Shocking News: Hofstra Drops Football!
This is a very, very surprising development, one that may have a big effect on Columbia recruiting and the rest of the Ivies.
As someone who lives five minutes from the Hofstra campus, I am stunned.
I think the obvious immediate beneficiary for all of this will be Stony Brook University, a similar school on Long Island which recently went to scholarship football and is located 45 minutes from Hofstra. Stony Brook should see some more fan and media interest next season and perhaps a load of transfers.
Speaking of transfers, I've combed through the Hofstra roster and there appear to be several Ivy-eligible players including some national honor society members. I don't want to break any NCAA rules regarding recruiting, so you can go through the roster yourself if you like.
Usually, it is highly illegal for schools to approach potential transfer players at other schools. But I believe when their football programs are killed that rule does not apply.
So here's hoping the OFFICIAL COACHES AND REPRESENTATIVES of Columbia University football, (don't get any ideas if you're just a fan or an alum, please), will do what they can to legally and fairly grab an impact player or two from Hofstra.
Hofstra Football Program To End
BY LUKE FUNK
MYFOXNY.COM - Hofstra University is going to end its football program.
The school is citing high costs and low interest from the college community.
University president Stuart Rabinowitz says "the choice was painful but clear."
The program has turned out several NFL players, most notably 10-year New York Jet Wayne Chrebet and current New Orleans Saint Marques Colston.
The Pride ended the 2009 season with a 5-6 record. Head coach Dave Cohen has lead the team for four years.
Hofstra played at the Division I-AA level, a lower division from big football programs that compete in BCS bowl games.
The school is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association, which is more known as a basketball dominated conference.
Last week, another CAA school, Northeastern University in Boston dropped football after 74 years.