Saint Cloud Minnesota Sports
St. Cloud State University is discontinuing its men's and women's football and basketball programs, the school announced Tuesday. A statement released by Minnesota-Crookston cited a lack of funding from the Minnesota Department of Education to fund its sports programs. The University of Minnesota at Croydon also announced on Tuesday it would end its football program by 2020, citing funding concerns. St. Cloud State's football team will also be discontinued, and the basketball team will be discontinued at the end of the 2020-2021 school year, according to a news release from both schools on Monday.
The statement said the majority of athletes in St. Cloud State choose the school for their sports programs, not academics, and that dumping the largest sports program is an illogical move that will alienate many alumni. In reality, the majority of students - athletes - choose the Husky because of their love of football, basketball and other sports programs at the SCSU.
According to their website, the Huskies' hockey team has played their home games at Brooks Arena since it opened on December 16, 1989.
The Minnesota Senior Games would help showcase the facilities in the St. Cloud area to people from across the state, Sussenguth said. The Whitney Recreation Center is used by many different organizations throughout the year, and the two facilities have hosted events such as the Minnesota State Fair, the Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament and the Minnesota Junior Olympic Games. The St. Cloud State University campus offers a variety of sports facilities, including Brooks Arena, Whitney Rec Center and Brooks Park, as well as a number of leisure facilities. In addition to the many tournaments that come to town, StCloud also hosts a variety of other sporting events, from football to baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer and basketball.
With football, golf and football in play, St. Cloud State would save $1.2 million a year, Hammer said, and the Minnesota Senior Games would cost about $2 million a year.
Further north, the University of Minnesota Duluth is facing campus-wide budget cuts that will almost certainly affect athletics. Minnesota schools are expected to lose 7.5 to 15 percent across the West-North-Central area, which includes Minnesota, Iowa and the Dakotas.
St. Cloud State also has one of the largest student and athlete populations in the state with more than 1,000 students and has the second largest athletics department in Minnesota, behind the University of Minnesota Duluth. St. Cloud State also has a strong track record of academic excellence, particularly in athletics.
In 2016, St. Cloud State eliminated its men's and women's football teams, its men's and women's basketball teams, and its men's, women's and men's non-football programs. The SCSU has a strong track record of academic excellence in athletics, particularly in the academic and student-athlete excellence areas. STC State has also cut the men's and women's golf teams as part of its 2016-17 budget cuts. Both will be included in the men's football team from autumn 2020 and the women's basketball team from 2019.
Under the new structure, St. Cloud State will focus on developing its students - athletes and their athletic programs. The university currently sponsors 18 NCAA Division II teams and is primarily a member of the North American Collegiate Athletic Association (NAIA) and the American Athletics Conference (AAAC). STC State is now the only division with a new men's and women's basketball teams I University in the state of Minnesota with 16 members, which has a total of more than 2,000 students and more than 1,500 faculty and staff enrolled.
St. Cloud is also the "granite city," a nickname for the granite quarries that have been operating in the area since the 1880s.
That's true, but St. Cloud is also incredibly well-equipped - with excellent venues for leagues of all ages when it comes to ice hockey. St., Cloud has been home to the Minnesota State Ice Hockey League Minnesota Wild for the past four seasons.
Specializing in providing physiotherapy, occupational therapy and sports therapy to patients and athletes in the Central Minnesota area. St. Cloud SCHEELS, which offers a selection of sportswear and casual wear. Students - Athletes and coaches are approached to do their best to represent St. Cloud State, both in the classroom, on the field and in the community. Students, athletes and coaches are looking to show their best side and represent the state in the classroom, off the field and in communities.
The Bulldogs have won the last three of four games against the SCSU and outscored the Huskies 15-8 in those four games, but they've also won them twice, once against # 3 North Dakota and once against # 2 Minnesota State. UMD will return to Duluth next week for its first home game of the season against the University of Minnesota Duluth on Saturday, February 3. The Bulldogs parted ways with the Huskies last season and have now won three of their last four home games and have parted ways with them. Lardson has been head coach at St. Cloud State for the last three seasons, most recently from 2014 to 2015. Huskies head coach Steve Costanzo will be assistant coach in 2019-20 and 2018-19.