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Will NIU follow the University of Cincinnati funding model?
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David Ridpath, associate professor of sports administration at Ohio University, said students at most schools are unaware that their pockets are being emptied by the athletic department.

“You look at schools that aren’t in the Power Five conferences, [including] Cincinnati,” he said. “These are [/align]schools that are obviously heavily subsidized by student fees and their institutional subsidies.”

Ridpath said the fee isn’t the problem; rather, the lack of transparency with students poses issues.

“I think that paying a student fee for athletics is not inherently wrong in a sense that we are all a part of a community,” said Ridpath, who recently completed a research study on student perceptions of the athletic fee in the Mid-American Conference — one of the most highly-subsidized Division I conferences in the NCAA. “My issue is the amount, and the fact that students don’t have a real voice in this at many institutions, and not many know about it.”
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RE: Will NIU follow the University of Cincinnati funding model?
I got into the games free, thought it was always a great value. Since when
do students have a say in tuition amount, course offerings, department hires, etc.
It's a bunch of crap. If you don't like it go to another University.
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RE: Will NIU follow the University of Cincinnati funding model?
Their are Northern Star articles about the fee every so often, its out in the open. Free admission to games, helps keep the athletic department afloat, including the quality facilities which the students themselves use as well for training or intramurals, necessary for Alumni relations and general PR....

Another "I don't like sports so lets minimize that cog in the machine" guy, yay.
04-07-2018 10:53 AM
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RE: Will NIU follow the University of Cincinnati funding model?
Read the fine print.
04-08-2018 05:29 AM
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RE: Will NIU follow the University of Cincinnati funding model?
Comparing NIU to a t300 worldwide school with 1.2 billion in endowment (vs. NIU 75 million), receives 400 million a yr in research, is in a metro area 10x DeKalb's, and had has a recognized medical center.

Just think. They have 44k (33k undergrads) students, rising costs carried on to students exponentially.That's the cost to compete, the cost of success which they have been experiencing in basketball and football. And while the costs are carried on to students, I think they get a little more return than NIU on the field and in the classroom.

With exposure NIU gets, have gotten in the past I still can't believe this program did not take it to the next level after the Orange Bowl and that the basketball team has remainded non-existant in the MAC.
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RE: Will NIU follow the University of Cincinnati funding model?
(04-07-2018 10:53 AM)NIUfilmmaker Wrote:  Their are Northern Star articles about the fee every so often, its out in the open. Free admission to games, helps keep the athletic department afloat, including the quality facilities which the students themselves use as well for training or intramurals, necessary for Alumni relations and general PR....
Another "I don't like sports so lets minimize that cog in the machine" guy, yay.

We're all Huskie athletic fans but don't misrepresent things.
While the Northern Star was once highly critical, the lack of advertising and cuts to their funding have reduced them to a twice-a-week publication and yet, NIU athletics is often featured on the front page.
When you say "Their (should be there) are articles about the fee every so often," when was the last one?
You say "the quality facilities which the students themselves use as well for training or intramurals," that applies to Campus Rec utilizing Huskie Stadium on occasion. However, the Yordan Center, Convo Center court, Victor E, NIU track/soccer complex, baseball and soccer fields are as a rule, off limits. It's not like the days of Evans Field House, which is now primarily used by campus rec except when men's or women's tennis needs it. Apparently you haven't seen the recreation fields north of the Convo that include turf and lights. Perhaps seeing Huskie athletics being smarter due to budget limitations can make other parts of the university machine less likely to point fingers our way, since they're dealing with their own reductions.
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RE: Will NIU follow the University of Cincinnati funding model?
(04-07-2018 08:31 AM)Boca Rocket Wrote:  I got into the games free, thought it was always a great value. Since when
do students have a say in tuition amount, course offerings, department hires, etc.
It's a bunch of crap. If you don't like it go to another University.

The University of Toledo only charges a reasonable athletic fee to students and they know what that fee is. UT does not "Rob" the academic side of money with indirect institutional support like many other MAC schools. UT can do this because they have the highest ticket sales overall in the MAC and the highest donations overall in the MAC. Therefor UT students know exactly what it costs them.
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(04-09-2018 11:20 AM)Stpetebeachrocketfan Wrote:  
(04-07-2018 08:31 AM)Boca Rocket Wrote:  I got into the games free, thought it was always a great value. Since when
do students have a say in tuition amount, course offerings, department hires, etc.
It's a bunch of crap. If you don't like it go to another University.

The University of Toledo only charges a reasonable athletic fee to students and they know what that fee is. UT does not "Rob" the academic side of money with indirect institutional support like many other MAC schools. UT can do this because they have the highest ticket sales overall in the MAC and the highest donations overall in the MAC. Therefor UT students know exactly what it costs them.

lol, good lord
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RE: Will NIU follow the University of Cincinnati funding model?
(04-09-2018 02:28 PM)17Huskies Wrote:  
(04-09-2018 11:20 AM)Stpetebeachrocketfan Wrote:  
(04-07-2018 08:31 AM)Boca Rocket Wrote:  I got into the games free, thought it was always a great value. Since when
do students have a say in tuition amount, course offerings, department hires, etc.
It's a bunch of crap. If you don't like it go to another University.

The University of Toledo only charges a reasonable athletic fee to students and they know what that fee is. UT does not "Rob" the academic side of money with indirect institutional support like many other MAC schools. UT can do this because they have the highest ticket sales overall in the MAC and the highest donations overall in the MAC. Therefor UT students know exactly what it costs them.

lol, good lord
+1
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RE: Will NIU follow the University of Cincinnati funding model?
(04-09-2018 07:44 PM)DiehardHuskie Wrote:  
(04-09-2018 02:28 PM)17Huskies Wrote:  
(04-09-2018 11:20 AM)Stpetebeachrocketfan Wrote:  
(04-07-2018 08:31 AM)Boca Rocket Wrote:  I got into the games free, thought it was always a great value. Since when
do students have a say in tuition amount, course offerings, department hires, etc.
It's a bunch of crap. If you don't like it go to another University.

The University of Toledo only charges a reasonable athletic fee to students and they know what that fee is. UT does not "Rob" the academic side of money with indirect institutional support like many other MAC schools. UT can do this because they have the highest ticket sales overall in the MAC and the highest donations overall in the MAC. Therefor UT students know exactly what it costs them.

lol, good lord
+1

Look at the numbers, its true, UT students know exactly what they pay. You just don't like hearing it that UT is doing something much better then NIU. I get it! NIU has a very large institutional support that is a hidden fee on students. Hence your very high tuition and falling enrollment numbers year after year after year, because your leaders just sit on their hands and do nothing! From the outside looking in its like NIU leadership has been on cruise control year after year after year. They just sit around and blame the state for all their problems. LOL....Good Lord!
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