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http://m.chronicle.com/article/The-Econo...lVEg%3D%3D

Andy Schwarz argues that a report that led the U. of Alabama at Birmingham to conclude it needed to pull the plug on its middling football program had overestimated its cost by millions of dollars. “UAB claims they can’t afford football,” Mr. Schwarz wrote. “As someone in sales might say, maybe UAB can’t afford to not have football.”
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"It bothers me a ton when I see people speaking from a position of authority and I know it’s wrong," said Mr. Schwarz. "And it is hard for me to be quiet about it."
02-11-2015 09:18 AM
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Really hope Andy gets to officially weigh in on this. Smithers' head will explode
02-11-2015 09:24 AM
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RE: "Maybe UAB can’t afford to not have football.”
This piece is a big deal, not just for its content but the venue.
02-11-2015 09:40 AM
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(02-11-2015 09:40 AM)58-56 Wrote:  This piece is a big deal, not just for its content but the venue.

Holy cow didn't even notice the source. Wow
02-11-2015 09:45 AM
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RE: "Maybe UAB can’t afford to not have football.”
Note that the article confirms that Schwarz's firm is on the list.
02-11-2015 09:50 AM
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RE: "Maybe UAB can’t afford to not have football.”
God, I hope his firm is the chosen one!
02-11-2015 10:02 AM
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(02-11-2015 10:02 AM)Matrix Wrote:  God, I hope his firm is the chosen one!

Agreed, if for no other reason but the fact that I don't think he would let his work be used to justify a pre-determined decision. I think he also understands that loss of a sport like football goes beyond simple math of a ledger line with revenue and expenses and would better be able to account for those intangibles.
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Matter of time before trolls flood the comments..
02-11-2015 10:52 AM
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RE: "Maybe UAB can’t afford to not have football.”
Already have. I guess we are competing against the MIT's & Ivy League schools for students.
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Cant see them on my phone. Will look at later.
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