• Rachael Bachman takes a cold hard look at what the next athletic director will be faced with to continue the ambitious plans laid out by previous administrations.
"This is a tough time in every industry, and the entertainment industry of Division I sports is no different," said Richard Lariviere, UO's first-year president. "So we're going to have to have somebody who's got the ability to wield a very sharp pencil, but also nurture and grow these programs in a way that our fans and alums and supporters expect."
Autzen Stadium has seen more than a decade of sellouts, and plans for another expansion (the most recent coming in 2002) show officials' confidence in continuing the streak.
"We take enormous pride here that athletics is self-sustaining," Lariviere said. "And it is our intention to keep it that way."
Personally, I wouldn't expect an expansion on the north side of Autzen for another 10 years. Of course, Uncle Phil could take matters into his own hands at get it done much sooner.