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So jockshop Ball State takes huge amounts of money from students to pay for a pathetic football program whose games they ignore. So what. That describes many American universities.

Yet see if you can make sense of these comments from a member of the board of trustees.

“We lost money last year… We’re going to lose money every year unless we have some unreasonable sponsor come forward and until we have 15,000 people paying for tickets to football games.”

Unreasonable? What does the trustee mean?

“I’m not saying it’s right,” said [the trustee], owner of Sport Graphics Inc., an Indianapolis company that works with clients like the NCAA, several collegiate athletic conferences, the 2012 Super Bowl, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Indiana Pacers. “I’m not saying schools should be seen more in favor for winning football championships or being in tournaments than having Rhodes scholars. But I am saying if you’re going to have athletic programs we’ve got to do our best to support it.”

Oh baby… if loving you is wrong… I don’t wanna be right…

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2 Responses to “Ball State University Makes UD’s Head Spin.”

  1. theprofessor Says:

    He makes perfect sense, UD. It would be perfectly senseless for a sponsor to pay the serious kind of money that would make a dent in their deficit, given their long-standing record of mediocrity. In fact, it would require not merely an unreasonable sponsor, but a completely deluded one.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    tp: Yes, but why would the trustee be honest about that? I have to assume that, uh, English isn’t spoken in the home.

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