Athletic budget cut update #18

The holiday weekend limited the latest budget cutting news......

Florida A&M - Projecting a $5.7 million deficit, athletics will now be overseen by central University financial administrators and a five year plan has been developed to close the gap.

U of New Orleans - Facing a $1.4 million budget deficit, the school is asking students to approve a $96 per semester increase in their athletic fee to close the budget gap.

Kutztown University - University President Dr. F. Javier Cevallos announced the athletic program is discontinuing their men's soccer and men's swimming programs. The decision was based in part on recommendations made by athletic consultants Alden &Associates.

M.I.T. - The Division III institution, with 41 sponsored sports, has informed student athletes and the campus community that a 24% reduction in general funds support means that the Institute will drop a yet to be determined number of sports. The decision about which sports to drop will be made by the end of April. The student athlete advisory council and team captains are developing recommendations to present to athletic director Julie Soriero about which sports make the most sense to eliminate.