May 23, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY
It's no secret that facilities and resources for coaches and student-athletes are major keys to on-field success in intercollegiate athletics. The University of Utah's "Invest in Excellence" fund-raising campaign takes aim at improving those areas to keep its athletics programs competitive in the Pac-12 Conference.
Behind the Bleachers
*The average athletics budget in the Pac-12 is $63.5 million. Utah's budget is $36.8 million.
*The Utah athletics department is chipping in $50 million, or a third of the $150 million it hopes to raise, to the Invest in Excellence campaign. The $50 million will come from Pac-12 revenues.
*The remaining $100 million must come from private sources.
Help us bridge the budget gap and keep our teams in the championship hunt. To learn more about how you can help Utah athletics run at the front of the "Pac," visit
Invest in Excellence