Current athletic director Troy Dannen took over the battle in the spring of 2008, and just a year after landing the job, Dannen had to make the difficult decision to eliminate the baseball program.
At the time, the university was looking for ways to trim its overall budget by 20 percent, equal to about $20 million, while at the same time facing a 9 percent reduction in state funding. For athletics, that meant a cut of more than $500,000 in the 2009-10 budget.That's the University of Northern Illinois. This happened because the system Chancellor and the President made it happen. Here at UO the subsidies, and the lying about them, continue. I wonder what sort of meetings President Mike Gottfredson and Rob Mullens have been having about how to stop it. 9/5/2012.
Dannen covered that shortfall by eliminating baseball, reducing travel budgets and leaving several positions in the athletic department unfilled.