Earlier today, the Marquette Wire reported that Marquette University's Athletic Department will be cutting scholarships (entirely) for the Golden Eagles' men's and women's track and field programs by the 2025-26 academic year.
Scholarships for men's and women's tennis at Marquette will also be eliminated.
According to Marquette vice president and director of athletics, Bill Scholl, the Golden Eagles' tennis program had been informed of this decision two years prior. “We’re in year three of a multi-year process,” Scholl told the Marquette Wire.
Budget cuts, some of which stemmed from the pandemic-driven economic setbacks, are the main reason behind the elimination of athletic aid for both track and field and tennis. The university will continue to honor scholarships that have already been committed to athletes within both sports programs.
The Golden Eagles' track and field teams are still expected to compete within the BIG East conference as varsity sports. Scholarships for those rosters, however, will be non-existent by the 2025-26 academic calendar.