February 14, 2010
At What Price Football?
As some programs suit up (and others disband), one team's early success could be instructive
Matt Eich for The Chronicle
Old Dominion University's fledgling football team received an unusual boost this month when three players from two now-defunct Division I programs signed on to play for the Monarchs next season.
It was the steep price tag of football that prompted the two universities, Northeastern and Hofstra, which like Old Dominion are members of the Colonial Athletic Association, to discontinue their teams after decades of competition. Yet the Monarchs, which have a football team for the first