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Idaho Asking State for Athletic Dept. Bailout
This is going great, Chuck: https://tubsattheclub.com/2017/02/13/ui-...-sky-drop/

The funny thing is, donations are down, but they're not nearly as far down as they will be when Idaho actually drops. The hit will be far worse at that point.
02-14-2017 12:19 AM
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(02-14-2017 12:19 AM)LatahCounty Wrote:  This is going great, Chuck: https://tubsattheclub.com/2017/02/13/ui-...-sky-drop/

The funny thing is, donations are down, but they're not nearly as far down as they will be when Idaho actually drops. The hit will be far worse at that point.

I wonder if this is the prelude to the University of Idaho dropping football. Vandals donors, you'd better be working on how to force out Chuck, IMO, if you want football to continue.
02-14-2017 12:25 AM
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Idaho never had any business in FBS. Stupid for a school with a 19m$ AD budget is in the same division with schools who ahve a 180 M$ ad budget. The finances are not even good for a FCS school and not even in the top 3 for the Big Sky. Over 50% subsidy to operate.
131 Idaho Big Sky $19,950,964 $19,248,132 $10,583,477 53.05


YEAR TICKET SALES CONTRIBUTIONS RIGHTS / LICENSING STUDENT FEES SCHOOL FUNDS OTHER TOTAL REVENUES
2015 $632,751 $3,236,170 $2,513,345 $2,158,920 $8,424,557 $2,985,221 $19,950,964

2016 had about 10k attendance for FB isn't even close to the FBS minimum.
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02-14-2017 12:31 AM
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Someone better tell controller Jacobs to stop pulling plugs...

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02-14-2017 12:32 AM
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(02-14-2017 12:25 AM)DawgNBama Wrote:  
(02-14-2017 12:19 AM)LatahCounty Wrote:  This is going great, Chuck: https://tubsattheclub.com/2017/02/13/ui-...-sky-drop/

The funny thing is, donations are down, but they're not nearly as far down as they will be when Idaho actually drops. The hit will be far worse at that point.

I wonder if this is the prelude to the University of Idaho dropping football. Vandals donors, you'd better be working on how to force out Chuck, IMO, if you want football to continue.

I obviously do want football, but dropping the sport altogether makes more sense for the school than moving to the Big Sky. FBS is difficult, but the finances of scholarship FCS are ridiculous and the marketing value is nonexistent. And the ongoing PR and political problems this move is generating within the state for the university are costing dearly.
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02-14-2017 12:35 AM
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But yes, the best thing to do would be to drive Chuck Staben off a cliff somewhere and see what we can do to salvage this mess.
02-14-2017 12:39 AM
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Where would Idaho go if they drop football? They don't have baseball, don't have men's soccer, basketball is mediocre at best (although they were 21-13 last year).
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(02-14-2017 01:31 AM)jdgaucho Wrote:  Where would Idaho go if they drop football? They don't have baseball, don't have men's soccer, basketball is mediocre at best (although they were 21-13 last year).

We've been playing our oly sports without football in the Big Sky for several years already. If that's no longer acceptable to them I'd bet the WAC would take us back. That'd be fine with me -- the WAC is a better basketball conference than the Big Sky anyway.

But it doesn't matter. We've set a course and Staben won't get fired over this. So here we go.
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(02-14-2017 01:42 AM)LatahCounty Wrote:  
(02-14-2017 01:31 AM)jdgaucho Wrote:  Where would Idaho go if they drop football? They don't have baseball, don't have men's soccer, basketball is mediocre at best (although they were 21-13 last year).

We've been playing our oly sports without football in the Big Sky for several years already. If that's no longer acceptable to them I'd bet the WAC would take us back. That'd be fine with me -- the WAC is a better basketball conference than the Big Sky anyway.

But it doesn't matter. We've set a course and Staben won't get fired over this. So here we go.

A'll we can do is sit back and watch.
02-14-2017 01:56 AM
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Sounds like the remaining Idaho fans need a reality check. Big Sky and FCS is the best possible home for its football team. its time they get their athletic program and budget in line with that reality.

The state of Idaho should start thinking about tweaking the flagship status of its schools. The % of state population is gradually shifting more and more to the Boise area. Maybe its time to make Boise St a 2nd flagship. This may upset Idaho Alumni, but hey if there was more Idaho alumni that cared, they would have a 60k football stadium already.
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