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Budget issues prompt Chicago State to drop baseball

The university will honor scholarships for the players affected by the move.

Chicago State will end its baseball program.
Chicago State will end its baseball program.

Chicago State, citing budget restrictions, will discontinue its baseball program.

“This decision was one that we didn’t arrive at lightly,” said Chicago State athletics director Elliott Charles said in a statement. “We are working diligently to support our student-athletes during this change.”

Scholarships for current baseball players will be honored for the duration of their academic careers.

No other sports will be affected, the university said.