Capilouto: Athletics Funding Academics Not The Norm

02/07/2013 11:40 AM

With the first hurdle cleared in UK’s quest to receive approval to fund renovations on campus, including Commonwealth Stadium, school president Eli Capilouto talked with Pure Politics host Ryan Alessi about the status of the planning, as well as the idea of athletics funding academics. Capilouto said it’s not the norm and that he does not expect the athletics department to continue funding on-campus upgrades, though Mitch Barnhart shares the same vision.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

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