Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Howard University has reportedly suspended
all of its intercollegiate sports programs pending an internal review.
"It is with great regret that we have temporarily suspended intercollegiate
athletic competition. This is a self-imposed action while the university
conducts a review. We are working quickly to resolve this issue," university
spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton said in a statement issued Wednesday to the
Washington City Paper.
No official announcement was posted on the university's website and emails to
university officials were not immediately returned.
Howard, a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, has 17 athletics
teams, including six spring programs that are in season and immediately
affected by the suspension: men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track
& field, softball and women's lacrosse.
Recent games involving the softball and women's lacrosse teams were canceled.
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