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Athletic Council Question

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Del, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. Del

    Del Member

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    http://www.denverpost.com/cu/ci_16106815


    My question to you guys is do you think the formation of this "council" is the precursor to increasing the funding of the dept? The rumor posted here and on a couple of other sites was that Bohn has secured an increase in athletic dept funding up to 23-25%, but I haven't heard anything official coming out of the dept or in the papers etc. Do you guys think this increase in funding is real? Has anybody heard anthing else on it? Also I thought the link posted below is pretty funny - Starts out saying Dan Hawkins is in his "final" year at CU. The reporter also states Dan told him if he was coaching special teams next year somewhere else he would still be happy. -- Lets hope he is coaching special teams someplace else:smile2:

    http://www.ktvb.com/sports/Dan-Hawkins-revels-in-BSUs-success-on-the-gridiron-103178494.html
     
  2. SanDiegoBuff

    SanDiegoBuff Club Member Club Member

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    A. The increase in funding is real, despite the skeptics.

    B. The regents are finally realizing that since engineering final exams aren't nationally televised, they aren't what drive publicity to the school.
     
  3. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    It's about time the Regents focus on athletics. It is the gateway for members of the community to be exposed to CU.

    When the football program stinks, the smell rubs off on the whole CU brand.
     
  4. DrunkPanda

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    can't blame the skeptics for being skeptical. hard to believe the regents would suddenly deice to support athletics after obviously not giving a crap less than a year ago
     
  5. PhillyBuff

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    WAIT..... They were blacked out by DIRECTV also??????
     
  6. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    It seems you get this better than the Regents do (or at least have).

    I think there's been a perception in the administration (probably since G. Gee left) and the Regents chambers that athletics are some silly little thing that the University does to entertain some of the students, but not really anything that affects the University overall. They need to start looking at it for what it really is - a significant part of the University's marketing and public relations efforts. For better or worse, most of the public hears the words "University of Colorado" more in relation to the athletic department than any academic activity, and probably by about a 10:1 margin. Being successful at athletics isn't the mission of the University, but it can go miles toward improving the public perception of the University (or toward destroying the perception in some cases). And in an environment when it's increasingly hard for the University to get public funding, better public perception and interest can't hurt. And in an environment when the University is increasingly dependent on donor dollars, paying attention to an activity that a lot of donors are highly interested in is just good business. It's time for the Regents and the administration to take athletics seriously, in proper context.
     

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