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List of college teams cut because of coronavirus pandemic

June 24, 2020 GMT
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2012, file photo, an Arizona State fan is all alone in the upper deck during an NCAA college football game against Washington State, in Tempe, Ariz. As lock-downs are lifted, restrictions on social gatherings eased and life begins to resemble some sense, sports are finally starting to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. Many college and pro sports teams already were dealing with declining ticket sales. The improved at-home experience, the emergence of wide-spread legalized betting and the changing social makeup of fan bases have been catalysts, while dynamic pricing, increases in parking and concession prices and a push toward luxury seating have exacerbated the problem.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2012, file photo, an Arizona State fan is all alone in the upper deck during an NCAA college football game against Washington State, in Tempe, Ariz. As lock-downs are lifted, restrictions on social gatherings eased and life begins to resemble some sense, sports are finally starting to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. Many college and pro sports teams already were dealing with declining ticket sales. The improved at-home experience, the emergence of wide-spread legalized betting and the changing social makeup of fan bases have been catalysts, while dynamic pricing, increases in parking and concession prices and a push toward luxury seating have exacerbated the problem.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Four-year college athletic teams eliminated because of budgetary cuts or school closures associated with the coronavirus pandemic, according to Associated Press research through Wednesday, June 24. (x-denotes school closure; y-effective in 2021) :

DIVISION I (36)

Baseball (2): Chicago State, Furman.

Men’s cross country (2): Akron, y-Connecticut.

Men’s golf (2): Akron, Hampton.

Men’s lacrosse (1): Furman.

Men’s soccer (2): Appalachian State, Cincinnati.

Men’s swimming (2): y-Connecticut, East Carolina.

Men’s tennis (9): Appalachian State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, y-Connecticut, East Carolina, Green Bay, Northern Colorado, Southern Utah, Winthrop, Wright State.

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Men’s track (3): Appalachian State indoor only, Central Michigan, Florida International indoor only.

Men’s wrestling (1): Old Dominion.

Softball (1): Wright State.

Women’s golf (1): Hampton.

Women’s rowing (1): y-Connecticut.

Women’s tennis (8): Akron, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, East Carolina, Green Bay, Northern Colorado, Southern Utah, Winthrop, Wright State.

Women’s swimming (1): East Carolina.

DIVISION II (54)

Baseball (1): x-Urbana.

Equestrian (1): Tiffin.

Football (2): Florida Tech, x-Urbana.

Men’s basketball (2): Notre Dame De Mur, x-Urbana.

Men’s cross country (3): Notre Dame De Mur, Rollins, x-Urbana.

Men’s golf (4): Notre Dame De Mur, Roberts Wesleyan, St. Edward’s, x-Urbana.

Men’s lacrosse (1): Notre Dame De Mur.

Men’s soccer (3): Notre Dame De Mur, St. Edward’s, x-Urbana.

Men’s swimming/diving (2): Tiffin, x-Urbana.

Men’s tennis (5): Alabama-Huntsville, Concord, Roberts Wesleyan, St. Edward’s, Sonoma State.

Men’s track (1): Notre Dame De Mur.

Men’s volleyball (1): x-Urbana.

Men’s wrestling (1): x-Urbana.

Softball (2): Notre Dame De Mur, x-Urbana.

Women’s acrobatics/tumbling (1): x-Urbana.

Women’s basketball (2): Notre Dame De Mur, x-Urbana.

Women’s bowling (1): Lincoln University.

Women’s cross country (3): Notre Dame De Mur, Rollins, x-Urbana.

Women’s golf (2): St. Edward’s, x-Urbana.

Women’s gymnastics (1): Seattle Pacific.

Women’s lacrosse (1): x-Urbana.

Women’s soccer (2): Notre Dame De Mur, x-Urbana.

Women’s swimming/diving (2): Tiffin, x-Urbana.

Women’s tennis (6): Alabama-Huntsville, Concord, Fayetteville State, Roberts Wesleyan, St. Edward’s, Sonoma State.

Women’s track (1): Notre Dame De Mur.

Women’s volleyball (2): Notre Dame De Mur, x-Urbana.

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Women’s water polo (1): Sonoma State.

DIVISION III (31)

Baseball (1): x-MacMurray.

Field hockey (1): Becker.

Football (1): x-MacMurray.

Men’s basketball (1): x-MacMurray.

Men’s cross country (2): Elmira, x-MacMurray.

Men’s golf (2): Earlham, x-MacMurray.

Men’s lacrosse (1): Becker.

Men’s polo (1): Roger Williams.

Men’s soccer (1): x-MacMurray.

Men’s tennis (4): Blackburn, Centenary, Earlham, Fontbonne.

Men’s wrestling (1): x-MacMurray.

Softball (1): x-MacMurray.

Women’s basketball (1): x-MacMurray.

Women’s cross country (2): Elmira, x-MacMurray.

Women’s golf (3): Earlham, Elmira, x-MacMurray.

Women’s rowing (1): Ohio Wesleyan.

Women’s soccer (1): x-MacMurray.

Women’s tennis (4): Blackburn, Centenary, Earlham, Fontbonne.

Women’s volleyball (1): x-MacMurray.

Women’s wrestling (1): x-MacMurray.

NAIA (12)

Men’s basketball (1): x-Holy Family.

Men’s bowling (1): x-Holy Family.

Men’s cross country (1): x-Holy Family.

Men’s soccer (1): x-Holy Family.

Men’s track (1): x-Holy Family.

Softball (1): x-Holy Family.

Women’s basketball (1): x-Holy Family.

Women’s bowling (1): x-Holy Family.

Women’s cross country (1): x-Holy Family.

Women’s soccer (1): x-Holy Family.

Women’s track (1): x-Holy Family.

Women’s volleyball (1): x-Holy Family.

Notes: Brown University reduced its number of sports from 38 to 32 in a move unrelated to the coronavirus outbreak. Taylor University (Indiana) dropped men’s and women’s tennis and women’s lacrosse in a March 11 announcement unrelated to the outbreak. Bowdoin College (Maine) and UM Dearborn will not compete in fall or winter sports until at least Jan. 1, 2021, but did not drop any programs.

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