If I said what I had originally written, it wouldn't sound very nice. I would be accused of just being a Sooner fan.
That said -- this is crap. The President they hired from Texas Tech they should send packing. Wonder if this is why the Athletic Director quit this fall?
Will make this short -- at OU they have built some of their athletic facilities away from the Main Campus like baseball, basketball, soccer fields. Why does OSU have to have the Athletic facilities all in the same area? The town of Stillwater is surrounded by vacant land for miles and miles. What a way to pay back the citizens of Stillwater for increasing their tax for the OSU athletic facilities -- take their homes.
Maybe what this OSU President should do is concentrate on the academic side for awhile and spend money there. There are four big guns in the Big 12 with large fan/donor bases -- OU, Texas, Texas A&M, and Nebraska. The other eight schools do not have the same type of base and some concentrate on other sports.
OSU President wants OSU in that upper echelon but he doesn't have either the donor or fan base to support. Even with the renovation to their football stadium which they had to stop due to lack of funds it will still only seat a little over 50,000. Couldn't believe when the people of Stillwater voted to increase taxes for athletic facilities.
Love football and am a season ticket owner for OU football games but I would never have voted to raise taxes to fund the athletic program. I did donate to the Reach for Excellence Campaign for OU academics along with their Athletic Donor campaign but that was my choice.