Report: Howard suspends all athletics programs

Howard University has reportedly suspended all of its intercollegiate sports programs pending an internal review.

"It is with great regret that we have temporarily suspended intercollegiate athletic competition. This is a self-imposed action while the university conducts a review. We are working quickly to resolve this issue," university spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton said in a statement issued Wednesday to the Washington City Paper.

No official announcement was posted on the university's website and emails to university officials were not immediately returned.

Howard, a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, has 17 athletics teams, including six spring programs that are in season and immediately affected by the suspension: men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track & field, softball and women's lacrosse.

Recent games involving the softball and women's lacrosse teams were canceled.