Public meeting on Towson baseball, soccer cuts set for Thursday

A public meeting regarding the proposed cuts of Towson University's men's baseball and soccer teams was postponed Monday due to Hurricane Sandy, and will instead be held Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6:00 p.m.

The meeting, which will be held in the Minnigan Room of Unitas Stadium Field House, is the public's only opportunity to comment on the cuts, which were announced by Athletic Director Mike Waddell and President Maravene Loeschke on Oct. 2.

In an effort to fully fund the university's remaining sports, including football and men's basketball, the university will cut men's baseball after the 2013 season and end its men's soccer program after the current fall campaign. Additionally, men's tennis will be reinstated as an NCAA sport to keep Towson at the mandatory minimum of six men's sports.

At Thursday's 90-minute public meeting, attendees will be given two minutes to speak to the task force. The university has asked that all comments relate to the three issues it says are at the heart of the cuts: financial stability, Title IX compliance, and competitiveness. Speakers are asked to sign up in advance.

The Minnigan Room of the Unitas Stadium Field House is located on Auburn Drive, which can be reached off Osler Drive across from St. Joseph's Hospital in Towson.

This story has been updated.

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