Division 1 College Eliminating Entire Athletic Program, Citing COVID

  • St. Francis College’s Board of Trustees will cut all 21 athletic programs as part of its strategic vision for ensuring the growth of the college in light of higher operating expenses, “flattening” revenue and plateauing enrollment, according to the announcement.
  • The college will honor student athletes’ academic and athletic scholarships, but will terminate department staff and coaches at the end of the semester.
  • SFC offered 19 men and women’s teams, according to its website. It had the oldest men’s college basketball program in New York City, USA Today reported.
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