Sukup Basketball Facility

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  1. TheHelgo

    TheHelgo Well-Known Member

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    4429 mcc Well-Known Member

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    How do you say the writers name? Bet the wife kept her name.
     
  3. clone52

    clone52 Well-Known Member

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    The $2M was part of what paid for it.
     
  4. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    We still paid $8,000,000 for the facility. This was part of it. The land was donated, we bought the facility at cost I believe.
     
  5. kg-cyclone

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    I one thing I noticed over the weekend...

    Before practice facility-Once practice was over, a few players would stick around and get up extra shots, but for the most part players would scatter.

    With practice facility - Players/staff/recruits all stuck around, shot around, and hungout a couple hours after practice.
     
  6. d4nim4l

    d4nim4l Well-Known Member

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    Sue-cup

    Edit: My mistake. You meant the writer, not the people who donated the money. I can't read no good.
     
  7. TheHelgo

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    hahahahahaha - i thought the same thing when I read the article.
     
  8. CycloneJoe

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    Sukup would never pay their employees a fair wage but they can give ISU a check. That will go over well in Sheffield Iowa
     
  9. MoreCowbell

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    Do you have a reason for this statement? Just wondering. I've never heard anything bad about Sukup.
     
  10. CycloneJoe

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    Their employee are constantly under paid their complaints are endless.

    I have talked to employees from many factories their is bar far the worst for wages and rules.
     
  11. isufbcurt

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    I've noticed there seems to always be cars at the facility, no matter what weird times i drive by it.
     
  12. TheHelgo

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    if they are so miserable, why don't they get a job somewhere else? One thing that will never change about the employee/owner relationship is that the employee will always claim to be underpaid.
     
  13. BryceC

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    I've met Steve and he seems like a good guy. I used to build Sukup grain bins for several years and it was an excellent product. I was pretty fired up to see him on the field on Saturday.

    As far as not paying his employees enough, working in a factory just doesn't net the kind of pay it used to. Sheffield would be a ghost town without the factory up there.
     
  14. isufbcurt

    isufbcurt Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you.

    On a side note I feel I'm underpaid and I bet a majority of the people on this board do too.
     
  15. Bobber

    Bobber Well-Known Member

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    +1.

    Throw in you can buy a house in Sheffield for 1/2 what it costs in most cities and your overall net isn't that bad.
     
  16. BryceC

    BryceC Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I'm probably overpaid.
     
  17. terryleebr

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    On the contrary, I think you are overpaid. :)
     
  18. PGreen ISU '92

    PGreen ISU '92 Well-Known Member

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    #18 PGreen ISU '92, Oct 20, 2009
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    I enjoyed this quote: “Iowa State athletics has been a great source of pride and enjoyment for our family,” Steve Sukup said.

    Iowa State athletics has been a source of embarrassment and pain for my family.

    I'll still always bleed Cardinal & Gold! Clone to the bone! Go Cyclones!
     
  19. Cyismybird

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    This is huge. Not just for extra practice, but for chemistry.

    The whole area in SW Ames has really become awesome. Can the players live out there or do they still live in places like Larch?
     
  20. HoibergFan

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    The Sukup Family has done so much for the state of Iowa, im really glad they support and give ISU Money.
     

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