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Posts posted by ionel

  1. 2 hours ago, Antitroll2828 said:

    They have a 27.7 billion dollar endowment, but you know the dean might need to put an addition on his winter home or the football team might need Gucci carpet in the locker room so bring out the axe for the “lesser” sports. 

    I'm guessing that is an endowment for academics.  Do you think they should raid an academic endowment to support athletics, what if a univ raided an endowment specifically set up to fund an athletic scholarship and used it for academic research.   But regardless its tough times and admin has to make tough decisions and think long term, I don't like it but there it is ...

  2. 16 minutes ago, gimpeltf said:

    I was responding to your saying all classes were online. I guess you meant all classes COULD be online not that every kid had to be online which is how I took your statement.

    Yes that's what I said, all classes online for 2020/21


    but you replied with a link about freshman and up to 40% on campus, I did not say "could be."

  3. 14 hours ago, Idaho said:

    University of Oregon lost 1.3 million last year - perhaps the better question is which program loses the least amount? 

    Hard to find info on baseball but this article from 2016 shows that 4 of the 12 SEC baseball teams made money and one stayed even. The overall budgets of SEC athletics shows that every school made a profit for the year with Kentucky making the least profit at nearly 5 million. In short, the SEC could add wrestling for men and women if they wanted to. 


    How much NCAA baseball teams spent 2013-17


    Most cost effective NCAA baseball programs 2018


    Looking at details of the first article I'd still say we have no evidence that any baseball programs are profitable.  The table shows that LSU and TAM both include contributions/donations.  This is a table of "cash coming in" but the author attributes it to revenue in the article but does also mention that TAM was an anomaly as it included donations for a stadium renovation.  Moreover the "cash going out" table does not include all relevant expenses.  What it does show is that LSU is perhaps the one and only ( program that actually cash flows its baseball operation within baseball, no outside athletic or university help.  But that does not mean the program is "profitable."

    Regarding BSU dropping baseball, I certainly would not blame them, this is going to be an extraordinary year.  There may not even be any football or basketball programs that are profitably this year or able to cash flow operations with current year revenue.  Saves a lot of money to drop the first year after attempting to restart than later after more infrastructure investment.  We are going to see more of this at the smaller universities, the large programs just keep getting bigger with conference TV etc. but more cost added with feeding all athletes, paying athletes etc. the smaller universities are going to be faced with which programs make sense and can keep afloat.  If they'd kept wrestling it would've been dropped this year.  Not good news but its the situation we face this year.  

  4. 40 minutes ago, 1032004 said:

    According to this recent article (which is making some similar suggestions Wrestling fans are) , about 15 of 300 teams - https://www.omaha.com/sports/cws/raise-revenue-or-cut-costs-one-solution-could-do-both-and-save-college-baseball/article_43ebc05f-80ee-5bea-98b2-e2b990612064.html


    Article says 5% are profitable but didn't see (skimmed it) any details or specifics on which programs, whether over time etc.  Does the author consider it "profitable" if revenue plus donations exceeds total operating expense or is it just direct revenue accrued to baseball from tickets, tv etc less expense?  Without the details hard to know what the 5% means.  But yeah like wrestling they pretty much all lose money.  

  5. 17 minutes ago, bnwtwg said:

    After growing up in southern IL and went to undergrad in central IL, but after moving to Chicago over a decade ago I can’t even keep track anymore of how many times I have been shot. Plus every 6-12 months I wake up in a bath tub of ice and realize someone stole another one of my kidneys. It’s super duper scary in Chiraq I don’t know how the millions of us can stand to live here and that global companies are based out of this town. Crazy that the Windy City is where they were able to bring together such an awesome event tonight to help our athletes repping our great sport!

    So are you saying you are a hillbilly turned gangbanger or now a gangbanger-hillbilly?  Appears maybe you didn't listen closely to all of that kinfolk advice, they said "Californy is the place you ought to be" not Chiraqo.  ;)

  6. On 6/19/2020 at 11:51 AM, bnwtwg said:

    Because the governor and the mayor of Chicago put in strict provisions that put the healthy and safety of all Illinoisans on the highest pedestal. New cases decreased by 49.x% over the last three weeks even though the hillbillies down south sued Pritzker because they were inconvenienced.


    4 hours ago, cjc007 said:

    Yeah, I've read that there were 100's of street shootings there in the last two weeks. I'm glad the Governor is concerned, otherwise it would be like the wild west down in South Chicago. Oh wait........

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    Yep gotta love Illinois, the southern half hillbillies and the northern half gangbangers, don't know why any want to live there, maybe it's the attraction of the huge deficit and the corrupt governors.  ;_;

  7. 2 hours ago, powershouse said:

    I understand that there won’t be any weigh ins for this event. Who is going to show up HUGE?

    Showing up "huge" isn't necessarily an advantage.  The key is probably showing up hydrated and at ideal weight.  It's not like you add muscle mass by weigh 20 lbs more.  It's not too much different than running & cycling race events.  Cycling is about power to weight ratio.  You need to show up with muscles hydrated to survive a 2 to 5 hour race or even a short 45 min crit event, but show up 20 lbs heavy and good luck moving than extra mass you can't suddenly change your power numbers.  Similar with this event show up muscles fully hydrated and should be better able to go hard full time but show up well over weight and will be sluggish and no stronger.  

    That said though, if Trump were wrestling in this event he would show up HUGE and it would be BEAUTIFUL!  ;)

  8. 4 minutes ago, MonagFam said:

    I don't know if any of my inquiries below have easily found results, but these popped into my head:

    • Worst seeded wrestlers to win championships or All American?
    • If different, worst W-L records for wrestlers that won/placed?

    Feel free to add any other obscure stats or questions that others may know the answers to.

    Good grief, never heard of Branch? ;_;

  9. 50 minutes ago, ConnorsDad said:

    174 maybe but definitely NOT 165.

    They need either a 174 or a 165 depending on whether Wittlake moves up, or do you know someone else on the roster with experience? Or do you think Sheets will move up to 165?  That's possible. 

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