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No More Northeastern Football?

11/24/2009 01:05:00 AM
According to the Globe, it looks like this may be the end of football at Northeastern. That's rather unfortunate. What they need is some wealthy, eccentric alumnus to swoop in and offer to foot the bill in order to keep football alive.

Northeastern University plans to announce today that it is ending its football program after 74 seasons, saying it is unwilling to invest the millions of dollars needed to improve the team to meet the school’s ambitions.

President Joseph E. Aoun and the board of trustees endorsed the move Friday after an extensive, two-year review of the athletic program by its director, Peter Roby. The decision to eliminate football follows six straight losing seasons and sparse game attendance at a school whose ice rink often sells out for hockey.

Personal story for you. It's sad and funny that I didn't actually discover that we had a football team at MIT until my senior year. And the only reason I did is because one of my friends became a cheerleader at MIT and cheered at the games. I also did not know that we had cheerleaders at MIT ... until about 10 seconds prior to finding out that we had a football team.

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