Stanford Announces Cuts In Athletic Department

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - Stanford University has announced it
will cut 21 positions in its athletic department because of the
economic downturn.

The university, which has one of the biggest athletic
departments in the nation, said Wednesday that the 13 percent staff
reduction would come from administrative and service areas. It
would take effect next week.

Last month, Stanford athletic director Bob Bowlsby said he
expected reductions to deal with a projected $5 million in lost
revenue over the next three years.

Wednesday's announcement didn't mention eliminating teams, which
Bowlsby had said would be a last resort. It did say that coaching
staffs wouldn't be affected.

In December, Stanford announced that the nation's financial
crisis was also forcing senior administrators to take salary cuts.

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