Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 88
  1. #1
    Rookie
    Points: 9,567, Level: 29
    Level completed: 37%, Points required for next Level: 383
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    443
    Points
    9,567
    Level
    29
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 0

    KU's new basketball dorm plan, $17.5mil

    KU plans a $17.5 million apartment complex that would house basketball players - KansasCity.com

    LAWRENCE — The cost of living among college basketball’s elite continues to rise.
    The latest evidence: The University of Kansas is in the planning stages of a $17.5 million apartment project that would house as many as 32 men’s and women’s basketball players. The complex, south of Allen Fieldhouse on Naismith Drive, is scheduled to open for the 2016-17 school year.




  2. #2
    Legend
    Points: 130,140, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    Judoka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Timbuktu
    Posts
    10,111
    Points
    130,140
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 189
    Given: 139

    Re: KU's new basketball dorm plan, $17.5mil

    I think that this stuff is ridiculous and that making these things big enough to house an equal number of non-athletes isn't in any way an "out" when it comes to giving athletes stuff that non-athletes don't get.



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 112,746, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ianoconnor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    6,867
    Points
    112,746
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 88
    Given: 220

    Re: KU's new basketball dorm plan, $17.5mil

    Probably includes flat screens in every room and a complimentary Escalade for each unit.



  4. #4
    Legend
    Points: 148,086, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Here nor there
    Posts
    10,247
    Points
    148,086
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 194
    Given: 161

    Re: KU's new basketball dorm plan, $17.5mil

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    Probably includes flat screens in every room and a complimentary Escalade for each unit.
    No Escalade, that would be an improper benefit. They will have personal assistants that have been provided Escalades only to use when driving the player.



  5. #5
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 76,856, Level: 86
    Level completed: 17%, Points required for next Level: 1,494
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Incyte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,639
    Points
    76,856
    Level
    86
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 48
    Given: 5

    Re: KU's new basketball dorm plan, $17.5mil

    Can we end the charade and just start paying these guys?


    “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 352,716, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 39.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Tre4ISU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Estherville
    Posts
    18,478
    Points
    352,716
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 118
    Given: 9

    Re: KU's new basketball dorm plan, $17.5mil

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Can we end the charade and just start paying these guys?
    They aren't going to pay enough to get rid of this stuff. Honestly, I'm a little surprised this stuff hasn't been done already. This is a way for the actual college to "pay" players. Normally the college isn't even involved.


    I'm on Twitter too: Tre4ISU

    Or so I have read.

  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 34,393, Level: 57
    Level completed: 12%, Points required for next Level: 1,057
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered25000 Experience Points
    IAStubborn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    2,323
    Points
    34,393
    Level
    57
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 33
    Given: 1

    Re: KU's new basketball dorm plan, $17.5mil

    Yeah this is on par with unlv/ findlay using booster money to house potential recruits. Now we know how KU will spend their new conference football money. Pretty hard to spend that much on basketball. Don't they already spend like 12 times more per player than ISU on basketball annually. I can see this becoming the norm if players don't get more walking cash.


    Last edited by IAStubborn; 01-11-2014 at 01:05 AM.

  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 96,472, Level: 96
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 578
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Clonefan94's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Schaumburg, IL
    Posts
    5,802
    Points
    96,472
    Level
    96
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 24
    Given: 18

    Re: KU's new basketball dorm plan, $17.5mil

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Can we end the charade and just start paying these guys?
    Say good-bye to ISU's relevance in anything then. You think the blue bloods get first pick of the recruits now, wait until they can start paying them whatever they want to. No way could we keep up.

    We need a sanctioning body that's willing to step in and call foul every once in a while. I think the limits on stuff like this should be based on student population, not just making an equal number available to the general pop.



  9. #9
    All-Star
    Points: 22,827, Level: 46
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 723
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    iowa_wildcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    1,155
    Points
    22,827
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 2

    Re: KU's new basketball dorm plan, $17.5mil

    Yawn, it is just Bill Self's way of fencing his boys in to keep them out of jail. You cannot expect the one and done guys to actually go to class or spend time in front of a book.



  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 24,902, Level: 48
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 648
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    2,948
    Points
    24,902
    Level
    48
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 18

    Re: KU's new basketball dorm plan, $17.5mil

    Yeah, keeping all the players in one place worked out well for Nebraska and Oklahoma football a decade ago, didn't it?



  11. #11
    Addict
    Points: 80,714, Level: 88
    Level completed: 32%, Points required for next Level: 1,236
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    5,615
    Points
    80,714
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 19
    Given: 0

    Re: KU's new basketball dorm plan, $17.5mil

    Quote Originally Posted by swarthmoreCY View Post
    No Escalade, that would be an improper benefit. They will have personal assistants that have been provided Escalades only to use when driving the player.
    Hence the equal number of non athlete students. Each player has a live-in paid assistant. That worked well for Manziel.



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 147,849, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 47.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    HFCS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    9,616
    Points
    147,849
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 262
    Given: 113

    Re: KU's new basketball dorm plan, $17.5mil

    I assumed they had these luxury living units for decades and it's where Big 12 officials stay in Lawrence.



  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 147,849, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 47.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    HFCS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    9,616
    Points
    147,849
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 262
    Given: 113

    Re: KU's new basketball dorm plan, $17.5mil

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal2001 View Post
    Yeah, keeping all the players in one place worked out well for Nebraska and Oklahoma football a decade ago, didn't it?
    My knee jerk reaction was this and that things like this just move things toward paying players or legal action against the NCAA.

    When people wonder why KU football struggles or why Nebraska basketball is zero for all time in the NCAA tournament: this.



  14. #14
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 76,856, Level: 86
    Level completed: 17%, Points required for next Level: 1,494
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Incyte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,639
    Points
    76,856
    Level
    86
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 48
    Given: 5

    Re: KU's new basketball dorm plan, $17.5mil

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    Say good-bye to ISU's relevance in anything then. You think the blue bloods get first pick of the recruits now, wait until they can start paying them whatever they want to. No way could we keep up.

    We need a sanctioning body that's willing to step in and call foul every once in a while. I think the limits on stuff like this should be based on student population, not just making an equal number available to the general pop.
    Well the current system is doing a great job of having recruits not pick the blue-bloods (sarcasm).


    “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.”

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 125,652, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Farnsworth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    6,248
    Points
    125,652
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 69
    Given: 28

    Re: KU's new basketball dorm plan, $17.5mil

    This is laughable.

    To comply with NCAA rules, KU athletics states in its internal student-athlete housing policy that “student-athletes may not receive any special services or material amenities that are not provided to all students on an equitable basis.” So the new apartment building would be open to 34 non-athletes.

    Read more here: KU plans a $17.5 million apartment complex that would house basketball players - KansasCity.com
    So a Basketball player has a 100% chance of living in this 17.5 million dollar place, whereas an undergrad has a .0018% chance of living there. Seems pretty equal here, not offering ANYTHING special there. ******* NCAA

    *based on enrollment of 19,169 from Us News Best Colleges


    Last edited by Farnsworth; 01-09-2014 at 10:30 AM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 06:00 PM