Is The Loss Of Akron Cross Country Just The Beginning Of The End?

The University of Akron announced last week that it would be cutting Men’s Cross Country along with other programs as cost cutting measures due to COVID related loss of revenues. This seems to be an indicator that MAC sports are in a load of trouble, yesterday Central Michigan University followed in Akron’s footsteps by announcing the dissolution of their Men’s Track and Field Programs.

These cuts are being framed as a response to the global pandemic but when you look at the fiscal figures it becomes clear that these…