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Tough times in San Antonio

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You think NT is immune to the same things that almost every college athletic program is facing?

NT like every other program is looking at ways to cut costs.  How many programs can continue to pay for staffs that may not even have an opportunity to coach?

 

 

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I think small salary cuts are reasonable and could be necessary.  

And we should be encouraging NMSU to drop down, not join our conference. 

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14 hours ago, greenminer said:

Random thought: if NMSU replaced them in CUSA, GreenMiner would not shed a tear.

….and neither would SilverEagle.

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15 hours ago, Coach Andy Mac said:

 

I am no fan of UTSA but I hate seeing this for any school. I would be very surprised if we do not announce something similar soon. 

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15 hours ago, 97and03 said:

I think small salary cuts are reasonable and could be necessary.  

And we should be encouraging NMSU to drop down, not join our conference. 

NMSU has had money issues athletics before all of this.   UNM is the states Flag Ship university.  I think UNM last AD is being investigated for misusing funds for his personal use.

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UNM is falling off the map because their basketball is not right NMSU basketball has been steady hence they look more attractive right now. UNM needs to get its flagship program back on track much like UNLV is doing now. The MWC benefits when SDSU UNM and UNLV are good. Nevada, Utah state and Boise are good bridge programs but the MWC can’t really have more than one of the power programs go dark for too long. 
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On 5/11/2020 at 9:42 PM, southsideguy said:

I guess they will lose the cannon this year, that save 20 bucks.

Boxes at my friendly neighborhood UPS store are moreso around 5 bucks. 😁 

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Much needed coaching salary market correction is right around the corner. With attendance already dipping throughout the country, the 2020 season attendance (given there is a season) will be abysmal. 

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On 5/12/2020 at 12:34 AM, 97and03 said:

I think small salary cuts are reasonable and could be necessary.  

And we should be encouraging NMSU to drop down, not join our conference. 

agree

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Rough times indeed  at UTSA.

They have now scrapped plans to build their long awaited covered practice facility ( UTSA covered practice field on indefinite hold )

In 2018, UTSA students voted overwhelmingly (67.7%) against funding for athletics that the athletic department stressed were necessary to help make UTSA athletics competitive.(UTSA Athletics Fee vote). Now UTSA is additionally staring down the barrel of drastically reduced conference and NCAA distributions.

Athletes are finding it harder to escape the impoverished program. UTSA is withholding from athletes funding for summer school classes to ensure that student athletes don't have the ability to graduate and transfer out before their eligibility expires. Per the university, summer financial aid is “a privilege and not a right.” In other words, summer classes are not provided for the benefit of student athletes, but only to help bolster the school's APR score when deemed necessary.

Now UTSA is instituting a policy of not providing anything to student athletes that the university is not specifically contractually obligated to provide. 

 

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57 minutes ago, ADLER said:

Rough times indeed  at UTSA.

They have now scrapped plans to build their long awaited covered practice facility ( UTSA covered practice field on indefinite hold )

In 2018, UTSA students voted overwhelmingly (67.7%) against funding for athletics that the athletic department stressed were necessary to help make UTSA athletics competitive.(UTSA Athletics Fee vote). Now UTSA is additionally staring down the barrel of drastically reduced conference and NCAA distributions.

Athletes are finding it harder to escape the impoverished program. UTSA is withholding from athletes funding for summer school classes to ensure that student athletes don't have the ability to graduate and transfer out before their eligibility expires. Per the university, summer financial aid is “a privilege and not a right.” In other words, summer classes are not provided for the benefit of student athletes, but only to help bolster the school's APR score when deemed necessary.

Now UTSA is instituting a policy of not providing anything to student athletes that the university is not specifically contractually obligated to provide. 

 

Oh man,
This decision is going to kill them in recruiting.   
Every recruit they're targeting that also has other offers will be asking them about this because those other coaches will be sure to let the recruits know.

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On 5/20/2020 at 12:37 PM, Rudy said:

They might save some money if they didn't have to rent their football stadium from the city

They in no way could afford to rent the Alamodome. They rely on the welfare of the City of San Antonio to provide the cavernous, dank, and poorly ventilated quarter-century old facility free of charge. Per the Alamodome: "Even though the University of Texas at San Antonio plays its home football games in the stadium, it does not pay rent to the city. It only pays only for stadium expenses such as security, staffing, and other operational costs on game days."

The city loses because the Alamodome could have hosted convention events on those dates and brought much needed tourism revenue into the city.

The abysmal actual attendance at UTSA football games, audited by UT-System as averaging around 15,000 the last several years experienced a significant decrease in 2019 which resulted in the termination of head coach Frank Wilson.

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An average actual attendance of less than 15,000 for the 2020 season, which already seems highly likely, will have UTSA on probation for violation of NCAA Bylaw 20.9.9.3 and a probation which puts them on a potential path to 1AA football.

Things are bad at UTSA, and there's no evidence that they will be getting better any time soon.

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41 minutes ago, MeanGreenTexan said:

Oh man,
This decision is going to kill them in recruiting.   
Every recruit they're targeting that also has other offers will be asking them about this because those other coaches will be sure to let the recruits know.

They seem to think they will be fine in recruiting according to Gene.

 

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13 minutes ago, Coach Andy Mac said:

They seem to think they will be fine in recruiting according to Gene.

 

I don't know who Gene is, but being a UTSA fan (therefore an infant in terms of D1 fandom) it makes perfect sense that he(she?) can't think strategically past 5ft in front of him(her?).

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2 hours ago, Coach Andy Mac said:

They seem to think they will be fine in recruiting according to Gene.

 

That tweet didn't age well

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10 hours ago, MeanGreenTexan said:

Oh man,
This decision is going to kill them in recruiting.   
Every recruit they're targeting that also has other offers will be asking them about this because those other coaches will be sure to let the recruits know.

You might want to check the recruiting rankings for 2021...

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