UB Cutting 4 Teams After The Spring Season
I was a student at UB when the football team joined the MAC and became a Division 1-A team. So it's sad to hear now that the University of Buffalo will be cutting four athletic teams after the spring season.I understand that UB is a university first. The medical and law schools are some of the best around. However, it's still sad to see the athletic teams taking a cut.
Athletics can be a huge draw for prospective students. Not just the ones who are on those teams, but the ones that want to come to a college or university that has extracurricular activities to go to as a spectator.
The teams that will be cut are men's baseball, men's soccer, men's swimming and diving and women's rowing.
According to WKBW, the university cited a lack of resources to cover 20 teams for the cuts.
"The unfortunate reality is that we no longer have the resources to support 20 competitive Division athletic teams. I know that this is a difficult day for our student-athletes, our coaches and the entire athletics program and university. We will work very hard to provide our student-athletes and coaches who are impacted by this decision with the support they need." - UB President Satish Tripathi
In order to remain classified as a Division 1-A school, the university must sponsor football, men's basketball, women's basketball and women's volleyball.