Football at UMES?

Sep 21, 2012

Could football return to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore?

Well, a task force has been established to see if it’s feasible.

The announcement was made by university President Juliette Bell yesterday afternoon.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the decision is the result of work done by the consulting firm of Alden & Associates over the summer.

The $35,000 study was paid for by the university’s foundation.

From 1946 through 1968 UMES football was a powerhouse but was suspended in 1979. 

The consultants did not make any recommendations but rather laid out a process the university could use to decide if football should return.

The study was conducted in the spring after then-interim president Mortimer Nuefville talked with an advisory group to look at the possibility to bringing back the traditional college sport.