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UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby guardian » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:03 pm

UT Athletics halts academic donations; money needed to fund coaching change

The University of Tennessee Athletics Department will stop contributing nearly $6 million annually to academic scholarships, fellowships and programs for the next three years, Chancellor Jimmy Cheek announced Tuesday.

In a written statement, Cheek said the money “was committed under different circumstances” and that athletics needs the money to stabilize its own budget in the midst of a football coaching search.
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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby Sheldon » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:10 pm

guardian wrote:UT Athletics halts academic donations; money needed to fund coaching change

The University of Tennessee Athletics Department will stop contributing nearly $6 million annually to academic scholarships, fellowships and programs for the next three years, Chancellor Jimmy Cheek announced Tuesday.

In a written statement, Cheek said the money “was committed under different circumstances” and that athletics needs the money to stabilize its own budget in the midst of a football coaching search.


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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby gatorspook » Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:13 pm

Wow.
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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby vulcan_alex » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:06 pm

Well now they can spend whatever it takes to get a coach. That still does not mean that a good coach will be willing to go there.
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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby -THE DUDE- » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:16 pm

Wow... commitment to excellence :lol:
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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby cuuf » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:22 pm

I actually believe the conspiracy theories that uf is destroying ut from within. All their major university leaders are gators. Explains some things coming from the hillbillies.
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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby gatorspook » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:28 pm

Jack Arute said earlier on SXM College that it is a contract that will make every coach in the NCAA renegotiate.
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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby Noneya » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:43 pm

What a bunch of idiots. Why don't they just have the state pay for both like FSU does?????

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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby oxrageous » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:46 pm

They can certainly do what they want with their own income, but it certainly looks bad, particularly since they need so much money now because of their own idiocy in hiring awful coaches with huge buyouts.
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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby rogdochar » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:53 pm

guardian wrote:UT Athletics halts academic donations; money needed to fund coaching change

The University of Tennessee Athletics Department will stop contributing nearly $6 million annually to academic scholarships, fellowships and programs for the next three years, Chancellor Jimmy Cheek announced Tuesday.

In a written statement, Cheek said the money “was committed under different circumstances” and that athletics needs the money to stabilize its own budget in the midst of a football coaching search.


.... better not be a cutback on elementary tutors' hirings or no
footballers will grade out to qualify to play.
No more helpful athlete-intelidense 'semignarlys' for the Tenerc bros.
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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby FunnGun » Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:54 pm

Wow. They're double down with the crazy gambles. If they offer the deed to the farm for a coach and he doesn't work and revenues don't increase, then they could very easily destroy that athletic program for all sports. They over reached on stadium expansion and now they're just chasing unattainable goals. They had 50k at their last game, the stadium seats +100k.
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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby Bananas8187 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:58 pm

Rumor has it the three of the top candidates are George Halas, Vince Lomardi and Bear Bryant.

All three are reportedly "dying" to get the job, according to sources close to the program..
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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby rogdochar » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:45 pm

Seriously : UT Knoxville has a smart remedy to increase $ financials &
packing their stadium attendance.
The UT system is 4 campuses : UT-Martin 8K students,UT-'nooga 12K UT-Knoxville 28,000 + 1,400 Faculty (+ family).
{UT-Memphis(Medical/Dental Health Sciences can't be tampered with.}

All those added together (= 48,000) compare close to UF's 49,600+
faculty concentrated in Gainesville. But you can see the filling-the-
stadium-handicap Knoxville suffers from this. & 2 extra CFB teams.

All University systems suffer financially these last sour 4 years.
UT would be helped by phasing-out certain duplicated degrees in
those "satellite" universities.

A 10% consolidating redundant degree programs shifts to Knoxville a population of 2,500+"die-hard" UT-CFB fans + statewide relatives,
who now have cheap room & board for game weekends. After
10 years that's a crank out of 25,000 alumni of UT-Knoxville
FB 'fansnot' available at current rates (plus their spouses & kids
add 50,000+)= a gain of 75,000 UT-fans. Voila= 100,000 capacity
stadium filled, $$ coffers swell.

Hey, desperate times, desperate measures & it's doable... except for
the politics of = "OH HELL NO YOU DON'T" !
Big UT supporter Governor Haslam can push it through.
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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby Hoosier Gator » Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:56 pm

The UT Athletic Department decided to stop the donations because no football player has ever been involved in academics.
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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby GatorInKnox » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:19 pm

rogdochar wrote:Seriously : UT Knoxville has a smart remedy to increase $ financials &
packing their stadium attendance.
The UT university system is 4 campuses : UT-Martin 8,000 students,
UT-Chattanooga 12,000, UT-Knoxville 28,000 + 1,400 Faculty (+ family)
{UT-Memphis(Medical/Dental Health Sciences can't be tampered with.}

All those added together (= 48,000) compare close to UF's 49,600+
faculty concentrated in Gainesville. But you can see the filling-the-
stadium-handicap Knoxville suffers from this.

All University systems suffer financially these last sour 4 years.
UT would be helped by phasing-out certain duplicated degrees in
those "satellite" universities. A 10% consolidating redundant degree
programs shifts a population of 2,500+"die-hard" UT-CFB fans +
statewide relatives, who now have cheap room & board for game weekends. After 10 years that's a crank out of 25,000 alumni of
UT-Knoxville FB 'fansnot' available at current rates (plus their
spouses & kids add 50,000+)= a gain of 75,000 UT fans. Voila,
100,000 capacity stadium filled,$$ coffers swell. Hey, desperate
times, desperate measures & it's doable... except for the politics
of ="OH HELL NO YOU DON'T" !
Governor Haslam can push it through.


Say what you want about UT but they're not short on fans or people to fill the stadium. Knoxville has a CSA population of 1.1 million. They're short on players to entertain those fans.
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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby rogdochar » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:37 pm

I thought there was a "claimed" mistake of over-expanding that
stadium and it's hosting a slack attendance of only 50,000 - half filled.
Any guaranteed increase in Knoxville alumni & associated family =
easy increase in fans who will still come see a poor or good team &
buy lots more UT sports paraphernalia $. I don't think the idea is so
dumb. All universities should cut costs & up income streams in hard
times, then when prosperity returns they might could decrease
students' tuition.

Don't want UT to become another Greece. :)
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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby ncargat1 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:23 pm

rogdochar wrote:I thought there was a "claimed" mistake of over-expanding that
stadium and itts hosting a slack attendance of only 50,000 - half filled.
Any guaranteed increase in Knoxville alumni & associated family =
easy increase in fans who will still come see a poor team & buy UT
sports paraphernalia $. I don't think the idea is so dumb. Don't want
UT to become another Greece. :)


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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby GatorInKnox » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:42 pm

They've never had trouble filling the stadium even after it's expansion. UT fans for some odd reason decide that it's wise to basically go on strike when they want a coach fired. I'm not joking. They literally spread the word through social media, sports talk, etc. to basically say "if you don't fire this guy we're not coming." That was basically the undoing of Fulmer in 2008 (along with the boosters). They did it to Fulmer in 2008 and they did it to Dooley this year. I don't understand why they think it's a good idea to essentially take money away from a struggling program and then basically say "Vol For Life" or "Go Big Orange" or something along those lines.
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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby rogdochar » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:57 pm

"GatorKnox", meant no insult to Vol fanship. And I surely didn't know
what you know is going on. That fan boycott is too harsh; when they
mess up football's money, they mess up other sports' $ support. They
should be creative with other ways to attempt influence.... like
holding their breath 'til ....

Don't know how long UT AD/Boosters will have to "slave" before they
get a coach as good as Phillip Fulmer was.

(UF had no dental school in '66 so I attended UT-Memphis -- even
dated Miss Memphis of '67 or '68 (Pamela Potts) 'til it must have been somethin' I said.

I also got an acceptance letter from Chapel Hill, UNC Nursing school too;
must've filled out the wrong form ?? :?
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Re: UT Athletics halts academic donations

Postby Gatorious » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:30 pm

GatorInKnox wrote:They've never had trouble filling the stadium even after it's expansion. UT fans for some odd reason decide that it's wise to basically go on strike when they want a coach fired. I'm not joking. They literally spread the word through social media, sports talk, etc. to basically say "if you don't fire this guy we're not coming." That was basically the undoing of Fulmer in 2008 (along with the boosters). They did it to Fulmer in 2008 and they did it to Dooley this year. I don't understand why they think it's a good idea to essentially take money away from a struggling program and then basically say "Vol For Life" or "Go Big Orange" or something along those lines.



This is very believable. The same thing is going on in Texas to some extent. I remember it beginning at UF with Zook -so I'd say it isn't unique to them, but my other citings support your overall thesis.
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