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We have heard about some scheduling and championship changes, but no pay cuts for the A10 Commissioner's staff.
When the NCAA shut down in March, Atlantic 10 officials began thinking of the fall athletic season.
“We are looking at a series of plans,” Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette McGlade said on a conference call with reporters last month. “If we can’t start on time — if there is a delay on getting back to campuses — we’re looking at what that does to the first part of the calendar of the fall schedules, and how that would impact condensing the schedule.”
The Atlantic 10 is considering several ideas:
■Reducing the conference schedule while maintaining the integrity of a regular season.
■Limiting travel, flights.
■Partnering with neighboring conferences for regional competitions and/or filling out schedules.
■If NCAA championships are intact, but there is a loss of a conference tournament, the regular season champion earns the automatic bid.
■The top four teams in regular season advance to a shortened conference tournament.
■In the event the season gets canceled, can the fall season overlap with spring?
“From a contingency standpoint we feel we need to keep everything on the table and up for discussion,” McGlade said.
UMass is requiring all union personal to take 5 furlough days off or a 2% pay cut.
The AD and the men's basketball and football coaches are taking 10% pay cut.
According to a memo obtained by MassLive, sent by Bamford to athletic department staff, Bamford will take a 10 percent pay cut for 14 months, while McCall and Bell will take 10 percent cuts for a year.

Their combined cuts will save the school approximately $185,000.

Earlier Monday, UMass’ campuswide staff received a memo, obtained by MassLive, that they’ll be expected to take five consecutive unpaid furlough days between May 31 and June 20.

Employees also have the option of the furlough or accepting a buyout as part of the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (VSIP) which, according to Brady’s memo: “will provide cash incentives to those who voluntarily resign or retire from UMass Amherst.”

Most of the athletic department employees are not on contracts will be required to take a furlough and are eligible for the VISP.


On April 20, Bamford said no plans were in place to cut any sports at this point.

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I've got our preseason championship trophy up for auction on Ebay, to defray costs of Spider basketball.

Lots of bids coming in from the 937 area code.
 
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