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

    Weis has to be ******. They still play in a ****** stadium with a track around it being a laughing stock while they spend 17+ million on an already successful basketball program.


    Quote Originally Posted by AltHawk View Post
    Why would it? One bad game doesn't change a thing. Iowa will still be a darkhorse B1G championship contender, and Iowa State will be lucky to make the NIT.

    If you ask the basketball analysts outside the state of Iowa I think you would be surprised to hear their responses. Iowa was pegged as a preseason top 5 team by one ESPN analyst and is ranked in the vast, vast majority of preseason top 25 polls

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

    This is the first I have heard of this sort of thing, but according to the article, it isn't entirely new. How widespread is this stuff?

    Housing for athletes at big-time programs has become more and more lavish. In 2012, the University of Kentucky built the Wildcat Coal Lodge, a $7 million, privately-funded dormitory designed to house the school’s basketball players.

    The nation’s top football programs are in the housing game as well. In the last year, Auburn built a $51 million residence hall designed to house close to 415 students, including the school’s football players.




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

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    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
    and ALL 34 non-athletes happen to be single, good looking women. Hmm, funny how that worked out...



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

    sumbich...I was just starting to think with the Bergstrom/Sukup/FOF/etc. we were getting to the point of not having a huge gap for athlete experience...there's nothing bigger than being taken care of in style at "home" outside of being taken care of during team activities....

    Admittedly, it's something we've known/are used to, but just started hoping it could change. Not the end of the world, but kind of a bummer.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    This is laughable.



    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
    At the same time, the athletes' scholarships will cover housing there. For the students, I bet a place like this will have an exorbitant cost.

    Total sham.



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

    It's essentially like the rape van of dorms.



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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.
    Cavier and escargot in the fridge.


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

    Sickening. Great job NCAA. Schools don't even have to hide their cheating anymore. They are essentially building a house for each athlete. Sad times.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone1985 View Post
    and ALL 34 non-athletes happen to be single, good looking women. Hmm, funny how that worked out...
    Exactly, or tutors or trainers, or something along those lines.



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

    Smart move by KU. We should do the same thing. KU isn't stupid, they know it pays for itself down the road....



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

    This shouldn't be any big surprise coming from a team that up until just a few years ago was quite openly giving their athletes huge cash payments at the end of season banquet as soon as they had exhausted their eligibility.


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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?
    Kept all the ammo in one place.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
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    Re: KU's new basketball dorm plan, $17.5mil

    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    Weis has to be ******. They still play in a ****** stadium with a track around it being a laughing stock while they spend 17+ million on an already successful basketball program.
    Oh they are removing a track around the field either this year or next because of new track/field complex.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    This shouldn't be any big surprise coming from a team that up until just a few years ago was quite openly giving their athletes huge cash payments at the end of season banquet as soon as they had exhausted their eligibility.
    Yep, KU did not become a blueblood by chance.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Cavier and escargot in the fridge.
    False. You keep that **** at room temp.



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