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Minnesota to Cut Three Men's Sports Due to $75 Million Revenue Loss

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September 10, 2020 at 4:47pm

Not the first school to start hacking and not the last. Kevin Warren did this.


The University of Minnesota announced Thursday that they plan to discontinue men's track and field, men's gymnastics and men's tennis at the completion of their 2020-21 competition season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Big Ten's decision to postpone fall 2020-21 sports, the athletic department is now facing a projected loss of revenue of approximately $75 million this fiscal year.

In a joint release sent by University of Minnesota President Joan T.A. Gabel and Director of Athletics Mark Coyle, they stated, "This is a significant deficit and one that will have an impact for years to come. At the same time, we remain steadfast in our commitment to provide Title IX gender-equitable participation opportunities that are closely aligned with our male and female undergraduate enrollment percentages. We are mindful that our sport programs have worked to adjust their participation opportunities to keep pace with our growing female undergraduate population percentages."

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