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President okays elimination of three sports

Budget-cutting measure

President Richard Davenport has decided not to approve a suggested student fee increase that would support four intercollegiate athletic programs scheduled to be eliminated at Minnesota State Mankato.

2011-04-22
By Tanner Kent, Free Press Staff Writer [published in The Free Press, Mankato, MN, 4/21/2011]

President Richard Davenport has decided not to approve a suggested student fee increase that would support four intercollegiate athletic programs scheduled to be eliminated at Minnesota State Mankato.

However, he said the university will continue to support one of the four programs – women’s tennis – in order to honor the university’s commitment to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Women’s tennis is a championship NSIC sport; the other three – men’s tennis, women’s bowling and men’s swimming – are not.

Last week, 23 percent of the student body voted on the non-binding referendum to save four intercollegiate sports from elimination.

For the complete Free Press story, see the April 21 print edition, or go to the e-edition at http://mankatofreepress.mn.newsmemory.com/.

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