Community college in Illinois drops football program

Jan. 24, 2012
Officials at Harper College say program is not part of school's mission

From The Chicago Tribune: Harper College, a community college in Palatine, Ill., that serves 35,000 students annually, has announced that it is closing down the football program it has run since 1971. Two schools in its conference, Joliet Junior College and Grand Rapids Community College, had just shed their squads, prompting Harper officials to rethink whether it still made sense to offer the sport. The answer they settled on was "no."

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