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Temple gets $5.5M to save crew

Updated: February 24, 2014, 7:18 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Temple University will spare men's and women's crew from the chopping block after $5.5 million was pledged to restore a city boathouse.

Temple still plans to cut five other teams to address financial concerns and gender-fairness issues.

Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says the city will spend $2.5 million and the Lenfest Foundation another $3 million to restore the Schuylkill River facility.

Temple will then have a long-term lease of the century-old East ...

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