Clemson athletes "crushed" after university cuts Men's Track and Field, Cross Country

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'Many members of the Clemson University Track and Field and Cross Country teams are disappointed and heartbroken following a decision made by Clemson University to discontinue the Men's departments in each respective program.

"It was just like the floor had just dropped out beneath us, just absolutely gutted," said Clemson Cross Country Runner Jackson Leech as he described the moment late last week he and his teammates were told the news. "One of the most sad moments i've ever experienced."

Clemson University says the decision to cut the Men's Track and Field and Cross Country programs comes as a result of numerous factors, with the main two aspects being the financial future of the sports department and the future of Title IX compliance for the university.

The Clemson Athletics Department says that discontinuing the two men's programs, while unfortunate, was the best path forward.

"After careful analysis, we concluded that discontinuing our men's track and field program is in the best long-term interest of Clemson Athletics," said Athletics Director Dan Radakovich. "This decision impacts incredible student-athletes, and we know how hard they work and the effort and pride they take in representing Clemson University."'

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