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In Open Session


The members of the board of directors of the University of Louisville Athletic Association, Inc. met on January 28, 2005, in the Jefferson Room, Grawemeyer Hall, with members present and absent as follows:

Present:           Dr. James Ramsey, Chair
                        Mr. Bob Benson
Prof. Beth Boehm
Prof. William Cheadle
Ms. Bev Daly
Mr. Burt Deutsch
Prof. Richard Feldhoff
                        Mr. Owsley B. Frazier
                        Mr. Gordon Gahm
                        Prof. Brenda Hart
                        Mr. Tom Jurich, ex officio
                        Prof. Bruce Kemelgor
                        Mr. Ryan McKinley
                        Prof. Glenda Neely
                        Mr. Larry Owsley
                        Ms. Rebeccah Jo Schneider
                        Mr. Mike Seebert
                        Prof. Robert Stenger
                        Prof. Richard Stremel
                        Prof. Elaine Wise

Absent:            Mr. Richard Emmett
                        Dr. Henry Enck
                        Dr. J. Blaine Hudson
                        Mr. Grant Helman
                        Mr. Sam Rechter
                        Dr. Shirley Willihnganz

From the
University:      Ms. Angela D. Koshewa
                        Mr. Mike Curtin
                        Mr. Kevin Miller
                        Ms. Julie Hermann
                        Mr. Gary Friedman
                        Mr. Kenny Klein
                        Mr. Jeff Spoelker
                        Ms. Kathleen Smith
                        Ms. Debbie Dougherty
I.          Convene Meeting                                                                                                       

Having determined a quorum present, Chair Ramsey called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.

II.         Approval of Minutes

Mr. Frazier made a motion, which Mr. Seebert seconded, to approve the minutes of October 8, 2004, and the special meeting of December 21, 2004.  The motion passed unanimously.

III.       Report of the Finance & Budget Committee

Mr. Benson reported the Finance & Budget Committee approved the request for football season ticket prices for 2005, and Mr. Miller provided an overview of the second quarter budget analysis.           Mr. Benson made a motion, which Mr. Deutsch seconded to approve the

Athletic Director’s recommendation that the Board of Directors approve for Football a season ticket package for 2005 as outlined below.
                                                2004                                        2005
Category                                 (5 games)                                 (6 games)
Reserved                                $157                                        $192
Club/Suites                             $177                                        $222
Faculty/Staff                          $149                                        $180
L-Club                                    $149                                        $180
Family Plan (4 tickets)          $548                                        $648                           

Students-Football only:        
  Students                               $40 (5 @ $8)                         $48 (6 @ $8)
  Student Guests                    $50 (5 @ $10)                       $60 (6 @$10)

Students Combination:
   Students                              $184 (23 @ $8)                      $192 (24 @ $8)

Single Game Reserved          $28/$45                                  $32
            The motion passed unanimously.

IV. Report of the Athletic Director                                                                 

            Mr. Jurich reported that the men’s and women’s basketball teams are off to a great start.  Football will
             hold its signing date ceremony on February 2 at the Brown & Williamson Club.  Mr. Jurich invited the
             board members to attend.

Mr. Jurich reported the Big East Facilities Committee, appointed by the President has met.  Mr. Jurich will send reference materials to the committee and will update the board as the committee’s work progresses. 

Mr. Jurich asked Ms. Hermann for an update on the ongoing progressive efforts to build a rowing boathouse.  She reported the Louisville Waterfront Development Corporation has donated the land, and she currently is working on the project to raise community interest and money.   

Upon Mr. Jurich’s request, Ms. Koshewa provided a briefing on issues with Clear Channel.

The A.D. reported the Patterson baseball field is progressing well; Kelly Construction has a done terrific job.  He expected the natatorium to open late Summer, 2005. 

Mr. Jurich said fundraising was almost complete for the Trager indoor football complex and the men’s and women’s basketball practice facility (Yum!).  Mr. Jurich also acknowledged the creative ways the department has responded to the state budget issue (or lack of approved budget). 

Mr. Jurich updated the Board on turning the Algood property into a multipurpose field for men’s and women’s soccer or lacrosse because it may be time for the University to formally put in place lacrosse as a sport.  It is a very popular program in the country and building support in Louisville.  The Big East Conference has great lacrosse teams.  If UofL sponsors a lacrosse team, the Algood property would become the new home for that sport.  

Mr. Jurich reported that he and Athletics staff have attended several meetings with Big East Conference personnel.  The move to the Big East will bring better television coverage, and Mr. Klein has been working on a plan to capitalize on the broader recognition.  Mr. Miller has nearly finished the 2005 football season schedule.  Mr. Klein was very complimentary of WHAS TV, also noting there are a lot of joint ventures with the TV station, including the Cardinal Caravan during the summer. 

Prof. Wise commended staff for broadcasting the games in Spanish since UofL has many Spanish-speaking transfer students. 

V.        Report of the Chairman

President Ramsey distributed a resolution for Mr. Jurich recognizing his strong leadership (copy available upon request).  Mr. Deutsch recommended including information concerning Mr. Jurich’s accomplishments in the area of gender equity.  The board of directors applauded Mr. Jurich for his many contributions and expressed deep gratitude to Mr. Jurich for his excellent leadership of the Athletics Department and his vision for all of Cardinal athletics to compete at the top level nationally.  Mr. Benson concurred that Mr. Jurich has had many successes, especially the strong academic performance of our athletes.  Prof. Stenger complimented Mr. Jurich and the Athletics staff for the recognition of honor roll students during half-time at a recent basketball game.  Mr. Jurich expressed his gratitude to Prof. Wise for her leadership as FAR.     

VI.       Adjournment

            The meeting adjourned at 12:45 p.m. 

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