Archive for Friday, December 1, 2000

Drake decides to keep football program going

December 1, 2000


— Drake University will keep its football program, ending nearly two months of uncertainty.

With about 40 players and a handful of boosters watching at a news conference on Thursday, Drake president David Maxwell said football is part of a long tradition at the school and benefits the school.

A university committee in early October had recommended that Maxwell study whether football was worth the cost and could be justified.

Drake plays at the NCAA Division I-AA non-scholarship level and recently concluded its eighth straight winning season.

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