Nebraska Announces More Athletic Department Cost Saving Measures Posted by Jeremy Anderson Date: August 21, 2020 69 Views University of Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos announced on Friday what he is calling cost-saving measures for the athletic department amid the postponement of the Big Ten fall sports season and COVID-19. Those measures include furloughing 51 athletic department staff members from September 1st thorugh December 31st. All other department staff members will take a 10% reduction in salary over the same time frame. “The postponement of the fall sports season, and specificially the football season, has put us in the position of making some very difficult decisions that impacts every member of our staaff,” Moos said. “In my three decades as an athletic director , I have always said people are our most valuable resource and there is no question that is true here at Nebraska. These are outstanding staff members and great people, and that is what makes this a particularly though day.” The cost-saving measures announced today are in addition to those announced in June that included a 10% reduction in overall expenses for Fiscal Year 2021, no merit increases for staff for FY 21 and the elimination of 17 positions in athletics. In total, staffing decisions are expected to result in a savings of approximately $3-million for the athletic department.