THE LIST (UPDATE #3): College athletics teams cut, sports suspended, and schools closed


*6/1/20: Here’s a new updated version of THE LIST with multiple additions since this was first published on 5/23.


The college athletics landscape has seen some significant changes over the past fews months, due in large part to the COVID-19 pandemic.

I’ve been tweeting about schools and leagues that have eliminated or suspended sports recently, and have been tracking college closures for a while. I finally decided to compile all of these (and more), into one document. The list below will be updated as changes occur. If I’ve missed any, please email me and I will add them.

Click on each college to view official announcement.

NCAA D1 Schools eliminating varsity teams

NCAA D2 Schools eliminating varsity teams

NCAA D3 Schools eliminating varsity teams

NAIA Schools eliminating varsity teams

Colleges + leagues suspending athletics, altering schedules

NCAA D1

Circle - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mid-American Conference (MAC) eliminates post-season league tournaments for:

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Men’s Soccer
  • Women’s Soccer
  • Men’s Tennis
  • Women’s Tennis
  • Women’s Lacrosse
  • Field Hockey

Men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, swimming, golf, and track & field all alter their tournament formats to include less teams in some cases, and less days for others. Complete details HERE.


NCAA D2

Circle - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia NCAA D2 as a whole reduced sport maximums, and reduced minimum games played by 33% for 2020-21

Sport-by-sport recommended maximums for the 2020-21 academic year only HERE.

Circle - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia California Collegiate Athletic Association – canceled all fall sports competitions

CCAA schools which are affected include:

  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • Cal State Dominguez Hills
  • Cal State East Bay
  • Cal State Los Angeles
  • Cal State Monterey Bay
  • Cal State San Bernardino
  • Cal State San Marcos
  • Chico State
  • Humboldt State
  • San Francisco State
  • Sonoma State
  • Stanislaus State

NCAA D3

Circle - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia NCAA D3 Minimums needed for championship selection and sports sponsorship lowered by 33% in all sports


NJCAA

  • Bunker Hill CC (MA) – All sports for the 2020-21 school year suspended
  • Eastern Gateway CC (OH) – Discontinuing athletics
  • Northern Virginia CC – All sports for the 2020-21 school year canceled
  • Owens CC (OH) – Fall + Winter sports suspended
  • Sinclair CC (OH) – All sports for the 2020-21 school year suspended
  • City Colleges of Chicago – All sports for 2020-21 school year suspended
    • Richard J. Daley College
    • Kennedy-King College
    • Malcolm X College
    • Olive-Harvey College
    • Harry S Truman College
    • Wilbur Wright College

Colleges closing permanently (some announced pre-COVID-19 outbreak, but listing them as well).

NCAA D2

NCAA D3            

NAIA

NJCAA

NCCAA

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