COMPETING WITH A BUDGET

 

Here’s an overview of planned cuts and adjustments to athletic programs at St. Cloud State:

 

• Men’s and women’s tennis, women’s Nordic skiing, men’s cross-country and men’s indoor/outdoor track and field will be eliminated at the end of the school’s 2015-16 academic year because of budget concerns.

 

• A roster management plan also will call for small increases in roster size for women’s programs and roster reductions in baseball, football, swimming and diving and wrestling.

 

• The cuts will save an estimated $250,000 but impact 80 student-athletes.

 

• The university will honor athletic scholarships for up to four years, but athletes in the affected programs will have to transfer if they want to continue their athletic careers.

CODY STAVENHAGEN