Athletic budget cut update #5

Here is the next installment in a series of postings about the on-going budget struggles in college athletics:

  • Idaho - 6.4% budget cut ($157,000) and a $183,000 "strategic reallocation" for 2009. Positions left vacant, elimination of assistant track coach, elimination of team banquets, travel reductions and scaled down recruiting.

  • Washington State - May not participate in post season basketball tournaments, other than the NCAA or NIT, over concerns about losing money by participating in lower level events.

  • All North Carolina State Supported Universities - State legislature is considering eliminating exemption that allows student athletes to be considered state residents for the purpose of calculating tuition payments to the University by athletics, resulting in a $10 million increase in tuition costs for athletic departments across the state.

  • Harvard - Offering buyouts to 10% of its 16,000 non-faculty staff members including eligible athletic staff.

  • Arizona State - Head Football Coach Dennis Erickson and Head Men's Basketball Coach Herb Sendek sacrificing a combined $34,400 in salary due to 12 days of furlough.

  • Clemson - All University employees forced to miss five days of pay - Men's basketball coach to lose $4,300 in salary.
Check back regularly for more updates.