I have had season tickets for every season that Halton and JRS have been open.
Looking back I have to question whether or not it was worth it.
Ever since the CUSA breakup the basketball program has been in slow steady decline.
I was hopeful about football, but we see where things are going and how they have gone up to this point.
The simple truth is that the AD leadership has failed to make the correct hires and failed to act when necessary to correct those issues.
The simple truth is that our University leadership has failed to hold the AD leadership accountable for this.
I never expected to be a dominant team in either sport but I didn’t expect us to basically become a laughing stock.
The fact is that Niner athletics is a black hole that I will no longer throw money down.
I just wish I had opened my eyes to the truth before I wasted my money on FSLs. What a joke!!!
It has gotten so bad that I cannot get anyone in my family to attend games with me, and I can barely give away tickets when I can’t use them.
I will not give $ or purchase season tickets. I reserve the right to pick up individual game tickets, but the season tickets are done.
The older I get the more I see clearly that problems start at the top in any organization. The plain and evident truth in this situation is that our leadership is really, really bad at their jobs.
The other day I happened to be on campus during the day and for the first time I walked up onto campus and checked out the former location of the Belk tower. I didn’t think it would bother me that it was gone, but it did.
This university leadership team that has allowed our current AD stay in place, which has led to the rot of our programs that you see today is the same leadership team that allowed the Belk tower to fall into disrepair.
During this time our university has largely grown, but I ask you this? Is that because of our leadership or is IN SPITE of them?
Are they really managing other aspects of the university better than athletics or have we grown due to the “rising tide that lifts all boats” of a southern boom city?
Obviously I will never have the insight to answer that question. Maybe someone will write that history one day.
The bottom line for me is that this AD has been allowed to stay in place despite horrible horrible job performance and I’m just not going to support that anymore. It stinks of the worst stereotype of the government employee that gets to hang on to their job no matter what. It makes me sick.
It pains me that our students are stuck with such high fees to support such mediocrity.
I would not blame any student who makes a stink about this. I really wouldn’t.
So in closing, I am still a fan. I will still bleed green. But I will not be supporting this administration financially beyond single game tickets, not until things change.