The Week That Was: Iowa Cuts Swimming & Diving; NCAA Approves Extra Year of Eligibility For Division I Fall Sports

Elwanda Tulloch

The Week That Was sponsored by Suitmate.

The University of Iowa made the startling decision to cut its swimming and diving programs this week in the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to ravish the United States. Swimming World has since called for the 2021 Men’s NCAA swimming and diving championships to be moved from Iowa City to a location where swimming & diving will be supported.

The NCAA has approved an extra year of eligibility for Division I athletes in fall sports that have had their seasons affected by COVID-19 out of their control.

Read below the five biggest stories in The Week That Was sponsored by Suitmate.

The Week That Was #5: Anthony Nesty Named Member of SEC Council on Racial Equality & Social Justice

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Preseason College Football Rankings 2020: Twitter Reacts to AP NCAA Top 25 Poll | Bleacher Report

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Clemson running back Travis Etienne carries the ball against South Carolina during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. Clemson defeated South Carolina 38-3. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

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What if, in January 2020, someone had told you that when the AP NCAA Top 25 poll was released in the fall, Ohio State would come in at No. 2 in the preseason poll but would drop out of the Top 25 altogether the next week?

It would have seemed more than far-fetched, but given the unusual way the college football season is unfolding during the COVID-19 pandemic, that’s exactly what will happen—not only to Ohio State, but to all programs from the Big Ten and Pac-12 currently ranked. 

The Associated Press asked its panel of 62 voters to consider all Division I programs when filling out their ballots for the Week 1 poll, even those that play in conferences that have canceled their college football seasons. According to the NCAA, “67 out of 130 Bowl Subdivision teams, including those from the ACC, Big 12 and SEC,

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NCAA DII Men’s Basketball Teams in California

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Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego , CA


Men’s Basketball

NCAA DII



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Holy Names University

Oakland , CA


Men’s Basketball

NCAA DII



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Cal State – East Bay

Hayward , CA


Men’s Basketball

NCAA DII



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Dominican University of California

San Rafael , CA


Men’s Basketball

NCAA DII



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Cal State – Los Angeles

Los Angeles , CA


Men’s Basketball

NCAA DII



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Azusa Pacific University

Azusa , CA


Men’s Basketball

NCAA DII


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