The decision surprised Donovan, who believed a strong performance in training camp had secured his spot on the 23-man roster.
Lindsey Martin and Tommy Skosky were the Cougars' first ever representatives at the national outdoor meet.
The 32-year-old attacker, bidding to make his fourth World Cup, was bypassed by U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann in favor of Aron Johannsson and Chris Wondolowski, who joined Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey as the forwards.
Forced to find alternative grounds before FIFA took over their World Cup stadiums, some Brazilian clubs have arranged to leave town and even their home state to host Brazilian league matches.
Although other World Cup coaches have pared down their 23-player rosters as they prepare for Brazil, Jurgen Klinsmann prefers to wait.
The federation said Tuesday it filed a lawsuit asking FIFA to change kickoff times of all 24 matches that are scheduled for 1 p.m. local time (1600 GMT). It wants all matches starting no earlier than 4 p.m (1900 GMT) to avoid subjecting players to the "risks" of playing in "intense heat."
Protesters began a wave of demonstrations around Brazil on Thursday, burning tires and blocking highways to draw attention to housing and education needs before next month's World Cup.
The 41-year-old coach, who spent 13 years as an NBA journeyman before returning to his alma mater, has been linked to several NBA job openings, including with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Social problems and rising prices that set off the protests a year ago still linger. Brazil will deploy hundreds of thousands of police, soldiers and security guards around the 12 venues and up and down its long border with 10 other South American countries.
Thirty-six teams will be banned from the 2014-15 postseason because of sub-par scores on the newest Academic Progress Rate, which was released Wednesday.
The Cougars beat Morningside (Iowa) College 6-5 in their first elimination game of the afternoon. Hours later, they saw their season end in the opening round of the NAIA Tournament with a 4-2 loss to Central Methodist University.
Northwestern athletics director Jim Phillips says college athletes need more than just a voice when it comes to issues that affect them. They need a vote.
Some observers believe Ride on Curlin has the best chance to upset California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby winner.
The Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome tested the track at Pimlico Race Course for the first time Tuesday and took to it like a kid in a sandbox.
Yale junior Brandon Sherrod has chosen harmonies over the hardwood, at least for a year. The 6-foot-6 forward is one of the 14 students selected to make up the next version of the Whiffenpoofs, the school's famous male a cappella singing group.
Tolton advanced to the second round of the Class 1 District 8 tennis tournament.
Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was none too eager to get his first look at Pimlico Race Course on Monday.
The inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis got off to an inauspicious start Saturday when pole-sitter Sebastian Saavedra stalled, triggering a violent wreck.
Columbia College 5,000-meter runner Lindsey Martin qualified for NAIA nationals with her time Friday in Naperville, Ill.
The regional National Labor Relations Board ruling that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are entitled to collective bargaining rights has drawn strong opposition from Baylor University President Ken Starr, who said that it would be very disruptive.