Laramie, Wy – Restoring a cut to its athletics budget request will be a key focus of the University of Wyoming when the legislature meets next week. The issue centers on the Joint Appropriations Committee's cut of a request of ten million of state money and the ability for U-W to raise and spend an additional 10 million for athletics. The committee only ok'd a total of five million dollars. U-W President Phil Dubois notes that those who voted against the request are concerned that too much is going to football. But Dubois says they must upgrade the football stadium and provide amenities, if they are to convince more people to come to games. He says some of the upgrades are as basic as bathrooms.
Dubois adds that only football and basketball make money for the rest of the campus sports teams. He says if they make money everyone wins.