By Brian Murphy
The College of Idaho is considering restarting its long dormant football program. The Caldwell school will hold a series of community meetings in coming weeks and its Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the program at its meetings on May 11 and 12.
President Marv Henberg said a variety of factors will be considered before creating a football program, including impact on student life, alumni engagement, revenue and community relations.
College of Idaho disbanded its football program after the 1977 season.
College of Idaho currently competes in 19 men's and women's sports at NAIA level in the Cascade Conference. The Cascade Conference does not currently sponsor football.
The Frontier Conference has seven football playing members, including Carroll College (Montana) and Eastern Oregon. Lewis-Clark State College competes in the conference, but does not sponsor football.
College of Idaho spokesman Dustin Wunderlich said no decisions have been made as to what level the football program, if restarted, would compete in.