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From Cal, a cautionary tale about stadium expansion

Posted By: MadUte
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 02:13 pm

In todays Wall Street Journal

"Cal's Football-Stadium Gamble"

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240 52702304432704577350214257041598.html

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o NEW: From Cal, a cautionary tale about stadium expansion
MadUte - -- Wednesday 18 April 2012, at 02:13 pm [ID# 1348455] [reply]
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3UteDad icon NEW: Is it common practice for universities to launch a project of this magnitude before funding is completely locked down? (nm)
3UteDad - -- Wednesday 18 April 2012, at 02:20 pm [ID# 1348460] [reply]
alUmnUs icon NEW: For some reason I read or heard something that led me to believe Cal walked into the whole deal with a host of other, pre-existing financial shortfalls brought on by extremely poor management within their athletic dept. (nm)
alUmnUs - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 18 April 2012, at 02:30 pm [ID# 1348467] [reply]
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Section10Row51Ute icon NEW: Can't speak for Universities, but as far as the Government goes, funding is always based on projections. You plan the best you can, but rarely is everything figured out more than a year or two in advance. (nm)
Section10Row51Ute - -- Wednesday 18 April 2012, at 02:32 pm [ID# 1348469] [reply]
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PDXUtefan icon NEW: Holy hell, what a mess. For such a highly regarded, intelligent academic institution, they really did not think smartly about that project. (nm)
PDXUtefan - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 18 April 2012, at 02:28 pm [ID# 1348466] [reply]
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Virginia Ute icon NEW: They must have only book smarts, not street smarts. (nm)
Virginia Ute - -- Wednesday 18 April 2012, at 02:31 pm [ID# 1348468] [reply]
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o NEW: Interesting that you bring this up today for just today Colorado announced that there are going to be some stadium renovations and they are meeting now to put the plans together and to talk about funding. (nm)
Flyer - -- Wednesday 18 April 2012, at 02:41 pm [ID# 1348474] [reply]
o NEW: Funded with Pineapple Express? (nm)
EducatedUfan - -- Wednesday 18 April 2012, at 02:43 pm [ID# 1348478] [reply]
o NEW: I'm thinking a tax on doobies but who know how the brownie sales would drop. (nm)
Flyer - -- Wednesday 18 April 2012, at 02:47 pm [ID# 1348481] [reply]
Section10Row51Ute icon NEW: Apparently some Cal folks think the WSJ article is a unfair and a little misleading.
Section10Row51Ute - -- Wednesday 18 April 2012, at 02:50 pm [ID# 1348485] [reply]
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o NEW: Thanks for posting this. Who would have thought that a Rupert Murdock publication would have any problems? (nm)
MadUte - -- Wednesday 18 April 2012, at 03:26 pm [ID# 1348508] [reply]
Homer_Crimson icon NEW: Just wait until they start uncovering evidence of phone hacking over here... (nm)
Homer_Crimson - -- Wednesday 18 April 2012, at 04:05 pm [ID# 1348535] [reply]
Crimsonute icon NEW: RES was wisely was built for expansion.
Crimsonute - -- Wednesday 18 April 2012, at 03:27 pm [ID# 1348509] [reply]
o NEW: But where are the fault lines? (nm)
MadUte - -- Wednesday 18 April 2012, at 03:30 pm [ID# 1348512] [reply]
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