December 4th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

When UMKC hired Dr. Brandon Martin as a new athletics director in December 2018, he was tasked with restructuring nearly the entire athletics department. The athletics department was tasked with increasing ticket revenue 45% from the 2018-19 budget to 2019-20. It’s doing this while working to achieve Martin’s vision of “comprehensive excellence.” “We are currently at 78% of that goal, with our highest revenue sports, men’s basketball and women’s basketball, just beginning,” Deputy Athletics Director for External Relations Curt Jacey said. “We are confident we will reach that goal.” While basketball attendance is looking to be more profitable this season, fall sports did not quite meet the goals the athletics department was hoping for. “Attendance for the Olympic sports for the fall has been flat,” Jacey said. -Kayl Auch, umkc.edu. Read More.

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