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The next facilities project I'd like to see

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Folsom needs more work. So does Coors. And we certainly need to develop the South Campus.

    But much of that is related to fan experience and revenue. Those aren't things that will have a big recruiting impact.

    I'm thinking recruiting.

    And the way to make that happen:

    Tear down the inadequate "family housing" buildings we have North of Boulder Creek up to Arapahoe. Maybe see if Naropa and some other properties can be purchased there and also torn down.

    Then... build the nicest townhome & condo complex that we can. 51% of residents would be family housing, merit scholars, grad students, honor roll juniors/seniors - priority given to students involved in the ticket office, equipment management, spirit squads, C-Unit leadership and CU video. The other 49% (as per NCAA rules, you can't have a majority "athletic dorm") would be our varsity athletes.

    Make this a recruiting showpiece.
     
  2. azbuff

    azbuff Club Member Club Member

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    That is a brilliant idea. (no sarcasm).
     
  3. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    Families would be less than pleased to be living amongst the athletes.
     
  4. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I would like to see them build an OL and DL, but that is just me.
     
  5. buffwings

    buffwings Club Member Club Member

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    Yeah, they might even get perturbed.
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    So separate them out a bit. Their current accommodations mostly suck, so just about anything is an upgrade.

    Doesn't change the concept.
     
  7. alec10burks

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    Living in a much nicer building would definitely outweigh having to live with athletes for most people.
     
  8. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    FIFY

    But seriously, this a very good idea.

    A. Entirely possible that the 51% rule is one of those things that gets "modified" by the P5.
    B. Even if the rule itself doesn't get modified, have a devious lawyer read the rule, and abide by the letter of the rule. UT should be used as a model to see what is possible here.
     
  9. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I would prefer to see that area turned into an Olympic sports training and performance center. I'm talking Olympic size swimming pool, diving well, Water Polo facility, wrestling, gymnastics, etc. I'd take it so far as to see if a section of Boulder Creek could be modified to accommodate a whitewater training area. The corner of Arapahoe and Folsom would be the gateway to CU athletics, with the Flatirons in the background.
    Eventually, they will close Prentup and Potts Field and move those facilities to the South Campus. They could replace the lost family housing at Arapahoe and Folsom with new facilities on Colorado.
     
  10. rosstr

    rosstr Well-Known Member

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    Have GOT to double down on basketball. We have the next Tom Izzo. Don't neglect basketball like we did football.
     
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  11. buffwings

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    +1
     
  12. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Why upgrade Folsom when no one is going to be around to enjoy it?
     
  13. MiamiBuffs

    MiamiBuffs Wᴉɐɯᴉ qnɟɟs Club Member

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    Id like to see chair backs with plumbed in suction driven barf catching funnels. Oh, and a towel hanger next to it.
     
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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    So I really like this idea and if it is marketed as an honor dorm it may help with admissions too. It would be nice to get a bump in the school academic rankings.
     
  15. 90sBuff

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    Love that idea. Think how great it would be on game day???
     

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