CHICAGO— The Illinois Institute of Technology has shuttered its basketball program, effective immediately.

CHICAGO— The Illinois Institute of Technology has shuttered its basketball program, effective immediately. IIT President John Anderson announced his decision Thursday. Anderson said all scholarships to students on the varsity men’s and women’s basketball teams would be honored as long as the students have full-time status and remain in good standing academically The men’s and women’s teams were part of the NAIA Division I, playing in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. For the basketball players, the news was devastating. Rob Knapczyk (NAP’-chick), a 20-year-old junior from Justice, said he was shocked and angered by the school’s decision. The civil engineering student said he has been playing basketball since he was 4, and now he won’t get to play in his senior year. ______ Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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