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FSU athletics, boosters have layoffs

The Seminoles confirmed Thursday that they eliminated positions but did not give specifics.
Florida State Seminoles cheerleaders during the season opener against Boise State last season at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee.
Florida State Seminoles cheerleaders during the season opener against Boise State last season at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. [ Times (2019) ]
Published Jul. 9, 2020

Florida State’s athletic department and the Seminole Boosters laid off employees on Thursday, the school confirmed.

“We have eliminated some positions within both Athletics and Seminole Boosters,” FSU said in a statement. “Out of respect for our employees who have just been notified, we will not comment on this matter until some time (Friday).”

Warchant reported that up to 25 positions were being cut.

The Seminoles’ financial situation had been choppy for several years, including a multi-million-dollar deficit in the 2018 fiscal year. FSU had been trimming costs, including reduced travel. And that was before the economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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