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Sports Forum / NCCU Unveils New "Stronger Together" Campaign
« on: August 06, 2020, 05:26:59 PM »
NCCU unveiled its new "Stronger Together" campaign and I like the open and honest message from our AD. Say what you will but we're being very proactive.

Dear Eagle Family & Friends,

With the suspension of the 2020 football season, missed revenue will significantly impact the Department of Athletics. To ensure that Athletics is continuing to provide championship
experiences for each student-athlete, the NCCU Department of Athletics is launching the
#NCCUStrongerTogether Giving Campaign starting with the 2020 HOMECOMING VIRTUAL STADIUM SELLOUT. All alumni and friends can support this effort by investing what would have been spent on The NCCU Ultimate Homecoming festivities into the NC Central Department of Athletics. Each virtual seat will be $100 and the goal for this phase of the campaign is $750,000 between now and October 31, 2020.

Eagle fans can also text2give by texting "stronger" to 243725.

Sports Forum / NCCU 2016-17 Athletics Highlight Video
« on: May 07, 2017, 06:41:32 PM »
Our annual highlight video of our athletics program. Go Eagles.

General Discussion Forum / Get Yo Uncle
« on: August 07, 2015, 01:13:41 PM »
Which one of y'all uncle name is Bishop Bullwinkle??  :lmao:


While revenue generated by athletics continues to rise, it is being outpaced by expenses, according to an NCAA study of athletic department budgets in 2013.

The report found that expenses exceeded revenue at all but 20 schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision. The average loss among the Power 5 conferences was $2.3 million. At all other FBS schools, it was $17.6 million.

The report did not specify which 20 FBS athletic departments had higher revenues than expenses.

Median annual revenue generated through ticket sales, broadcast agreements and other sources increased by 3.2 percent from 2012 to 2013, the study found, while median total expenses rose by 10.6 percent.

At schools where the athletic revenue does not meet expenses, institutional subsidies are used to bridge the gap. But the report found that at the median Division I school, the athletics budget rose more quickly than the institutional budget, as well.

"If the trend of athletic spending outpacing institutional spending continues, institutions will need to be able to justify that spending to the university community and the general public," said NCAA Chief Financial Officer Kathleen McNeely. "The value that athletics brings to campus life, life-long connection to alumni, and enhancing diversity on campus are all important outcomes from athletic programs that need to be celebrated and shared."

Athletic spending and revenue was part of the testimony in the Ed O'Bannon class-action suit heard in June, where a judge ruled that the NCAA's rules barring athletes from being compensated for the use of their names, images and likenesses violated antitrust laws.

Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky testified during the trial that none of his conference's programs are self-sustaining financially and the shortfalls have to be made up with subsidies and, occasionally, student fees. He suggested some schools might consider dropping football if forced to share revenue with athletes for their name, image and likeness rights.

A large chunk of the expenses at many major programs is eaten up by coaching salaries and facilities upgrades. Coaching salaries continue to rise, with a handful of top FBS coaches making $5 million a year or more -- topped by the $6.9 million a year earned by Alabama's Nick Saban.

The SEC announced Wednesday that all 14 of its schools had "taken steps to enhance the fan experience" for game days, including major stadium renovations at LSU, Texas A&M and Mississippi State.

The NCAA study found that Football Championship Subdivision Schools bucked the trend in Division I, reporting a 10.1 percent increase in generated revenues since 2012 and only an 8 percent increase in expenses.

The report also studied athletics budgets at Division II and Division III schools separately and found that revenues failed to exceed expenses at every school on those levels.

General Discussion Forum / UNC System Could Lose Some Campuses
« on: March 21, 2013, 10:32:01 PM »

UNC system could lose campuses
By Cullen Browder

Posted: 5:35 p.m. today
Updated: 7:02 p.m. today
Tags: UNC System, Pete Brunstetter, Henry "Mickey" Michaux Jr.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Lawmakers are considering the possibility of eliminating one or two campuses in the University of North Carolina system, a top Senate budget-writer said Thursday.

Gov. Pat McCrory called for a $135 million cut in funding for the UNC system in the 2013-14 budget proposal he rolled out on Wednesday.

As lawmakers began reviewing the spending plan Thursday, Sen. Pete Brunstetter, R-Forsyth, co-chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said he and his colleagues are more concerned about how money for higher education is spent than the actual size of the appropriation.

Lawmakers want to trim duplicative programs across UNC campuses, which Brunstetter said could reduce the overall system's footprint.

"I think our members definitely envision that there could be some consolidation between campuses, and we might need to go from 16 down to 15, 14, something like that," he said.

The university campuses in the system include UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Central University, Fayetteville State University, East Carolina University, UNC-Greensboro, North Carolina A&T State University, Winston-Salem State University, the UNC School of the Arts, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Wilmington, UNC-Pembroke, Elizabeth City State University, Appalachian State University, UNC-Asheville and Western Carolina University.

Brunstetter didn't elaborate on which campuses might close.

UNC President Tom Ross expressed concern Wednesday at the size of the proposed cut, which comes after $400 million in cuts in recent years. The consolidation proposal appeared to catch system administrators off guard, and Ross issued a statement that didn't directly address the issue.

"The university system remains committed to operating more efficiently and to doing its part to ensure North Carolina’s economic competitiveness and high quality of life," Ross said, calling UNC campuses "some of the state's most valuable assets."

"We recognize that we must do more with less and remain accountable to state taxpayers and policymakers," he said. "As outlined in our new strategic plan, we are taking steps to further streamline operations, improve instructional productivity and quality and refine and focus academic missions to meet current and future state needs."

Raeann George, a senior at N.C. State, said she is more concerned with steep tuition increases for out-of-state students that McCrory suggested to make up for the decrease in funding.

"It's a little troublesome," George, who is from Missouri, said the idea to raise tuition by up to 12.6 percent.

"If it's going to be even more expensive to come out here, it's just going to make it more difficult," she said. "I feel like people who might be thinking about applying from out of state might not want to."

Members of the Legislative Black Caucus railed against UNC cutbacks, as well as legislative elections that will fill the system's Board of Governors with Republican appointees.

"That's going to hurt the quality of education, the quality of teaching, the quality of research, the quality of everything that's in these institutions," Rep. Mickey Michaux, D-Durham, said of continued funding cuts.

Republicans argue, however, that they value the state's universities – only with a new view on value.

"I do think you're going to see a good, hard, honest look at the way the university conducts its business, the way resources are allocated and the way money is spent," Brunstetter said.

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