No, this isn’t from the Duck Athletic Fund’s website, it’s from giving.uoregon.edu, the homepage of the UO campaign, which is supposed to be about the academic side of the fund-drive:
To be fair, the other 4 landing pages are about academics. I guess 1 out of 5 ain’t bad. If you follow the link you get to the Duck Athletic Fund brochure, and this:
“As one of only a handful of Division I programs that do not receive state general fund support …”
Now that’s a bold claim. None of the $2.4M the UO Provost’s office pays to run the Jock Box comes from the state’s general fund? I’m no internal auditor, but I’m thinking this claim is a stretch. And under Oregon law, it’s potentially a Class A misdemeanor:
ORS 128.886 False or misleading representations prohibited.
(1) No person shall make any false or misleading representations in the course of any solicitation of contributions.
(2) A representation may be any manifestation of any assertion by words or conduct, including, but not limited to, a failure to disclose a fact.