Northeastern Drops Football Program After 74 Years
Nov. 23, 2009
BOSTON (AP) -Northeastern University is dropping its football program after 74 years, saying it's too expensive to maintain.
President Joseph Aoun and the board of trustees endorsed the move Friday after a two-year review of the Boston school's sports programs by athletic director Peter Roby.
The program's 87 players and 10 coaches learned of the program's demise Sunday night at a meeting on campus with Roby, a day after the Football Championship Subdivision team won its final game 33-27 at Rhode Island. The Huskies won their final two games to finish 3-8, their sixth consecutive losing season.
The school made the announcement on its Web site Monday.
The school will honor team members' athletic scholarships.
Northeastern, which began playing football in 1933, had an all-time record of 289-364-17.