In the program’s last season in 2008, Western was spending a quarter of a million dollars on football travel alone, Steve Card, Western’s former Associate Director of Athletics for business and financial affairs and current Athletic Director, said. // Photo courtesy of WWU Athletics
TRAVEL COSTS STILL AN ISSUE
WHY THE OPPONENT MATTERS
This story is one of a two-part series by Dante Koplowitz-Fleming and Tyler Urke for an advanced reporting course with professor Carolyn Nielsen. A second piece on Western athletic's increased reliance on student fees can be found here.