Thanks for posting that. THIS, I think answers a lot of the constant drumbeat about our admins seeming incompetence. I knew looking at some of these numbers something was afoot. Just never knew exactly what the disparity was or where it came from, state funds for athletics not included. Answers a LOT of questions.
ODU athletic director Wood Selig was on vacation and could not be reached for comment, but he has stressed in previous interviews that all schools use different accounting measures. For instance, schools in states that are allowed to use state tax revenue for athletics don't always include that revenue in their budgets.
"When you compare budgets side by side, you're not comparing apples to apples," he said.