A group of swimming alumni from the University at Buffalo thought it brought a viable option to the table to give the men’s swimming team a stay of execution.
The UB swim alumni says it was willing to provide a little over $100,000 this summer to cover the coming season’s operating expenses for the men’s team, one of four sport programs eliminated in UB’s athletic spending cutback announced in April.
No deal, UB said. Representatives of the UB swim alumni were told in late July that UB President Satish K. Tripathi rejected the idea. The decision has left the swim alumni angry and disappointed.