UVM board could act on sports cuts

03/24/09 6:34AM

The University of Vermont's Executive Board of Trustees could act this week on the athletic director's decision to eliminate baseball and softball.

The board is to meet Wednesday.

Athletic Director Robert Corran cut the sports to trim $1 million from the athletic department's budget.

The decision has met resistance from the UVM student government, which voted 40-0 with two abstentions to ask for the decision to be reversed. Parents and supporters of the programs have collected more than 2,000 names on a petition.

The group says the sports could be saved if cuts are made throughout the athletic department.

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