College of the Redwoods

College of the Redwoods suspends football program

By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods announced on Thursday morning that the school’s football program has been suspended due to budget constraints.

“We are facing considerable financial impact as a result of the pandemic,” CR President Keith Flamer said in a press release. “We have had to make several very difficult expenditure reduction decisions over the last few weeks to address our forecasted budget shortfall.”

The Corsairs follow in the footsteps of Humboldt State, which dropped its football program after the 2018 season, also because of budgetary concerns, leaving no more college football in the area.

In addition, CR also suspended its beach volleyball program.

“We understand the level of fiscal constraints that have been created by the economic downturn for the college,” CR Athletic Director Bob Brown said in the press release. “We acknowledge that many in the community may not understand the decision we’ve had to make.  

“It has always been and will continue to be my effort as Athletic Director, to work with coaching and support staffs and the senior-level administration to continue to provide the highest level of educational and athletic opportunities for all student athletes at CR.”

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