U-W May Ask For One-Time Athletic Money

Laramie, Wy – Despite getting turned down by the Governor, U-W officials are going to try and get legislators to support a request of nearly three million dollars to enhance marketing and fundraising, along with competitive excellence of U-W athletics. But if they can't get on-going support, President Phil Dubois says they will ask for one time money to try and get fundraising and marketing programs up to speed. Athletic Director Gary Barta admits that saying that they are only asking for such money once--- could be risky. But he says they have got to have some financial support, since U-W is currently last in its conference in budget.
The University of Wyoming trustees also approved moving forward with some plans to renovate War Memorial Stadium. Among the possible changes are putting new luxury boxes on the east side the stadium, instead of combining them with the Press Box.