Report: culture of mediocrity, funds hurt UW sports

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) – A consulting firm cites a culture of accepting mediocrity and a lack of money in University of Wyoming football and men’s basketball programs.

The report by Collegiate Sports Associates says it found a pervading opinion that ‘good enough is good enough’ in the success of its football and men’s basketball programs.

UW Athletics Director Tom Burman said the report on the whole provides a good roadmap for improving UW athletics.

But he took issue with the report’s finding that UW athletics has accepted mediocre results.

UW President Bob Sternberg paid CSA $35,000 to review the football and men’s basketball programs and suggest to him and the university’s board of trustees ways to turn them into consistent winners.

Sternberg says a task force will be formed to implement the report’s recommendations.

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