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Judge denies injunction request by MSU women's swimmers

Posted at 9:34 AM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 09:34:25-05

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by members of Michigan State's women's swimming and diving team for an injunction in their attempt to prevent the school from dropping the program.

U.S. District Judge Hala Y. Jarbou says in her opinion that "MSU is best positioned to steward its financial resources for the benefit of the institution and its students."

The plaintiffs in the case gave notice of their intention to appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Michigan State announced in October it was dropping swimming and diving teams for men and women after the 2020-21 season, citing a financial crisis.