WSU President releases statement on athletic department's financial troubles

Athletic Director Pat Chun said there will be a temporary freeze on current and future positions, non-essential travel and new professional development.

PULLMAN, Wash. — In a written statement, Washington State University President Kirk H. Schulz addressed the financial challenges the school’s athletic department will be facing in 2023.

Shulz says each Pac-12 university will see a significant decrease in revenue distribution due to overpayments from a conference media partner. In addition, relocation of the Pac-12 headquarters out of San Francisco exceeded budget projections.

Lastly, the president said Cougar Athletics exceeded its expenditures for the year due to “inadequate documentation of revenues and expenses.”

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