North Texas Athletic Department Losing 2.8 Million in Budget

August 19th, 2013 | by CollegeAD
North Texas Athletic Department Losing 2.8 Million in Budget

North Texas athletic department

The North Texas athletic department will receive $2.8 million less than it requested next fiscal year if the school’s new budget passes

North Texas president Lane Rawlins made a couple of presentations to the school’s board of regents about the importance of college athletics and made the case that the college should increase funding to its athletics department this week.

Rawlins, who has helped facilitate the progress the North Texas athletic department UNT is spending on athletics as compared to its peers in Conference USA based on the USA Today study of college athletic budgets.

An amendment was put into the budget to form a committee to explore a rise in funding for athletics. The amendment passed 6-3 and was then put into the budget, which passed unanimously.

UNT’s budget for athletics has increased 61 percent in Rawlins tenure, as a result of quantity of factors, including the fundraising efforts of the Rick Villarreal and the UNT athletic department in and the addition of a passionate student athletic fee.

All this comes when North Texas prepares for the 100th anniversary of its football program this fall.

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