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UMES says it won't restart football program

Friday - 3/1/2013, 2:48pm  ET

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- The University of Maryland, Eastern Shore says it won't restart the school's football program, citing a lack of money and personnel.

UMES President Juliette B. Bell said Thursday that she has accepted the recommendations of a task force she appointed. The task force evaluated an independent consultant's study of the benefits and costs of reinstating the football program.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reported ( that the task force found that fielding a Division I football team would be too costly right now, but the issue could be revisited in five years.

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