RALEIGH, N.C. —Shaw University will no longer compete in baseball, the university announced today.
"This was a difficult decision to make," said Interim Athletic Director Marcus Clarke. "Shaw has a long tradition in baseball, however as we look to address the fiscal needs of the entire athletic program, it became apparent that reducing the number of sports was a tough, but necessary decision that had to be made at this point.”
In 2013, the Bears were 8-26 and 1-17 in the CIAA. Shaw won CIAA championships in 1947, 1969, 1982, 1993, 2001, 2002 and 2006. Over the last three seasons, the Bears were 34-78, with a 16-48 mark in the conference.