11/21/2019: I’m sitting at the meeting in the EMU now – four athletic department administrators and several very skeptical ASUO students.
Here’s the data for revenue from tickets sold to non-students. It’s fallen by about $4M in 5 years. So he’s trying to increase what students have to pay to athletics from the mandatory student i-fee.
On the cost driver side, Roedl’s salary was about $225K in 2016. Up 18% in 3 years:
11/19/2019: UO students just not that into Duck football, even at $0.00 a ticket
ASUO – UO’s student government – pays Rob Mullens’s Athletic Department about $2M a year for student tickets, which they then distribute “for free” to students. They get the money from a mandatory fee they charge all students every term. A previous post about how Assoc Athletic Director Eric Roedl runs this shakedown operation is here.
But apparently $0.00 is too high a price. As this photo of the student section from the interesting fan blog GoDucks.net shows, our students don’t really care much about big-time college sports: