Earlier this week Long Island’s Hofstra University, announced that it would no longer maintain a football program next fall. As Hofstra explained:

Football could not attain significant national recognition, and it has had low student, community and media interest, attendance and financial support. In addition, the football program, the largest of the athletic programs, is by far the most expensive. In the end, we could not continue to justify the expense of football compared to the benefits it brought to the University.

The cost of football at the school at the school was $4.5 million, slightly more than what it cost Northeastern University to run its unsuccessful football program. Last month Northeastern also eliminated football.

Hofstra said that it plans to redirect football money toward academics at the school.

Daniel Luzer

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