George Washington dropping 7 sports due to coronavirus pandemic

Vernon Hills Athletic Complex in Vernon Hills, Ill.
Posted at 6:30 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 18:30:54-04

George Washington is discontinuing seven sports programs, three that compete at the NCAA level and four non-NCAA sports, as part of the university’s attempt to address an expected $200 million budget shortfall because of the coronavirus pandemic.

GW announced after this academic year it was cutting NCAA programs in men’s indoor track, men’s tennis and women’s water polo. The university also intends to eliminate men’s rowing, sailing, and men’s and women’s squash.

George Washington competes in the Atlantic 10 in most sports. The schools said if the sports can be self-sustaining they would be supported at the club level.