Oct. 27, 2004
Detroit, Mich. - Fundraising efforts by a parents group over the last three weeks to maintain the University of Detroit Mercy baseball team proved unsuccessful, and the program will be eliminated, effective immediately.
The original decision to discontinue UDM's varsity baseball team was made public on June 24. However, parents and friends of the Titans were given an opportunity since then to garner enough new corporate support to sustain the program. They were not able to obtain the necessary funding by Friday's final deadline, leading to today's announcement.
The University thanks the parents and friends of the team for their many efforts. The 22 Titan baseball players who had eligibility remaining, plus the two who had signed letters of intent to enter the University in the fall, have been given an immediate release if they seek to play elsewhere. If they choose to remain as students at UDM, their scholarships will be honored for the 2004-05 academic year.
Story Courtesy of Detroit Sports Information