However it is a slippery slope for a school to depend so heavily on outside money to pay salaries. It the major benefactor becomes disgruntled, do they then control department decisions (think Oregon)?
If the money is no longer there for any number of reasons, is PSU contracturaly obligated to pay the salary? If so, it could cause great harm to their budget.
And then there is the title ix issue that may rear it's head, depending on who is appointed to head the DOE's OCR. Unless PSU has already thought of that and boosted the salaries of coaches of some womens' teams.