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Death of a program

Post by Rids » Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:29 pm

Regardless the situation it's terrible to see a school close down it's football program. These past several years have seen more programs start than stop though.

Northeastern started it's football program in 1933.

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Re: Death of a program

Post by argolio » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:38 pm

Boston University also dropped football in 1997 so that makes two dead 1-AA programs in the city. I wonder if Boston College becoming more of a national name in recent years has had a negative effect on the other local schools.
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Re: Death of a program

Post by Spellchecker » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:08 pm

Western Washington University in Bellingham discontinued its football program after the 2008 season, a program that had been operating since 1903.
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Re: Death of a program

Post by Rids » Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:25 am

Western Washington was almost saved by alumni. Some folks that were extremely upset that the school had made the move without consulting former players-students-coaches. If they had a little more notice they might have rounded up enough sponsors to save the program. Too bad the Vikes were a constantly decent team to watch.

Now at the same time there are more program start ups than shut downs so that's something. U of Texas-San Antonio will be up and running next year to fill the void.
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Re: Death of a program

Post by primetime1 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:35 pm

I know that Old Dominion University started up their program this year to great success in the FCS division (formerly Division 1-AA). They had the best record of any first year FCS school at 9-2 and were even ranked in the top 25. My son attends a children's program at a church and two of the organizers have a grandson who is a placekicker/punter at Savannah State, who played ODU this fall. They did note that while their grandson struggled a bit this year with consistency (37.8 yd punting avg. 9-14 on FG's), the ODU punter had a really strong leg averaging 44.8 yd. avg. this year.

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Re: Death of a program

Post by Spellchecker » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:29 pm

Hofstra, after 69 years, is dropping its football program. Read here:

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4709412
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Re: Death of a program

Post by Ravi Ramkissoonsingh » Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:52 pm

Spellchecker wrote:Hofstra, after 69 years, is dropping its football program. Read here:

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4709412
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Re: Death of a program

Post by Rids » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:31 pm

Yes Rocky Butler did play there. Also Marques Colston of the New Orleans Saints came out of that program.
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Re: Death of a program

Post by Rids » Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:37 pm

In reading their "open letter" I found this interesting:
Hofstra wrote:The football team has 84 student-athletes from 15 states, and 11 coaches. The net cost of the football program is approximately $4.5 million, including scholarships, and the savings generated will be redirected to fund new faculty lines, academic programs and need-based scholarships.
Doesn't seem like a big net cost and doesn't show what the revenue was.

Who knew that November 14th would be a history making meeting of two programs that would cease to exist only a few weeks later.
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Re: Death of a program

Post by argolio » Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:38 pm

Former NY Jet receiver Wayne Chrebet also played at Hofstra.

Historically, there really hasn't been a successful New York City area Division One football program in the modern area. Rutgers is the closest thing to that, and they've only been good for the last few years.
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