- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - Central Connecticut State University has announced it will eliminate its men’s and women’s golf teams as part of an effort to ensure it can sustain a Division I athletics program.

The school, in a release Tuesday, says it also is eliminating nearly 36 athletic scholarships to save about $2 million a year.

The moves, which will leave the school with 16 athletic teams, were recommended by a task force set up to look into the viability of CCSU’s athletic program.

Central also will adopt a task for recommendation that scholarship athletes be required to live on campus.

Christopher Galligan, the task force’s chair and vice president of institutional development for the university, says the moves were made necessary by continued cuts in state funding and an increasing dependence on the CCSU Foundation for money to fund athletics.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide