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Badger Baseball Lives: The Story of the Still-Existent Wisconsin Baseball Team

Published by on April 29, 2015

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is known for its successful sports programs. A basketball team competing for a national championship, an ever-contending, smashmouth football program and even nationally renowned men’s and women’s hockey teams, among others.

Yet, one program is all but forgotten on the Madison campus. Baseball, one of our nation’s most popular sports, was removed from the school's athletics program more than two decades ago, but now deserves reconsideration. 

Due to serious budget concerns, Badger baseball was removed in 1991, along with four other sports. As Jesse Temple of Fox Sports Wisconsin describes, "The cuts helped eliminate a $1.9 million athletic department debt. Dropping the five sports would save $3.3 million over a four-year period [and] create a $500,000 reserve for other sports. 

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