In terms of finances, Reno and Hawaii might be limping when they enter the Mountain West in the summer of 2012. The Wolf Pack is fearing a proposed $1.5 million cut in state-appropriated funds. Reno athletic director Cary Groth told the Reno Gazette-Journal that kind of a hit would "change the face of the department," to the extent that its Division I status could be threatened. An independent study on Hawaii’s athletic department money woes recommends the university “should find a way to eliminate or forgive” an accumulated $9.58 million deficit to allow the Warriors to remain competitive at the Division I level. Manoa chancellor Virginia Hinshaw told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser the concept of forgiving the debt “remains challenging.” Lets also not forget that Reno is the only cold weather city to not have an indoor practice facility, And it does nt look like their getting one any time soon.