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Saturday, April 22, 2006

From the Greeley Tribune.

'At [Colorado State University], the cost of competing at the Division I level isn't getting cheaper. An annual athletic budget of $15.9 million isn't going to cut it anymore.

This week, CSU president Larry Penley asked students to consider adding $15 per semester to their student fees to help fund the athletic department.

...It's sad to think that the trickle-down effect of competing in college athletics comes down to money from the students, some [whom] have no direct connection to the athletic department.

Oh sure, administrations jazz up their selling skills by trying to convince the biology or music major how they'll benefit from higher visibility to the athletic department…'