- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) - The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh says it plans to reduce the number of its sports programs by two, in response to proposed state budget cuts.

The school said Monday it plans to drop the men’s soccer and men’s tennis teams, after the 2015-16 school year.

In addition, UW-Oshkosh plans to combine the men’s and women’s track and field and men’s and women’s cross-country teams under a restructured coaching staff.

The action will reduce UW-Oshkosh’s total number of varsity sports from 21 to 19 and result in the loss of two coaching positions.

The school says it’s announcing the decision now to give students time to consider their options. Both sports will play their full 2015-16 seasons.

Currently, a total of about 35 students are on the men’s soccer and tennis teams.

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