(Neb)-Moos Defends WSU Actions Following Negative Audit
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - An internal audit at Washington State University has found extensive mismanagement within the budget-challenged athletic department under Athletic Director Bill Moos, now the AD at Nebraska. Sports has built up a $67-million dollar deficit over recent years.
Moos told the Lincoln Journal Star Thursday night that he had not read the entire audit but had been briefed on the details and he strongly defended his tenure at the Pac-12 school.
"I’m proud of what was accomplished at Washington State in my 7½ years there and most proud of how we accomplished it," he said. "My record is impeccable in regards to compliance with rules and regulations."
The audit completed in mid-April comes as leaders of the school grapple with a $67 million athletic budget deficit built up as a result of new construction and lower than expected TV revenue.
The audit was initially intended to examine the distribution of football tickets and passes to to ensure NCAA regulations were being followed but expanded as problems were discovered with contract management, ethics training, attendance data, and other issues.
The school responded to the audit by saying changes were coming because of the hiring of a new athletic director and other top administrators.
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