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Save the Humboldt Jacks Football program

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This petition is to President Lisa Rossbacher of Humboldt State University and the Interim Athletic Director, Mr. Duncan Robins. This is to address the proposition of the cutting of our beloved football program at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA. To those of us supporters of the football program and other sports at HSU this is unfathomable that you would consider placing a two year moratorium or canceling the program all together after they have been a part of our small community on campus and throughout Arcata and beyond. This program which was begun in 1927 is and has been a large part of what makes Arcata and H.S.U. so special to players, alumni, locals, boosters and sponsors. It is indeed apparent that neither the president or interim a.d. have any clue as to the historical importance of this program to all that have been affected by this special program. Not being from the area or seeming to understand the sport you have no idea the damage that the loss of this program would do to our beloved school and community. If you choose to move forward with this you can expect reprecutions from losing students, sponsors and supporters who help fund many programs outside of Football. We are also aware that by cutting football you will have to cut a womens sport(s) because of title 9. Athletics is an extremely important part of H.S.U.s collegiate experience and lends to the great diversity and multiculturalism that Humboldt State is so proud of. You wont be just harming players and coaches but the endless support staff, tourism, and more. It is unacceptable to lose the program and especially to be telling the coaching staff to stop all recruitment before a formal decsion has even been made. We, the undersigned and supporters of Jacks football and athletics will not take this lying down. Especially with the recent purchase of another local radio station where funds could have been used in more necessary ways. I am sure some of us are curious to see if the higher administration positions are being cut to help us during this "crisis" of funds. #SavetheJacksFB




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