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SBD/July 9, 2013/Media
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Published July 9, 2013
OVER THE RAINBOW: In Honolulu, Ferd Lewis noted part of the "celebration" over the Univ. of Hawaii's departure from "a fast-sinking Western Athletic Conference a year ago was the anticipation of more lucrative paydays ahead." The athletic department will "deposit about $503,000, or less than a third of" the $1.7M it received in '11, its final year as a full WAC partner. UH received, on average, $2M "per year over the final five years of full membership in the WAC, including" $4.4M after the '08 Sugar Bowl. In addition, UH "kept its local TV rights, which averaged about" $2.5M per year. But in the Mountain West, where it "became a football-only member July 1, 2012, UH currently shares only in BCS money, which meant all of $134,825 this year because none of the MWC teams appeared in the BCS." However, UH is "entitled to keep all its local TV rights fees, approximately" $2.45M this year, under an agreement with the MWC, and "must pay upwards of $650,000 in travel subsidies." In the WAC, UH "kept its local TV money and received a share of the conference rights fees" (HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER, 7/6).