Is NCAA Track/XC Dying?

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The recent announcements of program cuts to men's cross country at Akron and men's track at Central Michigan have resurfaced a feeling of uncertainty for the future of NCAA cross country and track. Here is a breakdown of where our sport currently stands within the NCAA system.

DI SPORTS WITH HIGHEST PARTICIPATION

Data as of the 2018-19 season...

SportDI Teams% Of DI Schools With Team
Men's Basketball351100.0%
Women's Basketball34999.4%
Women's Cross Country34899.1%
Women's Outdoor Track34096.9%
Women's Volleyball33495.2%
Women's Soccer33394.9%
Women's Indoor Track33294.6%
Men's Cross Country31790.3%
Women's Tennis31288.9%
Men's Golf29985.2%
Men's Baseball29784.6%
Women's Softball29584.0%
Men's Outdoor Track28982.3%
Men's Indoor Track26976.6%
Women's Golf26776.1%
Men's Football25472.4%
Men's Tennis25171.5%
Men's Soccer20558.4%
Women's Swimming & Diving19455.3%
Men's Swimming & Diving13137.3%
Women's Lacrosse11633.0%
Women's Rowing8825.1%
Women's Field Hockey7721.9%
Men's Wrestling7521.4%
Men's Lacrosse7320.8%
Women's Gymnastics6117.4%
Women's Sand Volleyball6017.1%
Men's Ice Hokey6017.1%
Women's Ice Hokey3510.0%
Women's Bowling349.7%

DI SCHOOLS WITHOUT MEN'S INDOOR TRACK (87)

SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.
DaytonA-10Old DominionC-USARobert MorrisNEC
Duquesne
A-10UABC-USAAustin PeayOVC
RichmondA-10College of CharlestonCAAJacksonville StateOVC
St. BonaventureA-10DelawareCAAMorehead StateOVC
Florida Gulf CoastA-SUNDrexelCAAMurray StateOVC
JacksonvilleA-SUNElonCAATennessee TechOVC
North AlabamaA-SUNJames MadisonCAAOregon StatePAC-12
StetsonA-SUNTowsonCAAUtahPAC-12
SMUAACUNC-WilmingtonCAALoyola (MD)PATRIOT
TempleAACCleveland StateHORIZONVanderbiltSEC
TulaneAACGreen BayHORIZONChattanoogaSOUTHERN
UCFAACWright StateHORIZONMercerSOUTHERN
West VirginiaBIG 12FairfieldMAACDenverSUMMIT
CreightonBIG EASTNiagaraMAACNebraska-OmahaSUMMIT
Seton HallBIG EASTQuinnipiacMAACCoastal CarolinaSUN BELT
St. John'sBIG EASTBall StateMACGeorgia SouthernSUN BELT
LongwoodBIG SOUTHBowling GreenMACGeorgia StateSUN BELT
PresbyterianBIG SOUTHCentral MichiganMACTroySUN BELT
RadfordBIG SOUTHMiami (OH)MACAlabama A&MSWAC
MarylandBIG TENNorthern IllinoisMACGramblingSWAC
NorthwesternBIG TENOhioMACCal BaptistWAC
Cal PolyBIG WESTToledoMACCal State BakersfieldWAC
Cal State FullertonBIG WESTWestern MichiganMACNew Mexico StateWAC
HawaiiBIG WESTFlorida A&MMEACLoyola MarymountWCC
UC DavisBIG WESTMissouri StateMVCPacificWCC
UC IrvineBIG WESTFresno StateMWCPepperdineWCC
UC Santa BarbaraBIG WESTNevadaMWCSaint Mary'sWCC
Florida AtlanticC-USASan Diego StateMWCSan DiegoWCC
MarshallC-USAUNLVMWCSan FranciscoWCC

DI SCHOOLS  WITHOUT MEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK (64)

SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.
DaytonA-10College of CharlestonCAANevadaMWC
RichmondA-10DelawareCAASan Diego StateMWC
Florida Gulf CoastA-SUNDrexelCAAUNLVMWC
JacksonvilleA-SUNElonCAARobert MorrisNEC
North AlabamaA-SUNJames MadisonCAAAustin PeayOVC
StetsonA-SUNTowsonCAAJacksonville StateOVC
SMUAACCleveland StateHORIZONMurray StateOVC
TempleAACGreen BayHORIZONTennessee TechOVC
UCFAACWright StateHORIZONOregon StatePAC-12
West VirginiaBIG 12FairfieldMAACUtahPAC-12
CreightonBIG EASTNiagaraMAACLoyola (MD)PATRIOT
Seton HallBIG EASTQuinnipiacMAACVanderbiltSEC
St. John'sBIG EASTBall StateMACChattanoogaSOUTHERN
LongwoodBIG SOUTHBowling GreenMACMercerSOUTHERN
PresbyterianBIG SOUTHCentral MichiganMACDenverSUMMIT
RadfordBIG SOUTHNorthern IllinoisMACNebraska-OmahaSUMMIT
NorthwesternBIG TENOhioMACGeorgia SouthernSUN BELT
HawaiiBIG WESTToledoMACGeorgia StateSUN BELT
Florida AtlanticC-USAWestern MichiganMACAlabama A&MSWAC
MarshallC-USAFlorida A&MMEACNew Mexico StateWAC
Old DominionC-USAMissouri StateMVCPacificWCC
UABC-USA   

DI SCHOOLS  WITHOUT MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY (35)

SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.
SMUAACJames MadisonCAAUSCPAC-12
UCFAACTowsonCAAUtahPAC-12
West VirginiaBIG 12Cleveland StateHORIZONMississippi StateSEC
St. John'sBIG EASTAkronMACSouth CarolinaSEC
MarylandBIG TENBall StateMACDenverSUMMIT
NorthwesternBIG TENNorthern IllinoisMACNebraska-OmahaSUMMIT
HawaiiBIG WESTWestern MichiganMACGeorgia SouthernSUN BELT
Old DominionC-USAMissouri StateMVCGeorgia StateSUN BELT
Southern MissC-USASan Diego StateMWCAlabama A&MSWAC
UABC-USAUNLVMWCNew Mexico StateWAC
DelawareCAARobert MorrisNECPacificWCC
DrexelCAAOregon StatePAC-12 

DI SCHOOLS  WITHOUT WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK (22)

SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.
St. BonaventureA-10NorthwesternBIG TENMercerSOUTHERN
Florida Gulf CoastA-SUNUC Santa BarbaraBIG WESTDenverSUMMIT
North AlabamaA-SUNOld DominionC-USACal BaptistWAC
StetsonA-SUNDrexelCAALoyola MarymountWCC
CreightonBIG EASTGreen BayHORIZONPacificWCC
Seton HallBIG EASTFairfieldMAACSaint Mary'sWCC
LongwoodBIG SOUTHNiagaraMAACSan DiegoWCC
PresbyterianBIG SOUTH   

DI SCHOOLS  WITHOUT WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK (13)

SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.
Florida Gulf CoastA-SUNLongwoodBIG SOUTHDrexelCAA
North AlabamaA-SUNPresbyterianBIG SOUTHGreen BayHORIZON
StetsonA-SUNNorthwesternBIG TENFairfieldMAAC
CreightonBIG EASTOld DominionC-USADenverSUMMIT
Seton HallBIG EAST   

DI SCHOOLS  WITHOUT WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY (3)

SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.SCHOOLCONF.
Old DominionC-USADrexelCAADenverSUMMIT


Big Ten, Pac-12 Call Off Fall Sports

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Two of the NCAA’s Power 5 conferences won’t be competing this fall. The Big Ten and the Pac-12 are suspending fall sports, including cross country, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Stahl, Vetter Post Big Throws In Turku

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The Continental Tour kicked off on Tuesday with the first stop taking place in Turku, Finland. As expected, the throws stole the show.

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How to Watch: 2020 World Athletics Continental Tour | Turku

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Here's how to watch the 2020 World Athletics Continental Tour: Turku on FloTrack in the United States.

Ritz-Led On Athletics Club Rolls Out Inaugural Roster

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On Running, the Swiss-based shoe company, just released its full roster for the newly formed On Athletics Club. 

Erriyon Knighton Has Arrived With 200m National Record

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Erriyon Knighton put everyone on notice on Friday. 

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London Marathon To Go Forward As Elite-Only Race On October 4

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Organizers of the postponed 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon announced today that the gala 40th edition their event would proceed as an elite-only race on a closed course within St. James's Park in Central London on Sunday, October 4.  Organizers said that they would create a "secure biosphere," a contained COVID-safe environment, which would allow the race to be run on a small circuit, at least for top athletes.  Citizen runners will only be able to participate remotely, running on their own.

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NCAA Division II/III Fall Championships Canceled

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Fall sports national championships for NCAA Division II and Division III have been canceled. 

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Tamaal Myers Is Ready For His Encore At AAU

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One of the most anticipated races of the AAU Junior Olympic Games this week is led by an athlete that few might know about. 

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Confidence Is Key For Aly Conyers Ahead Of The AAU JO Games

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With less than one week until the AAU Junior Olympic Games, Heathwood Hall's (SC) Aly Conyers is ready to see the results of her season's -- or to some, pandemic -- training finally pay off.

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AAU Junior Olympic Games Performance Lists

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The 2020 AAU Junior Olympic Games begin on Wednesday, August 5th in Brevard County, Florida. Check out the full schedule for the meet here and see the performance list for all events and age groups below.

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