Friday, March 05, 2010

Student fees funding athletic departments

A while ago we mentioned that San Diego State University raised its student athletic fee by a fairly large percent in order to, among other things, add two women's sports.
This article notes that the raising of student fees, sometimes with student support, sometimes unilaterally, has become a trend as many college athletic departments struggle to balance their budgets.
It lists the schools that have employed the tactic and touches on the somewhat touchy subject of putting the burden of funding athletics on students.