KU's new basketball dorm plan, $17.5mil

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  1. cydsho

    cydsho Member

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    KU plans a $17.5 million apartment complex that would house basketball players - KansasCity.com

    LAWRENCE — The cost of living among college basketball’s elite continues to rise.
    The latest evidence: The University of Kansas is in the planning stages of a $17.5 million apartment project that would house as many as 32 men’s and women’s basketball players. The complex, south of Allen Fieldhouse on Naismith Drive, is scheduled to open for the 2016-17 school year.

     
  2. Judoka

    Judoka Well-Known Member

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    I think that this stuff is ridiculous and that making these things big enough to house an equal number of non-athletes isn't in any way an "out" when it comes to giving athletes stuff that non-athletes don't get.
     
  3. ianoconnor

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    Probably includes flat screens in every room and a complimentary Escalade for each unit.
     
  4. swarthmoreCY

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    No Escalade, that would be an improper benefit. They will have personal assistants that have been provided Escalades only to use when driving the player.
     
  5. Incyte

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    Can we end the charade and just start paying these guys?
     
  6. Tre4ISU

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    They aren't going to pay enough to get rid of this stuff. Honestly, I'm a little surprised this stuff hasn't been done already. This is a way for the actual college to "pay" players. Normally the college isn't even involved.
     
  7. IAStubborn

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    #7 IAStubborn, Jan 9, 2014
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    Yeah this is on par with unlv/ findlay using booster money to house potential recruits. Now we know how KU will spend their new conference football money. Pretty hard to spend that much on basketball. Don't they already spend like 12 times more per player than ISU on basketball annually. I can see this becoming the norm if players don't get more walking cash.
     
  8. Clonefan94

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    Say good-bye to ISU's relevance in anything then. You think the blue bloods get first pick of the recruits now, wait until they can start paying them whatever they want to. No way could we keep up.

    We need a sanctioning body that's willing to step in and call foul every once in a while. I think the limits on stuff like this should be based on student population, not just making an equal number available to the general pop.
     
  9. iowa_wildcat

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    Yawn, it is just Bill Self's way of fencing his boys in to keep them out of jail. You cannot expect the one and done guys to actually go to class or spend time in front of a book.
     
  10. Cardinal2001

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    Yeah, keeping all the players in one place worked out well for Nebraska and Oklahoma football a decade ago, didn't it?
     
  11. Clonehomer

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    Hence the equal number of non athlete students. Each player has a live-in paid assistant. That worked well for Manziel.
     
  12. HFCS

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    I assumed they had these luxury living units for decades and it's where Big 12 officials stay in Lawrence.
     
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    My knee jerk reaction was this and that things like this just move things toward paying players or legal action against the NCAA.

    When people wonder why KU football struggles or why Nebraska basketball is zero for all time in the NCAA tournament: this.
     
  14. Incyte

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    Well the current system is doing a great job of having recruits not pick the blue-bloods (sarcasm).
     
  15. Farnsworth

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    #15 Farnsworth, Jan 9, 2014
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    This is laughable.

    So a Basketball player has a 100% chance of living in this 17.5 million dollar place, whereas an undergrad has a .0018% chance of living there. Seems pretty equal here, not offering ANYTHING special there. ******* NCAA

    *based on enrollment of 19,169 from Us News Best Colleges
     
  16. State43

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    Weis has to be ******. They still play in a ****** stadium with a track around it being a laughing stock while they spend 17+ million on an already successful basketball program.
     
  17. aeroclone

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    This is the first I have heard of this sort of thing, but according to the article, it isn't entirely new. How widespread is this stuff?


     
  18. Cyclone1985

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    and ALL 34 non-athletes happen to be single, good looking women. Hmm, funny how that worked out...
     
  19. 00clone

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    sumbich...I was just starting to think with the Bergstrom/Sukup/FOF/etc. we were getting to the point of not having a huge gap for athlete experience...there's nothing bigger than being taken care of in style at "home" outside of being taken care of during team activities....

    Admittedly, it's something we've known/are used to, but just started hoping it could change. Not the end of the world, but kind of a bummer.
     
  20. CyFan61

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    At the same time, the athletes' scholarships will cover housing there. For the students, I bet a place like this will have an exorbitant cost.

    Total sham.
     

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