Leaked video shows discussion inside UNCW Athletics meeting

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Students of UNCW’s recently cut track and field teams got to meet with Athletic Director Jimmy Bass and Interim Chancellor Dr. William Sederberg to talk about why the decision was made to ax the sports.

Student athletes were able to ask the question that has been on their minds since the announcement was made last Tuesday. A leaked video of the meeting shows just how that conversation went.

“Why aren’t we getting these resources? Why are we in this position at all? That’s my question,” a student athlete asked. “So, what are these inconsistencies that you were talking about earlier?”

“I mentioned the athletic program has been poorly funded,” Bass responded. “The last three years we’ve worked really, really hard with the university to identify dependable reoccurring sources of income.”

Along with cutting three track and field teams for the upcoming school year, the university will be adding women’s sand volleyball.

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