Even as the University of Oregon football team geared up this fall for another BCS run, an enterprising student/faculty committee began asking questions about the hidden subsidies that sustain the myth the Ducks’ athletic department is self-supporting….
That memo capped the athletic department’s overhead assessment at 3 percent through June 2012. That is one half the assessment rate charged other UO auxiliaries this year, including ASUO. …
As The Oregonian’s Rachel Bachman (now with the Wall Street Journal) detailed last fall, UO diverted $8.5 million in general fund dollars from 2002-2010 to pay for academic support — including tutoring and counseling — of its athletes.
I don’t know if this new MOU is about the tutoring costs, the overhead rate, the Willie Lyles / Chip Kelly costs and fines, the $467,000 Mac Court scam, the Skybox tickets, the bowl game junkets, or some fresh scheme dreamed up by Mullens and Moffitt. They’ll tell the Senate when they decide to tell the Senate. Or maybe they won’t.