Mt. Ida Closing, Eagles Need New Opponent
Husson University football will need to find a new opponent for November 10th, the last week of the regular season. Mount Ida College of Massachusetts is closing its doors.
And the school will shut down at the end of this spring semester. UMass Amherst will acquire the 74 acre campus. 1,450 students will be offered automatic admission to UMass Dartmouth.
The school, located in Newton, has an estimated debt of between $50 and $70 million dollars.
The Mustangs fielded 14 sports teams in Division III. The football program was part of the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), finishing the past season with a 4-6 record.
Husson beat Mt. Ida 42-14 in the last regular season game back in November and the Eagles were scheduled to play at Mt. Ida November 10th this year.
Husson athletic director Frank Pergolizzi tells Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket that he has a verbal agreement with another school that would replace the Mt. Ida game.
NOTE: This fall is the final year for Husson in the ECFC. The Eagles will join the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) starting with the 2019 football season.