FSU AD Optimistic School Reaches Financial Projections For FY '20
FSU's FY '20 "comes to an end in August," and AD David Coburn is optimistic that they will "finish the year close to their original projections," according to Josh Newberg of 247SPORTS.com. Coburn said, "We’re still not quite there, but I think we’re going to end up okay in the current fiscal year with the savings that we’ve managed." Newberg noted FSU "was not dealt a devastating financial blow during the shutdown," but some of Coburn's concerns will "roll over to next year." Coburn: "The issue is what happens in the fall and how it impacts us, we just don’t know yet. Next year, and I’m not in position to talk in detail, but we’re working on a normal budget and also a scenario planning with reductions at every degree you can think of." He added that the school's alumni base has been "active and donations continue to come in." Coburn: "Thus far we’ve lagged a little, but ticket sales and contribution pledges have been good" (247SPORTS.com, 5/21).
ATHLETES EXPECTED BACK IN JUNE: In Orlando, Iliana Limon Romero reports FSU officials "have not set a date for when football and basketball athletes will be able to participate in voluntary workouts on campus," but the school expects to "welcome them back in June." Nearly 40 football players and 20 football staff members have been "tested for coronavirus at the student health center" (ORLANDO SENTINEL, 5/22).