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    Unbelievable.......

    How does anyone compete?

    Spend like a champion

    The Austin-American Stateman crunches the big numbers spent on UT Athletics. A must-read article, but here are a few highlights.

    The University of Texas athletics department spends more than $100 million annually.

    "Fewer than 10 out of more than 1,000 college athletic programs nationally make money or break even, according to [NCAA president Myles] Brand."

    "At Big 12 rival Texas Tech University, four in every 10 dollars of the school's annual debt service goes to repay loans taken out to build or rehab sports facilities."
    "The athletic department this year will pay $1.79 million--$450,000 for the football team alone--to tutor and assist Longhorn athletes with their classwork. That's up more than a quarter from two years ago and works out to $3,500 per student-athlete, in addition to the regular $8,000 annual cost of tuition."

    "University of Texas spends about $1 million a year recruiting and flying star prospects to Austin."
    "Each year, it gives various rewards to players and personnel letter jackets and blankets, but also rings, watches, iPods and other swag earned for conference victories and championships. The gifts totalled $537,000 last year."



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    Re: Unbelievable.......

    And the rich get richer.


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    "Fewer than 10 out of more than 1,000 college athletic programs nationally make money or break even, according to [NCAA president Myles] Brand."

    We all know Myles is a D-Bag and doesnt know ****!!


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    Re: Unbelievable.......

    Quote Originally Posted by skylar View Post
    "Each year, it gives various rewards to players and personnel letter jackets and blankets, but also rings, watches, iPods and other swag earned for conference victories and championships. The gifts totalled $537,000 last year."

    Sounds like a violation to me!!!!



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    Re: Unbelievable.......

    Quote Originally Posted by skylar View Post
    "Each year, it gives various rewards to players and personnel letter jackets and blankets, but also rings, watches, iPods and other swag earned for conference victories and championships. The gifts totalled $537,000 last year."
    How many CF credits is that?



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    5,345,665,789,000 credits.
    Sounds like a professional team to me. Cowboys would be impressed.


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    Re: Unbelievable.......

    Quote Originally Posted by skylar View Post
    ...$1.79 million--$450,000 for the football team alone...
    that's quite a few coloring books and crayons.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TxCycloneFan View Post
    that's quite a few coloring books and crayons.
    From what they looked like on the sidelines this year, it's probably more along the lines of hairspray and cologne.



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    Re: Unbelievable.......

    "Each year, it gives various rewards to players and personnel letter jackets and blankets, but also rings, watches, iPods and other swag earned for conference victories and championships. The gifts totalled $537,000 last year."[/QUOTE]

    Hold on here: lets do the math: FB 120 guys, MBB 15, WBB 15, throw in another 100 athletes for various minor sports: 250 athletes recieve $527,000 in token gifts! That is over $2000 per athlete in token gifts. I remember some Jeff Braswell(sp) from ISU being declared inelligable for getting a big mac and a ride to the airport. As usual the NCAA treat everyone the same, unless they have big time money.



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    Re: Unbelievable.......

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCloned View Post
    "Each year, it gives various rewards to players and personnel letter jackets and blankets, but also rings, watches, iPods and other swag earned for conference victories and championships. The gifts totalled $537,000 last year."
    Hold on here: lets do the math: FB 120 guys, MBB 15, WBB 15, throw in another 100 athletes for various minor sports: 250 athletes recieve $527,000 in token gifts! That is over $2000 per athlete in token gifts. I remember some Jeff Braswell(sp) from ISU being declared inelligable for getting a big mac and a ride to the airport. As usual the NCAA treat everyone the same, unless they have big time money.[/quote]

    Wow, I don't get it. Because it is considered a reward it isn't a gift? WTF! Jiri gets a pair jeans from his host family and has to sit 6 games. I mean, WTF! WTFFFFF. The NCAA just made my list. You don't want to be on my list. (que suspenseful music)


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    How exactly is that legal? I've heard of Bowl's giving out gift baskets.



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    Post it on FreeLucca.com - the fball Texas team is a professional team.... they far exceeded the piddly 140k for the German club team.


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    It sounds like Texas' underwater basket weaving degree program is running strong



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