UNC-W Dropping Sports

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is dropping 4 sports teams effective the 2015-16 School Year.
– Outdoor Men’s Track and Field
– Outdoor Women’s Track and Field
– Indoor Women’s Track and Field
– Men’s Cross Country

In the Chancellor’s Letter posted on the UNC-W Website, he stated that they needed “right-size” to athletic offerings. Schools are constantly faced with shrinking budgets. They either raise student fees or cut programs. It’s never an easy call.


  1. The University of Alabama Birmingham just dropped football at the end of this season….Others like Georgia State might be looking to do the same…..

  2. The football problem goes back to you really need an on-campus stadium to bring the students in for the college football games……

  3. This problem is bigger than most understand. 95% of all university sports lose money and are supported by donations and student fees. When you consider all of the state cutbacks to the universities, overall donations down across the board for all giving, and the financial uncertain most of the public faces. Even the large universities are making less in the stadiums because more people are staying home with the TV packages available. Look at the situation with the Louisiana school last year having to bus the team to Indiana instead of flying, UAB dropping football, WSSU left D1 and came back to D2 due to money issues, and NCCU recently stated in a newspaper interview it may have to reconsider its D1 status and asked each sports dept to reduce cost. If you are not in a conference with strong TV dollars, then your future is uncertain. Conferences such as the MEAC are only a few blows from folding year after year competing at the D1 level. I would not be surprised to see the MEAC allowing schools to selectively drop sports such as swimming, tennis, etc over the next 5 years.

  4. The fees the state schools add to the students tuition are out of control. Why should a parent/student be paying for others to play a varsity sport. Playing a sport is a choice not a right. If you want to play you should pay not the other way around.

  5. Dump track for sand volleyball , how is that travel budget gonna be when all the sand volleyball games are on west coast , crazy

  6. Only one team close on list below cofc

    University of Alabama at Birmingham @UAB_VB
    University of Arizona
    Arizona State University @SunDevilVB
    Boise State University @BoiseStateVB
    California Polytechnic State University @CalPolyVolley
    CSU Bakersfield @CSUBAthletics
    Cal State Northridge @GoMatadors
    Cal State Sacramento @SacStateVB
    University of California, Berkeley @CalSandVBall
    UCLA @UCLAsandVB
    College of Charleston @CofCVolleyball
    Florida Atlantic University @FAUSandVB
    Florida Gulf Coast University @FGCU_SandVB
    Florida International University @FIUVolleyball
    Florida State University @FSU_SVB
    Georgia State University @GSUSandVB
    Grand Canyon University @GCU_Lopes
    University of Hawaii, Manoa @UHSandVB
    Jacksonville University @JUVolleyball
    Long Beach State University @LBSU_WVB
    University of Louisiana at Monroe @ULM_SandVB
    Louisiana State University @LSUsandVB
    Loyola Marymount University @LMU_Volleyball
    Mercer University @BearsVolleyball
    Mississippi State University @HailStateVB
    University of Nebraska, Lincoln @Huskervball
    University of North Florida @OspreyVB
    University of Oregon @OregonVB
    University of the Pacific
    Pepperdine University @PeppSandVolley
    University of San Francisco @DonsAthletics
    San Jose State University @SJSUAthletics
    Santa Clara University @SCUvolleyball
    University of South Carolina @GamecockSandVB
    University of Southern California (USC) @USCSandVBall
    St. Mary’s College of California @SMCvolleyball
    Stanford University @StanfordSandVB
    Stetson University @StetsonSVB
    Texas Christian University @TCUvolleyball
    Tulane University @GreenWaveSandVB
    University of Washington @UW_SandVB

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