9/12/2015: Andy Greif has the game preview in the Oregonian here – though not the financial details. Maybe UO still hasn’t responded to that public records request.
Last year GSU won 1 out of 12 football games, and brought in just $654,347 from ticket sales for football and basketball combined. So their athletic director and coach need the Ducks’ $900K contract payment to make payday for
their players themselves. GSU Coach Trent Miles’s salary is $510K, and after airfare for the team he should have that covered.
And Duck AD Rob Mullens is perfectly willing to pay Miles $900K for a blowout win. It doesn’t quite seem sporting, but that’s big-time college sports.
It also seems well above the going rate:
9/4/2015: Ducks pay EWU $450K for “body-bag” game, President Schill pays Ducks $375K for skybox seats
The contract between Rob Mullens and Bill Chaves is here. UO sat on the public records request for weeks, but EWU emailed it to me in a few days:
And here’s the agreement between Johnson Hall and Athletics, to divert academic money towards the “presidential skybox” at Autzen, etc. That’s right, UO students pay for the president’s football skybox. It took a petition to the Oregon DOJ to pry this document out of UO, but now it is posted on the goducks website here:
And here we’ve got athletics bitching that they haven’t got rent check yet: