 Liberty couldn't break 10 while EKU was better and pulling in more fans.


OOOO better yet show me that stat where you guys have less playoff wins than EKU's NC's.

Yep we sucked back then, but now we don't. That was 2006, this is now.

How well have you fared against real competition. The Big South is cute and all.....but beat someone. Make it to the playoffs and beat someone......give me something more than a bloated record it a crap conference.

Real competition:

2013 - Kent State L 20-17
2013 - ODU L 21-17
2012 - Wake Forest L 20-17
2012 - #6 Stony Brook W 28-14
2011 - #13 JMU L 27-24
2011 - #20 Coastal W 63-27
2010 - Ball State W 27-23
2010 - #3 JMU L 10-3

Now are those not quality opponents? We have quite a few L's on the column yes but all of those were close losses. We did beat top 25 teams. I won't argue the big south is weak.. however when we step out and play real competition, we fair pretty well. Just don't always get over the hump.
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(04-08-2014 10:24 AM)Liberty22 Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 10:17 AM)asupatch Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 10:08 AM)Liberty22 Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 10:05 AM)asupatch Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 09:56 AM)Liberty22 Wrote:  Well patch. I just looked it up. When can I have that large sum of money? From 2005 to 2013 (Records are not as great in 2004) Liberty averaged 13,475. EKU averaged 8,110.

2013: LU - 15,031 EKU-8,617
2012: LU - 16,318 EKU-9,800
2011: LU - 16,419 EKU-6,578
2010: LU - 14,630 EKU-6,220
2009: LU - 14,931 EKU-6,520
2008: LU - 13,147 EKU-8,483
2007: LU - 14, 190 EKU-8,560
2006: LU - 11,128 EKU-9,780
2005: LU - 5,419 EKU-8,440

Figures compiled from http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_r...e/2013.pdf

Just change the date to whatever date you want to look at to see attendance.

Guess I was a couple years off. Pre 2006 Liberty couldn't break 10 while EKU was better and pulling in more fans.


OOOO better yet show me that stat where you guys have less playoff wins than EKU's NC's.

Yep we sucked back then, but now we don't. That was 2006, this is now.

How well have you fared against real competition. The Big South is cute and all.....but beat someone. Make it to the playoffs and beat someone......give me something more than a bloated record it a crap conference.

Real competition:

2013 - Kent State L 20-17
2013 - ODU L 21-17
2012 - Wake Forest L 20-17
2012 - #6 Stony Brook W 28-14
2011 - #13 JMU L 27-24
2011 - #20 Coastal W 63-27
2010 - Ball State W 27-23
2010 - #3 JMU L 10-3

Now are those not quality opponents? We have quite a few L's on the column yes but all of those were close losses. We did beat top 25 teams. I won't argue the big south is weak.. however when we step out and play real competition, we fair pretty well. Just don't always get over the hump.

The meltdown on all the boards from this tweet is beyond entertaining....LOL. I'm stuck at Camp Dwyer in Afghanistan waiting on a helo out and this helping with the boredom!!!
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(04-08-2014 10:30 AM)Curtisc83 Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 10:24 AM)Liberty22 Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 10:17 AM)asupatch Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 10:08 AM)Liberty22 Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 10:05 AM)asupatch Wrote:  Guess I was a couple years off. Pre 2006 Liberty couldn't break 10 while EKU was better and pulling in more fans.


OOOO better yet show me that stat where you guys have less playoff wins than EKU's NC's.


Yep we sucked back then, but now we don't. That was 2006, this is now.

How well have you fared against real competition. The Big South is cute and all.....but beat someone. Make it to the playoffs and beat someone......give me something more than a bloated record it a crap conference.

Real competition:

2013 - Kent State L 20-17
2013 - ODU L 21-17
2012 - Wake Forest L 20-17
2012 - #6 Stony Brook W 28-14
2011 - #13 JMU L 27-24
2011 - #20 Coastal W 63-27
2010 - Ball State W 27-23
2010 - #3 JMU L 10-3

Now are those not quality opponents? We have quite a few L's on the column yes but all of those were close losses. We did beat top 25 teams. I won't argue the big south is weak.. however when we step out and play real competition, we fair pretty well. Just don't always get over the hump.

The meltdown on all the boards from this tweet is beyond entertaining....LOL. I'm stuck at Camp Dwyer in Afghanistan waiting on a helo out and this helping with the boredom!!!

Curtis. Thanks for your service man. You make it possible for us to enjoy our freedom! 04-cheers
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(04-08-2014 10:30 AM)Curtisc83 Wrote:  The meltdown on all the boards from this tweet is beyond entertaining....LOL. I'm stuck at Camp Dwyer in Afghanistan waiting on a helo out and this helping with the boredom!!!

Curtis. Thanks for your service man. You make it possible for us to enjoy our freedom! 04-cheers

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(04-08-2014 10:24 AM)Liberty22 Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 10:17 AM)asupatch Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 10:08 AM)Liberty22 Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 10:05 AM)asupatch Wrote:  
(04-08-2014 09:56 AM)Liberty22 Wrote:  Well patch. I just looked it up. When can I have that large sum of money? From 2005 to 2013 (Records are not as great in 2004) Liberty averaged 13,475. EKU averaged 8,110.

2013: LU - 15,031 EKU-8,617
2012: LU - 16,318 EKU-9,800
2011: LU - 16,419 EKU-6,578
2010: LU - 14,630 EKU-6,220
2009: LU - 14,931 EKU-6,520
2008: LU - 13,147 EKU-8,483
2007: LU - 14, 190 EKU-8,560
2006: LU - 11,128 EKU-9,780
2005: LU - 5,419 EKU-8,440

Figures compiled from http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_r...e/2013.pdf

Just change the date to whatever date you want to look at to see attendance.

Guess I was a couple years off. Pre 2006 Liberty couldn't break 10 while EKU was better and pulling in more fans.


OOOO better yet show me that stat where you guys have less playoff wins than EKU's NC's.

Yep we sucked back then, but now we don't. That was 2006, this is now.

How well have you fared against real competition. The Big South is cute and all.....but beat someone. Make it to the playoffs and beat someone......give me something more than a bloated record it a crap conference.

Real competition:

2013 - Kent State L 20-17
2013 - ODU L 21-17
2012 - Wake Forest L 20-17
2012 - #6 Stony Brook W 28-14
2011 - #13 JMU L 27-24
2011 - #20 Coastal W 63-27
2010 - Ball State W 27-23
2010 - #3 JMU L 10-3

Now are those not quality opponents? We have quite a few L's on the column yes but all of those were close losses. We did beat top 25 teams. I won't argue the big south is weak.. however when we step out and play real competition, we fair pretty well. Just don't always get over the hump.

The best two wins in your programs history are Stony Brook and Ball State(a 4-8 MAC team). WOW IMPRESSIVE!!!!!!!! I see why your held in such high regard. I repeat my last statement. Beat someone and prove something.
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(04-08-2014 10:10 AM)WKUApollo Wrote:  Two things.....

1. Ouch.....funny how facts change assumptions. Good data bud.
2. I hadn't realized how bad EKU's attendance had become in the last 10 years. Since Roy Kidd retired, their prestige and national prominence took a nose dive...that and the decline of the OVC as well. EKU continues to have winning seasons though. They've only had one losing season in the last 40 years so it's not because of losing. I really think their attendance decline is because of the changing OVC. It used to be a powerful IAA/FCS conference.

There seems to be a really thin line with EKU fans. Merely winning seems to be insufficient. Winning AND being relevant appears to be the key. Just being above average doesn't seem to inspire their fan base.

I also find it interesting that in the 1960's they seemed to have a pretty significant vision. They built a 6,500 seat arena and 22,000 seat football stadium. Those aren't the actions of a school that had a vision of playing small-time, but they seem to have at some point put their hands on their hips surveyed the scene and declared they were satisfied as numerous schools rushed past.
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(04-08-2014 10:10 AM)WKUApollo Wrote:  Two things.....

1. Ouch.....funny how facts change assumptions. Good data bud.
2. I hadn't realized how bad EKU's attendance had become in the last 10 years. Since Roy Kidd retired, their prestige and national prominence took a nose dive...that and the decline of the OVC as well. EKU continues to have winning seasons though. They've only had one losing season in the last 40 years so it's not because of losing. I really think their attendance decline is because of the changing OVC. It used to be a powerful IAA/FCS conference.

There seems to be a really thin line with EKU fans. Merely winning seems to be insufficient. Winning AND being relevant appears to be the key. Just being above average doesn't seem to inspire their fan base.

I also find it interesting that in the 1960's they seemed to have a pretty significant vision. They built a 6,500 seat arena and 22,000 seat football stadium. Those aren't the actions of a school that had a vision of playing small-time, but they seem to have at some point put their hands on their hips surveyed the scene and declared they were satisfied as numerous schools rushed past.

Very astute and I think you're right. On a related topic, I think that applies to WKU basketball to a similar degree. No offense to the SBC, but I think the move to CUSA for WKU was to address the same issue. Since the SBC was raided of UAB, VCU, ODU, Charlotte, etc. back in the early 90's, our fanbase hasn't been as inspired....although we've had some good seasons, we've not been relevant to the same degree we were in the 80's. I'm not a fortune teller so I don't know if we'll ever return to the level we were back then, but I know plenty of WKU faithful that are ecstatic about playing those teams again in basketball. It just wasn't the same atmosphere playing basketball against the newer SBC teams, except of course USA and ULL.
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RE: Meanwhile EKU continues with what they need to do
(04-07-2014 03:34 PM)LexColonel Wrote:  
(04-07-2014 02:37 PM)redfan Wrote:  
(04-07-2014 12:45 PM)DawggoneEagle Wrote:  Well, you can read the article for yourself, it was about EKU's funding from the legislative session. It had no specific spending targets other than stating that all sports would benefit.


So there are no specific amounts for stadium improvement that have been discussed. It sounds like this is just the very beginning of planning, with actual improvements several years away.I wish the school success if they do decide to make major renovations.

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Yes, for the THIRD time. First 15 million for various athletic improvements, including RK Stadium.
And Last week President Benson said an additional 30 million for RK Stadium!

I like EKU, but they are no where near ready, and $30 million needed on the stadium alone... part of a $15 million budget allocation won't do it. This is going to take years, but there is time since there is no where for EKU to go right now. With Liberty rumors as the last member to get us to 12 in Football... EKU needs to plan for the future. Don't know what slots may or may not open up but EKU is on a 3-5 year plan based on what I see.
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