A Team's Demise Sends an Athlete Back Home—Just in Time for a Kickoff

Georgia State U.

When Northeastern U. cut its football team, Jocquez Fears, a defensive back, transferred to Georgia State U., which is starting a team. "I do kind of miss the snow," he says.
February 14, 2010

Jocquez Fears doesn't like to remember the day in November when officials at Northeastern University eliminated the football team.

"It came out of nowhere," says the 19-year-old defensive back. "I was very upset."

A native of Fairburn, Ga., Mr. Fears…

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