Fisk University to End Its Participation in NCAA Intercollegiate Athletics

Fisk University, which has struggled financially in recent years, has announced that it will end its participation in NCAA Division III athletics. Teams that will no longer compete in intercollegiate athletics include men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, golf, soccer, and track and field. Club and intramural sports programs will replace Fisk’s current athletic programs.

The university estimates that eliminating its intercollegiate sports programs will save $500,000 annually.