Football has the scholarships, they obviously need the donations for facilities. I am not telling you anything you don’t know however. Too bad people with loot don’t understand that positive publicity to the University is a good thing. What can you do.We have plenty of money and have excellent donors. The problem is that the vast majority of UM's donors despise the football team. There is a lot of Shalala hate on this Board, but she protected the football program as best she could. Our richest donors (well over 80% of them) love the biotech center, tech initiatives, links to Latin America, the law school, engineering, the MBA and, obviously, undergraduate rankings. They abhor football.... It is what it is.
We may some day be able to fund 5-7 baseball scholarships. That is all we need.
Morris allowed the scholarships allocated to baseball players to decline. He become lackadaisical in his administrative duties and other facets of the program. Di Mare brought them back up to prior levels. These scholarships are not endowed. We need them endowed. His Dad could help with that.
They also secured funds for state of the art batting cages. Am told they are trying to raise the majority of funds needed for a new addition down the right field sight of the Park.
If baseball can get five to seven scholarships above an beyond the actuals that will be huge for baseball. You need to give kids fulls or 3 for 4’s at these money gobbling private universities to compete.