Temple athletes snubbed by university trustees

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 11, 2013 11:08 AM

(Philadelphia) -- Trustees at Temple University snubbed dozens of athletes who tried to speak with them about the decision to cut seven sports.

More than 100 students and alumni tried to address the board at its meeting yesterday. But officials adjourned without hearing from them.

Temple announced last week that it would drop sports including rowing and baseball to save $3 million and address gender gaps in the distribution of scholarship money.

Nine coaches will lose their jobs, and more than 150 returning student-athletes will be affected.

Board Chairman Patrick O'Connor has told the athletes to schedule a meeting with university officials if they want more information about the decision.

Students say they'll continue to fight the cuts.

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