The Sunday, March 20, 2016 front page of the Times featured a half page graphic titled “Revenue Race”.
The accompanying article was about UTEP’s athletic department finances. Many dollar amounts were cited but I had great difficulty adding up the detail items to come up with their stated totals.
The Times actually reported that the UTEP basketball program generated a profit of $129,186 million in the 2014-2015 school year.
That’s 129 billion, and 186 million dollars.
With numbers like that it is kind of hard to justify them charging tuition at all. In fact they might want to consider free parking for the basketball patrons.
When such obviously erroneous numbers are published, much less on the front page, we have to wonder if the basic cause is ignorance or incompetence or indifference or maybe all three.
Either way it is hard to believe anything that they publish.
Maybe they should pay attention to their recent editorial where they pointed out that a group’s “actions continue to undermine their words”.
We deserve better