Towson State appears to be on the verge of suspending its football program after 22 seasons. The athletic department could face a deficit of more than $250,000 at the end of this school year, and the quickest way to get back in the black would be to suspend football, which had a scholarship budget of $330,000 this year.
If it is suspended, the football program could return in a year or two at a lower level of competition, where players would get fewer scholarships, or perhaps no scholarships at all.
About 500 people attended an open forum yesterday on campus, and most urged that the program be saved. We'd like to know what you think.