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In an effort to preserve the overall integrity and competitiveness of University of Maine athletics during these difficult economic times, athletics director Blake James on Wednesday announced his decision to suspend the women’s volleyball and men’s soccer programs.


The cuts, which become effective June 30, were made to help the athletic department achieve its share ($253,000) of a university-mandated $8.8 million budget reduction for fiscal year 2010.


“It was a situation where we had to look at addressing a budget shortfall that was significant and we looked at all the different options,” James said. “Ultimately, [suspending]these two programs ended up being the best solution to a terrible situation.”


Cutting volleyball and men’s soccer is expected to save the athletic department approximately $600,000 next year and it is projected to result in annual savings of more than $900,000 in subsequent years.

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