Athletic budget cut update #7 - Northern Iowa dropping baseball
The announcement headlines UltimateSportsInsider.com's ongoing coverage of athletic budget cuts around the country.
Other announcements include:
- South Carolina - The football team will bus to a Thursday game at North Carolina State (but will fly home to allow Friday class attendance). Football and men's basketball coaches will receive 5 day furloughs, saving $7,600. Head coaches asked to suggest areas ways they could implement 5%, 10% and 15% budget cuts.
- Southern Conference - Reducing the number of teams participating in post season tournaments, mandating that baseball and softball teams compete in weekend double-headers and eliminating preseason media gatherings in football and basketball. Estimated savings from the changes are $120,000 per conference school.
- Stony Brook - Athletics facing a possible 10 to 20% budget cut depending on state funding.
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