Nebraska Athletics announces budget cuts, other cost saving measures due to COVID-19

University of Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos announced Friday several measures intended to mitigate anticipated significant financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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University of Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos announced Friday several measures intended to mitigate anticipated significant financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Department will reduce overall expenses by approximately 10% in fiscal year 2021, which begins July 1.

The measures include:

  • Reducing approximately 10% of Nebraska Athletics administrative positions across the Department
  • No merit increases for all employees in fiscal year 2021
  • No increases in all sports programs’ budgets for the upcoming year
  • Sports programs are encouraged to build a more regional non-conference away schedule
  • All administrative units across the Department have been asked to reduce budgets by 10%
  • All staff travel (excluding recruiting) will be greatly restricted over the coming year
  • A reduction in recurring capital expenditures
  • Summer programming for the student-athletes will be limited in summer of 2021

Moos said many of the changes are difficult, “especially those impacting our employees.” He said he hopes the changes will be the only ones necessary in the coming months.

“I am confident that we will weather the storm and come out stronger on the other side,” Moos said.

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