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William & Mary pivot: 3 men's sports to be reinstated

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Posted at 1:29 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 13:30:02-05

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- William & Mary is reversing an earlier decision to cut three men’s sports and will support the programs through at least the 2021-22 academic year while developing a financial plan to keep them sustainable.

The announcement completes a complete pivot from a Sept. 3 announcement that the men’s sports and four women’s sports would be cut because of COVID-related financial shortfalls.

The university later announced the women’s sports were being reinstated on Oct. 19.

The school also has pledged to complete a gender equity review by this spring and demonstrate its Title IX compliance in the 2022-23 academic year.

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