Read UConn athletic department in 2018: generated $40 million in revenue, spent $81 million in expenses
Go Sportsball! Important education dollars at work. Though I do agree cultural investments like the arts and sports are important for a shared identity. But wow, that is expensive.
This would be so much better invested in #BringBackTheWhale.
I mean if we are investing $42 million dollars for sports for "play an important role in the life of the university and the state" we might as well make it the Whalers or an NBA Team.
Never understood infatuation with minor league sports.
Though the vast majority of Division I athletic departments operate at a loss, UConn’s deficit has become particularly extreme. A USA Today analysis of data from 2016-17 found that the school’s athletic department received the highest university subsidy (about $42 million) of any Division I public institution and that its allocation as a percentage of total reported revenue (just under 51 percent) was higher than that of any other public school in one of college sports' six biggest conferences.
By Alex Putterman