Monday, May 14, 2012

UPDATE: College of Idaho Brings Back Football

Posted By on Mon, May 14, 2012 at 9:11 AM

UPDATE 11:45 a.m.


The College of Idaho Board of Trustees announced this morning that it had voted to reinstate football at its May 10th meeting and will launch a fundraising campaign to secure startup and capital expenses.

“There are many high school football players who want to continue playing at the collegiate level while they receive a high quality education," said C of I president Marv Henberg. "That is exactly what The College of Idaho offers."

ORIGINAL POST: 9:00 a.m.

The 1969 College of Idaho football team

The College of Idaho is calling an audible.

C of I trustees have voted on a plan to reinstate football to the Caldwell campus after a 35-year timeout. Through its 1905-1977 football seasons, the College of Idaho sent four of its alumni off to the National Football League.

But C of I officials remain tight-lipped until their 11 a.m. press conference. Dustin Wunderlich, C of I director of marketing and communications, is even quoted in this morning's Idaho Press-Tribune that "nobody knows" what the trustee vote was.

"I'm not sure if it's even counted yet," Wunderlich told the Press-Trbune.

In February, college officials told Citydesk that approximately one-third of its student body was involved in athletics - 19 men's and women's varsity sports teams already compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association.

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