Cheyney University has dropped its football program, according to a release issued by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, the conference in which the school is a member.

“The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference is aware of Cheyney University’s announcement of dropping football from its sports sponsorship menu,” the release stated. “We have been in contact with Cheyney University President Aaron Walton as he and his staff deliberated potential actions. The communications between the Conference and President Walton have been objective and forthright on both sides.

“These are very difficult times financially for many institutions of higher education in the country and the Commonwealth. Cheyney’s decision is a result of that.

“The Conference Office will work with its member institutions to find potential opponents in the 10 now open dates in mandated league schedules.”

The move to end the football program comes weeks after the school informed SWAC member Alabama State that it would not be able to honor its commitment to play against the Hornets on Nov. 23 in their annual Turkey Day Classic football game due to financial difficulties.

The Wolves finished the 2017 football season with a record of 1-10.


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