Other announcements included:
Iowa - Anticipating decreased revenue and all areas of the department have been told to cut expenses by Athletic Director Gary Barta. Travel expenses across the department are the primary focus of the article.
NCAA- The link provides an analysis of financial payouts each conference receives for participation in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.Sacramento State - Asking students to double their athletic fee over a three year period to close a $500,000 budget hole. Athletic Director Terry Wanless has indicated that failure to do so could result in the elimination of programs.
Minnesota - Losing $700,000 in University funding for athletics. The shortfall is expected to be made up with revenue streams from the opening of TCF Bank Stadium.
Colorado State - Athletic Director Paul Kowalczyk is seeking a 17% increase ($15) to the athletic fee, which would increase annual department funding by nearly $750,000 a year.
Big Sky Conference - Canceling annual football media day and shifting the volleyball schedule from a Thursday - Saturday format to a Friday - Saturday format.