Professor Post Hoc

It looks like Moscow’s infamous philosophy professor has forgotten everything he ever knew about logic. 

Can you say post hoc ergo propter hoc

In 1982 I circulated a petition on the University of Idaho campus asking that state appropriated funds not be used for athletics. My main argument was that these funds should be used solely for academics.

A resolution supporting this petition was passed by the Faculty Senate and sent to the UI administration. For four years (1983-87) the Vandals, presumably without a subsidy, won five Big Sky football championships.

With Don Monson’s superb coaching, UI basketball also excelled during this period. In 1981 and 1982 the team, also without subsidies, won two Big Sky championships. They then went to the NCAA playoffs, losing in the first round in 1981. In 1982 the Vandals made the Sweet 16, but they lost to Oregon State 60-42.

In 1987 the State Board of Education authorized $665,500 in appropriated funds for UI athletics, which has now has grown to $949,500. This is still not enough to balance the athletic budget.