Eastern Illinois to Cut Scholarships, Not Sports

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Faced with a tight budget, Eastern Illinois University will begin cutting athletic scholarships as opposed to cutting an entire sport.

According to the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier, the school was mulling three options to get a handle on its finances: cut a sport and lose a chunk of revenue; cut scholarships; or do nothing and operate at a deficit with the hope of boosting enrollment.

“We believe it is in the best interests of the university and for all of our student-athletes who wish to compete in Division I sports at EIU that we continue all of our current sports programs that we have,” university president David Glassman told the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier.

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