UConn losing $40M a year on sports - cut sports?

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Re: UConn losing $40M a year on sports - cut sports?

Post by kdogg8173 » Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:25 am

Wasn't meant to be a shot at econ, was just throwing out popular degree tracks.

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Post by eldonabe » Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:03 pm

I think I can speak for most here when I say Fuck Uconn - I hope they go bankrupt in all their sports programs....

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Post by PreecherJenkins » Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:37 pm

InnervisionsUMASS wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:50 am The Commonwealth subsidies the whole University. That's sort of the point of public higher education. Nitpicking the athletic department, a miniscule portion of the overall budget, is for blowhards like Shank. Don't stoop to that level.
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Apr 22, 2022 2:02 pm

PreecherJenkins wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 1:37 pm
InnervisionsUMASS wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:50 am The Commonwealth subsidies the whole University. That's sort of the point of public higher education. Nitpicking the athletic department, a miniscule portion of the overall budget, is for blowhards like Shank. Don't stoop to that level.
is the athletic department a business?

At UMass? No, it's a government entity.
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Post by UMass'96 » Fri Apr 22, 2022 2:46 pm

^ Are we really being honest with ourselves here?
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Apr 22, 2022 2:50 pm

UMass'96 wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 2:46 pm ^ Are we really being honest with ourselves here?

I was being literal. It sure as hell is looked at as if it were a business, of course.


The point is that success will bridge the budget gap but it is extremely unlikely it will ever end up even or at a profit. It's almost always going to remain subsidized. Scrutinizing that doesn't make a lot of sense unless you have an axe to grind against the department or University overall.
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Post by UMass'96 » Fri Apr 22, 2022 2:58 pm

Yep, all good. I agree with your observations. Just wasn't sure which line we were towing here...
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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Fri Apr 22, 2022 3:00 pm

UMass'96 wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 2:58 pm Yep, all good. I agree with your observations. Just wasn't sure which line we were towing here...

Ha. I had an initial response written about the NCAA turning it into a business, but then decided to have fun with it and just be as literal as possible.
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