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Report recommends ways for UA to cut costs in athletics


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A new report highlights the uncertainty of the University of Alaska athletics programs, with some facing elimination as the university prepares to make drastic budget cuts in coming years.

The UA Anchorage and UA Fairbanks programs receive more than half their current budget from state funding. University officials are looking to significantly reduce those funds, The Alaska Public Radio Network reported.

The Anchorage campus is getting $5.3 million from the general fund for athletics this year, and university officials are looking to cut that in half by 2020 and...

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