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A collective forehead smack

We all know that UT spends a lot of money on athletics, especially football. Not everyone agrees with it, but they also make an assload of money. Generally, I feel like the athletic department makes some high-profile boo-boos, but that they operate in the black every year, and they give more to the UT and Knoxville community than they take.

But there are times when I really wonder what they are thinking. Yes, perhaps stadium renovation is needed, and will be more expensive than expected. But seriously, how can they point out the need for housing in the Gulf states and ask for $9 million more (added to the $107 million they already have budgeted) for extra concession stands?

5-6 season + asking state for $9 mil extra = kissing goals 1 and 2 goodbye.
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12/07/2005 7:58 PM Blogger Julie

I may be wrong, it might have changed since I went to UT, which was an embarassingly long time ago, but at that time, UT was still one of the only university's that had seperate athletic and academic budgets, so the money the football/basketball brings in doesn't benefit the academic side at all. But they don't publicize that.
I remember being quit angry when they built the large work out center and new 'athletic dorm' and yet cut the library hours so that I couldn't go there sat or sunday night.    



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