UPDATE #1 The school has put out an official release about the situation which is below. CLEVELAND, Ohio – Pending budget cuts and the lack of adequate facilities have forced Cleveland State University to announce the end of its NCAA baseball program at the conclusion of the 2011 season.
According to Aaron Fitt of Baseball America, Cal Baseball will not be reinstated. He tweeted the following: “Bad news: Cal baseball will not be reinstated, according to assistant coach Dan Hubbs.” The full Cal release is below. You can check out Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau comments by clicking here.
Yesterday, it was announced that the University of California was eliminating five athletic programs. Cal isn’t the first or last school that has cut a baseball program but is the first in a long time from an elite conference. I was personally involved during my college days of an athletic department study on the feasibility […]
As reported earlier on Thursday, the California Athletic Department has cut baseball, rugby, men’s and women’s gymnastics and lacrosse will be cut, effective for the 2011-12 academic year. Katie Dowd of The Daily Cal and a contributor to this site has an excellent article detailing how important the baseball program has been to the Berkley […]
According to a tweet from Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com (Link), Cal will cut the Baseball program after the 2011 season. I am not that surprised about the move as the school was looking into the financial health of the entire athletic department a couple of weeks ago according to an article in the San Francisco […]
Duquesne University announced today that they will be cutting four men’s varsity sports including the men’s baseball team. This is the third Division 1 baseball team to be cut over the last two seasons joining Vermont and Northern Iowa. I personally find this decision a little shocking as there was no female sports cut at […]
The St. Louis Community College district announced that seven out of the 22 sports offered in the 2009-2010 school year will be cut at the end of the year. This includes two baseball programs being cut at the Forest Park and Florissant Valley campuses. It is always a tough day for any student-athlete to see […]
SPECIAL TO TCBB Written by Zach Thiel Time is running out for men’s college baseball at University of Wisconsin La Crosse. Due to budget cuts the administration as of June 10th has decided to end their division three baseball program immediately unless $50,000 can be raised by September 1st. The first hurdle will allow play […]
I have confirmed through various sources that UMass-Amherst will likely cut the baseball program at the end of the year. The other UMass schools in Lowell, Dartmouth, and Boston are currently safe though but that could change. UMass will join Northern Iowa and Vermont to recently announce that they are dropping the sport. The only […]