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    Florida Tech CANCELS its coming football season, due to the coronavirus.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nca...npl?li=BBnb7Kz

    The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on college sports continued Monday when Florida Tech announced the immediate elimination of its football program.

    The NCAA Division II school in Melbourne is believed to be the first program to disband football in the wake of the public health and economic crisis. The program was started in 2011 and recruited the Tampa Bay area heavily; a dozen players on its roster were from local high schools.

    “The unprecedented uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the university to make difficult personnel and programmatic decisions,” the school explained in a Q&A on its website. “Eliminating the expense of the football program is a necessary step to ensure that Florida Tech can continue meeting its core educational mission.”

    The school spent $3.1 million on football during the 2018-19 fiscal year, according to figures submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. That’s about 29 percent of the athletic department’s $10.7 million budget.

    Florida Tech said it informed the team of the decision via email, which was followed up with a teleconference. It affects 120 players and eight coaches, and the school said it will honor scholarships for up to four years.

    This is just the latest sign of the financial fallout of the pandemic. Although no major programs have disbanded football, Florida International is reportedly cutting its men’s indoor track program, while Old Dominion (wrestling) and Cincinnati (men’s soccer) are also dropping sports. Coaches and administrators at other schools have taken pay cuts or furloughs, and the Gators are keeping some inessential positions vacant.
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    I edited the title since said Florida State that canceled the season, when it's Florida Tech. A D2 school.

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    I also read that MLB will restart in July sometime. A lot of things happening. A new space launch on the 27th from Fla. First since the end of the shuttle program ended.
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    No big deal
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    It would be just great if more universities and colleges placed their emphasis on education and research and only have recreational sports for those students who want to participate in them during their leisure time. Colleges and universities were never intended to be the training ground for professional sports.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludwig View Post
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    It would be just great if more universities and colleges placed their emphasis on education and research and only have recreational sports for those students who want to participate in them during their leisure time. Colleges and universities were never intended to be the training ground for professional sports.
    banish school sports and, if wanted, replace with city league (254) teams.....any effort or resource placed on a school sport is an effort or resource that detracts from........educating......mac
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    Some schools don't do sports. The local TAMUCT and CTC don't (CTC did do a NJCAA tennis team back in the early '70s. After winning three championships in four years, it quit the program). UT Arlington stopped doing football in the '80s. On the other hand, UMHB started a football program a few years ago, to much success.




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