Wrestling..., now there's a money-maker.And since when do
taxpayers pay for football programs? Until enough money is raised to fund a
stadium with sponsorships (like the baseball stadium), they could rent out a
local high school stadium. The rest of the money is raised through ticket sales,
commercial sponsorships, endowments, conference affiliations, TV rights, etc.
Yes, it would take a couple of years to get up to speed, there's no denying
that, but the students of UVU deserve an alternative to BYU on Saturday's;
especially in an effort to continue school spirit and support..., a team to call
It is rare that a football program makes money. Most college football programs
lose money and with BYU just up the street the chances of this program being
profitable is not good. There are plenty of schools with football programs. I
would actually like to see more wrestling programs in this state, a sport in
which Utah does well. I am grateful that UVU has this program.
The last thing UVU students and tax payers need to pay for at UVU is football.
UVU will not be going into football anytime soon. The cost is way to large and
the money is needed else where.
So, the big question here is whether or not he will try and bring a football
team to the school?It's not from a lack of talented players in
the area, enough football resources (money, land or renting a stadium like Mtn.
View or Orem HS), or a potential conference to join (the Big Sky would be a
perfect fit to begin with), so I have no idea why the school has not pursued
this further. Will the new A.D. be able to further Athletics at UVU with the
addition of a football team?I hope so!