Hofstra Eliminates Football
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Hofstra University announced Thursday that it is eliminating its football program. The rationale for the decision was quite similar to that offered by Northeastern University last month in making a similar decision: the need to reallocate funds, which the university pegged at $4.5 million a year. Football has been the largest athletics program at Hofstra, despite "low student, community and media interest, attendance and financial support," the statement said. So the university plans to "redirect those resources toward academic initiatives and need-based scholarships."