THE LIST: (UPDATE #10) College Athletics Teams Cut, Sports Suspended, & Schools Closing


*7/7/20: 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 few 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 D2 schools canceling sports for a season or year

  • Morehouse College (GA) canceled all fall sports
  • California Collegiate Athletic Association – canceled all fall sports competition. Affected colleges are:
    • 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 schools eliminating varsity teams

NCAA D3 schools canceling sports for a season or year


NAIA Schools eliminating varsity teams

NAIA schools canceling sports for a season or year


NJCAA schools canceling sports for a season or year (or more)

NWAC schools canceling sports for a season or year (or more)


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

NCAA D2

NCAA D3            

NAIA

NJCAA

NCCAA


Other league and division notes

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.


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.


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