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The U of M will never compete in football until it can spend $64,000 on bow ties

Posted by: Michael Rand under Gophers Updated: September 24, 2012 - 3:14 PM

This story from the Dayton Daily News about the spending of Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee is priceless. We're going to lift a very small part of it, but you might want to read the whole thing.

The university spends tens of thousands of dollars alone branding Gee around his signature bow ties. Since 2007, Ohio State has spent more than $64,000 on bow ties, bow tie cookies ... and bow tie pins for Gee and others to distribute, the newspaper found.

“It’s a nice icebreaker. The freshmen show up on campus and President Gee hands them a cookie. They love it. The students love it,” OSU spokesman Jim Lynch said. He noted that people show off their Buckeye pride with O-H lapel pins all across the country.

Forget about a practice facility. When is the U of M going to start spending big on bow ties?

(Fortunately, President Eric Kaler looks like a regular tie guy).

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