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Husky Football Blog

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May 1, 2009 at 9:11 AM

Huskies to drop swimming programs

It has been hinted that the Huskies would have to make some cutbacks in their athletic department for the same budgetary reasons impacting everyone else, and an announcement has come today that UW will drop its men’s and women’s swimming programs effective immediately.
Here is the official release from GoHuskies.com.
UW AD Scott Woodward had told the Times said earlier this week that “everything was on the table” including the possibility of program closures.
The official release states that the decision reduces the number of intercollegiate sports sponsored at the UW to 21, which ranks among the top half among schools in the Pacific-10 Conference. It is expected to have a budget impact of up to $1.2 million, which would account for roughly 43 percent of the $2.8 million in expense reductions the department is currently facing.
Like every other educational institution in the state, UW found out this week exactly how much money it had to cut after the approval of the state budget.
Former AD Barbara Hedges announced she was cutting swimming in the summer of 2000 before deciding to hang onto it in the face of an outpouring of support for the program.
UW is one of at least three Pac-10 schools to announce this year it is cutting sports — Stanford and Arizona State have also made cuts.
As Woodward also said earlier this week, the UW athletic department is likely to have to make layoffs in the next few weeks, as well. The department runs on a July 1-June 30 fiscal year budget so layoffs and cuts have to be in place by then.

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