UO athletics achieves financial self-sufficiency

Strong ticket sales and donations have made the University of Oregon athletic department financially self-sufficient.

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The University of Oregon athletic department has experienced strong ticket sales and received a number of large donations from donors such as Nike’s Phil Knight.

This has helped Oregon become one of 30 Division I schools to receive no institutional support in the last year.

“The bottom line is that the athletic department, being self-sufficient, essentially runs its own show as long as it stays within budget and adheres to the university’s larger academic mission,” UO spokesman Joe Mosley said in an e-mail to the Statesman Journal.

Read more at StatesmanJournal.com.

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