Over the past five years, 46 Division I men’s teams have been cut.

At least two universities recently announced plans to eliminate programs. Last month, South Carolina's Clemson University told the men’s swimming and diving teams and the women’s swim team that the program will be phased out in two years.

In Pennsylvania,Duquesne University plans to cut its men’s swimming program despite a fund-raising effort through "Go for 5," which aims to finance the team at least until the 2009-2010 freshman class graduates. The Gofor5.org goal is to reach 1 million people with a request to donate money in the increments of $5.