Michigan State University rejects pleas to restart swimming and diving team

During a Friday meeting, the MSU board of trustees appearing to finally sink the hopes of dozens of swimmers and divers who came to the college to compete. Board member Melanie Foster cited the cost to build a new pool and fund the team as the biggest hurdles. Michigan State has an annual athletics budget of nearly $100 million and members of the men’s and women’s programs have said supporters have pledged up to $10 million to fund the team.