Under the agreement, the university will pay the team's attorney fees and court costs of about $500,000. DSU also has pledged to continue funding the team for the foreseeable future.So, the first installment on the bill to keep equestrian totals about $1.1 million. Don't think for a second that a price tag like that won't encourage other schools to play it safe, and stick exclusively with cutting men's teams when they look to save money.
University leaders cut the team, along with men's tennis, in January, hoping to trim their athletic budget and funnel the savings into academics. The equestrian team costs about $600,000 per year to operate, DSU attorneys argued in court documents.
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