Minnesota dropping guys’s track, gymnastics, tennis programs
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP)– Minnesota is dropping males’s indoor and outside track and field, gymnastics and tennis because of spending plan issues brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
Minnesota President Joan Gabel and athletic director Mark Coyle said Thursday that the athletic department is dealing with a projected loss of $75 million in profits for this financial year following the Huge 10’s choice to postpone fall sports.
School authorities stated the removal of the sports will work at the conclusion of their 2020-21 competition seasons, which the groups will play if “health and security preventative measures permit.”
The athletic department is eliminating 8 other positions in addition to those that will be cut because of the 4 programs being ceased. School officials said that’s part of a workers cost-reduction that ought to conserve $1.3 million this fiscal year.
The 10% wage decreases that Coyle, football coach P.J. Fleck, guys’s volley ball coach Hugh McCutcheon, guys’s hockey coach Bob Motzko, men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino and women’s basketball coach Lindsay Whalen had actually accepted currently will now be extended through the entire fiscal year. That is anticipated to conserve about $1.2 million.
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