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Southern Utah Thunderbirds Discontinue Baseball Program

Published by on January 25, 2012

It’s very difficult to write about baseball teams that discontinue their program, but unfortunately that’s the nature of the beast. 

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds will cancel their program before the move to the Big Sky Conference in 2012-2013 academic year. 

“The University's pending move to the Big Sky Conference, coupled with the need to redirect resources to add men's tennis, precipitated the decision to eliminate baseball," SUU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Ken Beazer said in a press release.

It should be mentioned that baseball is not a sponsored sport by the Big Sky Conference, but does require men’s tennis “as a core sport for the 2012-13 academic year.” 

This is not the first team to lose its programs within recent years. Other teams to cut programs in recent years include Cleveland ...

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