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    T. Boone Pickens strikes again....

    Breitbart.tv Oil Tycoon T. Boone Pickens Expected To Make Historical Donation to OSU

    Oklahoma State University - Stillwater - Pickens makes historic academic gift

    Only goes to show money cant solve everything.
    I wonder if the feel they are getting their monies worth?
    Another 100 mill for the eggheads this time.
    Close to or approaching 300 million.



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    Re: T. Boone Pickens strikes again....

    Quote Originally Posted by Transient View Post
    Only goes to show money cant solve everything.
    I wonder if the feel they are getting their monies worth?
    Another 100 mill for the eggheads this time.
    Close to or approaching 300 million.
    I would sure like to see if that kinda money could solve some things. I fully expect all that money to begin to pay some dividends in the next couple of years.



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    Re: T. Boone Pickens strikes again....

    Money won't solve everyting, but could you imagine if ISU had someone donate 350 Million over the next 3 years themselve? I would imagine OSU should see that money help recruiting soon.



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    Re: T. Boone Pickens strikes again....

    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
    Money won't solve everyting, but could you imagine if ISU had someone donate 350 Million over the next 3 years themselve? I would imagine OSU should see that money help recruiting soon.
    If I had 351 million dollars, I would donate 350 to ISU!



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    Re: T. Boone Pickens strikes again....

    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
    Money won't solve everyting, but could you imagine if ISU had someone donate 350 Million over the next 3 years themselve? I would imagine OSU should see that money help recruiting soon.
    To Boone's credit here, this is an academic donation. With the matching gift program, the donation goes to $200 million! Wowsa. That's incredible. At least this guy doesn't just endow the sports program. He donates to the university as a whole. That is perspective.

    I can't dog on him with this donation. And I'm not trying to call out HandSanitizer by using his quote. I thought it was athletic until I opened the link. Although this could help recruiting in the light that their professors are adequately endowed (hee, hee)...financially. Stable faculty base means stable university.


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    Re: T. Boone Pickens strikes again....

    It is good to see him supporting academics as well as fancy lounges for athletes... and it's good to see him sharing his money but good ****ing grief! He's donated hundreds of millions of dollars??? Just how much money does this guy freak'n have? Big Oil paid off for him...


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    Re: T. Boone Pickens strikes again....

    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    It is good to see him supporting academics as well as fancy lounges for athletes... and it's good to see him sharing his money but good ****ing grief! He's donated hundreds of millions of dollars??? Just how much money does this guy freak'n have? Big Oil paid off for him...
    According to Forbes, he is the 103rd richest person in America. With a net worth of $2.7 Billion.
    #103 T Boone Pickens - Forbes.com


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    Re: T. Boone Pickens strikes again....

    I'm pretty sure if I ever had that much money, most of it would go to more important causes, like ending poverty and hunger... rather than building sweet facilities for pampered athletes.



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    Re: T. Boone Pickens strikes again....

    So when do they change the sign to "Oklahoma State University presented by T. Boone Pickens"



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    Re: T. Boone Pickens strikes again....

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    I'm pretty sure if I ever had that much money, most of it would go to more important causes, like ending poverty and hunger... rather than building sweet facilities for pampered athletes.
    You can say that if you have 2.7 billion dollars you wouldn't throw 100 million+ at ISU? Do you know what website you are on?

    Seriously, there is still plenty of money left in his bank account to help some worthy causes out there.



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    Re: T. Boone Pickens strikes again....

    Of course I would give some to ISU, but probably not $300 million!



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