Hartford drops from Division I to III

  • Hartford players celebrate after beating the UMass-Lowell in an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the America East conference tournament in Hartford, Conn., in this Saturday, March 13, 2021, file photo. The University of Hartford is dropping its sports teams from Division I to Division III. The discussion to downgrade to Division III has sparked marches on campus led by athletes and a petition from alumni to remain in Division I. The Board of Regents said Thursday night's vote, May 6, 2021, came after a year of discussions. A consultants report released last month said the school could save more than $9 million a year by making the move. (Kassi Jackson/Hartford Courant via AP, File)

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — University of Hartford sports are dropping from Division I to Division III.