Athletic Budget Update #61
In Athletic Budget Update #57 UltimateSportsInsider.com began to track intercollegiate teams that are being dropped. There are new additions to the list including:
- Cleveland State announced that they will "defund" wrestling unless the program can raise $800,000 in the next year and then establish a $5 million endowment. They are also starting a men's lacrosse program - March 31, 2015
- IPFW announced they will be dropping men's and women's tennis after this year, resulting in savings of $450,000 and reducing their sport offerings to the NCAA Division I minimum - March 29, 2015
- Southern Illinois preparing to make $600,000 in athletic budget cuts with jobs potentially being lost in the initial draft of the budget.
- Vice Sports with a lengthy criticism of the tax benefits for donations to college athletic programs.