The University of Michigan has eliminated 21 jobs in its athletic department as it faces a potential $100-million loss with the cancellation of fall football, Crain's Detroit Business reports.
"Staff reductions are always painful, particularly when those affected are our close colleagues and friends you may have worked alongside for many years," Athletic Director Warde Manuel wrote YTuesday to department employees. Additionally, 15 vacancies will stay open.
Football generates most of the athletic department's $198-million annual revenue.
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