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Rutgers AD Pat Hobbs trying to stretch dollars in pandemic

Pat Hobbs Rutgers
Posted at 4:09 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 16:09:09-04

NEW BRUNSWICK. N.J. — Sheltered at home like most of us during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rutgers athletic director Pat Hobbs has spent the past two months working on a puzzle with moving parts.

Think it’s done one day? It changes the next.

It’s the Scarlet Knights’ 2020-21 budget for more than 600 student-athletes competing in 24 sports in the Big Ten.

Putting it together recently has been a battle to toe the fiscal line while trying to be competitive.

All that changed with the coronavirus pandemic. Money is tight and Hobbs doesn't know how much he'll have to spend, or where to trim.