Cincinnati Shuts Down Mens' Soccer Program to Reduce Budget

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Due to athletic department budget restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, Cincinnati has shut down its men's soccer program. Director of Athletics John Cunningham announced the decision on Tuesday, which is effective immediately. The university will honor soccer players’ scholarships for the reminder of their academic careers and allow them to be released from the Bearcats’ roster if they wish to attempt to transfer. Cunningham said in a statement, "This was a difficult decision, but one made with the long-term interests of UC Athletics at the forefront.”