We’re all well aware of the financial difficulties facing may college athletic programs. Schools are constantly looking for ways to help trim budgets, whether it’s halting the practice of hosting football players in hotel rooms before home games, or convincing basketball coaches to turn down raises so their team can afford trips to Australia.
Stanford is one such school not immune to budgetary shortfalls. 20 Cardinal athletics employees have already lost their jobs, and some of the less revenue-generating sports could be headed for the chopping block. So it seems like just as good a time as any to build football coach Jim Harbaugh a $70,000 private bathroom.