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Southern Conference to cut costs

Updated: February 14, 2009, 1:50 PM ET
Associated Press

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Southern Conference is feeling the effects of the economic downturn.

The league plans to reduce the number of schools participating in several Southern Conference tournaments; cut baseball series from three days to two; and will not stage preseason gatherings in football and men's basketball next season.

Southern Conference commissioner John Iamarino estimated the measures would save about $120,000 in the 2009-10 academic year.

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