The Ducks’ apparel contract with Nike give the coaches $100K worth Nikes, free, in lieu of cash that UO could have got for the academic side:
One of our student readers reports that he got an email saying Dana Altman will give away a pair of his stash to some lucky student at tonight’s game, as thanks for the $1.7M in mandatory student i-fees that ASUO pays the Ducks for tickets. For more on UO’s lousy apparel deal with Nike, read Matthew Kish in the Portland Business Journal.
If you’re not a student, you can get a ticket for $6 on stubhub:
That’s right, this guy is more popular on the UO campus than Duck basketball:
2/25/2016: The market price for watching Dana Altman falls below $0
UO’s student government pays the Duck athletic department about $1.7M for sports tickets, then gives them away to UO students.
At P=$0 football ticket demand exceeds the supply (at least until half-time). But most students won’t touch Duck basketball tickets. Altman’s already moved the band into the student section to try to fill it up, and soon he’ll have to start paying our students to watch:
Or maybe he’ll try trolling the frats again?
The regular fans don’t seem much happier. A UO Matters coffee cup for the best answer to this question from my microeconomics principles midterm:
And yes, the NCAA cartel *will* be on the final.