Hofstra football program calls it quits

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Hofstra University dropped its football program Thursday, citing costs and waning interest.

The program had existed for the past 69 seasons.

Hofstra had competed in the NCAA’s Football Championship Subdivision since 1991.

The Long Island-based university became the second member of the Colonial Athletic Assn. to recently drop its football program.

Northeastern University was the first to disband its football program after 74 seasons.

Hofstra finished this past season at 5-6 and went 3-5 in the Colonial Athletic Conference to tie for third place.

It had a local tie in former St. Francis High and Glendale Community College graduate Ray McDonough.

McDonough, who was a senior defensive back this past season, finished sixth on the team with 49 tackles in 11 games .

McDonough had 24 solo tackles, recovered two fumbles and had one interception.

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Written by Charles Rich

December 3, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Posted in Sports

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