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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-15-11 04:00 PM
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15. A college president (friend of mine) said that there are three things he/she must provide:
1. Parking for the faculty
2. Sex for the students
3. Sports for the alumni

So, despite what other "objectives" might be stated, he said that these are the only important ones.
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  -College Students. Do you care about your school's sports program? yellowwood  Jan-15-11 03:12 PM   #0 
  - Nope and I got to see my program up close  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-15-11 03:13 PM   #1 
  - I've been saying the same thing for years - make the NFL and the NBA run their OWN damned  kath   Jan-15-11 05:31 PM   #25 
  - Nope, don't give a shit  Confusious   Jan-15-11 03:23 PM   #2 
  - They spent millions on a new sports complex at the local JC...  pinboy3niner   Jan-15-11 03:28 PM   #3 
  - The kids are getting a free ride with a big * too. Most of the big sports teams  Exultant Democracy   Jan-15-11 03:30 PM   #4 
  - Many major programs will claim to be self-sustaining, but I suspect it's rarely true  petronius   Jan-15-11 03:33 PM   #5 
  - Did I hear correctly that Canadian Universities don't have  AsahinaKimi   Jan-15-11 03:35 PM   #6 
  - Nope and the ones that Mexican Universities  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-15-11 03:37 PM   #7 
  - I believe University of Kentucky basketball  JonLP24   Jan-15-11 03:37 PM   #8 
  - i don't think it is correct to say that Canadian Universities don't have sports teams  onenote   Jan-15-11 03:42 PM   #11 
  - Thanks for that  AsahinaKimi   Jan-15-11 03:58 PM   #14 
  - Wait, what? Of course they do, often to a very annoying level. (nt)  Posteritatis   Jan-15-11 05:12 PM   #22 
  - Our universities have sports teams  daleo   Jan-16-11 12:10 AM   #33 
  - We have sports teams  Very_Boring_Name   Jan-16-11 12:16 AM   #34 
  - Taxpayer-subsidized feeder program for professional sports  somone   Jan-15-11 03:38 PM   #9 
  - I would if my school had anything worth while  Drale   Jan-15-11 03:40 PM   #10 
  - Very few sports teams are money makers. Ver, very few.  SharonAnn   Jan-15-11 04:02 PM   #16 
     - Sharon - our state's college team is a money-maker.  Kalyke   Jan-15-11 04:11 PM   #19 
        - How much money does it make?  taterguy   Jan-15-11 05:15 PM   #23 
  - The worst part is much of the money in sports program are often protected from budget cuts  aikoaiko   Jan-15-11 03:43 PM   #12 
  - I go to a private university  tammywammy   Jan-15-11 03:43 PM   #13 
  - A college president (friend of mine) said that there are three things he/she must provide:  SharonAnn   Jan-15-11 04:00 PM   #15 
  - Cared as a student and now as an alumnus  Nailzberg   Jan-15-11 04:05 PM   #17 
  - I never got into pro sports either.  FLPanhandle   Jan-16-11 08:53 AM   #42 
  - Depends...  Kalyke   Jan-15-11 04:09 PM   #18 
  - I couldn't care less about the sport program at my alma mater -  hedgehog   Jan-15-11 04:16 PM   #20 
  - Other than as an avenue to physical fitness I think all school sports oughtta go away.  davsand   Jan-15-11 04:51 PM   #21 
  - Its been a long time since I was a college student ....  etherealtruth   Jan-15-11 05:20 PM   #24 
  - Fuck no!  Odin2005   Jan-15-11 05:33 PM   #26 
  - Quite a few are self funding and generate revenue. Every LSU home football game has over an $8M  RB TexLa   Jan-15-11 06:16 PM   #27 
  - The U. of Texas football team brings in 70 million annually. NT  aaaaaa5a   Jan-15-11 09:01 PM   #31 
  - Actually that's not entirely the case  mythology   Jan-17-11 07:57 PM   #46 
  - Students certainly care here about UNC Tar Heels  unc70   Jan-15-11 08:01 PM   #28 
  - Division. 1 football makes money  aaaaaa5a   Jan-15-11 09:00 PM   #29 
  - I agree with everything here.  FLPanhandle   Jan-16-11 08:57 AM   #43 
  - Sorry double post. NT  aaaaaa5a   Jan-15-11 09:00 PM   #30 
  - Love it. I'm an adult alumni.  Joe the Revelator   Jan-15-11 09:32 PM   #32 
  - The Issue Is:  yellowwood   Jan-16-11 06:53 AM   #35 
  - No longer a student, but I love my Gators  FLPanhandle   Jan-16-11 07:40 AM   #36 
  - Good post.  aaaaaa5a   Jan-16-11 07:58 AM   #37 
  - Fuck no.  lonestarnot   Jan-16-11 08:10 AM   #38 
  - Hell yes I do!  B Calm   Jan-16-11 08:12 AM   #39 
  - I checked with my son who's a college sophomore  Shrek   Jan-16-11 08:34 AM   #40 
  - yes, and I have friends and relatives who might not have been able to go to college w/o them  fishwax   Jan-16-11 08:50 AM   #41 
  - I just read in Sports Illustrated...  aaaaaa5a   Jan-17-11 05:45 PM   #44 
     - I don't doubt it  mikiturner   Jan-17-11 05:53 PM   #45 

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