Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sacking Football in Alabama - Ry Rivard, Inside Higher Ed

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will eliminate its struggling Division I football program to save $50 million by the end of the decade. Instead of subsidizing poorly attended games played by a team that has struggled to win, university officials would prefer to invest in educating UAB's 19,000 students and tending to its hospital system, which is is one of the largest in the country and sees a million patients a year. The decision, effective immediately unless the football team gets into a bowl game, was announced amid widespread criticism by students and alumni in the football-friendly state.

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