Visiting Facilities

Visiting Facilities

first_imgI find it hard to sympathize with Michigan coach, Harbaugh, on the locker room facilities at Purdue University.  Just because Michigan puts 110,000 fans in the stands and has been able to build a state-of-the-art facility, that does not mean that every university will have the same to offer them.In a walk through, Purdue told Michigan there was no air conditioning in their locker room.  Purdue has been upgrading all of their facilities, but they are not yet completed.  Harbaugh should have to put up with some of the facilities available to lower level athletic programs–such as high schools and junior highs.  I remember having some of my teams change in a classroom and not have facilities to shower.  Until Batesville recently completed their upgrade, there were not dressing rooms available to visiting teams.  They were able to provide an area for them, but it was not a state-of-the-art locker room.I guess I find it hard to feel sorry for coaches who make several million dollars a year and their university provides them with luxury facilities.  Ask Butler University athletes about some of the old Hinkle field house locker rooms.last_img

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