Another NCAA Division I FCS program has dropped football.
Hofstra announced Thursday that it would shut down its program immediately because of costs and fading interest. The school said it will use the $4.5 million spent annually on scholarships and other priorities.
The program has been in existence since 1937.
Hofstra, located in New York, is the second FCS school to drop football in the last month. Northeastern, coached by former NDSU coach Rocky Hager, also dropped football, citing the cost of the program.
Both Northeastern and Hofstra play in the Colonial Athletic Association. Four of the final eight teams left in the FCS playoffs are from the league. Hofstra was 5-6 overall and 3-5 in the league this season. Northeastern went 3-8, 3-5 in the CAA.