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The JPJ wasn't a pill we had to swallow, it was an opportunity to compete

in the ACC. At the time of its inception, UHall was the crappiest most outdated gym in the conference (Cameron being an exception to the general rule). Two middling programs had to share practice time. It wasn't adequate for its primary purpose (to support the hoops programs), much less its secondary and tertiary purposes. But make no mistake, donor's were motivated by the primary purpose of JPJ - supporting the men's hoops program. Donors don't get rebates based upon concert ticket sales. UVA doesn't need the lecture space.

McCue is not adequate for its primary purpose anymore. While the FOC's benefits to other areas of the university and the athletics department are largely indirect, I try to spell out what some of them may be. It's also worth pointing out Broco's comments, that the benefits to a university, a
community and a state of a successful football program are real, monetary and otherwise.

I think your skepticism as to whether the funds will be raised is healthy, but I also think CL is too shrewd announce something like this if he assessed the risk that it would not happen to be too great. Too many folks at the top ends of the department, the VAF, and the coaches have face to lose if the stated project goals are not met. Which gives me some small encouragement that there's some significant money pledged or available that hasn't been publicly discussed to this point.

(In response to this post by Mg234)

Posted: 07/17/2017 at 12:54PM


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