FAIRBANKS - Athletic Director Forrest Karr says three-fourths of the University of Alaska Fairbanks athletic department will work on shortened contracts to help balance the budget.
The 11-month deals will shave roughly $400,000 in expenses. The cuts are needed to offset rising fixed costs within the roughly $7 million budget.
Karr says the "big three" expenses - labor, travel and scholarships - are projected to rise by about 4 percent next year, but revenues are not expected to keep pace.
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