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Northern Illinois Athletic Director, Head Coach Take Pay Cuts

Northern Illinois' Athletic Director and Head Coach take pay cuts for 2020 fiscal year.

In an article by John Taylor of NBC, it was announced today that NIU Athletic Director Sean Frazier and Head Football Coach Thomas Hammock will both be taking a “10-percent cut in pay” when the schools fiscal year starts in July.

In the article, Frazier says his goal is to help keep NIU running.

“My primary concern and focus are that any budget reductions/cuts that we might have to make (either institutional, departmental or conference-wide) will only affect the student/staff experience if there is a significant financial savings to preserve our institution’s operations.”

- NIU Athletic Director Sean Frazier

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