(WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Eyewitness News has learned more about Lackawanna College’s decision to abruptly cancel its men’s basketball season.
A spokeswoman tells Eyewitness News the college found out about a police investigation into a fight between two groups, one of which involved some members of Lackawanna’s basketball team.
The college launched its own investigation and found out the fight was planned but couldn’t determine who was to blame and to what degree, because of a lack of cooperation.
Besides canceling the season, Lackawanna College dismissed all involved students and revealed a shakeup in leadership is coming to the men’s basketball team.
Lackawanna College announced on Friday it will cancel its 2019-2020 men’s basketball season.
According to a press release the College plans to, instead, focus on rebuilding the program for next year.
“Lackawanna College holds its student-athletes to high standards both inside and outside the classroom.When they fail to meet those standards, our administration must act in the best interest of the entire College community. In this case, unfortunately, we have no choice but to cancel the season,” said Sharon Lynett, Director of Marketing and Communications.