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  1. https://www.theshorthorn.com/news/karbhari-steps-down-after-ut-system-releases-investigation-alleging-violation/article_ba5db556-6a53-11ea-8548-439eed687703.htm
  2. The Frisco campus is ahead of projections, so I think it is going to turn out to be a big winner. It is interesting to see how a project can really take off when a city has a vision and works as a partner with a University. As far as resource drains I would throw out that Denton is shouldering a lot of the cost for things like UNTD the soon to be NAIA powerhouse 😏
  3. You nailed it, every post mentions little in the way of specifics. The System lawyer who said it didn't even work at UNT, she works in Dallas. I am all for equality but demanding a multi-million dollar building because of what was said at a free speech forum by someone not affiliated with the Denton campus seems to be a bit much. The SGA leader Yolian Ogbu also said that all police are terrorists, so I think that speaks to where logic and reason fit into the picture. edited to show her exact quote was that "police are america's terrorists"
  4. Harry's correct that's Bruzzy on the left. Great supporter of the University! I think this puts him at over 5 million in giving to academics and athletics, which by my calculations puts him just above Ben Gooding on the list 😂
  5. This season has been a dissapointment - no doubt. Recruiting was poor the first few years of Seth's career as a head coach and we won close games that made our progress feel a bit ahead of schedule. This year we have seen a regression as some of that good fortune has worn off and we have seen some of the recruiting holes exposed. SL is a young coach and he is learning, his recruiting wasn't where it needed to be. After some adjustments and staff changes the past two recruiting cycles have been greatly improved. He isn't perfect but with WB's help they can fix the defensive issues with similar success. The resources are in place to become a dominant team in the conference. Before Wren & SL there was zero demand for our coaches and staff. You didn't have to worry about other schools poaching our ranks, in fact they often had to take demotions to keep coaching see Cosh at the University of Delaware etc. We have something building, there will be some year to year turbulence at times but the facilities, athletic performance and national reputation of our school is improving yearly. Wren just posted the best winning % across athletics in decades and the University is setting records in athletic donations and fundraising. Now with a down season some are losing faith. I'm not a sunshine pumper but food for thought - in the past year SL, WB and NS have all been recruited and turned down offers from other Universities for more $. This fact says more about the state of things than poorly reasoned posts. I challenge you to find a time where our AD, admin and coach have all been of interest to other schools. A good team is in place, but if as a fan base we are constantly threatening to yank support and dragging them on social media they might just see those dollar signs and move on to greener pastures. Just five short years ago our entire budget/finances were in shambles we had Benford finding creative way to lose with stacked teams, Peterson going an almost impossible 5-24 and Mac's wheels falling off in the standings and recruiting. I appreciate what is now in place and will continue to support it. GMG.
  6. Nice recognition, UNT was ranked for the first time ever among national public universities and the graduate schools had some nice ratings.
  7. First commit of the new class a 6’4” lefty with offers from La Tech, Tulsa and Utep among others. Nice signing, would like to see this class get locked up a bit earlier than 2019’s.
  8. Pavlov this post was pure gold, I nominate it for the hall of fame. With you as their ace advisor a new battlecry will ring throughout Denton “Leagalize NY Subhub”
  9. Re: the value of the operations if everyone likes the place so much moving nearby shouldn’t affect them greatly & a nicer/bigger location could even improve their sales. I am not anti Subhub and I’m sympathetic to the history of the place. I just felt like it’s fair to consider both sides.
  10. I feel like the narrative online is omitting some key points: - the family that owns this property is wealthy, so it is not like they don’t have the ability to move nearby. The son is interviewed but I believe the father owns the property and the tax info fowards to a million dollar home. - despite this wealth this whole section of four buildings has not had meaningful investment in forever, the buildings and pavement are in poor shape and that is being generous. - they are being offered $700k almost triple the tax value for a small building built in the 60’s. So school bullies young hard working owner is the easy narrative to write but I feel there is a more accurate one that hasn’t been put forth.
  11. The debate team is great and I hope it continues to have success. I just wanted to point out that you brought them up in an eSports thread and I felt your post could be interpreted as though there was some link between the two. You clarified that so I'm on the same page with you. You are obviously a supporter of theirs and I applaud you for that, GMG!
  12. @MCMLXXX These are two really different things. A scholarship has nothing to do with defunding a program. The debate team has something like 20 students in it and they had a nearly 6 figure budget. A group of students cut their budget provided by student service fees by $9,000 and told them that they will eventually want them to be self funding. So a group of their peers is defunding them to put that money to use elsewhere in the school. For for all we know some donor has funded the $20k for esports
  13. This is a great deal for UNT. Kudos to the admin for stepping up with a big ask and getting it filled. To my knowledge this was the first UNT day at the capitol and the first time we have asked for something along these lines. Even better that it is going to research. For anyone that hasn't heard about the 3D printing at UNT NPR had a nice segment on it a few months ago. The tech can print with multiple materials, so for example a part can be "printed" for a surgical plates where some portion of it is flexible and other parts are not so it is more natural in function. https://www.keranews.org/post/unts-new-3d-printing-lab-could-manufacture-lasting-change-industry
  14. The new Ole Miss AD won't be able to build, they have a new $100 million hoops arena. They also have renovated their atheltic center and football stadium for another $75 million. That doesn't include their basketball practice facility, which cost more than our IPF. Despite this investment their basketball team routinely finishes 6-8th in the SEC and the new coach is under contract for another four years. In football they finished went 1-7 in league play finishing 6th of 7 teams in their division. They are on NCAA probation & scholarship limits and Luke is under contract until 2021. Bjork was great on the business side and there's probably not much to improve there. He more than doubled athletics revenue coming into the school. A new AD would not be able to do much of anything for about three years unless they raised a buyout war chest for football. WB could show immediate improvement at UNT because we needed the trifecta: better facilities, coaches/staff, and business operations/fundraising. The current University leadership, AD and staff have all aligned to fuel the this improvement. We can now say we have a resource advantage over our CUSA peers and many G5 teams. A transition like we have seen here is more difficult for Ole Miss because of the SEC arms race and WB knows this. Not a dig at Ole Miss, more of a compliment to the SEC. An AD gets hired for showing clear improvement and raising the stock of a schools programs, it is not a given that someone could show that at Ole Miss. How likely is it that they supplant LSU, Florida, A&M, Auburn, Bama etc. Why take that career risk when your stock is on the rise and the money is comparable?
  15. I bet this is a result of the old guard putting the tab for Apogee in the athletics budget. No other schools do this and it was a mistake. That decision has directly lead to articles like these and the “debt” one in the school paper.
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