Sunday, February 6, 2022

Arizona State sent $67.3 million to its athletics program, "by far the largest single-year outlay of direct funding by a Division I public school"

USA Today on how universities are responding to massive pandemic losses:

While some athletics programs had built reserve funds that could have offset at least part of a deficit, most athletics programs that had deficits are borrowing money – in many cases from the university. Due to operating deficits in prior years, Rutgers' athletics program had received $84 million in loans from the university, according to an analysis by The Record and


UCLA’s program also ran eight-figure operating deficits in 2019 and 2020, but it annually receives a relatively paltry $2.6 million in school funds and student fees. That's generally the second-lowest total among Pac-12 Conference public schools to Oregon's. Its 2021 deficit brings its three-year total to $103 million.

More Arizona State:

Antonio Pierce is the latest to resign from Arizona State’s [football] coaching staff.


In addition to Pierce, offensive coordinator Zak Hill resigned last week. Additionally, defensive backs coach Chris Hawkins, tight ends coach Adam Breneman and receivers coach Prentice Gill are no longer employed by the school.


All five of the departures from Edwards’ staff are tied to the NCAA investigation.