You practice what they preach.

Bless their hearts.

The NCAA will furlough its entire Indianapolis-based staff of about 600 employees for three to eight weeks in a cost-saving move, according to memo obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.

The memo from NCAA President Mark Emmert went out to the association’s more than 1,200 member schools Wednesday. The furloughs will not affect senior executives.

Starting Sept. 21 through the end of January 2021, all national office staff will be subjected to a mandatory three-week furlough, Emmert wrote. Some staff will be furloughed up to eight weeks, depending on position and “seasonal timing of their duties.”  [Emphasis added.]

Amateurism — it’s not just for college athletes anymore!  (But it’s not for everyone, either.)


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7 responses to “You practice what they preach.

  1. What on Earth do 600 people in the NCAA do? My Lord I had no idea.


  2. I don’t think that swipe at the top executives is fair since they ARE taking 20% pay cuts which is more money than if they were furloughed for 8 weeks.


  3. HirsuteDawg

    Yes, siree! When you need to tighten the financial belt – cut the housekeepers.


  4. FlyingPeakDawg

    They’re giving up seared foie gras in the dining room too. Have some compassion people!

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