FSU wants to privatize Athletics Department

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FSU wants to privatize Athletics Department

Postby jamesbowers » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:50 pm

Why? So no one can know the actual cheating that is involved.

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The switch will also give FSU athletics all the privileges of a private corporation, including declining any public-records requests while still preserving its sovereign immunity. The immunity clause for state agencies caps any jury judgments or settlements reached by the athletics department at $200,000. Any further settlements would have to be approved by the state Legislature to avoid undue burden on taxpayers, a privilege not enjoyed by traditional corporations.

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FSU announces plans to privatize its athletics department

Hmmm, not sure if that can be done with a state funded school.

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in state cost is $21,744, tuition is $4,022

out of state cost is $34,292, tuition is $16,540

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Florida State took $8,000,000 in student fees in FY 2017

Florida State issues TAX EXEMPT bonds through the government of Florida.

There are governmental bonds which are issued by the State of Florida from which the university receives some proceeds for projects authorized by the Florida Legislature. There are also 501(c)(3) tax exempt bonds which are issued by the university itself for projects that are authorized by the Board of Trustees. There are also tax exempt private activity bonds, which is a type of debt that the university hasn’t issued.

Our universities are no longer bastions of free thinking, it is hiding and obfuscation.

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Re: FSU wants to privatize Athletics Department

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Re: FSU wants to privatize Athletics Department

Postby CID1990 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:59 am

Kick them out of the ACC

They never should have been allowed in in the first place

But then - Im all for privatizing collegiate professional athletics

They arent students anyway... lets stop. pretending that they are


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Re: FSU wants to privatize Athletics Department

Postby GannonFan » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:19 am

Just reflecting reality - college sports is a business, plain and simple. Any idea that college sports is an oasis of purity is just nonsense.
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Re: RE: FSU wants to privatize Athletics Department

Postby UNI88 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:46 pm

jamesbowers wrote:Why? So no one can know the actual cheating that is involved.

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The switch will also give FSU athletics all the privileges of a private corporation, including declining any public-records requests while still preserving its sovereign immunity. The immunity clause for state agencies caps any jury judgments or settlements reached by the athletics department at $200,000. Any further settlements would have to be approved by the state Legislature to avoid undue burden on taxpayers, a privilege not enjoyed by traditional corporations.

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FSU announces plans to privatize its athletics department

Hmmm, not sure if that can be done with a state funded school.

Tax | Florida State University Controller's Office

in state cost is $21,744, tuition is $4,022

out of state cost is $34,292, tuition is $16,540

Florida State University - Net Price, Tuition, Cost to Attend, Financial Aid and Student Loans

Florida State took $8,000,000 in student fees in FY 2017

Florida State issues TAX EXEMPT bonds through the government of Florida.

There are governmental bonds which are issued by the State of Florida from which the university receives some proceeds for projects authorized by the Florida Legislature. There are also 501(c)(3) tax exempt bonds which are issued by the university itself for projects that are authorized by the Board of Trustees. There are also tax exempt private activity bonds, which is a type of debt that the university hasn’t issued.

Our universities are no longer bastions of free thinking, it is hiding and obfuscation.
How can you have "all the privileges of a private corporation" and be covered under the immunity clause for state agencies?

Once you're a private corporation you're no longer a state agency.

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Re: FSU wants to privatize Athletics Department

Postby JohnStOnge » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:10 pm

For many years my view has been that college athletes are public relations employees of the college/university. No reason not to pay them.
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Re: FSU wants to privatize Athletics Department

Postby SDHornet » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:39 pm

JohnStOnge wrote:For many years my view has been that college athletes are public relations employees of the college/university. No reason not to pay them.

They are paid, and I'm not talking under the table monies (although they get that) and I'm not talking a PE degree.

My sister ran track and XC at a Pac12 school and got a monthly stipend that could be used on anything.

The real argument is whether or not college athletes should be getting paid more.


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