Deion Sanders Wants To Raise Enough Revenue With Football Success To Revive CU Baseball Program

Deion Sanders on the field for the Colorado spring game.

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Deion Sanders has some big plans for the Colorado athletic department, and it’s doesn’t stop with football. The head coach said he wants his program to be successful enough to start a Buffaloes baseball team.

Of course, Coach Prime has a history on the diamond being a two-sport athlete at both Florida State and as a professional.

With the Seminoles, the left-handed hitting outfielder hit .333 in his first season with the team, following it up by smacking four homers and swiping 27 bases the next year.

He ended up getting drafted by the New York Yankees in the MLB, as well as the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL following that All-American college career.

As a baseball player, Prime was a star with the Yanks, Braves, and Reds, hitting .263 over his nine-year career while recording 186 steals. Sanders led the league in triples in 1992.

Of course, he’s most known for his time on the gridiron, but that doesn’t mean his love for the game of baseball has disappeared.

On Thursday, he sat down to talk about his upcoming debut with the Colorado football program, noting that he wants to be successful enough to start a Buffaloes baseball team during his tenure.

“I want to be so dominating,” Sanders said. “We’re going to be so dominant that we pack out this stadium, we sell out all our apparel, we’re going to be on television. We’re going to command so much revenue for this university that we’re going to add a baseball team… That’s the dream.”

Colorado fielded a baseball team up through 1980, but it was cut for cost-saving measures after 90 seasons. Coach Prime wants to bring it back.

That will all start with his team’s play on the football field. Sanders did his part this offseason in building the hype. The Buffs sold out their season ticket allotment for 2023.

Continuing that trend will now come down to wins and losses.