Appalachian State University announced Tuesday that the school is eliminating three sports due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Director of Athletics Doug Gillin announced the department is reducing its operating budget and cutting the varsity sports of men’s soccer, men’s tennis and men’s indoor track & field.
The school says the decision comes “in an effort to position App State Athletics for future success.”
Effective immediately, the three sports are being discontinued following a detailed review of the university’s sport offerings and the long-term budget implications of supporting the current number of student-athletes.
The decision was supported Tuesday by Chancellor Sheri Everts and the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees.
With the change, App State will now sponsor 17 NCAA Division I sports (seven men’s sports and 10 women’s sports).