In just 2 1/2 years as Towson’s athletic director, Mike Waddell grew the men’s football and basketball programs so big they ate up men’s soccer and nearly devoured men’s baseball. Or at least that’s my unfair version of it.

The man whom many blame, along with university president Maravene Loeschke, for turning Towson’s baseball program into a statewide political issue is leaving the position to join the athletic department at Arkansas.

Part of his work with the Razorbacks will include public relations duties. Hopefully his experience with the Towson baseball backlash was a real learning experience for him.