announced that they will establish a varsity men's lacrosse program to compete in the spring season of the 2016-17 academic year.
The Cleveland State University team will be the second
Division I program in Ohio, the other is
"The addition of lacrosse brings to CSU a spectator sport that will build on the activities and excitement happening across the campus. We anticipate that students and the community will be attracted to Krenzler Field for a unique opportunity to see high-level competition," CSU Athletics Director John Parry said.
The University determined that funding for men's wrestling would be discontinued following the conclusion of the 2015-2016 season.
"The decision to no longer fund wrestling at CSU was a very difficult one. The athletes, coaches and support staff have shown exceptional dedication to their sport and the University. We will be working to raise external funds, and if necessary, to provide transition support," Parry said.
The University will explore external funding sources that, if secured, could allow continuation of the program.
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