Tracker: College Sports Programs Cut During COVID-19 Pandemic
Below we are tracking Division I sports programs cut during the COVID-19 pandemic.
|# Cut||Student Athletes Impacted||Coaches/Assistants/Staff Impacted||Scholarships Honored?||Sports Cut|
|Old Dominion||1||Yes||Wrestling (M)|
|Univ. of Wisconsin – Green Bay||2||Tennis (M), Tennis (W)|
|Akron||3||32||4||Only for incoming signees, not for current SAs||Cross Country (M), Golf (M), Tennis (W)|
|Furman||2||95||6||Yes||Baseball, Lacrosse (M)|
|Central Michigan||1||36||2||Yes||Indoor Track & Field (M)|
|East Carolina||4||68||9||Yes||Swimming & Diving (M), Swimming & Diving (W), Tennis (M), Tennis (W)|
|Appalachian State||3||40-50||4||Yes||Soccer (M), Tennis (M), Indoor Track & Field (M)|
|Wright State||3||39||6||Yes||Softball, Tennis (M), Tennis (W)|
Division I Totals by Sport
Baseball – 1
Cross Country (M) – 1
Golf (M) – 1
Indoor Track & Field (M) – 2
Lacrosse (M) – 1
Soccer (M) – 2
Softball – 1
Swimming & Diving (M) – 1
Swimming & Diving (W) – 1
Tennis (W) – 4
Tennis (M) – 4
Wrestling (M) – 1
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.