U of M athletics announces cost-reduction measures because of COVID-19

Tigers will reduce spending to $4.4 million for 2020-21

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 09, 2020 6:22 PM CT | Published: July 09, 2020 6:08 PM CT

In coronavirus' wake, the University of Memphis athletics department is cutting 14% from administrative and sports operational budgets and personnel savings for the 2020-21 school year. Some coaches and administrators, however, are stepping in to financially support the department and the Tiger Scholarship Fund.


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Johnson is a Memphis native who graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2016. He's traveled the country covering teams like Syracuse, the Buffalo Bills and the Memphis Grizzlies. He's excited about the opportunity to cover the Tigers and all things in the city of Memphis.


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