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Clarifying the Southern University Thunderbirds’ Move to the Big Sky Conference

Published by on January 29, 2012

As a lifelong fan of the game, it’s difficult to fathom a school with a history of more than 60 years to change conferences, ultimately forfeiting their baseball program. 

In my recent article about the Southern University Thunderbirds, it was announced by the NCAA, as well as Southern Utah University, that the school was discontinuing the baseball program following the completion of the 2012 baseball season.                 

With a lengthy history and with over 13 players drafted since 1974, a move like this doesn’t make much sense, especially to those looking from the outside. 

I did reach out to Mr. Ken Beazer, SUU’s Athletic Director who took the time to answer so...

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