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Old 02-19-2016, 10:58 AM
Location: Metairie, LA
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Originally Posted by victimofGM View Post
Proponents of university education and college football like to say that the merchandise and ticket sales pays for the football program. If that claim is true then how could LSU football be halted by state budget? Truth is those ticket and merchandise sales supplement the sports budget but they still receive funds from the university's budget. How else can they afford the football coaches' salaries, equipment, stadium upkeep, and the salaries of support staff for the football program as well as the basketball and baseball programs?
Here is the quote from Governor Edwards: "If you are a student attending one of these universities, it means that you will receive a grade of incomplete, many students will not be able to graduate, and student-athletes across the state at those schools will be ineligible to play next semester," Edwards said, according to The Times-Picayune. "That means you can say farewell to college football next fall."

The football program is self sustaining and receives zero state funding. It actually donates some revenue back to the university. He's basically saying that if the university does not receive adequate funding to provide the required curriculum, then there may be an issue with athlete eligibility which would directly affect the health of the program.

Here is a list of his proposed tax increases to repair the budget: 9 tax increases Gov. John Bel Edwards proposes for Louisiana consumers | NOLA.com
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:22 PM
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As an Alabama fan, I thought LSU said farewell to their football program years ago :} What they're putting on the field these days doesn't look like an LSU football team anymore. I guess Tulane will be taking over on the gridiron.

Why would anyone trust anything a Louisiana politician said w/ the last name of Edwards ???
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Old 04-21-2016, 05:35 PM
Location: Louisiana
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Originally Posted by smarino View Post

Why would anyone trust anything a Louisiana politician said w/ the last name of Edwards ???
The only thing you said worth quoting .
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