“It is my job to create a stable finical model here that will work not just for this year, or next year, but for years to come” said UNCW Athletic Director Jimmy Bass.
Bass went on to say that, “This is the last thing that a good athletic administrator wants to do is make cuts. We have had good success over the past 18 months in sports specific giving in many sports. We haven't had the same type of response from our track and field lettermen. We have also worked hard to find major gift donators for facility upgrades, but we haven't been able to find anyone to say yes.”
But for athletes like Kinloch they just want to be given a chance to keep their programs alive.
"He is talking to us about how we are underfunded. But the thing for us is just being giving the chance to raise money and awareness; we would have people here in two days. Just wonder what we could do over six months and given the chance to do everything we can to save our program," Kinloch said.
If the current planned cuts happen, Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field, Women's Indoor Track and Field, and Men's Cross Country will be cut at the end of the 2014-15 school year.
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