Vermont Drops Baseball and Softball

Press release from the University of Vermont:

As part of a University-wide budget management plan, the University of Vermont Athletic Department announced today that it will be discontinuing two sports, baseball and softball, at the conclusion of the current season in May. This reorganization will also include the closing of five staff positions. Dr. Robert Corran, UVM Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics made the announcement.

Currently, Vermont sponsors 20 sports (11 women’s and 9 men’s) with rosters totaling 584 student-athletes. This reorganization will reduce the number of varsity sports in 2009-2010 to 18 (10 women’s and 8 men’s) and will impact 43 student-athletes, 15 in softball and 28 in baseball.

Something tells me we’ll be reading many more announcements like this before the end of the academic year.

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