Thursday, April 13, 2017

D-I Savannah State Athletics to move down to NCAA Division II

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- Savannah State University has announced its intentions to move Tiger athletics from NCAA Division I to NCAA Division II in Fall 2019.

WJCL 22 News was the first to report the schools decision.

The Savannah State coaching staffs were notified of the move Tuesday and Athletic Director Sterling Steward Jr. broke the news to student-athletes Wednesday night.

The reason behind the move is due to a financial strain on the University. Coaches and student-athletes were told the move was approved by Savannah State President Dr. Cheryl Dozier and the schools Executive Staff.

Sources telling Sports Director Frank Sulkowski that unless a substantial influx of money comes into the SSU Athletic Department, the move will occur.

Savannah State currently holds membership in NCAA Division I and the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference.

The plan outlined to student-athletes calls for SSU to remain a member of the MEAC through the Fall of 2019.


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