New football building

Athletics Department, Facilities, etc.
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Neckfansince71
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:49 pm

The specs were sent to three different architectural firms so they could come up with preliminary designs. These should be finished in the very near future. That is not rumor nor conjecture, just the facts! ;) jc
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:30 pm

Neckfansince71 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:49 pm
The specs were sent to three different architectural firms so they could come up with preliminary designs. These should be finished in the very near future. That is not rumor nor conjecture, just the facts! ;) jc
I like this MUCH better than what I was hearing! Glad you shared :D
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Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:18 am

So the architectural firms are delivering us more wall art and we have to choose which one we like best?
If Jimmy V was a programmer like me, he would have said it like this: while (!(succeed = try()));
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Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:07 pm

I’m excited to see them! Will be even more excited when the first shovel goes in the dirt. This staff has done great in recruiting, can only imagine how successful they will be with a shiny new building. Even “official” plans for a new facility will be a big boost!
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Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:44 pm

So has this prospective football building been funded? .....or as Seal alluded is this more "wall art".

I would add is it smoke and mirrors to keep up with our competition? Showing a prospect glitzy renderings that will never materialize.

Just seems sleazy.
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:50 am

Let’s see how fast things move now.
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:53 am

GV Dad wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:50 am
Let’s see how fast things move now.
I think a lot depends on whether the interim/incoming is a "sports-minded" guy or gal.
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:31 am

sealhall74 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:53 am
GV Dad wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:50 am
Let’s see how fast things move now.
I think a lot depends on whether the interim/incoming is a "sports-minded" guy or gal.
Agreed. Also, forward thinking vs Conservative (in vision not politics). I think having Bainter reinstated is likely more beneficial for this. I heard a lot of the BIG donors for this project were Bainter Boys.
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:58 am

GV Dad wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:31 am
sealhall74 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:53 am
GV Dad wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:50 am
Let’s see how fast things move now.
I think a lot depends on whether the interim/incoming is a "sports-minded" guy or gal.
Agreed. Also, forward thinking vs Conservative (in vision not politics). I think having Bainter reinstated is likely more beneficial for this. I heard a lot of the BIG donors for this project were Bainter Boys.
Not directly athletics-related, but from what I heard, one recent "distinguished alumni" put a hold on his $1MM+ donation to the university the day that it was announced that Bainter was fired. He was very well-liked by the community and many of the alumni and "big donors".
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:17 am

ST_Lawson wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:58 am
GV Dad wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:31 am
sealhall74 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:53 am


I think a lot depends on whether the interim/incoming is a "sports-minded" guy or gal.
Agreed. Also, forward thinking vs Conservative (in vision not politics). I think having Bainter reinstated is likely more beneficial for this. I heard a lot of the BIG donors for this project were Bainter Boys.
Not directly athletics-related, but from what I heard, one recent "distinguished alumni" put a hold on his $1MM+ donation to the university the day that it was announced that Bainter was fired. He was very well-liked by the community and many of the alumni and "big donors".
Bainter is sort of the Joe Biden of the 2020 Dem race. Been there, done that, lots of friends, but if you are trying to turn the corner and build for the future, is he the right guy.
If Jimmy V was a programmer like me, he would have said it like this: while (!(succeed = try()));
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