- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - A document distributed to Youngstown State University trustees says the university sports budget is lower than comparable universities in the same conferences.

The document says the university spends nearly $5 million less annually for athletics than similar institutions in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

The Vindicator reported Sunday (https://bit.ly/1qiyQ7H ) that the document concludes average total expenditures for all Missouri Valley football programs have grown at a significantly higher pace than Youngstown over the past decade.

The document also says Youngstown State spends $1 million less annually for men’s and women’s basketball than universities in the Horizon League.

The memo’s distribution followed the faculty union’s rejection of a tentative contract agreement amid concerns that YSU’s sports budget is growing as it contemplates academic cuts.

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Information from: The Vindicator, https://www.vindy.com


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