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  • UNI Future Capital Improvements

    http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/edu...85f915f0d.html

    Anybody know any multi-millionaires that are interested in donating to UNI Athletics?

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    Re: UNI Future Capital Improvements

    The only one that surprised me was the turf. Wasn't that like $1 million to install? 7 years seems like a short life.
    "I think they're very good," Farley said of the preseason top 25 Hawkeyes. "But so are we."

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      Re: UNI Future Capital Improvements

      That turf has been a disaster since the day it was installed. We cheaped out and got exactly what we paid for.

      Time to go to the stuff the Rams and Lions use. Removable in trays. Real rubber infill FieldTurf.
      #MACtion

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        Re: UNI Future Capital Improvements

        Originally posted by ubuntuCAT View Post
        The only one that surprised me was the turf. Wasn't that like $1 million to install? 7 years seems like a short life.
        That's definitely the accounting depreciation lifespan. Don't know what the actual physical lifespan is - though the edges of the turf rolls looks tough.

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          Re: UNI Future Capital Improvements

          I am glad to see that the turf is on there. Just walking around the field without stepping in hole/large crack is tough...amazing that half the team doesn't have an ankle injury.

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            Re: UNI Future Capital Improvements

            This should shed some light on it.

            And, not to toot my own horn, but for the sheep who needlessly argued with me that good sports teams bring in students, baloney. As the article will tell you, UNI, as have nearly all Iowa colleges and universities, has seen a 10% drop in enrollments over the past four years. Yet, basketball "success" was apparently raking in the students into UNI.

            http://www.press-citizen.com/story/n...dies/30301673/

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            • #7
              Re: UNI Future Capital Improvements

              Troll post by ban.

              Has nothing to do with the topic...on top of that it's already been shown that's a complete hit piece that doesn't accurately describe numbers by an Iowa City writer.

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                Re: UNI Future Capital Improvements

                Originally posted by claw View Post
                Troll post by ban.

                Has nothing to do with the topic...on top of that it's already been shown that's a complete hit piece that doesn't accurately describe numbers by an Iowa City writer.
                Really? So the initial post in this thread WASN'T talking about how we can raise money? The article WASN'T talking about how UNI has a revenue problem, relative to Iowa and ISU?

                Enlighten me then.

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                • #9
                  Re: UNI Future Capital Improvements

                  didn't the BoR just give a ton of money to Iowa for renovations at Kinnick?

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                  • #10
                    Re: UNI Future Capital Improvements

                    Originally posted by ban basketball View Post
                    This should shed some light on it.

                    And, not to toot my own horn, but for the sheep who needlessly argued with me that good sports teams bring in students, baloney. As the article will tell you, UNI, as have nearly all Iowa colleges and universities, has seen a 10% drop in enrollments over the past four years. Yet, basketball "success" was apparently raking in the students into UNI.

                    http://www.press-citizen.com/story/n...dies/30301673/
                    You assume the attendance drop would've have been lager without our success in basketball.

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                    • #11
                      Re: UNI Future Capital Improvements

                      Ban, interesting statistic and interpretation. I think you should start a new thread. I agree with the other poster that it's not exactly on the topic of this thread. But it still would be an interesting topic.

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                      • #12
                        Re: UNI Future Capital Improvements

                        Originally posted by sivert View Post
                        Ban, interesting statistic and interpretation. I think you should start a new thread. I agree with the other poster that it's not exactly on the topic of this thread. But it still would be an interesting topic.
                        That article has already been discussed here on another topic.

                        Interestingly enough, falling enrollment may be by design at UNI to get to a "better operational level".

                        It's an undeniable fact that there was a massive influx of applications following the S16 season, and not just more applications but applications from "better students". The same thing happened at Appalachian State after they beat Michigan. Same thing happened in 2008 when WKU beat Drake and ended up being in the Sweet 16. It happened here. It happened at Florida Gulf Coast. There are a plethora of WCF Courier, USA Today, Washington Post, etc... articles looking at the benefits of runs like that if you take the time to go to google (or yahoo, bing, ask jeeves, aol, or whatever your preferred search engine is) and do just a small amount of research - which is something ban has admitted he doesn't do.

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                        • #13
                          Re: UNI Future Capital Improvements

                          http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sport...ern-iowa_N.htm

                          http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebaske...at-youd-expect

                          http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebaske...-the-court-too

                          http://www.educationdive.com/news/ho...sities/234331/

                          http://www.regents.iowa.gov/Meetings...011_ITEM22.pdf

                          Full listing of enrollment and application stats
                          http://www.regents.iowa.gov/Reports/reports.html


                          a published research article from App State

                          http://www.appstate.edu/~mt54813/doc...Admissions.pdf

                          It's called the Flutie Effect.

                          I'll see if I can track the articles from 2010-2011 down but there was a significant jump in applications for 2011 and 2012. That doesn't mean they took more, nor does it mean that more stayed on campus all 4 years, but the effect was/is real

                          Enrollment numbers don't detract from the applications, and quality of applications that are received.
                          Last edited by claw; 08-10-2015, 12:38 PM.

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                            Re: UNI Future Capital Improvements

                            Originally posted by Newsbreaker View Post
                            You assume the attendance drop would've have been lager without our success in basketball.
                            I've never said that, so are you asking me a question? I'm merely just informing everyone on here what transpired in a thread long ago, where people said that the "success" with our basketball teams brings more students into UNI. Clearly, that didn't happen, as direct cause and effect.

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                            • #15
                              Re: UNI Future Capital Improvements

                              Originally posted by claw View Post
                              http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sport...ern-iowa_N.htm

                              http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebaske...at-youd-expect

                              http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebaske...-the-court-too

                              http://www.educationdive.com/news/ho...sities/234331/

                              http://www.regents.iowa.gov/Meetings...011_ITEM22.pdf

                              Full listing of enrollment and application stats
                              http://www.regents.iowa.gov/Reports/reports.html


                              a published research article from App State

                              http://www.appstate.edu/~mt54813/doc...Admissions.pdf

                              It's called the Flutie Effect.

                              I'll see if I can track the articles from 2010-2011 down but there was a significant jump in applications for 2011 and 2012. That doesn't mean they took more, nor does it mean that more stayed on campus all 4 years, but the effect was/is real
                              All well and good, but then why have enrollments gone down for the past four years at UNI (and Iowa and ISU), if we've had "successful" athletic programs? Furthermore, the article on UNI only talked about an increase in campus VISITS. I don't believe (1) that enrollments went up after the sweet 16 team and (2) how do we not know that that isn't due to other factors, outside the performance of a basketball team? There's no cause and effect link at all.
                              Last edited by ban basketball; 08-10-2015, 12:42 PM.

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