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FAMU planning to cut two men's athletic programs starting in 2020

Posted at 1:40 PM, Oct 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 17:39:54-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida A&M University is planning to cut two men’s athletic programs and cut staff and operating expenses by $800,000.

It's all apart of FAMU's plan to reduce a projected $2.4 million budget deficit in its athletics department.

FAMU Athletic Director John Eason will make the call on what sports to cut. Those cuts will then take effect for the 2020-2021 season.

There's no timetable on when a decision will be made for what sports to cut, but it will more than likely come before Thanksgiving.

The sports that are most likely to be cut are men's indoor/outdoor track and field, tennis, and/or golf.