Houston Cougars Cut Athletic Budget By 7.5%, Won’t Eliminate Any Sports

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The Houston Cougars will take a deep cut to the athletic department during the ongoing crisis.

According to Brett McMurphy, the athletic department is taking a 7.5% cut during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

The good news is that the Cougars won’t have to eliminate any sports.

All things considered, Houston is in a solid position when compared to a lot of other programs. Many schools have trimmed sports amid the ongoing pandemic.

While taking a 7.5% percent cut to the athletic department budget isn’t ideal, it’s certainly survivable.


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I’d much rather take a less than 10% cut than having to worry about eliminating entire programs. That much is for sure.

Given the fact that nobody has any idea what will happen with football in the fall, athletic departments are bracing for the worst.

Without football, you’re going to see a crisis unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Hopefully it doesn’t come to that.


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Either way, Houston looks like they’ll make out of this okay in the end. It’ll be a little painful but the program will survive.