SGA Meeting - Resolution to bring it back
Friends, just returned from the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting and the 1 hour and 15 minute discussion to BRING IT BACK (baseball and softball). After much questioning, discussion and listening the Resolution was a proposed as: "The Student Government Association supports the return of Division 1 baseball and softball to the University of Vermont". There were many whereas and the bottom line vote was, 32 YES, 2 no, 1 abstention. It was truly a good day for The Friends and the BRING IT BACK movement. Congratulations for all that you have done since our group was founded back in 2009. Again we all know that it is not going to happen next week, next month probably not next year, however "the train keeps going in the right direction".
Be well, Jim
The Friends of Vermont Baseball Invitational
The UVM Club baseball team will be hosting the first "Friends of Vermont Baseball Invitational" tournament.
Friday September 19 - 4pm: SMC vs Lyndon State
followed by Lyndon State vs The Club Team
Sunday - noon: SMC vs The Black Sox
followed by The Black Sox vs The Club Team
Calcutta on March 22nd
The annual Calcutta will be held this year on March 22nd from 4-8pm at Finnigans Pub in Burlington VT.
- tickets are $75 with the winner getting $1000
- You and a guest are welcome and free food will be provided.
For more information contact
UVM kept mum about big raise
Jan. 8, 2014
Free Press Editorial Page Editor
University of Vermont’s failure to make a timely announcement of
Athletic Director Robert Corran’s contract extension and raise is a
disservice to Corran, the UVM community and Vermonters.
UVM renews athletic director's contract with $35,000 raise
University: Salary is in line with others in two leagues
[read full article on BurlingtonFreePress website]
Robert Corran, the University of Vermont’s athletic director since 2003, received a $35,000 increase — about 18 percent — in his annual salary when he signed a three-year contract extension earlier this year, a public-records request by the Burlington Free Press reveals.
Bring it Back - Met with UVM President
Last Thursday John Packard and Jim Carter, members of the Friends of UVM Baseball, met with UVM President Tom Sullivan to discuss direction that the Friends should take in bringing baseball back to UVM. After a hour of discussion, with President Sullivan being a very good listener, said, "we will continue to discuss the issue". One of our members will continue to meet with the Administration to see what is the next step to BRING IT BACK.
Return of State Championships to Centennial Field
One of of stated goals for the Friends is the return of the High School State Championships to Centennial Field. As a high school Junior I played in the Class L (now Division 1) State Championship for Windsor High against Spaulding High of Barre. Although we lost 3-2 playing on Centennial Field was one of my biggest high school thrills. I will add we won the next year playing at Norwich University, and although winning is always satisfying, it did not have the ambience that is created at Centennial.
On June 8th and 9th of 2012 the Friends along with the Vermont Lake Monsters, in conjunction with the Vermont Principals Association, hosted the High School State Championships at Centennial. It was truly a celebration of baseball to witness the return to Centennial. The Lake Monsters and the VPA were thrilled with the 2 day event and plan to host it again this year.
Hoping to swing bats again at UVM
In 2009, the University of Vermont was faced with a $1.1 million shortfall in its athletic department. One of the most controversial parts of their plan to erase that deficit was the elimination of the varsity baseball program; a program that had been around for over a century.
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October 28, 2012
The Club Team finished up another successful season this past weekend in the NECBA tournament in Peabody, MA. Seeded 4th out of the 18 teams, the team beat Fairfield 3-2 in a stirring quarterfinal game coming for behind 0-2. Playing the number 1 seed, Boston University, in the semi-finals the Cats fell behind 0-4. Rallying in the 6th with 4 runs to tie the game. BU scored their winning run in the bottom of the 6th. The Club Team rallied once more in the 7th leaving the tying run at second base.
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