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However, if our favorite usually-obtuse college athletic authority is being uncharacteristically clear with its terminology, I am simply awestruck by the fact that athletics makes up a whopping 48.5% of the Institute’s total debt and 27.9% of its annual debt service expenses.
Why compare the two in the light he's doing? Seems disingenuous to me.Now, before we panic more, it’s important to note that the Institute itself is not footing the bill for athletics facility debt — we’ve already discussed GTAA’s annual debt service situation — but the proportion of the total Institute debt at play here is staggering.
The key is that the contributions the article is talking are specifically for operations, debt service, leases, etc.. That is not a standard AA/AT Fund solicitation, particularly for non-revenue sports. Additionally, if anyone is considering a donation like that, they are typically encouraged to contribute to the AD’s discretionary fund for more flexibility, which is not addressed in the article.2) I am also surprised that there are no contributions for any of the other men's or women's sports. We have several PGA golfers who should be able to contribute something to the golf program.
I'll cut the guy some slack as FTRS isn't some sort of bastion for journalistic professionalism or integrity.I'm confused. In one breath, he points out that GTAA is a separate entity from the academic institution then, a paragraph or so prior, he compares the debt of the athletic program as a percentage of the institute's total debt. They either are separate or they're not. Cause if they aren't separate...let's tap into some of that $1.5 billion endowment and pay off the debt.
Why compare the two in the light he's doing? Seems disingenuous to me.
You're a better person than I am then. It seems like a really bad comparison to make and I would think the most likely reason for making it was to stir up some type of a negative response.I'll cut the guy some slack as FTRS isn't some sort of bastion for journalistic professionalism or integrity.
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