Monday, August 10, 2015

Budget cuts force U Alaska Fairbanks to drop men's hoops tourney - Sam Harrel, News-Miner

Alaska coach Mick Durham encourages his players from the sideline during their their Alaska Invitational game against Emporia on Friday Nov. 22, 2013, at the Patty Center. The GCI Alaska Invitational men’s basketball tournament has been eliminated as a result of budget cuts at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Cutting the tournament was among budget cuts that were released by the university on Wednesday. According to athletic director Gary Gray, eliminating the tournament saves the athletic department about $40,000. The UAF athletic department, according to Gray, has to cut about $600,000.

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