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UH athletics need community support


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 21, 2014

~~<p>University of Hawaii Athletic Director Ben Jay backpedaled almost immediately from his assertion that UH-Manoa's athletics program was so hopelessly in the red that eliminating the football program was a viable option. Just hours after telling a Board of Regents committee on Monday that &quot;there is a very real possibility of football going away,&quot; Jay issued a statement clarifying that none of UH's 21 sports teams is in peril.</p>
<p>Jay emphasized that he had been trying to convey the sense of urgency needed to address what he describes as a &quot;broken&quot; funding model for a collegiate sports enterprise that is important to the broader community and deserves more funding from the state general fund.</p>
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University of Hawaii Athletic Director Ben Jay backpedaled almost immediately from his assertion that UH-Manoa's athletics program was so hopelessly in the red that eliminating the football program was a viable option. Just hours after telling a Board of Regents committee on Monday that "there is a very real possibility of football going away," Jay issued a statement clarifying that none of UH's 21 sports teams is in peril.

Jay emphasized that he had been trying to convey the sense of urgency needed to address what he describes as a "broken" funding model for a collegiate sports enterprise that is important to the broader community and deserves more funding from the state general fund. Login for more...



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