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Cincy just announced that it is dropping men’s soccer immediately. I would imagine if FB is gone for a year other olympic sports could be on the chopping block for some universities. A more immediate problem for men’s soccer is that the conference has now lost two members for next year. Does the conference add anyone? Does anyone really care? 
 

 

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That will save $20

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39 minutes ago, NewEnglandBull said:

Does the conference add anyone? Does anyone really care? 
 

 

Not really

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39 minutes ago, brybull1970 said:

He made $97k last year, and the elimination of the team will save the athletic department about $750k or 1.2% of their total expenses. Not sure what their revenues were but would imagine that any sport that needs major supplemental funding may be on the chopping block. In 2018-19 their athletic department had a $3M shortfall.

Since they aren't going to drop football, I'd expect more men's sports to potentially be axed in order to stay Title IX compliant.

Cincy wants new helmet design and helmets for next season so...…$$ had to come from somewhere. 

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1 hour ago, brybull1970 said:

Since ESPN referenced that 47% of all UC athletic department revenue comes from "direct institutional support", I wanted to share how the rest of the American stacks up on this metric. This could be a leading indicator of what schools may eventually be cutting programs.

  • USF has the 2nd highest percentage of "direct institutional support" in the AAC at 53%
  • UConn has the 3rd highest at 49%, but will likely shed significant travel expenses ($12.4M in travel expenses in 2018-19) with their move to the Big East and independence for football, thus likely reducing some level of need from students and the university - plus their $40M in non-"direct institutional support" means they have other resources to pull from
  • UCF is 2nd in the AAC with $33M in non-"direct instititutional support" behind only UConn, while USF is last in non-"direct institutional support" revenue at $21M

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I look at that and see that UCF has higher student fees. Know they have more students but not sure how it works out per student.

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What I see are 3 of the top 4 now relying on "direct institutional support" are USF. UConn and Cincy .......... hmmmm, what do those 3 have in common apart from the rest of the conference?

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1 hour ago, Triple B said:

What I see are 3 of the top 4 now relying on "direct institutional support" are USF. UConn and Cincy .......... hmmmm, what do those 3 have in common apart from the rest of the conference?

We all got demoted to p6.

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Gulp! This about to get real for some universities...

With budgets tightening due to coronavirus fallout, will more college sports be cut?

 

 

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Yeah for all those that want to work at home or just lay around at home for another 12 months, this is what you need to think of.  Wait until businesses around you start to fail.  This is insane.

I would imagine we're going to see some cuts at USF.  As mentioned a month or so ago, if CFB does not happen, budgets across the country are broke.  

This is not surprising, at all.

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