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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker134 View Post
    what a bunch of liberal sh*t- I grew up in Massapequa & my dad took my brother & I to Jets training camp & Hofstra football games every year...need based scholarships....suck my white a$$
    Was it necessary to bring race into this?

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    and reinvest those resources into...need-based scholarships, President Stuart Rabinowitz announced today.
    There you go.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerricho89 View Post
    Gee, I don't know, maybe for the benefit of the student body? Colleges are tax-exempt organizations - they don't exist to make money from their programs. The programs exist to benefit the students.
    Keep running a program for the benefit of the students? Do you mean those students who don't even support their school's own team or should the school keep a $4.5 mil a yr program in place for the benefit of the 60 or so guys on the team? Sounds like a huge waste of money either way.

    Hofstra is a private university and a business. They don't have a huge endowment and can't afford to piss money on a useless football program that no one, students included, wants to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sec318 View Post
    The Lacrosse team still plays there. And hopefully they leave that sport alone
    A lot more people go to see Hofstra lacrosse than ever went to see Hofstra football. They'd never kill a lacrosse program on LI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sg3 View Post
    you want to blame the correct party


    send your hate mail to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, State Assembly, Albany NY


    once he pocketed the Dolan thousands and killed the WSS, the new meadowlands deal required that both teams have their permanent training site in New Jersey

    Thanks, Sheldon, you stinking bastard
    I have no love lost for Silver...he's a scumbag....but Woody is a moron thinking he could get this stadium through in NY without enlisting Democratic leadership support and the Dolans.

    That is a Woody blunder....and then he scres it up more my jumping in bed with the Giants in NJ.

    Who really thinks the Jets will get the first regular season game in the new stadium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYJCAP2 View Post
    It's sad but true. With all the people on LI, Hofstra could NEVER draw a decent crowd. The HS football championships they played there would draw bigger crowds than Hofstra.

    I know some players on the team now personally, first they had budgets fail in HS and almost miss out on playing now this, what a sad day.
    yep, but the Jets would be able to draw 80k from the long island fan base though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Excuse me?

    YOU need to bring yourself into the modern world--get your head out of the last century.

    And while YOU may think there is nothing wrong with women's sports, forcing Men's sports to subsidize it to me sucks.
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    perhaps you forgot that college is for all students, men and women.

    it appears in this case, the football team wasn't subsidizing anything but rather a cash drain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Does Title IX still require the matching of $$ for male and female sports?
    This will be the death knell for most men's sports except programs that are
    competing for the big dollars. Except for those sports that require very few
    $ to match woman's sports expenditures, the rest of the programs are history.

    Like any and all government programs, unintended consequences are beyond
    the capacity for bureaucrats to comprehend and therefore manage to not
    only destroy existing programs but when all is said and done, provide no
    additional benefit for the women. Since the Universities aren't spending any
    money on the men's sports they don't have to match any monies on the
    women's side. Net benefit for the ladies = None. Destruction of men's
    sports = Done.

    But it makes the socialists feel great that they leveled the playing field except
    that the field is a lot lower than when they started. Dumb ****ers!
    Last edited by The Boston Patriot; 12-03-2009 at 06:27 PM.

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    second CAA program this week as Northeastern dropped football earlier this week...

    really can't blame them- no one ever supported the team...

    I would go to games in 1999 to watch Gino Carmazii when Hofstra was in the quarterfinals of the IAA playoffs and expected to make the title game and the stadium was 1/8 full...

    I'd go to see Marques Colston, Bryant Westbrook, and others and there's be more people on the field w/the band then in the stands at times...

    too bad- it was a nice opportunity to see the UMass's, William & Mary's, Richmond's without driving for hours....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenixx View Post
    First Northeastern dropped their Football program last week...now Hofstra.
    2 teams in a couple of weeks lost by the CAA.

    And that's the best Football conference in Division 1AA.

    4 of the remaining 8 teams in the Division 1AA Playoffs are CAA teams.
    (Richmond...Villanova...New Hampshire...William & Mary)

    Shame.
    who'd Richmond beat???

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    It's sad that Hofstra wasn't getting the school or local support during the games. Did the school warn the local area, along with the students of the school, that they would shut down the Football Program in advance, before they actually shut it down?

    All I know is this...If a team such as Hofstra played in a small town/city here in FLorida...Those games would get sold out. High School and college Football is HUGE down here in the south, one of the reasons why teams such as Miami, FLorida, USF and FLorida State ALL have elite talent on the team, year in and year out. Those players on these FLorida teams are pretty much all from FLorida, some are H.S students from Georgia at times.

    FL, GA, TX, AL...These southern states live and die for Football...You see little kids playing Football 24/7 when you leave the house, you really never see them playing Baseball. Basketball is pretty big down here, but NOTHING like Football.

    Honestly, NY and other Northern States are huge on Baseball and Basketball, Football? Not so much.

    As far as the NFL goes...Giants, Bills, Jets, Eagles and Steelers fans are as loyal as they come, as good as they get. Fan bases such as Bucs, Dolphins, Falcons, Saints and Jaguars cant compete with those up north fans but as far as H.S and College Football goes, it's not even close, the SOuth LOVES it.

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    This really is a shame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker134 View Post
    what a bunch of liberal sh*t- I grew up in Massapequa & my dad took my brother & I to Jets training camp & Hofstra football games every year...need based scholarships....suck my white a$$
    sending poor people to college?

    football teams no one watches!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DefenseWinsChampionships2 View Post

    All I know is this...If a team such as Hofstra played in a small town/city here in FLorida...Those games would get sold out. High School and college Football is HUGE down here in the south, one of the reasons why teams such as Miami, FLorida, USF and FLorida State ALL have elite talent on the team, year in and year out. Those players on these FLorida teams are pretty much all from FLorida, some are H.S students from Georgia at times.

    FL, GA, TX, AL...These southern states live and die for Football...You see little kids playing Football 24/7 when you leave the house, you really never see them playing Baseball. Basketball is pretty big down here, but NOTHING like Football.
    Yes, but were Hofstra in the south, it wouldn't be Hofstra.

    It'd be some crappy Southern local college. The South sucks.

    I think, given a choice, Hofstra would rather be in the North sans football, than be in the South with a real football following.

    They are trying to turn out doctors with their new med school, not used car salesman.


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    Quote Originally Posted by batman10023 View Post
    perhaps you forgot that college is for all students, men and women.

    it appears in this case, the football team wasn't subsidizing anything but rather a cash drain.
    Perhaps you forgot that money pays the bills.

    Not specific to Hofstra, because I care little about the institution, but big time football programs at big time schools are the ONLY reason there is a Womens tennis team or soccer team of basketball team or swimming team.

    College is for ALL students.

    Sports is for those that can AFFORD to field teams.

    Women's synchronized diving doesn't pay the bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    They are trying to turn out doctors with their new med school, not used car salesman.

    Ouchie!

    Still very sad though. Despite the supposedly new realization that this program was faltering, you cant but help think the current Hofstra pres. came in with an agenda. I see no evidence they tried to sell the program.

    They let it die. Very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Ouchie!

    Still very sad though. Despite the supposedly new realization that this program was faltering, you cant but help think the current Hofstra pres. came in with an agenda. I see no evidence they tried to sell the program.

    They let it die. Very sad.
    Tell me about it. My roommate at Syracuse was a scholarship athlete wrestler (from Lake Ronkonkama). Title IX shut down the Syracuse Wrestling team when he was a senior.

    Title IX, Affirmative Action?

    They all suck, trying to correct the Sins of our Fathers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY View Post
    who'd Richmond beat???
    Bastard.

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    Dropping football?

    Who do they think they are... Braylon Edwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Perhaps you forgot that money pays the bills.

    Not specific to Hofstra, because I care little about the institution, but big time football programs at big time schools are the ONLY reason there is a Womens tennis team or soccer team of basketball team or swimming team.

    College is for ALL students.

    Sports is for those that can AFFORD to field teams.

    Women's synchronized diving doesn't pay the bills.
    i think we are on the same page somewhat. outside of the big time football schools, Football is a cost sink for the smaller schools. unless they have large endowments, football will get dropped.

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