UConn cuts some sports teams

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UConn has been struggling financially for several years, I think Geno even gave some money back a couple years ago. I know they have a BB tradition, but when Geno is done, I don't ever see them getting back to their most recent levels.
 

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Appears to be eliminating more men's sports than woman's.
 

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UConn has been struggling financially for several years, I think Geno even gave some money back a couple years ago. I know they have a BB tradition, but when Geno is done, I don't ever see them getting back to their most recent levels.
I suppose a lot depends on who they get to replace him. They’ll always have the name now, just like Tennessee name still draws women’s basketball players no matter who is coaching.
 

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Agreed but just like Pat Summit it's difficult to replace her tenacity. I prefer more parity in any sport and changes in coaching make some of that possible.
 

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The left coast Huskies reduce budget and retain programs.

SEATTLE -- Washington is reducing its overall athletic department operating budget by 15% for the 2020-21 fiscal year and all the school's head coaches have agreed to minimum 5% pay reductions.

Athletic director Jennifer Cohen announced the moves Friday and said they would save the school around $13 million. She reiterated that the school intends to continue offering all 22 of its athletic programs.
 

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Iowa makes compensation and operation cuts-for now.

IOWA CITY, Iowa ––
As part of the University of Iowa Athletics Department plan to mitigate the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Chair Gary Barta announced department budget reductions of approximately $15 million for FY21.

The athletics department budget for FY20 was $124.8 million. The 2020-21 budget was anticipated to be $127.5 million prior to the reductions. With the reductions in compensation and operations, the department’s FY21 budget proposal will be $112.5 million. The $15 million reduction includes nearly $13 million in reduced operating expenses, with the remaining in compensation adjustments.

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Specifically, head coaches Lisa Bluder, Tom Brands, Kirk Ferentz and Fran McCaffery, have voluntarily agreed to a one-year, 15 percent base salary reduction or contribution back to the athletics department. Deputy Athletics Director Barbara Burke has agreed to a 25 percent salary reduction, while Barta has reduced his total compensation package by more than 30 percent .
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The current reductions assume complete football and basketball seasons with fans in attendance. Any interruptions or reduction in these seasons would lead to more significant cuts.
 
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