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re: Tigers name about to be torn down with the statues? - johnfredlsu
Kirby Smith is slated to come down starting in 2019. Check out page 120 for post-Kirby Smith renderings. [link=(http://www.lsu.edu/bos/docs/agendas/2017/lsu-board-meeting-notice-20170505-v3.pdf)] LSU BOS Meeting Agenda: May 2017[/link]...
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re: Congrats Ole Miss - SEC Champs - johnfredlsu
[quote]The tourney declares the SEC Champion. Sankey presented.[/quote] The SEC awards two championships in softball: regular season and tournament. The tournament winner gets an auto NCAA championship bid and a pyramid shaped trophy from the SEC that says "Tournament Champion" on it. The regular...
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re: SEC University Endowments - FY 2016 - johnfredlsu
Since there's some disagreement about the reported endowment figures as a measure of the "health of a NFP," we might look at some other metrics (like research expenditures) to determine the health of a university whose mission includes research. Now, it's true that universities have multi-pronged mi...
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re: SEC University Endowments - FY 2016 - johnfredlsu
I'm pretty sure I included the total number of students from Ole Miss and the medical center in work I did to divide the endowments up by number of students....
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re: SEC University Endowments - FY 2016 - johnfredlsu
I think this question came up in this thread: What is the relationship between the number of students and endowment? I did my best to divide the endowment total by the number of students at each institution (system numbers in some cases). This changes the rankings a bit. LSU doesn't look so good ...
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re: UCLA/VOLS Hoops Series in jeopardy due to LGBT Law - johnfredlsu
I appreciate the engagement on the point I raised (even if you dismiss it as "this kind of thing"). I have a full day; so, I'm not sure that I can respond to every point you raise. Nor is it really necessary to pick everything apart each point or argue for the sake of arguing. I imagine I won't conv...
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re: UCLA/VOLS Hoops Series in jeopardy due to LGBT Law - johnfredlsu
[quote]You may wanna do a little research........ Top States for Business- CNBC[/quote] I guess it might help to take your own advice. My guess is that the poster who called Tennessee and other Southern states welfare states was referring to numbers on the amount of federal taxes paid out...
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re: Tiger Stadium Improving Amenities Construction Update - johnfredlsu
The LSU Board of Supervisors [link=(http://www.lsu.edu/bos/docs/agendas/2017/lsu-board-agenda-2017-01-27_v3.pdf)]only approved the temporary lease[/link] for TAF to do some of the work last week. (Lease starts on page 209 of the BoS doc.) The lease doc says that the demolition of the South Endzon...
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re: Middleton & Lockett to be torn down under newly proposed master plan - johnfredlsu
I hope the university will similarly engage architecture students to think about what a new library could and should look like. Middleton was a travesty but a whole bunch of people in the administration approved it. After the South end zone addition that bastardized the look of the North endzone, I'...
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re: Middleton & Lockett to be torn down under newly proposed master plan - johnfredlsu
Yes, none of this is really binding. Lockett was marked to be removed in the 2003 Master Plan created under Emmert. But Middleton Library remained in place in that plan and ostensibly was only going to be renovated. [link=(http://masterplan2003.lsu.edu)]2003 plan[/link] What makes this plan d...
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re: Middleton & Lockett to be torn down under newly proposed master plan - johnfredlsu
Yes, that appears to be the proposed location of a new library. Makes so much sense to put it here and link the quad with the business/engineering/coast and environment part of campus. The latest draft of plans can be found in the middle of the BoS meeting notes from this month: [link=(http://www...
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re: Pinestripe bowl about to start at 1:00 Central time on ESPN - johnfredlsu
Right. That was Northwestern's third bowl win ever. Third. Ever....
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re: LA guys that went to Bama - johnfredlsu
Similar story here. I grew up in Auburn and didn't want to stay there. Recruited heavily by Alabama but wanted to go out of state--and also couldn't stomach being an Alabama fan for the rest of my life. More than happy to be an LSU Tiger. So, as much as I hate Alabama, I don't blame an LA kid for...
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re: What was the Big XII like Missouri and Texas A&M fans? - johnfredlsu
[quote]theoG: then why did you link a thread from a half decade ago? [/quote] No prob. Quick Google search revealed more whining about LSU (in the middle of a thread about Bama fans). [link=(http://www.landthieves.com/board/showthread.php?78652-Bama-fans-worst-in-America)]2014[/link] Again, ba...
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re: What was the Big XII like Missouri and Texas A&M fans? - johnfredlsu
OU fans still whine about how awful and rude LSU fans are [link=(http://www.soonerfans.com/archive/index.php/t-151114.html?s=13557816ad10c0564e7e0a9a93269afc)]based on their Sugar Bowl experience more than a decade ago.[/link] So...OU fans and Auburn fans should get along quite nicely. ...
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re: Do we have any shot at the Sugar Bowl? - johnfredlsu
edited. Nevermind. Looks like they do come out tomorrow. ...
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re: It's never gonna get any better - johnfredlsu
Curious why you think she (I'll use "she" even if you choose to use "that") isn't competent enough to do the job? Any links? Don't know her history....
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re: LSU's Tiger Stadium: Crazy Ideas - johnfredlsu
But honestly that entire new addition from the outside is an abomination. The inside is legit. I still can't believe LSU approved the designs for the outside. ...
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re: LSU's Tiger Stadium: Crazy Ideas - johnfredlsu
Agreed. Mural of Tiger greats and LSU history. [img]http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/phi/images/community/y2015/mural_600x927.jpg[/img] [img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0b/Touchdown_Jesus_at_Notre_Dame.jpg/819px-Touchdown_Jesus_at_Notre_Dame.jpg[/img] ...
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re: Why was Monday in Florida not acceptable to UF? - johnfredlsu
1. LSU had already lost a home game that same season by moving the game to Tempe. 2. LSU had already moved a second game to a date later in the season. 3. LSU didn't cancel the game. We played in on Monday after agreeing with Tennessee. 4. LSU didn't wait until the last minute to cancel ...
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