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    Show me the money..

    While I'm very happy to hear that ISU and JP have decided to pony up enough cash for what hopefully will be a top notch HC and staff, my question is where is the money coming from? Expected revenue from ticket sales? or has a big time donor stepped up to the plate and gave the Athletic Department a very generous donation? Any clues out there in Cyclone Land?



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    Re: Show me the money..

    I was curious about this, too. I'm wondering if there was a big-time donor that promised to pony up more for this hire?



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    Re: Show me the money..

    i think alum should take it upon themselves to start committing to ISU athletics as much as JP has. Lets get out of the 11 spot in Big 12 budget.


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    Re: Show me the money..

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    I was curious about this, too. I'm wondering if there was a big-time donor that promised to pony up more for this hire?
    Are you the big time donor?



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    Re: Show me the money..

    Big time, yes. Donor? Only blood a couple of times a year when I need the cash for a couple of tickets to the Jack!



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    Re: Show me the money..

    I think Pollard has to gamble just a bit here. Spend money to make money, assuming that the donors will appreciate and follow suit, and get everyone excited and buying tickets.



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    Re: Show me the money..

    The money is going to come from-

    JP has been laying the ground work with season ticket holders that the price of season and single game tickets tickets are going up next year. DMAC's departure and the GC hire will not change this plan.

    Reseating the stadium based on donation levels will follow in the next couple of years. The higher Cyclone Club revenue from this will be important and I think with the recent coaching changes we will see Cyclone Club revenue go up even without the reseating.

    Two more television games a year will pay for the increase in the assistant coaches salaries.

    Any success at all on the field could increase average attendance by 5,000 per game at $50 per ticket or more would bring in another $1.75 million a year with a 7 game home schedule.

    A bowl that pays us more than $800K will help pay the incentives in GC's contract, as will added TV revenue.

    You get the idea, success will be very profitable even with the higher salaries. It is hard not to get excited based on the opportunity.

    It is time for Iowa State to take the risk, and I for one am glad to see the changes over the last 15 months since JP got here.



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