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    Van De Velde among Eastern Illinois AD finalists

    JG-TC.com > Sports > Former Iowa State AD among EIU finalists

    The article contains a few mentions of his history at ISU. Currently he is at MU, doing fund raising, that was news to me.



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    Re: Van De Velde among Eastern Illinois AD finalists

    Good for him. I don't think he was as bad of an AD as everyone seems to think.



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    Re: Van De Velde among Eastern Illinois AD finalists

    Will he be farther away?

    If so - best of luck to him.



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    Re: Van De Velde among Eastern Illinois AD finalists

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    Good for him. I don't think he was as bad of an AD as everyone seems to think.
    Umm huh? He was horrible. He could not even decide what he wanted for lunch let alone make the decisions to run a departmet. He was terrible.


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    Re: Van De Velde among Eastern Illinois AD finalists

    Ha Ha funny if you read the link and know CF slang it reads very funny!

    JG-TC.com > Sports > Former Iowa State AD among EIU finalists



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    Re: Van De Velde among Eastern Illinois AD finalists

    He was good with money and ballanced the books. He just had issues of rasing it.


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    Re: Van De Velde among Eastern Illinois AD finalists

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    He was good with money and ballanced the books. He just had issues of rasing it.
    And with spending it. It's pretty easy to balance the budget when you won't spend any money for improvements.



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    Re: Van De Velde among Eastern Illinois AD finalists

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    And with spending it. It's pretty easy to balance the budget when you won't spend any money for improvements.
    Gotta disagree, we built two beautiful facilities when he was the AD the indoor practice facility and the academic center. I think he also put lights and video board in JTS and placed the name of the university on the uppedeck which looks very nice as you enter Ames. We also went to 5 bols games in 6 years and both the men and womens basketball teams were in the NCAA tournament. Left money in the reserve and ran a clean program. Sounds like a winner to me.



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    Re: Van De Velde among Eastern Illinois AD finalists

    Quote Originally Posted by cy1225 View Post
    Gotta disagree, we built two beautiful facilities when he was the AD the indoor practice facility and the academic center. I think he also put lights and video board in JTS and placed the name of the university on the uppedeck which looks very nice as you enter Ames. We also went to 5 bols games in 6 years and both the men and womens basketball teams were in the NCAA tournament. Left money in the reserve and ran a clean program. Sounds like a winner to me.
    He also let DMac run the Athletic department. Bungled the whole process of hireling a new MBB coach and we ended up with Morgan, and the current mess that JP and GMac have been left to clean up. 3 out of 4 coaches, for the most visible sports ISU participates in, have been fired within a year of BVDV leaving....Mac, Morgan, and Douglas.

    After the moron left:

    1. Fund raising is at record levels.

    2. There is a very ambitious facilities upgrade plan on the table...BVDV would have never had the moxy to even attempt that.

    3. Coaches salaries have been raised to mid-big 12 levels...instead of the bottom.

    4. Customer service at the ticket office and anywhere else in the AD is wwwwaaayyyy better. Why because JP made it important.

    5. The culture BVDV left behind in the Athletic Dept has been destroyed and changed. Mediocrity is not longer the status quo.

    BVDV was far from a winner he was status quo at best. Good riddance to him and thank god he is gone. GG could not fire BVDV fast enough.....



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    Re: Van De Velde among Eastern Illinois AD finalists

    Boys Puleeze...Old VanDevelde was only good at one thing FIRING LARRY EUSTACY....

    You see where that has gotten the basketball program....

    Quoting Marty Tyrrell...Iowa State is a bottom feeder in the big 12!!!!!

    First To Last ...Authored by Vandevelde!!!!



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    Re: Van De Velde among Eastern Illinois AD finalists

    Quote Originally Posted by cy1225 View Post
    Gotta disagree, we built two beautiful facilities when he was the AD the indoor practice facility and the academic center. I think he also put lights and video board in JTS and placed the name of the university on the uppedeck which looks very nice as you enter Ames. We also went to 5 bols games in 6 years and both the men and womens basketball teams were in the NCAA tournament. Left money in the reserve and ran a clean program. Sounds like a winner to me.
    Before the academic center was built student athletes used Linden Dining center to meet tutors in the evenings (a total of 2 computers for all the athletes to use). When they discontinued use of Linden there was Beyer Hall, the Jacobson Building, and pretty much anywhere else they could find to meet. I remember Beyer Hall being such a mess for tutoring. When they first put in computers for student athletes to use they were old and had different (and antiquated) versions of Windows. The computers in the dorms and Durham were better. Basically if a student athlete did any work on a computer in the dorms or Durham the ones in Beyer could not read the file because the software was outdated. It was really embarrassing to show a prospective student athlete what was the academic center. I remember a track coach coming by Beyer to show them where the athletes studied. There was a leak in the roof so they took out ceiling panel and had this sheet of plastic hanging from the ceiling so the water could trickle down into a large garbage can. When the coach said "This is our academic learning facility" you can tell the prospective athlete wasn't too impressed. I have not been in the new center (I haven't tutored athletes in nearly a decade). But from what I saw on TV I can tell you that saying the academic center is a major improvement is a vast understatement.

    On a final note I thought anyone replacing Gene Smith was going to have a tough act to follow. Anyone out there with thoughts about the job Gene Smith did at ISU?



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    Re: Van De Velde among Eastern Illinois AD finalists

    Gene Smith is a great athletic director. Look where he has taken Ohio State too. They're making money hand over fist, and winning to boot.



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    Re: Van De Velde among Eastern Illinois AD finalists

    I know for a fact that very few people in the athletic department cared for BVD when he was here.


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    Re: Van De Velde among Eastern Illinois AD finalists

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    I know for a fact that very few people in the athletic department cared for BVD when he was here.
    Makes sense, not sure many outside the athletic dept cared for him either.



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    Re: Van De Velde among Eastern Illinois AD finalists

    Bruce would make an excellent C.F.O. anywhere. He was a lousy C.E.O. There is a difference between the two positions and what they do.



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