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  • Hey, Airboy, gratz on a fine football team. It's been a great year for Auburn and you've got a lot to be proud of
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    • Quite a story here:

      UConn donor demands return of $3M donation after Pasqualoni hire. A couple of snips.

      A major benefactor to the University of Connecticut wants the school to return $3 million in donations and remove his family name from its football complex because he says he was shut out of discussions about the selection of a new football coach.

      Robert Burton, chief executive officer of Greenwich, Conn.-based Burton Capital Management, said in a Jan. 19 letter to UConn athletic director Jeff Hathaway that his opinions were ignored and he did not support the way Paul Pasqualoni was selected as coach.

      Burton called the situation "a slap in the face and embarrassment to my family," and said he planned "to let the correct people know that you did not listen to your number one football donor. He called the search process flawed.

      "We want our money and respect back," Burton wrote to Hathaway.

      Burton, who played college football at Murray State, said although he was not seeking veto power in the hiring, he "earned my voice on this subject" as the program's top donor. He said he has hired lawyers to enforce his demand to get his donations back.
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      Burton says his family and friends will no longer donate for scholarships and coaching clinics, will pull their advertising from the football program and will transfer current scholarships away from football and into the business school.

      It couldn't immediately be determined Tuesday how many football players that would affect and whether other scholarship money would be available.

      Burton said his company will also start sending its managers to Syracuse University's business school for training instead of UConn, and will no longer pay for its $50,000-per-year luxury suite at Rentschler Field.

      "You already have many other empty boxes at Rentschler. My box will just join the list," Burton wrote.

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      • Never **** off your top donor! The president of this school better be dressing up for some butt kissing. Who did they hire anyway? I wonder who this guy wanted...
        "War is sorrowful, but there is one thing infinitely more horrible than the worst horrors of war, and that is the feeling that nothing is worth fighting for..."
        -- Harper's Weekly, December 31, 1864

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        • Originally posted by Twitter3 View Post
          Never **** off your top donor! The president of this school better be dressing up for some butt kissing. Who did they hire anyway? I wonder who this guy wanted...
          The article says one of the donor's kids played for Pasqualoni at Syracuse when the Orange was pretty good. I wonder what the story is.

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          • Originally posted by The Ibis View Post
            The article says one of the donor's kids played for Pasqualoni at Syracuse when the Orange was pretty good. I wonder what the story is.
            Ah, I see. Might be difference in philosophy = his kid didn't like his time there. Could be the donor knows the coach isn't on the up and up - maybe. I want to know who the donor wanted to hire OR if it was a case of wanting the school to massage the ego in the deicision process.
            "War is sorrowful, but there is one thing infinitely more horrible than the worst horrors of war, and that is the feeling that nothing is worth fighting for..."
            -- Harper's Weekly, December 31, 1864

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