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Tracker: College Sports Programs Cut During COVID-19 Pandemic

Below we are tracking Division I sports programs cut during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last updated September 29, 2020

# CutStudent Athletes ImpactedCoaches/Assistants/Staff ImpactedScholarships Honored?Sports Cut
Old Dominion1324YesWrestling (M)
Cincinnati1241YesSoccer (M)
Univ. of Wisconsin – Green Bay281Tennis (M), Tennis (W)
Akron3324Only for incoming signees, not for current SAsCross Country (M), Golf (M), Tennis (W)
Furman2956YesBaseball, Lacrosse (M)
Central Michigan1362YesIndoor Track & Field (M)
East Carolina4689YesSwimming & Diving (M), Swimming & Diving (W), Tennis (M), Tennis (W)
Appalachian State340-504YesSoccer (M), Tennis (M), Indoor Track & Field (M)
Wright State 3396YesSoftball, Tennis (M), Tennis (W)
Chicago State1YesBaseball*
UConn41244YesCross Country (M), Swimming & Diving (M), Tennis (M), Rowing (W)
Hampton2Golf (M), Golf (W)***
Northern Colorado2YesTennis (M), Tennis (W)
Southern Utah2Yes Tennis (M), Tennis (W)
Winthrop2Yes Tennis (M), Tennis (W)
Iowa4YesGymnastics (M), Tennis (M), Swimming & Diving (M), Swimming & Diving (W)
Alaska – Anchorage4559YesIce Hockey (M), Skiing (M), Skiing (W), Gymnastics (W)
Boise State2YesBaseball, Swimming and Diving (W)
Dartmouth511015Golf (M), Golf (W), Lightweight Rowing (M), Swimming & Diving (M), Swimming & Diving (W)
George Washington3****Indoor Track (M), Tennis (M) and Water Polo (W)
William & Mary71183YesGymnastics (M), Gymnastics (W), Swimming (M), Swimming (M), Indoor Track & Field (M), Outdoor Track & Field (M), Volleyball (W)
Minnesota458YesGymnastics (M), Tennis (M), Indoor Track & Field (M), Outdoor Track & Field (M)
LaSalle7130YesBaseball, Swimming and Diving (M), Tennis (M), Tennis (W), Water Polo (M), Softball, Volleyball (W)

*Chicago State replaced Baseball with Soccer (M)


***Hampton is fundraising to try and save the golf programs (GoFundMe)

****George Washington dropped 7 total, but only 3 NCAA sports

Division I Totals by Sport

Baseball – 4

Cross Country (M) – 2

Fencing (M) – 1

Fencing (W) – 1

Field Hockey (W) – 1

Golf (M) – 3

Golf (W) – 2

Gymnastics (M) – 3

Gymnastics (W) – 2

Ice Hockey (M) – 1

Indoor Track & Field (M) – 5

Lacrosse (M) – 1

Lightweight Rowing (M) – 2

Outdoor Track & Field (M) – 2

Rowing (W) – 1

Rowing (M) – 1

Sailing (CoEd) – 1

Sailing (W) – 1

Skiing (M) – 1

Skiing (W) – 1

Squash (W) – 1

Soccer (M) – 2

Softball – 2

Swimming & Diving (M) – 6

Swimming & Diving (W) – 5

Synchronized Swimming (W) – 1

Tennis (W) – 8

Tennis (M) – 12

Volleyball (M) – 1

Volleyball (W) – 2

Water Polo (M) -1

Water Polo (W) – 1

Wrestling (M) – 2

Note on BGSU: This tracker previously included baseball cut by BGSU. The program has since been saved.

Note on UAH: This tracker previously included men’s ice hockey cut by UAH. The program has since been saved by private fundraising for the 2020-21 season.

Note on FIU: We have not included FIU yet. There has been a report that FIU is dropping men’s indoor track & field, but FIU has not yet announced the cut.

Note on Brown: We have not included Brown University because the moves are not related to the pandemic. Although 11 varsity sports were transitioned to club status, the athletic department budget is not being reduced. Also, three of the impacted sports (track, field and cross country) were reinstated after the initial decision.