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College of Idaho to explore possible return of football

The College of Idaho will consider the reinstatement of a football team to its athletics program this spring, with the College’s Board of Trustees anticipated to make a decision at its May 2012 meeting.

A series of meetings for members of the College community will be held in the coming weeks by President Marv Henberg and Athletics Director Marty Holly. Information about the contemplated reinstatement of football will be shared at the meetings and input will be collected.

President Henberg said a variety of factors will be considered in the decision-making process, including the impact on student life, alumni engagement, revenue and town-gown relations.

The College, which currently has 19 men’s and women’s varsity teams competing in the NAIA and USCSA, had a football program for many years before it was disbanded in the late 1970s.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.

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