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Could A&M's fiscal cuts be a sign of a deeper financial crisis?

The holiday weekend was a bad time around Texas A&M, where unprecedented economic struggles are leading to major financial changes in the school’s athletic department.

Long-time employees Billy Pickard, Chris Harrell and Jim Kotch were among 17 support personnel who were told their jobs would be phased out last week in a series of meetings that have been named "Black Thursday" by Texas newspapers.

Even veteran A&M radio broadcaster Dave South will be taking early retirement, keeping his play-by-play job while his job as associate athletic director in charge of sponsorships and broadcasting is being phased out…..READ MORE

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