(Credit to the poster who mentioned this in the thread about Stanford naming coaching positions for the wealthy alums who endowed them)
I love ND and we certainly do a great job of graduating alums who do very well financially, but we're nothing like the old money billionaires from Yale or Stanford's new money guys who can write 8 figure checks. John Arrillaga alone has given 100MM+ to Stanford, both for athletics and regular students, and they also have alums like Phil Knight plus a whole bunch of other billionaires who also often live nearby. Yale pretty much defines old money along with Harvard and Princeton, and also probably has a lot of 9-10 figure alums who live nearby.
That said, while we don't need a palace like what UT built, there's no excuse for our teams to be practicing in a gym comparable to CYO facilities. Even without a lead donor like the Gug, Compton, or Arlotta, there has to be some middle ground we can take, particularly given both teams' strong performance and the conference move.