The financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic has prompted athletics departments at Division I institutions to consider reducing numbers of sports programs.
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Brown University, an Ivy League school in Rhode Island, announced in late May it would be doing away with 8 varsity sports teams in the coming year. The varsity sports that were eliminated will instead be given club status.
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