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    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.




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    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.



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

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



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    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.



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

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


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    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.


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    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.


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    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.



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    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.



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    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?



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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).


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    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


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