BGSU reinstates baseball program

Baseball alumni and donors commit $1.5 million over the next three years

Bowling Green State University, after positive and productive dialogue with alumni and former student-athletes nationwide, reinstated its baseball program June 2.

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The Division-I baseball program, with a rich history in the Mid-American Conference and the NCAA, was eliminated May 15 due to financial constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In less than three weeks, BGSU baseball alumni and donors committed $1.5 million over the next three years. During that period, the University, in partnership with a select group of baseball alumni, will pursue a long-term funding solution to sustain and support the program.

“BGSU is grateful for its alumni and friends who have stepped up during this difficult time to ensure their alma mater is positioned to thrive on the other side of the current COVID-19 crisis,” said Bob Moosbrugger, BGSU director of Athletics. “We are inspired by the efforts of our baseball alumni, and we look forward to continuing to cultivate and reinvigorate all BGSU alumni. We are excited for Opening Day in the spring.”

The Falcons have won five MAC championships and have made four NCAA regional appearances.

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Updated: 06/08/2020 09:09PM