Washington AD apologizes for comments

Washington athletic director Scott Woodward has issued an

apology and clarification for comments he made about Oregon over

the weekend.

During Washington’s pregame radio show on Saturday, Woodward

said Oregon as an academic institution has became ”an

embarrassment.” He told KJR-AM that the growth of the Ducks

athletically has come at the expense of their academic

standing.

Woodward attempted to clarify his comments Monday, apologizing

if his comments were found as ”critical or insulting” to Oregon.

He says he has great respect for Oregon as an institution and

athletic program, but that Oregon is ”a great example of the

struggles which can accompany a university when state funding

decreases.”

He says Oregon is not the only college suffering from a decrease

in state funding.