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Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2022, 04:05:02 PM »
The big difference in now and previously is that there are now members of the Board of Trustees who are supportive of a move. Not only that, but Ruffin wouldn’t be discussing it publicly if the administration was totally opposed to such a move!!! My take is that they have basically said to Ruffin that if you can raise the money, and generate all the resources to go forth with it, put your money where your mouth is and get the ball to rolling!!!
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« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2022, 04:42:53 PM »
The big difference in now and previously is that there are now members of the Board of Trustees who are supportive of a move. Not only that, but Ruffin wouldn’t be discussing it publicly if the administration was totally opposed to such a move!!! My take is that they have basically said to Ruffin that if you can raise the money, and generate all the resources to go forth with it, put your money where your mouth is and get the ball to rolling!!!
Pretty much confirms my feelings when they hired him all of a sudden just out of the blue. That Willie Slater was holding them back because he loved being the Big fish in the little pond so to speak. I'm sure they aren't just leaving it up to him to raise the money. Because this is no small endeavor.  You just can't throw a fish fry and get this done.
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Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2022, 04:45:28 PM »
One other factor to consider is that thanks to Trump’s debt forgiveness, TU is basically debt free. No more excuses for deferred maintenance on facilities, or that things can’t be done because of the debt!!!

Being debt free is a huge game changer for TU.

TU is the one remaining D2 program that has the brand name and worldwide name recognition to make FCS work, if planned out properly!!
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« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2022, 04:56:30 PM »



TU is the one remaining D2 program that has the brand name and worldwide name recognition to make FCS work, if planned out properly!!

Hmm....I'd say they have a couple of others that could apply to.

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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2022, 05:01:35 PM »
One other factor to consider is that thanks to Trump’s debt forgiveness, TU is basically debt free. No more excuses for deferred maintenance on facilities, or that things can’t be done because of the debt!!!

Being debt free is a huge game changer for TU.

TU is the one remaining D2 program that has the brand name and worldwide name recognition to make FCS work, if planned out properly!!
Explain how the student loan debt forgiveness program help TU get out of debt.

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Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2022, 05:03:12 PM »
One other factor to consider is that thanks to Trump’s debt forgiveness, TU is basically debt free. No more excuses for deferred maintenance on facilities, or that things can’t be done because of the debt!!!

Being debt free is a huge game changer for TU.

TU is the one remaining D2 program that has the brand name and worldwide name recognition to make FCS work, if planned out properly!!
Explain how the student loan debt forgiveness program help TU get out of debt.

Not student loans, but loans the university took out from the Federal Government to renovate many of the historic buildings on campus!!
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« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2022, 06:07:55 PM »
One other factor to consider is that thanks to Trump’s debt forgiveness, TU is basically debt free. No more excuses for deferred maintenance on facilities, or that things can’t be done because of the debt!!!

Being debt free is a huge game changer for TU.

TU is the one remaining D2 program that has the brand name and worldwide name recognition to make FCS work, if planned out properly!!
Explain how the student loan debt forgiveness program help TU get out of debt.

Not student loans, but loans the university took out from the Federal Government to renovate many of the historic buildings on campus!!
Ok, I hadn't heard about that.

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« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2022, 06:24:38 PM »


tu barely if at all win games in their own division  :brickwall:

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« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2022, 06:59:25 PM »
He believes so I can believe. Somebody has to have a new vision and break the cycle. Let's Go Skegeeee! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2022, 07:10:40 PM »
Go ahead TU,,, you got my blessings,,,, just remember,,,, you can always come back!!!!!!

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« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2022, 07:30:50 PM »


tu barely if at all win games in their own division  :brickwall:
That's not a prerequisite of qualifying to be eligible to move up to D1. At least not at the moment

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« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2022, 07:33:14 PM »
If TU could go SWAC East with SC State or Albany it would make for a very interesting situation.  The furthest travel within the SWAC East would be 5.5hrs (Orangeburg, SC).  But we all know that until we see a few facility upgrades this is looking like wishful thinking.

East:

BCU
FAMU
AL A&M
AL State
SC State / Albany
TU
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« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2022, 08:35:09 PM »
One other factor to consider is that thanks to Trump’s debt forgiveness, TU is basically debt free. No more excuses for deferred maintenance on facilities, or that things can’t be done because of the debt!!!

Being debt free is a huge game changer for TU.

TU is the one remaining D2 program that has the brand name and worldwide name recognition to make FCS work, if planned out properly!!
Explain how the student loan debt forgiveness program help TU get out of debt.

Not student loans, but loans the university took out from the Federal Government to renovate many of the historic buildings on campus!!

Correct me if I'm wrong, the loans were deferred for several years without accruing interest. 
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Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2022, 08:36:06 PM »
If TU could go SWAC East with SC State or Albany it would make for a very interesting situation.  The furthest travel within the SWAC East would be 5.5hrs (Orangeburg, SC).  But we all know that until we see a few facility upgrades this is looking like wishful thinking.

East:

BCU
FAMU
AL A&M
AL State
SC State / Albany
TU
JSU

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Re: Tuskegee AD has DI plans,...
« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2022, 09:07:19 PM »
Yes, I thought I had died and gone to hell.  Now, that is hot in Bama.

 

 

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