updated: 9/19/2012 1:06:21 PM
The athletics director at Purdue University believes Big Ten sports programs are approaching a tipping point when it comes to funding. Morgan Burke says money from The Big Ten Network is starting to act as a replacement for gate revenue. He says that has helped accelerate a physical improvement plan for athletics programs in West Lafayette, which includes a new baseball stadium and soccer complex. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Burke tells our Bill Benner about the funding picture surrounding big time college sports.
Burke says there is still work to do on the master physical plan, but points out the school was making up for about three decades of not improving those facilities. He adds that previous athletics directors had their own set of challenges that took priority.
Burke is in his 20th year as Purdue's athletics director.
Source: Purdue University, Inside INdiana Business