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Documents released by South Carolina State University reveal it spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring big names to homecoming last year, and only made tens of thousands in return.

… University officials did not respond to questions Thursday asking for insight into the documents, but they appear to show S.C. State spent more than $250,000 to bring Young Jeezy, Charlie Wilson, Chrisette Michele, Ace Hood and Future to campus for an Oct. 7 concert.

That doesn’t include about $30,000 university departments say they’re owed for their work on the event.

But the documents only show S.C. State receiving about $70,000 in revenue from the event…


On February 10, school president Dr. George Cooper fired eight university workers in a one-day firing frenzy.

… [T]he documents released Thursday … include pages and pages of talent contracts, financial agreements and event logistics for last fall’s Homecoming concert. The agreements the school brokered with musical acts like Young Jeezy and Charlie Wilson, among others, document thousands of dollars in expenditures for the event. The fired employees’ names and/or signatures appear on the documents.

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  1. theprofessor Says:

    Eight (all apparently) administrators fired in one day? Geez, that’s five more than the last 20 years together here.

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