Sheridan College cuts athletics department, keeps rodeo

SHERIDAN — Athletes who planned to compete for teams at Sheridan College or Gillette College in the upcoming school year will not have a chance to play at the Division I level of the National Junior College Athletic Association locally.


Faced with the need to cut nearly $4 million from its annual budget, Northern Wyoming Community College District President Dr. Walter Tribley has taken action to cut the district’s entire athletic department, which would amount to $2.8 million in annual savings. The cuts come as entities across the state look to reduce costs due to declines in revenue and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.