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Elton Alexander on Kent State Basketball Program
It's worth your while to go to Cleveland.com and read Eltons article on Kent State basketball this morning. It's about Kent putting emphasis on the basketball program. There are some comments from Warren being quoted. Nothing from the AD or coach so you get a feel where the President feels we are headed. Go to sports/college to find it.
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He called VCU a private college like Butler. This is incorrect. VCU is a public university.
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(03-31-2017 11:22 AM)GFlash68 Wrote:  He called VCU a private college like Butler. This is incorrect. VCU is a public university.

Obviously he did not have Warren read it before he published.
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No news in that story, except Kent received $30 million worth of publicity with their NCAA bid.

Also we got half the money we need for a new practice facility, but not enough to start construction.

Same old talk, with no action
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With the new budget submitted by Gov Kasich the university is actually going to take a big hit in the upcoming year. He has proposed that universities should share the cost of books up to $300 per undergrad student. So using this years enrollment numbers that will cost Kent roughly $10,278,000. Plus a two year freeze on tuition and fees. So the only place more money for athletics can come from is donations.

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From what I've seen elsewhere, the textbook fee looks unlikely. University presidents have lobbied successfully against it.
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(03-31-2017 12:07 PM)Slinkin Street Flash Wrote:  No news in that story, except Kent received $30 million worth of publicity with their NCAA bid.

Also we got half the money we need for a new practice facility, but not enough to start construction.

Same old talk, with no action

I'm suspicious as to how you get $30 million of publicity in 1 week. How much did the Indians gain by winning their last ten games in 2013 and losing a one game playoff? Look at the attendance in 2014 for your answer. Now after their long run in the playoffs in 2016 see what their attendance will be in 2017 (already about 60% of last years). We are all excited about our late season run but having that draw in a lot of new fans is unlikely. We need to sustain it for a few years.
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(03-31-2017 02:41 PM)burden Wrote:  
(03-31-2017 12:07 PM)Slinkin Street Flash Wrote:  No news in that story, except Kent received $30 million worth of publicity with their NCAA bid.

Also we got half the money we need for a new practice facility, but not enough to start construction.

Same old talk, with no action

I'm suspicious as to how you get $30 million of publicity in 1 week. How much did the Indians gain by winning their last ten games in 2013 and losing a one game playoff? Look at the attendance in 2014 for your answer. Now after their long run in the playoffs in 2016 see what their attendance will be in 2017 (already about 60% of last years). We are all excited about our late season run but having that draw in a lot of new fans is unlikely. We need to sustain it for a few years.

Haven't read the article, but $30m of publicity isn't about new fans as much as publicity overall to the entire University. I don't know how that's calculated and I don't know that I believe it, but it's clearly not a figure that is tied to athletics.
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(03-31-2017 11:36 AM)burden Wrote:  
(03-31-2017 11:22 AM)GFlash68 Wrote:  He called VCU a private college like Butler. This is incorrect. VCU is a public university.

Obviously he did not have Warren read it before he published.

He obviously knows nothing of Google.
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