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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

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.



Dave said...

I'd certainly be in favor of matching the north side of Autzen to the south side. Word.

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