In a financial bind, Seton Hall University opted to end one of its most prestigious athletic programs to save over $1 million a year.
The victim of the budget-based cut was the track and field program, as announced via conference call tonight by Athletics Director Joe Quinlan.
Four teams, both men’s and women’s track and field, will be eliminated effective July 1 when Seton Hall begins its next fiscal year.
Women’s golf will be added to the Pirates’ athletic programs to stay within Title IX regulations.
This month, University President Msgr. Robert Sheeran announced via broadcast e-mail that the entire university will undergo financial restructuring which may lead to “strategic cuts in spending” and “possible layoffs.”
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