Western Washington University officials announced today that its football program is ending. The university cites financial reasons.
"I feel strongly that we need to offer a high-quality program of intercollegiate athletics that is commensurate with our status as a premier university. It is the focus on maintaining overall intercollegiate program quality and doing so at a time when we and all universities are being challenged financially that drives the recommendation of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and my decision to accept that recommendation," said Western President Shepard in the press release.
According to the release, football began at Western in 1903 and the Vikings played 797 games during their 98 seasons of competition, having a 50.2 winning percentage with a record of 383-380-34. They won seven or more games in 13 campaigns, eight of those from 1989 to 2001.
In my four (.25) years, I think I went to four football games, and their record was 0-4.