The lottery subsidies to the athletics department are for 2009-2011, a holdover from some long-forgotten failed scheme to allow lottery gambling on college football games. Kitzhaber’s budget takes the money away from OUS and gives it to educational purposes:
More from the remarkably transparent, and appropriately garish Oregon Lottery site, here:
OSU is even on the jock money, and way ahead on getting cash for their academic side. And they even let regular students use their “Student Success Center”, while regular UO students in the Jock Box ain’t gonna happen – even though Bean makes them pay all of the $1.83M a year for the athlete-only tutoring costs.