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    App State discontinues Division I Menís Soccer

    App State discontinues men's soccer
    Appalachian State became the second Division I school to discontinue its men's soccer program. The school announced the cuts on Tuesday, with immediate effect.

    "This is a very difficult day for the entire App Family," Director of Athletics Doug Gillin said in a statement. "Our mission is to guide and support our student-athletes in their quest for excellence academically, athletically and socially. After careful and thoughtful review, we determined that we could no longer sustain 20 program offerings in a fiscally responsible manner. Since the move to FBS, App State has sponsored the most sports in the Sun Belt and among the most in the Group of Five. This will bring us in line with most of our peer institutions.

    "We appreciate everyone who has supported these Mountaineer programs over the years, including current and former coaches, current and former student-athletes, their families, donors and fans. Your legacy is important to us."

    With the changes, App State will now sponsor 17 sports, which will still include the women's soccer program. All scholarships for the men's soccer team will be honored as well.

    "We take all these measures with heavy hearts, but with the long-term sustainability of App State Athletics at the forefront," Gillin said. "The App Family is known for its strength and resilience. This is a pivotal moment for App State Athletics. It is in this moment that we must take responsible action to ensure our athletics department's ability to fulfill our purpose and mission for years to come."

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    Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
    App State discontinues men's soccer
    Appalachian State became the second Division I school to discontinue its men's soccer program. The school announced the cuts on Tuesday, with immediate effect.

    "This is a very difficult day for the entire App Family," Director of Athletics Doug Gillin said in a statement. "Our mission is to guide and support our student-athletes in their quest for excellence academically, athletically and socially. After careful and thoughtful review, we determined that we could no longer sustain 20 program offerings in a fiscally responsible manner. Since the move to FBS, App State has sponsored the most sports in the Sun Belt and among the most in the Group of Five. This will bring us in line with most of our peer institutions.

    "We appreciate everyone who has supported these Mountaineer programs over the years, including current and former coaches, current and former student-athletes, their families, donors and fans. Your legacy is important to us."

    With the changes, App State will now sponsor 17 sports, which will still include the women's soccer program. All scholarships for the men's soccer team will be honored as well.

    "We take all these measures with heavy hearts, but with the long-term sustainability of App State Athletics at the forefront," Gillin said. "The App Family is known for its strength and resilience. This is a pivotal moment for App State Athletics. It is in this moment that we must take responsible action to ensure our athletics department's ability to fulfill our purpose and mission for years to come."
    Tough pill to swallow but more changes and cancellations will come. Time to play the game different.

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