- June 9th, 2023, 12:09 am
BY just visited Memphis, pretty certain a complete smoke screen, but I will be really disappointed if another G5 gets a Big 12 berth and LU didn’t make a financial pitch ( and yes I am aware of the poor timing with no President on campus this month, Board Meeting Approval/ feasibility studies etc ). We could absolutely beat out Memphis,UConn,USF, and probably SDSU with a cash offer( just depends on how bad they want the San Diego market - which isn’t very good from a local fan standpoint - but still - it is Southern CA ). Our location for an east coast travel loop with Cinci/WVU isn’t horrible from that aspect.
“ Hi future Mr. LU President - I am Ian McCaw, and wanted to introduce myself, I know your official first day isn’t until /7/1 but do you have a sec ? - I need to borrow $ 320 million over 10 years and a commitment for another $250 million in facility expansion upgrades in the next 2, and we need to know by June 20th even though your official start date isn’t until 7/1 - I convinced Big 12 to placeholder any final decisions on SDSU vs LU with a LOI - board can meet and approve before then, just needed a verbal approval from you first so you don’t feel “ambushed” on your first day. Cool, thanks - see you in July. “