WSU Athletics in the red past fiscal year
Martin Stadium final touches Senior Correspondent
Posted Dec 8, 2010

PULLMAN -- The Washington State Cougars lost $1.6 million on athletics for the past fiscal year, the Cougars said Wednesday. Gifts and pledges, however, were on the increase.

Most college athletic departments operate at a deficit, but the Cougars had reported profits for eight consecutive years before losing $200,000 last year.

Earlier this year, the Washington Huskies reported a $5.5 million loss. The fiscal year ended June 30. WSU had delays in finalizing some financial details.

The Cougars said they experienced a $1 million reduction in revenue from the Pacific-10 Conference due largely to a drop in nationally televised games. Football ticket sales were down, and a final payment of approximately $750,000 was made to former football coach Bill Doba.

The Cougars made $2,829,263 in football television revenue. That figure was bolstered by an unusually large payment of $542,000 for a nationally televised game with Notre Dame in San Antonio, Texas.

The WSU Athletic Foundation reported that gifts and pledges for the fiscal year increased $1.5 million to $9.8 million.

Membership increased by 81 to 5,990, and the number of donors increased from approximately 6,500 to approximately 7,200.

Related Stories
Gauging WSU, Pac-10 talent though NFL draft
 -by  Apr 27, 2011
Newsline: Catching up with Bill Doba
 -by  Nov 3, 2009
10 insightful minutes with Bill Doba
 -by  Apr 19, 2012

Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
C Bill Doba (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Ball State > Alumni
[View My HotList]