WSU Regents Postpone Decision On Athletics Deficit-Administration Expected To Return With Possible Solutions In A Few Weeks

The Washington State University Regents have postponed a decision on the athletics department deficit.

The regents were initially set to consider revising Cougar Athletics’ current annual budget on Friday to reflect an expected 30-million-dollar loss in revenue.  The department is expecting the budget hit due to the economic fallout caused by the pandemic.

During the regents’ committee meeting on Thursday, they directed the administration to craft proposals for trying to address this year’s athletics debt.  The board is expected to hold a special meeting in a couple of weeks to review the administration’s proposals.