Athletic Department cuts football program

enter By Patrick McHugh, News Staff

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أفضل الأسعار بالفوركس Northeastern officials announced yesterday the decision to terminate school’s intercollegiate football program, according to a press release from the university.

الفوركس الخيارات الثنائية النظام التجاري انذارا According to the release, the decision was made by a panel consisting of senior administrators, trustees, faculty, alumni, donors and students. The Athletics Review Panel has met since 2007 to discuss the direction of the Athletic Department. Peter Roby, director of athletics and recreation, headed this panel and made the initial recommendation to discontinue football, which the panel accepted. سعر الذهب المستعمل اليوم في السعودية In the release, Roby said the benchmark for defining a program’s success is not wins and losses, but creating a positive student-athlete experience. ‘The primary motivation for this decision was based on the significant obstacles to providing this experience for our football players,’ Roby said in the press release. افضل الاسهم للربح السريع The release addressed the financial burdens of continuing to field a team, in part by saying that ‘elevating and sustaining a competitive Division 1 football program would require additional multimillion dollar investments on an ongoing basis.’

الوساطة المالية في سوق الفوريكس Mike Armini, vice president for marketing and communications, told The News a press conference to discuss the matter in detail will be held Monday morning at Matthews Arena at 11 a.m.

source site In an interview with The News from October 2007, Roby said cutting an athletic program was ‘a possibility,’ citing the mandate from President Joseph Aoun for each department ‘to try and be distinctive and excellent.’

follow According to the release, the decision follows the university’s attempt to ‘prioritize programs and invest in signature strengths.’

follow The decision to drop football comes less than a year after the Friends of Northeastern Athletics group wrote in a newsletter that football would not be dropped. In a Dec. 21, 2008 newsletter, the group wrote it met with Roby about future plans for the university’s athletics programs. According to the newsletter, Roby reportedly remarked that there was no reason Northeastern football would not exist for the next four years.

see The football team had not had a winning season since 2003. It completed its 74th season of play Saturday with a 33-27 victory at Rhode Island, finishing up the 2009 season with a record of 3-8, 3-5 in the Colonial Athletic Association. Armini said members of the football team who had been receiving an athletic scholarship will still continue to receive their scholarship until their graduation. As an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) school, Northeastern’s football team received 63 scholarships a year.

go site The departure of the football program leaves the school with 18 intercollegiate sports, in addition to club and intramural sports.


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