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    Default Augie to the Summit?

    There is a rumor on the Goyotes board that Sanford is offering a $100,000,000 endowment for Augie to go D1 without football. There is no attribution for the rumor given and it isn't clear whether it is Denny Sanford or Sanford Health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit74 View Post
    There is a rumor on the Goyotes board that Sanford is offering a $100,000,000 endowment for Augie to go D1 without football. There is no attribution for the rumor given and it isn't clear whether it is Denny Sanford or Sanford Health.
    Three D1's in SD??

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    Why would Sanford give Augie $100 million for moving its athletics department to DI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FargoBison View Post
    Why would Sanford give Augie $100 million for moving its athletics department to DI?
    When your worth over a billion why not. but I doubt its true. unless he wants a college named after him too. Sanford University? If augie figured a way to pull in a donation like that, good for them and I would be impressed.
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    Default Re: Augie to the Summit?

    Quote Originally Posted by FargoBison View Post
    Why would Sanford give Augie $100 million for moving its athletics department to DI?
    A very good question with out a good answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goon View Post
    When your worth over a billion why not. but I doubt its true. If augie figured a way to pull in a donation like that, good for them and I would be impressed.
    Maybe if you are talking Denny sure but it seems like some are talking about Sanford Health, I don't really get what a health system would get from giving a $100 million to a small private school to move up to DI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RochJack69 View Post
    Three D1's in SD??
    That would be a really bad idea. Not enough athletes, fan support, sponsorship dollars etc to fund 3 universities. Unless we are content to be a low major with minimal future aspirations. How high of ticket prices are we willing to pay to fund the replacements for Stig, TJ and AJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FargoBison View Post
    Maybe if you are talking Denny sure but it seems like some are talking about Sanford Health, I don't really get what a health system would get from giving a $100 million to a small private school to move up to DI.
    if it would be Sanford health that's question really worth asking, and I bet a lot of patients would find paying their bills a little hard to swallow when the system would give 100 mil away to a college. if its for a new med school or something its one thing but for athletics, not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goon View Post
    if it would be Sanford health that's question really worth asking, and I bet a lot of patients would find paying their bills a little hard to swallow when the system would give 100 mil away to a college. if its for a new med school or something its one thing but for athletics, not so much.
    Employees would also be pissed, it wouldn't play out well at all in Fargo.

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    Default Re: Augie to the Summit?

    if it is Denny, he has often been quoted as saying that plans to die broke, i.e., give all of his money away. I would not be at all surprised to see him make major gifts, much larger than the major gifts he has already made, to SDSU, USD, and perhaps Augie in the not too distant future.

    I have been hearing more comments that seem to have some legitimacy here in Sioux Falls that the decision to move up has been made at Augie, it is the timing that is in question. In at least one case, the comment included an expected large donation from someone, no name was mentioned.

    This may all turn out to be just so much message board gossip, but it may also turn out to have some legitimacy.

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