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Greeniegb
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SMU Brings In $159 Million To Their Athletic Program Like It’s Their Glory Days

The college’s athletic department made the announcement Tuesday they have brought in $159 million over the past fiscal year of 2023-24. SMU originally announced they were joining the ACC in Sept. 2023, becoming effective in 2024. Over the next week, the Mustangs athletic department brought in a crazy $100 million, just like that.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/other/ ... 22fb&ei=42


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Why is it so difficult for Tulane not to see this?
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arkhou02 wrote: Thu Jun 20, 2024 11:57 am Why is it so difficult for Tulane not to see this?
They see it no big donors including Ms Benson will step up, she wants to wait until she dies and leave her money to the city to waste. The best thing she can leave New Orleans is a lst class Power 4 University. New Orleans could blossom if she donated 100 million to Tulane now for the Athletic Program with stipulations in writing that the University will in the future keep the program at that level. It would be an investment seed. The Benson Performance Center, Benson IPF, etc.
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Totally agree. She needs to donate some to Tulane, so does Goldring. Morris Bart. Other big local players. Get with Drew Brees.
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SMU is pretty identical to us in all areas except athletic fundraising. Their President is known for his fundraising abilities. I believe if we took 150 million of our 2 billion in endowment and sunk it in the athletic coffer, we would be a player.
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I find it hard to believe that there aren't LARGE donors out there. I would suspect that our fundraising technique could use some work. We are always bragging that a Tulane degree is for 4o years. Implied or not this would say that there are some VERY VERY wealthy individuals. Either we are piss poor at finding these individuals or these individuals want the University to commit to big time BEFORE they contribute and the University refuses to do this. Something is wrong when it comes to our fund raising!!!
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As to SMU this is their donors just doing what they promised when the school agreed to forgo the TV money from the ACC. It's also what they promised so the school can upgrade the stadium and other facilities to ACC standards. They once again prove they do have a large number of big money donors. No matter how much people try to bury their head in the sand about the fact that Tulane simply hasn't produced a lot of big money donors history and current events show it to be true. The ones that have given as i have said before have given what they willing to give Tulane athletics and have moved on to other causes.
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