Maybe that would have been an easier PR sell for the UT Athletic Department. Then they’d only be dealing with hundreds of dollars instead of millions. That may be a little easier for people to swallow.
And this facility is used how many times a year? Seven? Let’s be generous and call it ten since the Knoxville Marathon finishes in the stadium and there’s a chance Kenny Chesney may play there. And let’s assume that the investment is stretched out over ten years, or 100 days of use.
That means these upgrades will only cost $2,000,000 for each day they are in service.
“We’re being as careful as we’ve always been to make sure we spend these dollars wisely that Tennessee fans and donors invest,” Currie said.
It must be nice to have money.Â I’m just glad it’s not my money they’re spending.
Neyland face-lift: $200M.
When (if) my kid(s) decide to go to college as adults, I expect they’ll do some pretty stupid things during the first couple of years and beyond.Â To me, making mistakes and dealing with the consequences are important aspects of the learning process; part of acquiring an education.Â Luckily, the State of Tennessee now has taken it upon themselves to get involved in my chosen method of nonparenting, if my kid adult decides to drink a couple of cold beers on campus.
Let’s take this to its logical end.Â Why not also notify the parents when they skip class, jaywalk, or get thrown out of an intramural floor hockey game for beating down an opposing player while protected with full goalie gear?Â Not that I ever participated in any such activity as a student.Â I did, however, have a friend who talked filthy talk at a football game once.Â Luckily for him, his parents weren’t notified.
It’s nice to see that while State universities don’t have the ability to support actual academic programs, they still have the ability to parent effectively.