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    Board of Regents: Tail Wagging the Dog in ISU Affairs

    I put this together shortly after our show today.

    http://www.kxno.com/pages/miller-deace.html


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    Re: Board of Regents: Tail Wagging the Dog in ISU Affairs

    Well said.


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    Re: Board of Regents: Tail Wagging the Dog in ISU Affairs

    nice article Jon!



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    Re: Board of Regents: Tail Wagging the Dog in ISU Affairs

    Great job, Jon.



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    Re: Board of Regents: Tail Wagging the Dog in ISU Affairs

    good article, you gotta ask yourself WTF.

    Athletics is like advertising for the University.


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    Re: Board of Regents: Tail Wagging the Dog in ISU Affairs

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    I put this together shortly after our show today.

    Des Moines' Sports Station - 1460 KXNO
    Wow, that is some cutting-edge journalism there. I fully expect a retraction from Miles now with the caveat that he is now willing to double-down his contributions to University sports here in Iowa.



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    Re: Board of Regents: Tail Wagging the Dog in ISU Affairs

    well put.



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    Re: Board of Regents: Tail Wagging the Dog in ISU Affairs

    Solid reporting Jon. I get tired of people bashing college sports as a waste of taxpayer money. I saw an article within the last month stating that the Oklahoma Athletic Department gave $3M in surplus funds to the academic portion of the university. How sweet would it be to have that kind of athletic budget??



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    Re: Board of Regents: Tail Wagging the Dog in ISU Affairs

    Nice job Jon.

    I hate to be the one to toss team-favoritism into this... but I will anyway.

    Does anyone really think Miles makes such a statement if the hawkeye athletic program received funds from the University?

    I don't either.



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    Re: Board of Regents: Tail Wagging the Dog in ISU Affairs

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Nice job Jon.

    I hate to be the one to toss team-favoritism into this... but I will anyway.

    Does anyone really think Miles makes such a statement if the hawkeye athletic program received funds from the University?

    I don't either.
    I don't think that is wholly unfair...but to be honest, this sentiment started with his predecessor, Michael Gartner. And Iowa WAS receiving state funds back then.


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    Re: Board of Regents: Tail Wagging the Dog in ISU Affairs

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    I put this together shortly after our show today.

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    It might literally rain cats and dogs tomorrow because I agree with every word, Mr. Miller.

    I don't want to get personal about this, but does any one else think that this Mr. Miles is some nerdy bookworm who holds a grudge against athtletics because he was always the last one chosen in kick ball when he was a kid?

    Seriously, the amount of money he is talking about is a small drop in the bucket budget-wise.



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    Re: Board of Regents: Tail Wagging the Dog in ISU Affairs

    Nice job Jon. Has any study been done that shows how much indirect money athletics bring to a University.


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    Re: Board of Regents: Tail Wagging the Dog in ISU Affairs

    And to follow up, what surprises me about all this is Michael Gartner's attitude. He is a part owner of the Iowa Cubs, so I would think he would understand that a good sports team (or teams) can bring in revenue.



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    Re: Board of Regents: Tail Wagging the Dog in ISU Affairs

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrocks View Post
    And to follow up, what surprises me about all this is Michael Gartner's attitude. He is a part owner of the Iowa Cubs, so I would think he would understand that a good sports team (or teams) can bring in revenue.
    He has a sweethart deal with the city of Des Moines, dont forget that.


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    Re: Board of Regents: Tail Wagging the Dog in ISU Affairs

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Nice job Jon.

    I hate to be the one to toss team-favoritism into this... but I will anyway.

    Does anyone really think Miles makes such a statement if the hawkeye athletic program received funds from the University?

    I don't either.
    I kind of doubt that Iowa doesn't get any general fund money. They just hide it better.



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