New Pollard Letter

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  1. jsb

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  2. beentherebefore

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    I wonder what coaches are taking pay cuts? All of them?
     
  3. jsb

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    I don't know that it is officially a pay cut, but it is a pay freeze. I'd assume all of them.
     
  4. ISUAgronomist

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    Just brutal effect on the programs.
     
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  5. Ms3r4ISU

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    And will they even notice?
     
  6. jsb

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    Think of what will happen if football doesn't get played or is played without fans.
     
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  7. Cyched

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    Coming soon to the Register:

    "Pollard Cuts Campbell's Pay"

    by Randy Peterson
     
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  8. alarson

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    And that doesnt even take into account football. If that doesnt happen, look out below.
     
  9. ISUAgronomist

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    No, I refuse to think about that
    (though it could happen)
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  10. jsb

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    This. I have to have some hope that it will happen. I can social distance myself for a long time. I can cancel/postpone a trip to Iceland for July. But if September rolls around and I am not in Jack Trice, it will be torture.
     
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  11. JM4CY

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    Sub headline: tent and space heater replacement not apart of cuts
     
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  12. Trice

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    Perhaps this came up in another thread, but I read some speculation yesterday that ADs were even considering delaying the season until January to hold on to whatever revenue they could.

    On the plus side, you can't get flooded out of G7 when the ground is frozen.
     
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  13. Sparkplug

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    For those that don't want to go to the link

    Dear Cyclone fans,

    So much has changed in the world in a very short time. Just a few weeks ago, I first wrote you regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. It is even more daunting to realize our world will keep changing at a rapid pace for the foreseeable future.

    As we previously shared, it is critical that we take action today so we are as prepared as possible for a new normal when our society can re-engage. The individuals and organizations who can plan and execute efficiently today are best positioned to be successful tomorrow.


    I am writing today to share several initiatives that we are implementing in the athletics department to best prepare for, both the known and the unknown, financial challenges that we will be facing soon.

    The athletics department is funded almost entirely by external sources, which is different from the majority of departments on campus. President Wendy Wintersteen has empowered our department’s leadership team to implement several key actions that position our department to successfully address our upcoming financial challenges.

    We hosted several virtual meetings with our coaches and staff this week and shared a collective game plan that is strategic, proactive and transparent. The goal was to develop a strategy that established a foundation to be successful over the long-term, while recognizing that many of you (ticket holders, donors, sponsors, etc.) are being negatively impacted by the economic fall-out of COVID-19.

    We are implementing these initiatives:

    1. A one-year, temporary pay reduction for athletics department coaches and certain staff. This comprehensive plan will reduce total payroll by more than $3M.

    2. A one-year, temporary suspension of all bonuses/incentives for all coaches. This decision will save the department $1M.

    3. Delaying (from January 2021 to January 2022) a previously announced increase in Cyclone Club annual giving levels. The delay will save donors approximately $2.5M for required seating donations.

    4. A freeze on season / individual game ticket prices for all sports.

    5. An extension to the deadline for this year’s Cyclone Club donations and football season ticket renewals to May 29, 2020.

    6. Providing multiple payment options for season tickets and donations. Those required payments can be made monthly, quarterly or semi-annually.

    These actions will help us address the $5M shortfall that we face with the cancellation of the NCAA and Big 12 Men’s Basketball Tournaments. We can now turn our attention to solving many other issues in the coming months. It was also important to us to provide our loyal ticket holders and donors some relief in regards to ticket prices and donations.

    Although we could have passed on implementing these difficult decisions today and simply hoped for things to improve, we felt it was wise to act now.

    I want to thank President Wintersteen and her senior leadership team for supporting these initiatives. I also want to thank everyone in our athletics department, especially our head coaches, for accepting these decisions unselfishly and helping lead us through this challenge.

    We have an incredible culture in our athletics department. It is grounded on our ability to strategize, execute and outwork the competition, while demonstrating great compassion, empathy and courage.

    These are challenging times, but we could not have better campus and state leadership, loyal and supportive external constituents, or colleagues in the athletics department, than what we have at Iowa State University.

    Let us all look forward to that day when we can sing “Sweet Caroline” in unison sometime in the future. Until then, be smart, be safe, and most importantly stay healthy.


    Go Cyclones!


    Sincerely,

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    Jamie Pollard

    Director of Athletics
     
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  14. BCClone

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    Has to be the big ticket guys for sure. To save 3MM, you gotta get Campbell and Prohm and JP for sure.
     
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  15. CapnCy

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    Yep, and then some percentage type deal for other coaches. I also bet there would be a "recovery" option in future contracts assuming all moved in the right direction.
     
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  16. ISUAlum2002

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    If I had a pending ticket renewal I wouldn't renew until we had reassurance the season will take place as currently scheduled. This will be an unpopular opinion among those who have to continue renewing each year to keep good seats, but when I had season tickets they were in the cheap seats with no required donation.

    Just no telling right now what will happen with the upcoming season, and no telling what the athletic department would do in terms of refunds if the season is canceled.
     
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  17. Sparkplug

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    Tickets will be refunded. Cyclone Club donations probably not. A percentage discount for the 2021 would be nice. eg. If you paid your $1000 gold membership for 2020 your 2021 gold membership would only be $800
     
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    https://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/threads/ticket-renewal.255604/page-2#post-7091404

    https://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/threads/ticket-renewal.255604/page-2#post-7093746
     
  19. LeaningCy

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    What's better than Baylor visiting Ames in November?

    Baylor visiting Ames in February.
     
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  20. Sparkplug

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    And their heaters running out of propane
     
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