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Quick notes of impressions:
Overall, a worthy associate for us.
Biggest campus plus was a section containing ancient oak trees; super nice.
A portion of the campus was stripped-down neo-gothic architecture, but most was bad modern. They probably want to go back to their roots.
Except for the oaks in the old part of campus, campus landscaping was very poor. Way below UTA standards.
Buildings seemed to be in poor condition: peeling paint, etc. Again, maintenance was way below UTA standards.
Athletic facilities were on a separate campus several miles from the main campus.
Stadium looked old; press box looks like late 1960s. Stadium was an island surrounded by a sea of concrete going right up to the edge of the surrounding roads; rusting chain link fence surrounded the stadium parking lot. Again, looked shabby.
Indoor football practice facility looked impressive and substantial.
Baseball stadium looked nice; I liked the fan picnic areas around it.
Overall facilities gave the impression of a typical under-funded Louisiana university, but more substantial than many of its brethren, e.g., McNeese, UL Monroe, NW, etc.