It was a widely-held belief that, as the coronavirus pandemic quickly enveloped this country, the Group of Five conferences were the most vulnerable in the FBS to financial hardships. Tuesday, a couple of events brought those economic struggles to light.
In the morning, Cincinnati announced that it has discontinued its men’s soccer program, effective immediately. The American Athletic Conference school had sponsored the sport for nearly a half-century. In fairness, UC had been considering cutting the sport prior to the pandemic.