The University of Houston’s athletic department ad to make some choices because of the economic fallout from coronavirus.

The Houston Chronicle examines what its leadership chose.

In a release, UH said the cuts are “designed to minimize the impact on the student-athlete experience and lessen the financial burden” caused by COVID-19.

These measures will go into effect Sept. 1:

 The athletic budget will be reduced by 7.5 percent.

 There will be a reduction of 18 support and staff positions.

 Administrative units will reduce their respective budgets by 10 percent for the 2021 fiscal year.

 Sports programs will have a 5 percent budget reduction.

 Teams will employ a more regional non-conference travel schedule to limit costs.

 Staff travel will be reduced for the upcoming year, not including recruiting.

In short, people over programs.

And, yes, I realize that the elimination of even one sports team would have meant multiple coaches would have lost their jobs.