State budget cuts affecting USC Beaufort have pushed the addition of any new athletics teams back at least a year and put a cramp on scheduling for the spring season, athletics director Kim Abbott said Thursday.
The school faces a cut of $689,343 -- or 24 percent of its budget. In response, the athletics program, which is in its second year, has postponed plans to launch women's soccer until at least the 2010-11 school year, Abbott said.
"Nobody knows where the end of this is, so we have just put everything off one year," Abbott said. "And that's OK. In light of some tough, tough, tough times, we definitely understand, and we'll do what we have to do."