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Facilities

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by letsgoavs192, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. letsgoavs192

    letsgoavs192 Well-Known Member

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  2. BuffUp

    BuffUp Don't want to offend Club Member

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    they can make money by renting out - not an option here - due to a sunny and warm location, year round sports down there
     
  3. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    I dont understand why they cant improve facilities at CU. I mean wtf, my hs has a ****ing video board better than ours. Im sure the money is there some where, how many students are attending CU now?
     
  4. CUBUFF80

    CUBUFF80 No Stinkin' Title Club Member

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    It's always been around 29K
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    There are significant facility upgrades for football in the works at CU.

    BuffChips radio touched on this last night.

    Plans are being circulated and some stuff should happen relatively quickly. The donors who pledged to help buy out Hawkins in 2009, among others, formed a group of 40 or so 6-figure donors for facilities upgrades instead. It's tough to get that large of a group to agree. That's the hold-up on announcing something.
     
  6. letsgoavs192

    letsgoavs192 Well-Known Member

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    That's good news!
     
  7. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Anyone got a link to buff chips from last night
     
  8. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    they also said video boards and upgrade to balch are coming as early as next year
     
  9. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    The comments in that article are amazing. It would seem there are morons everywhere who think that college athletics somehow detracts from the overall college experience.
     
  10. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo **** Waffle Club Member

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    Is there any sort of PR out there about the upgrades? (Other than this article?) AD email, anything?
     
  11. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Nice. What is happening with Balch?
     
  12. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    ^^^This^^^^

    How hard would it be for the AD to have a website somewhere that details upgrades that are even being considered.
     
  13. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    dunno yet... reed didnt go too far into it
     
  14. ATL

    ATL New Member

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    43% out of state students too. At 30k tuition a year. That's a lot of $
     
  15. SuperD

    SuperD Club Member Club Member

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    Yeah, I've never understood why we supposedly have the cheapest alumni in all of BCS football.
     
  16. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    We need Larry Scott to send some of his folks over to teach the CU AD proper PR and marketing. We are sorely lacking in that department.
     
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    It would help to hire someone in the athletic department as Director of Marketing & Public Relations.
     
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    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    I could do that, I will email Bohn right away
     
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    Maybe, since the funding is privately donated and no clearmplan is in place, the AD doesn't want to or can't jump the gun on an announcement?

    Is it even possible to make Balch an even decent field house? It doesn't seem close to big enough. Isn't the track only three lanes and, like, 170 yards? It can't be wider because of concrete columns in the way.
     
  20. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    I completely agree. The days of athletic success at CU are long gone (hopefully to come back soon) and we can no longer ride on the coattails of success in the '90's. We need to be cultivating young fans of CU athletics and the University, particularly in the State of Colorado. There is a lot of rebuilding to be done, not just on the field, but in the community. I recognize they did some things, like the D2 road show, but there needs to be a coordinated, professional effort. Furthermore, the AD marketing and University marketing should be coordinated. The University stands to gain a lot from good athletic programs, so coordination and cost sharing is appropriate. I have been told that statistics and demographics seem to indicate that in the next 10-20 years competition for college students will be extremely intense (I got this information from the Chairman of the Board at a liberal arts college in the Midwest). CU should be doing everything they can to foster fans of the athletic programs and University at a young age. This type of marketing investment can pay off today, but is even more valuable for tomorrow.
     

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