New football improvements are great but..

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  1. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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    Why are we sinking $10.4 million into non revenue sports? That seems like an extremely large number. There are a large amount of improvements needed in our revenue sports that I believe should be addressed first.
     
  2. alarson

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    1. There is a sizable donation being laid out for a portion. Sometimes you take the money while its there.
    2. Our existing track facility is completely non-functional. This really isnt just 'improvements', its something we really need to have if we're going to have the program at all.
     
  3. Haverhill

    Haverhill Well-Known Member

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    Football should get gold-plated shoe laces before track and field gets anything.
     
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  4. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    I'm all for the improvements. A plan is in place guys....calm down.
     
  5. RedBlooded

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    I would have gone with golden cleats
     
  6. Cytom5

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    we all need to pony up and donate money to pollard for are south endzone
     
  7. sodakjoe

    sodakjoe Well-Known Member

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    So you say you're studying communications, eh?

    Are ≠ Our
     
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  9. Mr Janny

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    Well that's just comedy gold, isn't it? LOL
     
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  10. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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    Not that we should ignore all other programs, but spending 10.4 million vs 4 million seems a little lopsided.

    If there are large donations that would require track and those sports be included, I'm fine with it. But we could do some serious stadium improvement with a portion of the money given to those non revenue sports.
     
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    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think its that big of a deal.
     
  12. Cytom5

    Cytom5 Well-Known Member

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    a cubs fan would point that out
     
  13. sodakjoe

    sodakjoe Well-Known Member

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    We just did massive stadium improvements over the last two years, and built a new practice facility for our Mens BB program.
     
  14. InCytful

    InCytful Well-Known Member

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    Maybe if we bowled in the South enzone or built the Jaime Pollard Family Dome for football, it would end these attacks on the non-revenue sports?:no: I think football is king, too, but I realize you have to keep other sports around for your athletic programs to be a success. Most of the top schools in the Director's cup don't make a name for themselves just by winning National Championships in football.
     
  15. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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    You can't tell me our facilities in our two most important revenue generating sports couldn't use upgrades in any place.
     
  16. Aaron Jacobs

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    Correct. Stanford wins it because they have every D1 athletic program at their school.
     
  17. hurdleisu24

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    They've gotten improvements the last few years. It is longgggg overdue for track to get a new outdoor track. You have to keep everyone happy to have a solid overall athletic dept. If you think its ridiculous for track to get a new track, I urge you to go to the southwest athletic complex and look at the condition of that track. Its horrible.
     
  18. cysocool

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    Pollard's a big track and field guy and we have some tradition there. We have the largest indoor track in the world, a designated cross country course, and a new world class track sounds good to me.

    I think if we have a top teer track program, it might keep JP happy in Ames and I'm all for that.
     
  19. sodakjoe

    sodakjoe Well-Known Member

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    You also can't tell me that we didn't do the following:

    1. Widen the concourses on both sides of Jack Trice.
    2. Build a new Basketball practice facility, benefiting both revenue and non-revenue sports (although our WBB might be revenue generating at this point)
    3. Release plans to build a new scoreboard and sound system.

    Our athletics dept has spent a significant amount of money on major sport improvements every year for the last 4 years or so.
     
  20. Wesley

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    However, you must have a functional track also.
     

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