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Chicago Cubs enrol with local university

Major League Baseball franchise the Chicago Cubs has entered into a partnership with the Illinois-based Olivet Nazarene University.

The deal, the length of which was not disclosed, names the university the official education partner of the Cubs. Ben Zobrist, Olivet alumnus and current Cubs second baseman, will also serve as the university’s spokesman as part of the agreement.

Zobrist (pictured) will partake in a number of promotional activities surrounding Olivet’s new ONU Global initiative, which oversees the university’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, and also administers non-traditional learning.

Zobrist was a member of Olivet’s class of 2004 and joined the Cubs from the Kansas City Royals in December.