Michigan State dropping swimming and diving teams

Michigan

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is dropping swimming and diving teams for men and women after the 2020-21 season.

Officials say the athletic department is facing a “financial crisis” with a likely revenue shortfall of more than $30 million.

MSU says no swimmer or diver will lose a scholarship if they remain as students. Counseling and mental health services will also be available.

MSU says dropping the teams will improve the athletic department’s long-term finances.

The university says it has struggled to recruit swimmers because it has a “smaller than regulation pool.”

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