[quote="manatree, post:5, topic:1916"][b]Again, unless the BJC breached their contract with the AD, the BJC or Bon Jovi are not to blame[/b]. While I don't know if it ever happened during basketball season, other music acts have booked the BJC for an extended stretch to set up the start of their tour. If the AD doesn't want this to happen they need to rework their arrangement with the BJC. I don't think it is the BJC's responsibility to supply proper hoops at the IM building. Both hoops programs have had enough time to wrangle up the equipment needed to run a practice.[/quote]
I agree. The Athletic Director should be taking 100% of the blame for this. First, for not making sufficient arrangements to ensure that none of this happened, and second, for not coming up with suitable alternatives. Having the team practice on rims that sound like they were supplied by carnies is outrageous.
(CAVEAT: I will say, though, that it would be nice if the BJC had done something to save the AD from themselves…wouldn’t you think that the team would want to be able to use their gym in February, and before signing the Bon Jovi deal, make sure that the AD is aware? I mean, the hoops team is a long-standing, and will remain a long-standing tenant.)
These 2 points really make me wonder what is going on. Consider this…
1.) The BJC is NOT part of the PSU AD
2.) The BJC has a contract with the PSU AD
…once you think furhter on those points, you realize that each game the team plays is in the contract. As well, each time the team PRACTICES, it should be in the contract. Here are more questions that you guys can take a stab at…
Can Bon Jovi bump a game?
Can the BJC bump a game for any reason?
It’s obvious they can bump a practice. What criteria is used to allow them to bump a pracitce.
How much is Penn State paying per practice (remember, it’s not FREE!!!) ?
What is the wording of the contract?