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As part of a continuing realignment of resources following the merger with Darton State, Albany State University (ASU) has announced the discontinuation of two sports.albn ramhead 135x123

In a statement on the ASU Athletics website: "The University has implemented a plan to strategically realign resources to build a sustainable athletics program. Reductions across multiple sports included decreases in scholarships, operational expenses and personnel. One of these unfortunate but necessary reductions will include the discontinuation of ASU's men's cross country and men's golf programs. These programs will be discontinued at the conclusion of the 2019-20 academic year."

Going forward, Albany State will sponsor 11 sports programs and continue to be a member of NCAA Division II, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) and the Peach Belt Conference. These programs include football, baseball, men's track and field, women's track and field, women's cross country, men's basketball, women's basketball, volleyball, softball, tennis, soccer.

"We understand the impact this has on our student-athletes, coaches and the department. We are grateful for the student-athletes who have committed themselves to our athletics program and University," said ASU Interim Athletics Director Jackie Nicholson.

Frequently asked questions regarding the decision to discontinue two programs are available here.


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