Duquesne to drop baseball
plug is being pulled on another Division I college baseball
Duquesne and 17-year veteran coach Mike Wilson (left) received
the disappointing news Monday as the university announced it was
eliminating baseball, wrestling, men's golf and men's swimming.
The Dukes, coming off a 14-41 season (7-19 in the Atlantic 10)
in 2009, will halt baseball after this season.
According to the school, the cuts will save more than $1
million. About 70 student athletes, four full-time coaches and
one part-time coach will be affected by the move, with the
coaches losing their jobs in June.
The Dukes finished third in the A-10 regular season, reached the
championship round of the conference tourney and tied the school
record with 26 wins in 2008. Wilson has guided Duquesne to 329
Duquesne joins the likes of Vermont and Northern Iowa as
Division I programs that have been eliminated. In December, the
University of New Orleans announced its intention to shift its
athletics program from Division I to Division III.
(photo courtesy of Duquesne Media