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Brett Vito

DRC: UNT set to unveil upgrades to Kuehne facility

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So, the upgrades are a picture of Ernie and accent lighting?  Come on Brett, dig a little deeper.

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So they added some lights and phone chargers?

Anyone else tired of Ernie?

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Nope, I am thankful for Ernie. I just think Vito could have dug a little deeper to find out what the renovations look like. Guess I pissed off Brett for asking. 

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20 minutes ago, GMG24 said:

Oh UNT, where we have a booster who's kept a program afloat financially and we complain about them. 

x 1,000,000

 

($)

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Did they add bathrooms?

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Ernie's a Saint and very much appreciate his generosity.   So glad to hear of the upgrades.  Basketball is fixing to get fun again.

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3 hours ago, TreeFiddy said:

Did they add bathrooms?

Bathrooms, psh those are amenities not upgrades! They can take a leak after practice is over. 

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"I haven't seen it, but word is there is a photo of Kuehne up. He looks down on the court from on high."

Ernie is a great booster and we are lucky to have him but this made me chuckle lol

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26 minutes ago, All About UNT said:

Ernie is a great booster and we are lucky to have him but this made me chuckle lol

Benford was especially lucky to have Ernie and his extended support after everybody else knew he was a dud after year one.

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EK is a great connector for getting donations to the university, and has been a great donor. He's probably the best connector of people the school has had as an alumni. However, there are several others who have given much more with out needing all of the fanfare.

Every few years there seems to be a small dust up when one of the big donors gets leap frogged by another who is donating more and we seem to be in that phase now. The new guard seems to be the Lovelace, McNatt and Ryan families.

Grateful for all of their support and look forward to the next generation as well.

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On 6/9/2017 at 7:16 PM, shootermcgavin44 said:

So they added some lights and phone chargers?

Anyone else tired of Ernie?

Shooter who? Never heard of ya! Thanks Ernie!

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On 6/10/2017 at 4:09 PM, xyresic said:

EK is a great connector for getting donations to the university, and has been a great donor. He's probably the best connector of people the school has had as an alumni. However, there are several others who have given much more with out needing all of the fanfare.

Every few years there seems to be a small dust up when one of the big donors gets leap frogged by another who is donating more and we seem to be in that phase now. The new guard seems to be the Lovelace, McNatt and Ryan families.

Grateful for all of their support and look forward to the next generation as well.

Lets hope UNT will always be in a phase where a number of donors want to leapfrog the ones who already give :)

If that were a fairly constant state, UNT athletics would be sure to benefit.

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I suggest that anybody here who subscribes to the "Tired of Ernie" newsletter to find him and arrange a private conversation.  I think you'll be mighty surprised at what you hear. 

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On ‎6‎/‎20‎/‎2017 at 9:15 AM, oldguystudent said:

I suggest that anybody here who subscribes to the "Tired of Ernie" newsletter to find him and arrange a private conversation.  I think you'll be mighty surprised at what you hear. 

Agree with you.

By the way...I had a tour of the new basketball practice facility upgrades today and they are really nice.  Nothing ":mind blowing", but several small things and one pretty big dea that does enhance the facility for both our men's and women's teams.

Several new graphics...one Nike swoosh banner that has the swoosh made out of what appears to be basketball goal netting pieces...pretty cool.  Yes, Ernie's eyes light up green...pretty interesting look when the lights are on!  The locker rooms have been updated with charger stations, a game player (X-Box maybe...I have no clue when it comes to that stuff) and graphics and cool green accent lighting.  The bigger deal are the nutrition stations that have been added when the players can grad some fruit, energy bars, PowerAde, water, etc. In the men's locker room there were freshly made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  And, before you say anything about the PB&J's...PB&J sandwiches seem to be a "big deal" in the NBA locker rooms these days (or so my tour guide explained).  Thought that was interesting.

Anyone who does not think the changes made in this facility are a "bunch of nothing", I can assure you, the players think differently.  It is interesting to me how important some seemingly small things are when it comes to recruiting and taking care of current players.

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Serious question.  When Bedford made the comments about not having restrooms, was he talking about the practice facility?  If not, where was he talking about?  If so, has the issue been addressed?

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10 minutes ago, TreeFiddy said:

Serious question.  When Bedford made the comments about not having restrooms, was he talking about the practice facility?  If not, where was he talking about?  If so, has the issue been addressed?

Maybe THIS is why he packed extra suits?    #doodooproblems

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