Creech Quoted in BDN Article, Funding for Student-athletes

University of Maine director of athletics Karlton Creech said in an article in the Bangor Daily News that it is unlikely that the athletic department will be able to provide cost-of-attendance funds to student-athletes. At UMaine, the calculated cost-of-attendance number after scholarship expenses is $2,400.

Creech estimated that if about 200 of UMaine’s 400 athletes are receiving some form of scholarship, it would cost the department an estimated $480,000 for 2015–16.

“There’s no way, right now, that I have a way of affording that for everybody,” he said.