C.A.T.S. Academic Center shows Byrne's priorities extend beyond sports
I’m not going to get all gushy about Greg Byrne, but his decision to raise $7.5 million to build an academic center for Wildcat athletes shows that his commitment to the school goes beyond turning a profit and winning football games. Nobody would’ve said a word had Byrne simply said times are tough and that raising $150 million to remake Arizona Stadium would take every cent the school could raise. The key donor is alumnus Andrew Braccia, 40, who is listed at No. 88 on Forbes’ Midas list. Braccia made his fortune in the Silicon Valley, investing in Yahoo and other technology ventures. As for a sports background, Braccia was one of the key investors for SB Nation, an online sports journalism site.