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Cal State Northridge drops swimming program

March 2, 2010 | 10:32 am

Citing ongoing state budget woes, Cal State Northridge Athletic Director Rick Mazzuto has discontinued the men's and women's swim teams. It's the first time since the Matadors cut football in 2001 that the school has discontinued a sports team. Mazzuto said the school will drop from 20 to 18 sports offered.

He said the school will eventually save $300,000 a year when swimming scholarships are phased out.

-- Eric Sondheimer