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just what the Pistons need: a third string center. Joe Dumars was replaced by a mean ol' alien a few years back you guys.
this would be a close approximation of hypothetical graduation speech
no you guys they're just super pumped about COLLLLLLLLLLLLEGE
not a surprise
premature congrats. One thing we can be sure of: he'll take fewer asinine penalties than Abdelkader
Thanks to ugly transitions between Fulmer/Kiffin/Dooley/Davis, Tennessee is on the edge of APR penalties for football.
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strong indictment of AAU right heah
Glockner sides with justice
a good cause, and a good time
good job gents
"Jeff Withey shouldn't have called him Peter Dinklage, is all I'm saying."
this would be bad if it wasn't LIES
Drew Henson's career, or not quite career, or whatever.
“I’m more of a back-to-the-basket type of big man that rebounds a lot,” Swanigan said on Wednesday, describing his game. “I have a Zach Randolph type of game — that’s who I base my game off of. Being physical and playing with both hands on the rim.”
Biggest debt in the SEC
Only 2 million left in reserve funds (down from 30 million 5 years ago)
It's surprising how far apart Tennessee is from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and LSU. Their recruiting class only has one four star I believe. Even Sparty shakes his head at that.
903 wins most in college football
I don't have any exact numbers for Florida, but I know they have been having attendance problems also - something like down 2 percent from 2011 to 2012. I watched a couple of their games where there were significant sections of the stadium which were empty. It depends upon who they are playing.
I thought this had been posted here before, but here is a piece on college football attendance, and it isn't good:
and put them in the same division with Maryland. Then Delaney can name the divisions Debtors and Creditors.
beaten to it. I was going to make the same point, sans division titles. But hey, if their athletics didn't suck, they could be the linchpin in the B1G's eventual destruction of all other conferences, right?
So it goes.
Michigan's AD held over 200 million dollars in debt for the 2012 year, so that wouldn't make much sense.
Posts like this make me pine for the old points system.
Maybe they can sell "Peyton Manning's Heisman" to get some extra funds.
Peyton Manning's Heisman & Manti Teos gilfriend should get together. Seems like they have a lot in common
Harvard: The MICHIGAN of the East
We're not arrogant, we're just better.
Yeah. The fact that they're both dudes.
You win the internet today
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. - Ephesians 6:11
It's all their fault!
"I'm not a vegetarian b/c I love animals. I'm a vegetarian b/c I hate plants"
The banks had nothing to do with UT debit It's the fact they have about 50 coaches they're still paying.
You missed the /s.
With the amount of money the SEC gets paid from TV, someone really mismanaged their department big time.
It's "Rocky Top". Annoying as hell.
Rocky Top, you'll never be first in the SEC... Except for athletic department debt.
2013 will be the year.
Clearly money well spent and exactly what you should do when your department is hemorrhaging money. Story from June 2012 (check out the chart):
Quality hook hostesses aren't cheap, ya know.
Michigan Resurgent? Michigan Resurgent!
The beatings will continue until the uniforms improve!
This announcement from last summer has the most recently available financials. Some of the breakdown of the debt service includes over $1 million for several parking garages as well as the following facility improvements:
DEBT SERVICE PAYMENTS
Thompson-Boling Arena $1,558,825
Lindsey Nelson Stadium $26,129
Fleming/Siler Properties $215,012
North End Zone Expansion (1996) $1,126,588
Thornton Center Building $168,752
Neyland Stadium Skyboxes (2000) $2,002,323
Regal Soccer Stadium $348,716
Allan Jones Aquatic Center $943,894
Neyland Stadium (2005-10) $3,902,730
Sherri Parker Lee Softball Stadium $200,941
TOTAL (for facilities) $10,523,881
There are other items in the announcement, including taxation and so forth, but long story short, the Volunteers are paying for, well, quite a bit.
"Funny isn't it, how naughty dentists always make that one fatal mistake."
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Good thing they ran out of cash to offer 5-star recruits.
Husband and wife? Brother and sister? Both?
They got completed overshadowed by all the S-E-C going on because they haven't done a thing in years. I forget they're in the SEC sometimes because you never here about them unless it's about Derek Dooley's hotseat or how buggered they still are about Lane Kiffin. Kind of fascinating how far they've fallen
This article is misleading and its shocking how people automatically think debt is bad or how finances work for large organizations. Michigan's AD debt for 2012 was 206.5 million dollars. UTk AD's finances aren't very healthy but they still have 2 million in cash, have been paying 7 million dollars a year to the university(which it mentions they will temporarily suspend), have already made a move that will save a projected 5 million dollars, and have pretty incredible assets.
I would prefer to have assets that are credible.
In other news, Manti Te'o had an incredible girlfriend.
Without seeing the entire financials, it's hard to assess their position. Here are some observations:
1. Revenue is down. Losing roughly 15,000 tickets at average cost of $350 would be $5.25 million. That is if average attendance was the same as tickets sold.
2. LSAClassOf2000 noted debt service of $10 million, but the article says debt payments were $20 million. Not including coach buyouts. So is the extra $10 million going to principal? If reserves are low, why throw money at principal unless there is another reason (see speculation below)?
3. What is considered to be a healthy amount of reserves for an athletic department? A lot of what is affecting the reserves at UT are one-time payments. They have made a lot of moves to increase reserves very quickly, plus additional TV revenue will help a lot.
4. This is the speculation part: I almost get the impression that some of this maneuvering is a ploy to end the "amusement tax" on UT.
So, my take was that they are not really in very bad shape at all compared to most athletic departments. They have a great brand and if they start winning and the stadium fills / merchandising sells, they will be back minting money in no time.
I think it is more of a ploy by the sensationalist author to generate more pageviews. If you notice, many of the quotes from administration officials note that they need to make some changes to improve their financials. This author takes those quotes, puts in the amount of debt, and claims their financial situation is dire, when in fact they are actually doing well compared to all the programs out there, though poorly for UTk.
But it has not been my impression that organizations like airing their "poor" financials and I get the feeling that both parties are playing an angle here.
Maybe Phillip Fulmer can help?
Rebuilding stadiums isn't cheap.
3-3-5 til the day I die y'all
That's what they get for trying to build a bigger stadium than the Big House.
Be forewarned, Bama.
Couldn't happen to a better program.
Abort, Retry, Fail?
It's what happens when you build a $45m 'multilevel thunderdome of power' with a juice bar and MMA cage.
I have a Fandom Endurance III merit badge
When your football stadium seats over 100,000 with a rabid following and you find yourselves this much in debt, that is world class incompetence to a ridiculously unfathomable level.
Michigan has a larger stadium and more debt
...and more cash.
This makes me so happy. I lived in Knoxville during the Fulmer/Manning era and the Vol fanbase is like a cult.
Thanks for being so reasonable. Yeah, UT athletic department has some pretty bad money issues, but its just a matter of time before they get through it. If I remember right, the three biggest payout commitments will be off the books in two years (Dooley excepted). Futher more, Dave Hart actually has a functioning brain, so UT should be back into a better position money-wise pretty soon.
"It was open," Toussaint said. "I can't compare this hole to any other holes because I can't remember that but it was a huge hole."
+1 for this. Even though a lot of fans are calling for Hart's head already for the coaching search
The $200 million debt isn't so much the issue but the deficits are. They have depleted their reserves from "close to $30 million" to just under $2 million in the past 5 years (according to the OP's link).
Clearly they were just blinded by that obnoxiously bright orange everywhere.
But on a more serious note, Tennessee can get through this. The have an existant fanbase unlike other schools with money trouble (obligatory picture of Maryland's empty football stadium goes here), their stadium is big enough that they can sell a volume of tickets, they just need to start winning some games again. I'm sure I'm on the unpopular side of this as I have some Tennessee ties so I really want them to get back so I can wear some bright orange shamelessly (or as close to it as possible given that obnoxious color) again.
To put it in perspective, The University of Michigan athletic department operates at a $333 Million dollar surplus.
Professor X is our defensive coordinator.
Where did you get that figure from? I don't think the AD even comes close to that in revenue let alone surplus
If that were the case, they could hadn't paid for the new football stadium in cash instead of taking it out of a loan.
They shouldn't have bought all of those Papa John's franchises.
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