In a surprising move to some, St. Cloud State University has announced that they will reduce their athletic programs from 23 down to 17.

According to Mick Hatten of the St. Cloud Times, SCSU is making this move effective at the end of 2015-16 school year.

Men's and women's tennis, Nordic skiing, men's cross country, men's track and field are being eliminated.

In addition, roster reductions in baseball, football, swimming and diving and wrestling all will occur as well.

Furthermore, there will be modest increases in women's programs at the same time.

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