Athletic budget cut update #27 - Indiana State and Nicholls State drop teams

Announcements from Indiana State and Nicholls State headline the latest sport cuts. Indiana State has announced they are dropping their men's and women's tennis programs, leaving the department with just 14 sports.

Nicholls State is dropping their women's golf program, making them the second school in Louisiana to announce that they are dropping sports.

Boise State needs to cut $750,000 from the budget by July 1 and is laying off three people, eliminating two vacant positions and scrapping plans for two new positions to help cover the cost.

Washington is laying off an additional 7 people (4 were released when their swimming programs were dropped) and not filling two open positions. Another three positions will be reduced to 10 or 11 month appointments.

The ACC has established a 72 player travel-squad limit in football for conference games. Previously there was no limit on the number of athletes who could travel.

Minnesota State - Mankato, which sponsors Division I men's and women's hockey, is cutting $338,000 from the department budget by cutting 7 graduate assistant positions, an administrative assistant and reducing duty time for marketing staff.

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a feature article about the challenges that college baseball is facing in the current economic environment.

The Knight Commission also met with researchers to examine reasons for the current budget crisis facing college athletics.


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