I’m not angered, I’m delighted. I hope they pull it off. Few students seem to realize it, but at many colleges a full $1,000 or more of their tuition/fees are going to subsidize the football program every year. Yeah, there are those few money making teams, but at most colleges, it’s a HUGE financial debacle.
Francsican University of Steubenville, OH did this many years ago, ending intercollegiate sports altogether to instead focus their remaining survival resources on re-establishing their orthodox catholic identity. It worked in spades!
As college costs get more and more out of control, I hope more schools end the absurdity of mega-million dollar football programs. Given two similar university programs for my major field of study, I’d pick the non-football college with the $1,000 / year lower price tag in a heartbeat.