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Lots of talk about how much money we really make from this, but assuming it does rain A-rab money, what are the first things you would do with it? Destroy Byrd? Rangoon buyout? Bring back the cut sports teams (boring, but a good PR move)? Move to Montgomery County?
I would buy a swimming pool full of liquor and DIIIIIIIIIIVE IN ITTTTTT
then get rid of Edsall.
1. buyout Edsall
2. new football stadium
3. bring back cut sports
football and men's basketball come first.
Better coaches, better staff, better facilities.
do not get rid of the urinal troughs
Hopefully not bringing back sports before we fix the ones we have now.
I would consider spending some of your new money on one of these: http://www.iuhoosiers.com/facilities/ind-facilities-cook-hall.html
Even Nebraska is building one. Nebraska!
you fully fund the track team which held on by a sliver at meager levels. loh said he was bringing back sports, so i guess you bring back one women's and one men's sport. I don't want to see us bloated back up to 27 sports again, though. How many sports do the other big10 teams field?
we absolutely need football and basketball practice facilities, but we are still going to need a booster to sponsor those, or wait a while and put our extra dough in a piggy bank.
1.we repay the Athletic Dept.'s loan from the University's General Fund. Not really a good idea to have taxpayer money involved with NCAA sports;
2. We re-install most, but maybe not all of the non revenue sports that were cut;
3. We repay whatever the B1G loaned us (?) against the ACC exit fee;
4. We establish a conservative fiscal policy so that we save money for future capital improvements without going far into the red yet again.
1. Improvements and an expansion to Byrd Stadium. An expansion should only occur when there is plain evidence taht attendence can support a seating increase to 60K or 70K or whatever;
2. FB $$$ is put into a "lock box" environment to guarantee support for non-revenue sports.
3. Reserve funds for future coaching expenses;
4. Reserve funds against the day when players are permitted to receive pay beyond scholarships.
It's unbelievable that we need a basketball practice facility.
IMHO, this is the kind of thinking that takes us deep into the red, fiscally. We do not - no way- need a BB practice facility. They have a Mercedes of a facility with Comcast.
Indoor football facility. Every B1G school has had one for years. Not that we really need it because of the weather, but because recruits are impressed by indoor facilities.
This post was edited by CaliforniaTerp 20 months ago
Come on out and get your whoopin!
I like the idea of a 100 foot tall robot battle turtle to protect us from the PG county police.
I hear the basketball dorm is nice but I have to tell you that watching that Kentucky basketball dorm room youtube was pretty amazing. If I was a recruit that would really impress me.
my office VT-bot just stopped by my cube and said he "heard" (thru his sources?) that the $$$ will not be all we (UMD) thinks...that basically the B1G sold us a bill of goods.
I just said "we'll see & good luck with that ACC thing..."
oh and he added "VT could have delivered the DC market as well..."
This post was edited by Mike4Terps2 20 months ago
Hire Van Halen to play the half-time show of the James Maidson game.
And that is the kind of thinking that gets you left behind. Comcast was pretty out-dated almost immediately after it was built.
The basketball practice facility at MSU makes Comcast's facilities look like a Ford Focus.
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When Nebraska joined, they had to buy into the Big Ten Network. All schools paid an equal share into the network (I forget what the initial contribution from each school was), so you guys will have to pay an equal share as well. I think what they did with Nebraska is simply reduce their overall payout over a number of years until the share is paid for. So it will probably be the same for Rutgers and Maryland.
Also keep in mind that a portion of your BTN earnings will go to academics. It's not all about new practice facilities and resurrecting the swim team!
By a new message board. We can afford to upgrade to at least the level of Byrd with tyser. This shitty software is embarrassing now that we are in the big 10.
Each school has different numbers....I think the most is Ohio State with like 36 or 38 sports teams.
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And that kind of thinking gets you 7 million dollars in the red each year. Not nice to be fast and loose with other people's money.
Ugh. I saw that before the Wake game and I NEED to steal it.
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