St. Peter’s Drops Football
St. Peter’s drops football program due to trouble competing
Updated: June 14, 2007, 3:56 PM ET
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Saint Peter’s College dropped its non-scholarship Division I-AA football program Thursday, citing concern for its athletes and difficulty remaining competitive.
“You have to feel for the kids,” athletic director Bill Stein said in a telephone interview from his office at the Jersey City school. “It was a very tough decision, but it was the right decision.”
Stein informed coach Chris Taylor, the only full-time member on the football staff, of the decision Thursday morning. Stein said the school was in the process of relaying the decision to the 33 returning players and 14 incoming freshmen.