February 14th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

A larger than normal increase in what University of Wisconsin Athletics will pay for salaries and benefits drove the department to ask for an 8 percent increase in spending authority next year. UW Athletics will seek approval from the Athletic Board on Friday of a 2018-19 fiscal year budget that has $143.5 million in expenses. The details were unveiled Wednesday in a meeting of the board’s Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee. The body didn’t have a quorum present, so it was deemed an informational presentation.¬†Mario Morris, the associate athletic director for business operations, pointed toward expense growth for compensation, financial aid and major capital projects in the overall increase. –¬†TODD D. MILEWSKI, host.madison.comRead More

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