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We Can Have Nice Things (was Athletics Roundtable Thread)

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Duff Man, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    $72 million+ raised for facilities thus far.
     
  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Goal is $105 million.
     
  3. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    Really?
     
  4. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Bigger focus on endowment in this new drive.
     
  5. patebuff

    patebuff Downgraded to half a star Club Member

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    That is awesome. Wow
     
  6. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    This is all coming from Ringo's twitter feed FWIW.
     
  7. FLounder

    FLounder The Buffs will rise again! Club Member

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    God dammit. Not really 105. Really, there's already a thread
     
  8. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    $500K already given to the new campaign.
     
  9. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    NE building in the facilities project will be called the "Champions Center"
     
  10. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    George saying we are not "competitive with our peers" when it comes to endowments.
     
  11. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    New sports medicine facility will be called the "CU Sports Medicine and Peformance Center" (from RG twitter)
     
  12. TDbuff

    TDbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Real talk.
     
  13. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    The $72 million number from 1,200+ gifts via 800+ donors.
     
  14. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    I've donated. Who else has?

    So many projects and worthwhile charities, so little money to donate.
     
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  15. TDbuff

    TDbuff Club Member Club Member

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    [tweet]559138636235423746[/tweet]

    I don't know what that means. I thought that was one of their excuses for being thrifty.

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    That makes sense.
     
  16. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Addressed that Balch and the inside of the Keg were priorities for upgrades.

    I think the DiStefano comments were important. They were looking to the past and didn't have a plan for the future within the new landscape of college sports.

    Eyes seem to be opening.
     
  17. Idot Buff

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    Too bad this was required to open eyes......

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  18. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    [emoji736][emoji106]
     
  19. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    RG is God
     
  20. zbuff

    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    $72 mil / 800 donors = $90,000 average

    No bragging allowed for below average donors.
     
  21. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Didn't quite hit the average
     
  22. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Mods, can we move this to the politics forum?
    We have a real world example of Obama-nomics.
     
  23. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    This project, more than anything, should give us all confidence that CU will be back on top. It's not just a "keeping up with the Joneses" or "me too" type project. This is special and distinctive. From a training, diagnosis, and rehabilitation standpoint, this is innovative. From a design standpoint, it leverages the "wow" of the greatest scenic setting in college football to impact recruits. There's efficiency built in to get everything onsite to best manage the weekly hours of practice time that gains over 20 minutes a day that was wasted walking up and down the hill to the practice fields that are currently across the creek and also to have a weight room dedicated to football that will avoid standing in line waiting to get on a station.

    Beyond that, enhancements to the revenue potential of Folsom and a massive increase to fan experience with seating options, more Club Rooms and the creation of Beer Gardens and pre-game options. We'll finally have a team store at Folsom. And I'm very excited to see what the plans end up being for the West side, including Balch. Also, the CEC plans which should make basketball a much more important profit center. Could MBB revenues get to the point where, along with incremental revenue increases from WBB and WVB, we get to the point where court sports are self-sustaining as a group without needing funding from football? I believe so. Tied into this revenue, which is vital to fixing the AD budget problems of the past, the push to raise endowments is huge. While the majority of funds being raised are for cash to put toward creating of performing assets (either revenue-generating or player recruitment & development), raising endowments will have a long-term effect of reducing AD costs. With cost containment coupled with increased revenue, CU will be able to deliver so much more... even position itself to add new sports down the road.

    I'm very excited. CU is finally buying its big boy pants.
     
  24. Waldo

    Waldo Original Copy Club Member

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    Interesting map, is this MM's salary?


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  25. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    And it gets better still. The space will introduce the CU campus and sports facilities to completely new demographics. Google Earth or other local businesses will be renting out the terrace and conference rooms. For many business travelers from around the region and from all over the world, this will leave their first impression of CU. Some who attend these functions, or use the sports medicine services, or attend the indoor track meet will experience the wow factor outside of game day will want to come back to get the full-on Saturday experience. Ka-Ching, more ticket sales.
     
  27. HotRack

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    But will we be able to book a Lady Gaga concert like the sheep will with their new corral?
     
  28. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    While it didn't happen yesterday (as speculated), we should be getting an announcement soon according to Adam that RG has secured home-and-homes with some P5 opponents for the future schedules. Looking at what's currently been locked in, we're at least 5 years into the future on that and timing with the end of the current CSU contract. 2020 is the first year that CU doesn't already have 3 non-con games scheduled and 2021 is the first year after the CSU agreement expires. http://www.fbschedules.com/ncaa/pac-10/colorado-buffaloes.php
     
  29. AllStarBuffs

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    good stuff
     
  30. boulder77

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    The blue, orange, and green states don't take their football seriously enough.
     

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