WASHINGTON – Towson University president announced Friday the school is eliminating its men’s soccer and baseball teams at the end of the season for budget reasons.
The move to reconfigure the athletics program is an effort to achieve the school’s three goals, university President Maravene Loeschke said in a news release. Those goals are long term financial stability, compliance with Federal Title IX requirements and the ability to stay competitive in NCAA Division I.
Loeschke is taking the recommendation of the university’s athletics task force which ran an external review and asked for public input in how Towson should proceed. The university will be adding men’s tennis.
“After meticulous review, with internal and external financial analysts and with experts in Title IX, this analysis has confirmed that the discontinuation of baseball and soccer and the addition of men’s tennis is the optimal solution to achieve a balanced annual athletics budget,” Loeschke says in the release.