PERSPECTIVES: U Wisconsin Madison Athletics-Related Deal Raises Questions

Daniel Libit, writing in Sportico: “I made a public records request for the amended contract as part of reporting on a story about Altius’ on-campus businesses. While other public universities turned over their agreements, mostly without redactions, Wisconsin denied my request, claiming that the Altius relationship was actually contracted through the University of Wisconsin Foundation, a separate 501(c)(3). Why an athletic department consulting deal would be run through UW’s foundation made little sense, given that no other Altius deal I’ve encountered was handled this way. (A UW athletics spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.)” Read more here.

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