Just kidding, that was the plan from UO’s 2001-4 Athletics Task Force, which included UO Pres Dave Frohnmayer, AD Bill Moos (soon fired by Phil Knight) and UO Senate President Nathan Tublitz.
At the time the Duck Athletics budget was ~$37M, it’s now $127M, and there is no sign current UO President Michael Schill or UO Senate President Elliot Berkman are willing to ask Duck AD Rob Mullens for a dime to support academics. In fact Pres Schill’s proposal is to take still more money from our students, via a new mandatory fee for “free” Duck tickets that will take control away from ASUO student government.
Where will our student’s money go? To ease the heavy burden on Phil Knight and other boosters, who have pledged their donations for millions in raises for Mario Cristobal, Altman, Mullens, and who apparently now want the students to share their pain.