The University of Hawaii athletics department is expecting to post a $2 million loss when the fiscal year ends on Jun. 30.
Athletics Director Ben Jay says he's trying to keep the deficit under that $2 million. Football revenues were just over $900,000, lower than expected.
The 21-team, $33 million department also had to battle rising costs.
About a year ago, Chancellor Tom Apple had asked the athletics department to not run a deficit of more than $1 million for the next three years while the school tries to get back to solvency.