View Full Version : Should G.U. consider bring back Football?

10-26-2011, 01:40 PM
http://georgetownfootball.blogspot.com/2010/06/case-for-non-scholarship-football.html. Read this study conducted by Georgetown University on the advantages of a non/scholarship Div. 1AA football program such as theirs. The Pioneer Football League, http://www.pioneer-football.org/teams/,also football home of the San Diego University Torreros of the WCC is a non/athletic scholarship Conference made of up peer schools that stress Academics but consider athletic competition an integral part of the Collegiate experience, while unwilling to lower their Academic standards and for various reasons unable to afford the cost of maintaining a competitive football team in the rare atmosphere of the NCAA BCS Div 1 framework. Think of a sunny Saturday afternoon, the Bulldogs running onto the field, Pep band playing the fight song , San Diego, Dayton, or Marist in town, and the crowd going nuts!
I would bet that crowds of three thousand and over would be average, with likely close to five against some opponents. Hey, if niothing else?, it's fun to dream!

10-26-2011, 02:07 PM
Football programs are expensive, and require some method to make them profitable. That'd be the primary consideration fo rgonzaga.

10-26-2011, 06:33 PM
If they attempt to play at the 1-AA level, without adequate funding, they will regret it. The available schools nearest are Eastern Washington, last years National Champs, and Montana, a perennial powerhouse.
If they wanted to face Whitworth or Div 111, or NAIA, they might have a chance to have 3,000 screaming faithful that didn't walk out in disgust!
I don't believe it would make any money for many years, and would cost a bundle. I can't see them doing that. Basketball is THE draw on campus, why do anything to away from that.