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NCAA furloughing about 600 employees for 3-8 weeks

Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

We may have to wait even longer to hear about Olivier Sarr and Joey Gatewood’s waivers.

The Associated Press is reporting that the NCAA is furloughing its entire Indianapolis-based staff of about 600 employees for three to eight weeks. The furloughs will start September 21 and roll through January 2021. Senior executives will not have to furlough, but will take a 20% pay cut, while vice presidents will take a 10% pay cut.

You can view this news in a few ways, the first being the NCAA will scramble to process all of the waivers before the furloughs begin on September 21, or the second being Sarr and Gatewood’s requests will keep getting pushed from desk to desk as employees head home. Being a Kentucky fan, I’ll let you decide which is more likely.

Speaking of waivers, by Jeff Goodman’s count, 90 have been approved thus far and 3 denied with 131 pending. Just today, Minnesota’s Liam Robbins (transfer from Duke) and New Mexico State’s Donnie Tillman (transfer from UNLV) were granted immediate eligibility, per Jon Rothstein.

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10 Comments for NCAA furloughing about 600 employees for 3-8 weeks

  1. Realme
    5:19 pm September 2, 2020 Permalink

    If they start the furlough without clearing the entire backlog, they are the biggest garbage barge of an organization ever.

  2. BigBluSoTru
    5:42 pm September 2, 2020 Permalink

    I think if Calipari and Matt go to Indy and speak with Emmert and speak with regarding Sarr and Gatewood status. They can get him to halt these furloughs until our guys are cleared.

  3. ukkatzfan
    5:52 pm September 2, 2020 Permalink

    What about the transfers that WBB had from SEC teams ?

  4. sprtphan
    5:58 pm September 2, 2020 Permalink

    Talk about a bloated payroll.

  5. BobbyBlue
    7:00 pm September 2, 2020 Permalink

    Emmert makes close to $4 mill— funny no mention of his 5% pay cut.
    Needs to be fired instead of a pay cut !

  6. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    11:13 pm September 2, 2020 Permalink

    This is why I said over and over that cancelling football would be disastrous for many people’s incomes. I wonder if there would have been far less layoffs if the Big 10 and PAC 12 were planning to play.

  7. Aar
    7:19 am September 3, 2020 Permalink

    I am sorry that the NCAA needs to furlough staff and feel for the employees and their families as they are impacted by the loss of income during the furlough.

    Decisioning a waiver case is secondary in the face of furloughs. However, Olivier Sarr’s life is on hold awaiting the NCAA’s decision. He has stated that he will start a professional career if the waiver is denied. I hope the NCAA takes that into account if they decide to put off his decision for the furlough period.