Study: Football would spike U Charlotte fees

[B]Report projects $300 jump in costs, which would be the costliest athletic fees in the UNC system.

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The study projected that student fees, which would increase $300, would account for 66 percent of the estimated $9.45 million in revenue needed for football.

Fees would increase by $120 in 2009, a 27 percent jump. Then would come $60 increases each subsequent year until 2012, when the school would begin playing in the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision, formerly Division I-AA.

No problem with this, it’s just merely stating the facts. In fact, Observer gets a couple quotes from students to weigh in (thank you).
"I wouldn't have a problem with it at all," Matt Brown, a graduate student from Indiana, said Thursday. "I've already experienced college with a football program (undergraduate school at Indiana) and there's nothing like it. It would definitely be worth it."

Said freshman Tim Altman from New Jersey: "There are tuition increases every year. In comparison, I don’t think the athletic fee increase is all that big and I don’t see it as a problem."

and a crack from CHP!
Dubois said UNCC students pay higher fees than most UNC system schools because of a gap in state funding.
Last part of the article focused on revenue from game guarantees, worrying we may have overstated the amount we should expect.
Game guarantees typically range from $300,000 to $750,000, with the larger payments often going to more competitive Division I-A teams so that contracts won't require a return visit.

The UNCC study estimated that 17 percent of annual football revenue – about $1.5 million a year – would come from game guarantees. In 2004-05, only five NCAA teams – including East Carolina and Louisiana Tech – earned $1.5 million in game guarantees, according to an Indianapolis Star database of 164 Division I schools.

The Citadel, which earned $555,000 in game guarantees, was the only I-AA team to make more than $500,000. Charlotte would compete in I-AA for at least four years, according to the UNCC study.

good recap NLP

I had no problem with the article today, I’ll say one thing…the Observer is getting some run out of this

Even with the athletic fees our tuition still wouldn’t be the most expensive in the UNC system. I say we raise tuition another $50 and put that revenue towards a “landscaping fee”. Lord knows we could put that to work.

I excluded any mention of facilities from the article for a couple reasons.

-too soon

-by the time we’re in FBS I think BofA stadium will be Field Turf, and the Richardsons more amenable to us using the facility without fear of tearing up the sod the day before a game (but still at a price of course)

-facilities are much more likely to get one-time whale donations because people like hanging their names on things, possibly reducing the bill by at least $15 million

Not a bad article. I like that Dubois seems to be riding this funding deficiency some. He needs to. It was a point that needed to be made in that article considering it’s subject.

clt points out that the students OVERWHELMINGLY support the fee increase.

Mike P points out that alumni should be ashamed if they don’t increase their donation by at least the $300 students will be forced to pay.

[QUOTE=Mike_Persinger;300472]Mike P points out that alumni should be ashamed if they don’t increase their donation by at least the $300 students will be forced to pay.[/QUOTE]

clt mocks your sentence structure…where did you go to college?

[QUOTE=metro;300452] I’ll say one thing…the Observer is getting some run out of this[/QUOTE]

They should. Like Chuck Howard says, this should be one of the biggest stories in Charlotte.

[QUOTE=Mr. Bojangles;300475]They should. Like Chuck Howard says, this should be one of the biggest stories in Charlotte.[/QUOTE] One of biggest ever. Other notable stories. Niners run to Final Four. Charlotte gets NBA team. Charlotte gets NFL Team. Panthers make Super Bowl. Charlotte lands one of top PGA Events.

[QUOTE=Mike_Persinger;300472]Mike P points out that alumni should be ashamed if they don’t increase their donation by at least the $500 students will be forced to pay.[/QUOTE]

fixed.

alums should be able to exceed the student increase.

although the bigger question is how many alums would become 1st time contributors?

[QUOTE=Mike_Persinger;300472]Mike P points out that alumni should be ashamed if they don’t increase their donation by at least the $300 students will be forced to pay.[/QUOTE]

I agree. Every 49er Club member should increase their donations to at least match the annual student fee increase.

Even with the athletic fees our tuition still wouldn't be the most expensive in the UNC system. I say we raise tuition another $50 and put that revenue towards a "landscaping fee". Lord knows we could put that to work.

To me this is one place the article was lacking. If you notice the chart shows that even WITH a $300 increase, the “total fees” would still be less than ASU’s “total fees”. I guess my point is the article and headlines stress that it would be the highest “athletic fees” in the system, yet fails to really point out that overall student fees (to me thats the bottomline) would still NOT be the highest.

Mike P points out that alumni should be ashamed if they don't increase their donation by at least the $300 students will be forced to pay.
If you don't want to answer this, no biggie... but, how much do you typically donate to Chapel Hill (since it's your alma mater)? I'm not trying to insinuate anything with this, just curious.

[QUOTE=eason49;300488]If you don’t want to answer this, no biggie… but, how much do you typically donate to Chapel Hill (since it’s your alma mater)? I’m not trying to insinuate anything with this, just curious.[/QUOTE]

I’m just curious what that has to do with us?

I'm just curious what that has to do with us?
Wondering what the average alumni from another school donates. Doesn't really matter if he went to Chapel Hill...

[QUOTE=cltniners;300474]clt mocks your sentence structure…where did you go to college?[/QUOTE]

well played. :lol:

Mike P points out that alumni should be ashamed if they don't increase their donation by at least the $300 students will be forced to pay.

I agree. That said, the overall cost to attend Charlotte is still fair. And the students probably aren’t writing that check, more like mom and dad.

Lets see how the funding/tix drive goes when CHP moves forward.

Our overall tuition is still cheaper than Carolina or State.
And we don’t have the $$$ that the Ram Club or Wolfpack Club have to lower athletic fees.

[QUOTE=eason49;300488]If you don’t want to answer this, no biggie… but, how much do you typically donate to Chapel Hill (since it’s your alma mater)? I’m not trying to insinuate anything with this, just curious.[/QUOTE]

I am not a member of the Rams Club. I don’t think that would be appropriate in my job.