UB Reduces its Intercollegiate Sports Teams from 20 to 16
April 03, 2017
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo is reducing the number of its intercollegiate athletic programs by four, effective at the end of the spring 2017 season.
Affected teams are men's baseball, men's soccer, men's swimming and diving, and women's rowing. This brings UB's total sports sponsorship from 20 to 16 teams.
"This has been a very difficult decision made only with extensive deliberation," said UB President Satish K. Tripathi. "The unfortunate reality is that we no longer have the resources to support 20 competitive Division I 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."