University of Akron Cuts Three Varsity Sports

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The University of Akron announced severe budget-cutting actions Thursday, including the elimination of three sports.

The NCAA Division I university in Ohio is dropping men’s cross country, men’s golf and women’s tennis at the end of the 2019-20 school year, according to a press release on

“The action is being taken as part of the University’s overall redesign to emerge from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in a way that financially stabilizes the institution,” the press release said.

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