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    Hofstra Dropping Football Program

    http://www.hofstra.edu/home/News/new...te_120309.html

    Hofstra University’s Board of Trustees has decided to eliminate Hofstra’s Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS, formerly known as Division 1-AA) intercollegiate football program, and reinvest those resources into new academic programs and need-based scholarships, President Stuart Rabinowitz announced today.

    This is really the end of any football being played in Hempstead.
    Click on the link for the full announcment.

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    You'd think Wayne and Colston could help raise money for their program...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetStream View Post
    You'd think Wayne and Colston could help raise money for their program...
    The problem with that is that the team still wouldn't draw flies despite having a winning record over the years and some real talent on the team
    at times. Hofstra never properly marketed the team and could never draw an average crowd bigger than 5,000 per home game.

    It's a shame, but why keep running a program if no one is going to come out and cheer for it?

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    Very sad day for the people who love college and high school sports and live in the NY area, specifically Nassau county. What a shame..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by VivaSanchez View Post
    The problem with that is that the team still wouldn't draw flies despite having a winning record over the years and some real talent on the team
    at times. Hofstra never properly marketed the team and could never draw an average crowd bigger than 5,000 per home game.

    It's a shame, but why keep running a program if no one is going to come out and cheer for it?
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VivaSanchez View Post
    The problem with that is that the team still wouldn't draw flies despite having a winning record over the years and some real talent on the team
    at times. Hofstra never properly marketed the team and could never draw an average crowd bigger than 5,000 per home game.

    It's a shame, but why keep running a program if no one is going to come out and cheer for it?

    3 1/2 million plus people on LI. Stony Brook plays. Does Post still have a team? It is a sad commentary on LI sports enthusiasts.
    There are states smaller in population than LI that support more teams.
    Hofstra was a good enough team. Too bad.

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    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.

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    I think that the Jets leaving Hofstra might have something to do with Hofstra shutting down the football program.

    The jets were paying hofstra a substantial amount of money to rent out the facilities. That money was probably used to fund the program which I heard cost about 4.5 million a year, therefore when that money was gone the University could or would not pay the cost to fund football.

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    Does Title IX still require the matching of $$ for male and female sports?

    Football is probably the most expensive sport, and what they spend on that they also need to spend on chicks sports, who NO BODY watches (or cares about unless you are related or a family friend).

    I guess you drop football and put the $$ to education and grants and they don't have to match fund about 15 women's sports.

    Btw, my younger brother played for Hofstra in the late 80's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetFuel View Post
    I think that the Jets leaving Hofstra might have something to do with Hofstra shutting down the football program.

    The jets were paying hofstra a substantial amount of money to rent out the facilities. That money was probably used to fund the program which I heard cost about 4.5 million a year, therefore when that money was gone the University could or would not pay the cost to fund football.
    Probably true.

    Thanks Woody, you tool.

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    First St. Johns now Hofstra...who's next?

    It's a damn shame imho, and the language in that announcement bothers me a great deal.

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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.
    Old Dominion will be a football member within two years. We had our inaugural season this year and went 9-2. The best ANYONE has done in their first year as a startup program. I was looking forward to ODU playing Hofstra. Rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesapeakejet View Post
    Old Dominion will be a football member within two years. We had our inaugural season this year and went 9-2. The best ANYONE has done in their first year as a startup program. I was looking forward to ODU playing Hofstra. Rats.
    But what happens when they play kids older then 12???

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Does Title IX still require the matching of $$ for male and female sports?

    Football is probably the most expensive sport, and what they spend on that they also need to spend on chicks sports, who NO BODY watches (or cares about unless you are related or a family friend).

    I guess you drop football and put the $$ to education and grants and they don't have to match fund about 15 women's sports.

    Btw, my younger brother played for Hofstra in the late 80's.
    So what you're indirectly saying is, Hofstra will now lose some female sports as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage69 View Post
    But what happens when they play kids older then 12???
    Isn't it about your nap time gramps?









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    Quote Originally Posted by chesapeakejet View Post
    So what you're indirectly saying is, Hofstra will now lose some female sports as well.
    Especially Gang Bang Gertie she was a hell of a good sport I hear..

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesapeakejet View Post
    Isn't it about your nap time gramps?








    Nah the Viagra keeps me up in more then one way..

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetStream View Post
    You'd think Wayne and Colston could help raise money for their program...
    I don't think you realize how much of a money drain football programs are for mid-major schools like hofstra

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage69 View Post
    Nah the Viagra keeps me up in more then one way..
    LOLOLOL!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Does Title IX still require the matching of $$ for male and female sports?

    Football is probably the most expensive sport, and what they spend on that they also need to spend on chicks sports, who NO BODY watches (or cares about unless you are related or a family friend).

    I guess you drop football and put the $$ to education and grants and they don't have to match fund about 15 women's sports.

    Btw, my younger brother played for Hofstra in the late 80's.

    Under Title IX spending must be roughly equal.
    Nothing wrong with women playing sports by the way. A few dozen years behind the social progress of the country? You need to bring yourself into the modern world.
    Hofstra is just being cheap. Add a couple women's sport and it be be done easily. Add womens track and swimming/diving and you're well on your way. Not now though.
    The place is bigger than Duke, Wake Forest, Notre Dame or any Ivy League school. Cheap bastards.

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