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ed65

Wine 3/9 in NYC

We had a great turnout last night for Wine 3/9 - over 150 people at Tao Downtown, a real step up from a lot of LC NYC Events.

I spoke to over 20 people about the losing culture of the athletic program, and with one exception none were aware of it. It was true of some former as  athletes as well.  I wasn't surprised - time to get the word out.  I'm sure the same would be true of the Trustees.
LeopardBall10

Re: Wine 3/9 in NYC

ed65 wrote:
We had a great turnout last night for Wine 3/9 - over 150 people at Tao Downtown, a real step up from a lot of LC NYC Events.

I spoke to over 20 people about the losing culture of the athletic program, and with one exception none were aware of it. It was true of some former as  athletes as well.  I wasn't surprised - time to get the word out.  I'm sure the same would be true of the Trustees.


That's interesting because it doesn't seem to be the same issues with most of the former athletes I speak to. But that may be due to the much more recent graduation of a lot of my friends.

I just spoke to a WBB alumn last weekend who told me flat out that she is boycotting all of the Lafayette Basketball and has been for some time. I don't think football has gotten to that point yet, but another season like last year and it could definitely start.
Lafalum

Re: Wine 3/9 in NYC

LeopardBall10 wrote:
ed65 wrote:
We had a great turnout last night for Wine 3/9 - over 150 people at Tao Downtown, a real step up from a lot of LC NYC Events.

I spoke to over 20 people about the losing culture of the athletic program, and with one exception none were aware of it. It was true of some former as  athletes as well.  I wasn't surprised - time to get the word out.  I'm sure the same would be true of the Trustees.


That's interesting because it doesn't seem to be the same issues with most of the former athletes I speak to. But that may be due to the much more recent graduation of a lot of my friends.

I just spoke to a WBB alumn last weekend who told me flat out that she is boycotting all of the Lafayette Basketball and has been for some time. I don't think football has gotten to that point yet, but another season like last year and it could definitely start.


There is some movement internally with regard to allocation of funds e.g. revenues ending up in the school's general fund, not even in the athletic fund.
Interested Pardee

Re: Wine 3/9 in NYC

Lafalum wrote:
There is some movement internally with regard to allocation of funds e.g. revenues ending up in the school's general fund, not even in the athletic fund.


I don't know what Lafayette's share will be, but this is specifically set aside for student-athletes.
Lafalum

Re: Wine 3/9 in NYC

Interested Pardee wrote:
Lafalum wrote:
There is some movement internally with regard to allocation of funds e.g. revenues ending up in the school's general fund, not even in the athletic fund.


I don't know what Lafayette's share will be, but this is specifically set aside for student-athletes.


Wow 200 million split to aprrox 350 Div 1 schools based on the number of scholarship athletes. This could be a big help if Lafayette doesn't reduce the budget elsewhere!!
ed65

Re: Wine 3/9 in NYC

Interested Pardee wrote:
Lafalum wrote:
There is some movement internally with regard to allocation of funds e.g. revenues ending up in the school's general fund, not even in the athletic fund.


I don't know what Lafayette's share will be, but this is specifically set aside for student-athletes.


Yet another reason to be in Division I.  However, given how incredibly screwed up the NCAA is, who knows how the pot of gold will be allocated.  I wouldn't be surprised to see the big school get most of the money although I would argue (of course) that the so called mid majors should get the lion's share.
LeopardBall10

Re: Wine 3/9 in NYC

ed65 wrote:
Yet another reason to be in Division I.  However, given how incredibly screwed up the NCAA is, who knows how the pot of gold will be allocated.  I wouldn't be surprised to see the big school get most of the money although I would argue (of course) that the so called mid majors should get the lion's share.


I also wonder what stipulations come with the money. Any conditions on what it must be used for, etc.
Interested Pardee

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LeopardBall10 wrote:
I also wonder what stipulations come with the money. Any conditions on what it must be used for, etc.

According to the press release, the funds "must be used explicitly for programs that benefit student-athletes."  But, as I have found from many institutions, they can interpret the hell out of a seemingly clear statement.   Wink
Lafalum

Re: Wine 3/9 in NYC

Interested Pardee wrote:
LeopardBall10 wrote:
I also wonder what stipulations come with the money. Any conditions on what it must be used for, etc.

According to the press release, the funds "must be used explicitly for programs that benefit student-athletes."  But, as I have found from many institutions, they can interpret the hell out of a seemingly clear statement.   Wink


Yes, will the college cut what they contribute to the athletic program and replace it with this money.

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