Furman University Cuts Men's Lacrosse Program


Furman University has cut its men's lacrosse program “in an effort to address the unprecedented financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a news story on the university website.

The baseball program is also cut, and the university will also cut the salaries of the president and senior administrators, implement furloughs and budget reductions.

“As we all know from our shared experience, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust us into a global crisis we could not have imagined six months ago,” Furman president Elizabeth Davis said in the release. “We are taking these steps to ensure that our university can thrive and continue to carry out its academic mission at the highest level of quality and engagement.”

The Paladins, coached by Richie Meade, was 1-6 this season. Furman first became an NCAA program in 2014 and finished a program-best 7-8 in 2017.

A letter from Furman athletic director Jason Donnelly said that all scholarships will be honored for athletes from cut programs.

This is a developing story. Check back to USLaxMagazine.com for more.

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