Acting president wants to save Calhoun athletics

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The departure of former President James Klauber is creating optimism that athletics will survive at Calhoun Community College.

Joe Burke said last week in his first interview since being named acting president in May that he is trying to find the money in the college's budget to fund athletics.

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"I would like to be able to continue athletics, particularly baseball, softball and golf," Burke said. "Those programs cost money, but I believe there's value in athletics."

Klauber announced last summer plans to end the three sports in fiscal 2019, but then backtracked under public pressure. He pushed back the planned shutdown a year and said he would allow athletics to continue if the college receives enough private donations to support the programs.

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