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Duck Athletic Department threats: Price elasticity, NCAA, and professors?

From the Athletic Department’s July 2012 planning document, full pdf here:

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  1. Thom Aquinas 07/24/2015

    complacency… who could they mean?

    • tweetie 07/25/2015

      Who? The fan base who thinks UO has arrived. Just ask ’em!
      The 2012 football season was Kelly’s last year as head coach and fans had, and still have, the idea that UO Football would never again suffer a decline like UW or WSU; or that OSU won’t be their perpetual doormat.
      It’s smooth sailin’ from here, don’t ya know!

  2. Dog 07/25/2015

    Good example of UOmatters being a journalist. It’s one thing to continue to use heresay, anecdotes, and other kinds of blog farts to paint a perception or distort reality but actual documentation that specifically lists Academic Professors as THREATS to the Athletic Mission because of “constant harassment” really illuminates a siege mentality and a very deep divide that is significantly deeper than the natural (divided by river – read report) divide.

    The fact that this is now appearing, in black and white, in a planning document certainly is a) disturbing b) unwarranted and c) strongly suggests that this unit sees its self as all powerful.

    Members of the UO academic community should be concerned that you could be formally designated as a threat by some unit.

    While I am sure that various JH babble-meetings regularly toss out various names as threats, inconveniences, problems, troublesome assholes, etc – I seriously doubt that those descriptors are ever used with actual real names in meeting minutes.

    Good find UOmatters!

    • uomatters Post author | 07/25/2015

      Thanks. It’s odd how Dana Altman didn’t make their “Bowl of Duck Threats” list. I’ll keep looking, maybe he’s on the 2015 version.

  3. Observer 07/26/2015

    Interesting that the line is (under Football Performance), “Financial forecasts project continued high level performance.” In other words, “Our finances are based on the requirement that the team will continue to win.” In other words, if they lose, we’re toast. So presumably they feel every urgency to plow more money into making the team win.

    • Old Man 07/26/2015

      They are riding the football tiger. Ditto with MKA.

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