Cleveland State University announced today that its wrestling program would be discontinued following the conclusion of the 2015-2016 season. A varsity men's lacrosse program will be added and begin recruiting athletes to compete in the spring season of the 2016-2017 academic year.
CSU will explore external funding sources that if secured, could allow continuation of the wrestling program.
"The decision to no longer fund wrestling at CSU was a very difficult one," said CSU Athletics Director John Parry. "The athletes, coaches and support staff have shown exceptional dedication to their sport and the university. We will be working to raise external funds, and if necessary, to provide transition support."