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SBD/May 30, 2013/Colleges
Colorado Chancellor DiStefano Wants To Run Athletics Department More Like A Business
Published May 30, 2013
RECIPE FOR SUCCESS? The Boulder DAILY CAMERA's Ringo writes D-I athletic departments are "multi-million dollar businesses and trying to run them with any other mindset is a recipe for failure." It was "odd to hear from DiStefano because the bureaucracy he oversees has been getting in the way of the athletic department for years in tandem with the president's office in Denver." Ringo: "I'm not buying that is suddenly going to change just because the chancellor seems to be open to the idea of hiring a successful businessman or woman to lead the department in the future." It also was "odd Wednesday listening to the chancellor talk about the big business of college athletics when he was part of the CU administration that fought against that exact perception of college athletics during the recruiting scandal surrounding the CU football program back in 2004 and 2005." Ringo: "We'll find out in the very near future how serious DiStefano is about changing the approach to one that is more business-oriented. How do we know that? Because a big business wouldn't dillydally once it started the ball rolling in this direction" (Boulder DAILY CAMERA, 5/30).