To Save Money, St. Paul’s College Eliminates Intercollegiate Sports

St. Paul’s College, the historically black educational institution in Lawrenceville, Virginia, with ties to the Episcopal Church, has decided to end all intercollegiate sports programs. The college fielded 14 teams this past year, seven for men and seven for women. There were track, cross country, tennis and basketball teams for both men and women. There were women’s teams in bowling, volleyball, and softball. Men played intercollegiate contests in football, baseball, and golf.

In a statement the college said that its “longstanding financial problems have yet to be resolved.” It went to say that when the college is once again on solid financial footing that it would reconsider reinstating intercollegiate athletics. In the meantime, the college will enhance its intramural sports programs.