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25/26% Salary Reductions - Lester, Murray, Beauregard
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RE: 25/26% Salary Reductions - Lester, Murray, Beauregard
Good for them. Taking one for the team.

But it's a drop in the bucket of the $6 million that WMU athletics needs to cut. They said they aren't cutting any sports. I'm curious where all the cuts are going to happen.
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RE: 25/26% Salary Reductions - Lester, Murray, Beauregard
Link to Seth's article. Not going to post the whole article so he gets the clicks.

https://www.westernherald.com/sports/art...dba87.html

Quote:Western Michigan athletic director Kathy Beauregard announced in a WMU Townhall meeting on Monday that the athletic department is making cuts of "over $6 million."

Beauregard told the Western Herald back at the beginning of April that the department was already set to see a cut of at least $2 million, as the university was in a "cost reduction" mode....
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In case someone missed this


NCAA to MAC, other mid-major conferences: You can't fall below minimum number of sports

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports...026734001/
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Our athletic department is top-heavy in administrators. Could make some cuts there.
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Recruiting trips will be Zoom meetings to save on gas after all vehicles are sold. /half sarcasm
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While I rarely drink AM cool-aid anymore, I hope this doesn't encourage him to leave.

Also, I'm all in on Bronco athletics, but the school seems to get little reward championship-wise for the money they put into it. Hopefully budget cuts get them to think smarter.

Staff paycuts/layoffs & reducing travel to road venues are a couple areas they'll look to slash.
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Pay cuts are basically universal for colleges right now. It's not going to be better if you go elsewhere. If Murray leaves right now, it'd be to retire.
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It may also mean fewer G5 home-and-homes, more "big payday" road games in football. Although with our schedule set for the next several years, not much that'll help in the short term.

I bet if we could undo that San Jose State series, we probably would in a heartbeat and replace it with a visit to Ohio State or somewhere similar.
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UNC and Wake Forest played a nonconference football series last year and in 2021 just because otherwise they went from playing every year for 50+ years to twice in 13-14 years. I wonder if we'll have a few like that between the MAC East and West for cheaper travels instead of an FCS tomato can.
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Mid-American will eliminate conference tournaments in 8 sports (baseball, softball, men’s & women’s soccer, men’s & women’s tennis, women’s lacrosse & field hockey) as cost-cutting measures due to COVID-19. There will be no changes for football, sources told
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(05-12-2020 04:17 PM)bronconick Wrote:  Brett McMurphy

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Mid-American will eliminate conference tournaments in 8 sports (baseball, softball, men’s & women’s soccer, men’s & women’s tennis, women’s lacrosse & field hockey) as cost-cutting measures due to COVID-19. There will be no changes for football, sources told
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When is the contract with Ford Field up? Almost guarantee it goes back to campus sites again.
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2021 as far as I can tell
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Our big ND pay day may be in jeopardy if things keep trending in this direction. Have to wonder if many schools are going to opt out of this commitments to cut costs.
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(05-13-2020 07:24 AM)flushtheherd Wrote:  Our big ND pay day may be in jeopardy if things keep trending in this direction. Have to wonder if many schools are going to opt out of this commitments to cut costs.

Contracts are signed and if the game happens, the money should still be there.

But that would be a tough paycheck to lose in the event of a shortened or non-existent season. I assume we wouldn't have to pay Syracuse's fee, but I imagine that's a drop in the bucket compared to what we'd earn from ND.
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(05-13-2020 07:24 AM)flushtheherd Wrote:  Our big ND pay day may be in jeopardy if things keep trending in this direction. Have to wonder if many schools are going to opt out of this commitments to cut costs.

Not as big as normal. Believe it's "only" 1 mill compared to 1.5 & higher for Mich, MSU, etc...

Still would hurt the already strapped ath dept.
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ND is immune to state and federal funding. And it has the largest endowment of any private school (I think maybe Harvard has them). ND has plenty of money to support football in anyway it needs to through this. And FB is a major aspect of the school. Plus without a “league” ND needs to make sure it has enough games secured. It’s not throwing WMU away.
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CMU just cut men's track & field. BGSU just cut baseball. There might be nothing left of the MAC when this is all said and done.
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I suspect nearly all G5 schools will cut programs down to the minimum 16 required for Division 1.
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Any chance we cut hockey?

I guess what'd be more likely is going to the WCHA, an idea I've grown more accustomed to.
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