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Traveling, financial concerns blitz Menlo College football

The Menlo College Board of Trustees announced Sunday that they have voted to end the school's football program, citing scheduling issues and financial "realities" according to a press release.

"This decision was not one made lightly, knowing full well the deep consequences it has on our student-athletes, their hardworking coaches and staff, and our dedicated supporters and alumni," Menlo President Dr. Richard A. Moran said in the release. "The Board of Trustees considered the issue carefully, but ultimately decided that the closure of football was in the best long-term interests of the college."

On a campus where over 50 percent of the approximately 750 students are involved in athletics, the news brought shock and sadness, as well as understanding.

See the story on PASportsOnline.com.

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Traveling, financial concerns blitz Menlo College football

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The Menlo College Board of Trustees announced Sunday that they have voted to end the school's football program, citing scheduling issues and financial "realities" according to a press release.

"This decision was not one made lightly, knowing full well the deep consequences it has on our student-athletes, their hardworking coaches and staff, and our dedicated supporters and alumni," Menlo President Dr. Richard A. Moran said in the release. "The Board of Trustees considered the issue carefully, but ultimately decided that the closure of football was in the best long-term interests of the college."

On a campus where over 50 percent of the approximately 750 students are involved in athletics, the news brought shock and sadness, as well as understanding.

See the story on PASportsOnline.com.

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Robert
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Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Feb 3, 2015 at 10:05 am
Robert, Menlo Park: Felton Gables
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on Feb 3, 2015 at 10:05 am
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The question is - Is this a tradition brought to an end or is this the evolution of small schools no longer wishing to take on football - I believe this all started when Santa Clara (who had a history of producing Pro. Football Players) ended their program 0- thus only the large will survive?


Peter Carpenter
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Atherton: Lindenwood
on Feb 3, 2015 at 3:15 pm
Peter Carpenter, Atherton: Lindenwood
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on Feb 3, 2015 at 3:15 pm
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Great decision - Menlo College should focus on education. Intramural sports can easily provide the on-field leadership development opportunities.


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