St. Cloud State to reduce athletics program, manage rosters

St. Cloud State University announced today that it is reducing the number of its intercollegiate athletics programs by six – from 23 to 17 – effective at the end of the 2015-16 academic year. The decision to eliminate programs better aligns St. Cloud State’s sport portfolio with the athletics department’s mission and vision while addressing budget shortfalls.

The university will eliminate men’s and women’s tennis, women’s Nordic Skiing, men’s cross country and men’s indoor/outdoor track and field, according to Heather Weems, athletics director, who made the announcement at a departmental meeting this morning. In addition to the program reductions, an extensive roster management program will be implemented to achieve Title IX compliance. Continue reading at

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