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NCAA decides to keep men's, women's tourneys split

The NCAA will keep the men's and women's soccer College Cups at separate sites and on separate weekends.

The decision comes after two years of debating whether to combine the events.

Proponents contended it would cost less money to combine the championships. Opponents argued that field conditions would be problematic and that it would could cause scheduling conflicts for conference tourneys and NCAA preliminary round games.

This year's men's College Cup will be held Dec. 9-11 in Hoover, Ala. The women's College Cup is Dec. 2-4 at Kennesaw State, north of Atlanta.

Both the men's and women's committees also recommended an increase in squad sizes from 21 to 24 and an increase in the official travel party from 27 to 30.