University Panel recommends dropping 8 sports

11/15/2011: From the Washington Post. The president of the University of Maryland established the panel to take control of the athletic department’s budget. The problems at UO seem similar: massive overspending on salaries, chronic deficit, depletion of the reserve funds. Dropping Duck sports – baseball is the obvious candidate – would be very unpopular with UO Athletic Department Director Rob Mullens. His pay is tied to UO’s performance in the “Director’s Cup“, a bogus competition set up by the NCAA to encourage colleges to field lots of teams. Next time we hire an ADD, we need to make sure we write a contract tied to balancing the AD budget!

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6 Responses to University Panel recommends dropping 8 sports

  1. Anonymous says:

    Athletics will always play a big role in the UO experience. That’s one of the reasons I came here. Get over it or move to UM.

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    • charlie says:

      So is drinking. That another reason you showed up?

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      • uomatters says:

        Comment of the month. Contact our swag office for your coffee cup – or shot glass.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Would sports play less of a big role if they managed to spend what they earned without demanding poor students subsidize their free cars and extra millions of their salaries? Football has been an incredibly popular sport for a long time. Salaries over 3 million have been a recent development. You can have sports without the excess.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    “Athletics will always play a big role in the UO experience. That’s one of the reasons I came here. Get over it or move to UM.”

    Athletics was one of the factors you used in deciding on a university? Unless you are actually a varsity athlete, that’s just pathetic.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Perhaps you should move to Penn State?

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