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Obituary—Duquesne Baseball Will Be No More

Published by on May 17, 2010

The Duquesne Dukes lost their Sunday home game to the Temple Owls 8-3. Unfortunately, it is the last home game the Duquesne baseball program will ever play. The baseball program is being eliminated, along with men's swimming, wrestling, and golf, in order to strengthen other athletic programs.

Several players will continue to play baseball for other college programs. The former Dukes will be able to play immediately next season. Sophopmore catcher Rick Devereaux will attend Pitt next season. Freshman pitcher Robert Corsi will play for Rutgers in 2011. Sophomore relief pitcher Jim Devine will move cross-state to play for Temple next year. 

A few other players hope to walk on to other Division I programs. 

The move to eliminate four major athletic programs has been named a "strategic restructuring" by Duquesne's brass. The school has said that more than $1 million will be saved by eliminating baseball, swimming, wrestling, and golf. Apparently, the $1 million will help the school's other athletic programs.

Why eliminate the programs now? 

Duquesne is a Division I school, a mid-major who is not known well outside of Pittsburgh. The...

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