The University of South Florida athletics department’s budget totals $32.27 million for the 2009-10 fiscal year, an approximated 8 percent decrease from the previous year. The fiscal year began July 1.

The athletics budget shows a cut in travel costs, external relations (marketing, development and sports information) and the USF Foundation Loan, which dropped from $154,000 to just over $41,000.

The budget shows a slight approximated increase of $200,000 for compensation and fringe benefits, totaling for about $12.3 million.

These are just some of the highlights. You can check out the entire operating budget here.