Campus briefs: Pouha joins 2 others in giving to University of Utah athletics


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    May 25, 2012 11:17 p.m.

    Sione was a force to watch in college pushing around vastly inferior offensive linemen, and still impressive to watch clog the lanes and demand double teams in the NFL. Not only a great player, but very classy individual as well, and one of the few positive presences in that locker room last year. What a gift and an honor to have a guy like him come through the U, and now give back to the school like this.

    May 25, 2012 11:42 p.m.

    Also, interesting to see a few weeks ago the USA Today posted a report on athletic department revenue and spending of all public D-I athletic programs from 2006-2011.

    The University of Utah posted lowest percentage and total amount of subsidized funding for athletics in the MWC teams at that time, with $9.3M (24.6%) of their athletic spending coming from subsidized funds (meaning subsidized from the University itself, not directly from taxpayers' money). The next lowest was SDSU with $18M (40%) of expenditures coming from subsidized monies.

    Then I looked at the state of Utah, which was even more interesting. Utah State University had $14.6M (64%) of their annual athletic expenses subsidized, while Utah Valley spent $8.1 (89.3%!!) of subsidized money.

    It's also interesting to note that USU and UVU's status does not appear to be changing much in becoming more self-sufficient. Utah's is dramatically with conference revenue and Pac-12 Networks revenue. So the next BYU fan I hear from complaining how their tax dollars are funding Utah's athletics, I'd love to hear how you feel about the other two schools receiving even more of your money.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 2, 2012 12:18 p.m.


    Frankly none of us care, we just accept the fact that none of the 3 can pay its own way and we have to subsidize them eternally.

  • simply me SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    June 4, 2012 9:43 p.m.

    Wow, three utah atheletes gave money to the University and only comments. I guess all the utes fans are commenting on the byu page, Sione is my nephew and i am proud of what he has accomplished.