Sports to be phased out over two years

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson has decided to end its men's and women's swimming programs as well as its men's diving program.

The university announced Friday that the programs will be phased out over two years, ending in the spring of 2012. Women's diving will continue.

Athletic director Terry Don Phillips says the school's decision not to build an Olympic-size pool would have put the sports at a disadvantage.

Phillips says Clemson will let any swimmers and divers transfer and will honor the scholarships of any athletes who want to stay after the sports end.

Clemson says women's golf is the leading contender to become the next scholarship sport for the Tigers.