Pima College in Arizona Dropping Football After 2018

Edgar Soto approached the podium at Wednesday’s Pima County Community College Governing Board and, in the span of minutes, announced a change that will fundamentally alter the school’s athletic department.

The athletic director’s recommendation — and chancellor Lee Lambert’s approval — will result in the elimination of the school’s football program. The Aztecs will play their final season in 2018.

“I can assure you, the decision we made is no less difficult than other decisions we’ve made across the college,” Soto said during his presentation.

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