I have learned through a trusted source that the University of Cincinnati has decided to eliminate scholarship funding to men's track & field starting next year. Current athletes will have their scholarships honored to graduation, and two scholarships already committed to recruits will also be honored.
After that it's almost certainly a slow death march...The athletic director, Mike Thomas, did not inform the team and coaches himself - he sent an assistant. Nice.
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Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Cincinatti Defunding Track
From the Track & Field News Message Board:
Cincy can't even claim poverty. Their football team went to the Orange Bowl this year, and since the Big East doesn't split payouts evenly, the Bearcats took home over $5 million from that game.