Saturday, February 21, 2009

UVM to cut sports

Probably not surprising that eventually we would report on sports being cut. With all the additions of sports, we were growing a little incredulous that athletic departments were actually feeling the economic downturn.
But UVM's announcement that it will eliminate softball and baseball after this season included a lot about the need to deal with the budget crunch. The cuts will save over $1 million annually. And the department will likely remain in compliance with prong one--a consideration in the decision of which sports would be cut.