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Football at UALR? Other universities provide insight into what it takes to revive programs

By Brooks Kubena

This article was published January 20, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Alabama-Birmingham reinstated football for the 2017 season and fi nished 8-5 with a loss to Ohio in the Bahamas Bowl. UAB had disbanded its football, rifle and bowling programs in December 2014, after the university found the athletic budget had been $1 million over in each of the previous 10 years.

Keeping the books

The petition has led to briefcases and laptops scattered across a conference room.

Keeping the books

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cain60660gmailcom says... January 20, 2018 at 9:35 a.m.

UALR is more akin to Wichita State than UT-San Antonio. I am betting they would draw as many for football as they do for basketball. Home games at WMS will look like a Catholic High game.

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Jfish says... January 20, 2018 at 10:22 a.m.

Agree, you are the little brother to the UA and also an urban school with non-traditional students, stick to basketball and baseball.

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BRADO1 says... January 20, 2018 at noon

Unfortunately, there would still be traitors who play high school football in Arkansas but take their talents out of state to Oklahoma State, Baylor and Auburn.

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drs01 says... January 20, 2018 at 5:27 p.m.

Trickle down $$$ from the big boys in NW Arkansas. Another cluster to add to the Foundation scam. No attendance. Money for this foolishness could be given back to students by lowering cost since a majority of them work to pay their tuition and fees. After all, UALR should be in the business to educate. Let the NW Ark Razorbacks provide a two-year program for future NFL/NBA players, and multimillion dollar coaches who are rewarded for their failures.

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Rascal54 says... January 20, 2018 at 6:24 p.m.

UALR (and UCA, UAPB, ASUJ) should consider returning to D2 - saving millions by doing so and largely eliminating student athletic fees - before expanding their athletic programs.

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arkateacher54 says... January 20, 2018 at 7:46 p.m.

Even these two-bit colleges are outrageously expensive. Student athletic fees add insult to injury. UALR needs a football team like a nursing home does. Not only would a team be a waste of money, the feasibility study is a waste of money. Plenty of football played in Arkansas already.

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Delta2 says... January 20, 2018 at 8:33 p.m.

@BRADO1--Maybe those "traitors" you speak of are interested in winning rather than mediocrity.

What is it about this small minded state that people think there is some sort of barrier at the state line that no one should cross?

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