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According to a report from Inside Lacrosse’s Ty Xanders, Furman will cut their men’s lacrosse program. Financial challenges due to the Coronavurius was sited as the reason for the sport being cut.
Men’s lacrosse is the second sport to be cut by Furman over the past few days. The university also cut its baseball program over the weekend.
Led by head coach Richie Meade, Furman began play in 2014. The Paladins have put together a 24-65 overall record since the program’s inception. They made the SoCon Tournament in 2017 and 2018, losing to Richmond in the semifinals.
Furman was the second ever DI men’s program in the state of South Carolina, following Presbyterian College, which had a program from 2006 through the 2010 season.
With Furman out of the picture, the SoCon will now have seven men’s lacrosse teams in their conference: Air Force, Bellarmine, High Point, Jacksonville, Mercer, Richmond, VMI.
Here is the official release from Furman.