Mount Mercy University has postponed its decision about starting a varsity football program for another year as it continues to study the costs, fundraising plans and future impact on the school.
The Board of Trustees has endorsed the concept of having a football team for the 2019 season, but the board decided at its annual meeting this month in Florida that there are too many unanswered questions at this point.
Where would the players live? How much money could be raised to finance the program? What impact would another 100 students have on academic classes?
"Significant financial decisions remain which will require board approval," Mount Mercy president Laurie Hamen informed Mount Mercy employees in a Feb. 17 e-mail that was obtained by the Metro Sports Report.
Hamen said in December that she expected a final decision on football during the early part of 2016, but now that time frame has been extended for another full year.
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 February 2016 19:07