Reno Gazette-Journal sportswriter weighs the pros and cons of the University of Nevada’s commitment to fund athletics competitively with other schools in the Mountain West Conference and nationally.
Wolf Pack athletics currently receives a little over $10 million in funding from student fees, which sounds like a decent amount but is actually last among the schools in the Mountain West Conference. One of the reason it’s less than most is that the school’s enrollment is substantially less than many of the other schools in the conference. Less students equals less fees.
But one of the ways to increase enrollment is through exposure from athletics success. There are arguments on both sides and Murray spells them out.
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