Friday, March 10, 2006

Trying Times for Oklahoma State Fans

This takes balls. Big brass balls. Oklahoma State, which received a "gift" of $165 million from Boone Pickens on Dec. 30, has announced a plan to raise its athletic operation budget by at least $3 million. And who should pay for this? Not Pickens. Rather, rank-and-file Cowboy fans have been asked to pony up. The cornerstone of the plan is a 27% increase in football season tickets along with a demand for more donations. All this after a forgettable 4-7 season. "No one is doing this to take advantage of people," said Burns Hargis, chairman of the Board of Regents. Yea, right. What about those 410 homes north of campus that the university plans to take through eminent domain so it can build an athletic village? (some registration)

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