- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Top officials at the University of Akron are recommending that the school restore its baseball program, which was dropped in 2015 as a cost-cutting measure, and start a women’s lacrosse team.

University President Matthew Wilson and athletics director Larry Williams said Tuesday that they hope the teams would be ready for competition in the 2019-20 academic year. Their recommendation will be presented to the board of trustees Oct. 11.

A group of former players has been lobbying for the return of baseball since the team was disbanded as former President Scott Scarborough trimmed $40 million in expenses from the school’s budget.

The school says it will rely on donors to support the teams and any scholarships offered would not come from university funds.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide