$10M softball stadium gift $1M short

Former President Gottfredson’s biggest fundraising success was $10M for a softball stadium. Press release here. Unfortunately Campus Planning estimates the stadium will cost us $11M:

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I wonder what hidden strings this gift came with. I should know, since I’m on the Senate committee charged with reviewing these athletics gifts. But Gottfredson, and now Coltrane, are refusing to let the IAC do its job, and instead have set up their own secretive athletics advisory group.

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3 Responses to $10M softball stadium gift $1M short

  1. Anonymous says:

    Not to mention that if campus planning estimates 11 mil it will probably cost 15. There’s a reason uncle Phil does it the way he does.

  2. Anonymous says:

    You’re too harsh. Mike Gottfredson should get partial credit for the rumored $1B Knight gift, if it ever comes.

    By which I mean we’d have no chance of getting it if he hadn’t taken Lillis’s $940,000 and ran, with his tail between his legs.

  3. Anas Clypeata says:

    For the love of all that is holy, can the UO please, please, please hire at least one copy editor? This prose is embarrassing for so many reasons.

    And don’t get me started on the “draft mission statement”….