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    Athletics Staffers Take Furloughs to Assist the University

    I just got this email....

    Dec. 31, 2008
    Athletics Staffers Take Furloughs to Assist the University
    AMES, Iowa - Four members of the Cyclone Athletics Department have each volunteered to take a one-week furlough in an effort to help ease financial challenges facing Iowa State University.
    Newly appointed head football coach Paul Rhoads, basketball coaches Greg McDermott and Bill Fennelly and Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard have volunteered to work for one week without pay to help the Iowa State campus deal with the mid-year budget reductions recently ordered by Governor Chet Culver.
    The furloughs will result in more than $50,000 in savings for the athletics department. The athletics department will transfer those savings to the University to assist the institution in funding $7 million in state appropriations that the state is withdrawing from the University as a result of tough economic times for state government.
    “The financial hardships facing our campus and Dr. Geoffroy are very real and extremely challenging,” Pollard said. “Although our salaries are not paid by the State of Iowa, Paul, Greg, Bill and I - as the four highest compensated staff members in the athletics department - felt that taking a week’s furlough is an appropriate measure as the institution works diligently to cover the significant reductions in its operating budget.”
    Pollard and the coaches understand the impact of the economic issues facing the state and nation.
    “Whether its fans buying tickets or making donations to support our student-athletes, we are in challenging times right now,” Pollard said. “Our gesture will, hopefully, help our University during this difficult time.”
    Pollard also noted that the athletics department recently announced season football ticket prices for 2009 would be unchanged and that deadlines for renewal have been moved back to assist fans dealing with economic challenges.



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    Re: Athletics Staffers Take Furloughs to Assist the University

    Now that's taking one for the team.



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    Re: Athletics Staffers Take Furloughs to Assist the University

    Impressive.


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    Re: Athletics Staffers Take Furloughs to Assist the University

    I just read that too. We've got a good group of men there!



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    Re: Athletics Staffers Take Furloughs to Assist the University

    That says so much about the people we have working in our athletics department!



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    Re: Athletics Staffers Take Furloughs to Assist the University

    I propose Mr. Pollard take a permenant furlough.



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    Re: Athletics Staffers Take Furloughs to Assist the University

    A great way to set an example! Maybe some other dept. heads and higher-ups will follow their lead.



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    Re: Athletics Staffers Take Furloughs to Assist the University

    Quote Originally Posted by ameshammer View Post
    I propose Mr. Pollard take a permenant furlough.
    Hello Wayne...how's the satellite biz going for ya?

    or is this Mac? if that is the case...good luck against Oklahoma.


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    Re: Athletics Staffers Take Furloughs to Assist the University

    Quote Originally Posted by ameshammer View Post
    I propose Mr. Pollard take a permenant furlough.
    Really classy. Nice way to start the new year.



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    Re: Athletics Staffers Take Furloughs to Assist the University

    [Really classy. Nice way to start the new year.[/quote]
    Hey bud, not everyone is going to agree with your opinon of Pollard, I happen to think the guy is a snake oil salesman and will do to ISU what Chizik did.

    I just hope the debt and regression in the athletic department isn't so great when he leaves that ISU can't overcome it.



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    Re: Athletics Staffers Take Furloughs to Assist the University

    Nice gesture, but really? I mean it's only 1 weeks pay and these guys are millionaires.

    Seems like more of a publicity thing to me.

    Not trying to stir the pot, but 1 week for these guys is nothing at all.



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    Re: Athletics Staffers Take Furloughs to Assist the University

    Now we no what happened at the South Dakota State game. Mac and the team was on furlough. (just kidding no slams please)



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    Re: Athletics Staffers Take Furloughs to Assist the University

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    Now we no what happened at the South Dakota State game. Mac and the team was on furlough. (just kidding no slams please)


    Or we got two wins for the price of nothing


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    Re: Athletics Staffers Take Furloughs to Assist the University

    Quote Originally Posted by ameshammer View Post
    [Really classy. Nice way to start the new year.
    Hey bud, not everyone is going to agree with your opinon of Pollard, I happen to think the guy is a snake oil salesman and will do to ISU what Chizik did.

    I just hope the debt and regression in the athletic department isn't so great when he leaves that ISU can't overcome it.[/quote]


    what a foolish post.


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    Re: Athletics Staffers Take Furloughs to Assist the University

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    Now we no what happened at the South Dakota State game. Mac and the team was on furlough. (just kidding no slams please)
    Perhaps this is what happened at Midlands as well!



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