As Sports Spending Soars, Programs Scramble to Keep Up

Travis Dove for The Chronicle

A decline of about $900,000 in television income has added to the financial pressures on the U. of North Carolina 
at Charlotte’s athletics program. “That’s not a little bit of money for a program like ours,” says Judith Rose, its director.
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Starting a football program is never cheap. But when the University of North Carolina at Charlotte fielded its first team, in 2013, it tried to keep a lid on spending. The first season, the head coach made just $250,000. The second year, the team...

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