Hofstra Pride football

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Hofstra Pride
Hofstra Pride wordmark.png
First season 1937
Last season 2009
Stadium James M. Shuart Stadium
Seating capacity 15,000
Location Hempstead, New York
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
All-time record 403–268–11 (.599)
Bowl record 0–0 (–)
Playoff appearances 5
Playoff record 2–5 (Div. I FCS)
Conference titles 1 (2001)
Colors Blue, White, and Gold[1]
Rivals Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens
Rhode Island Rams
Website GoHofstra.com
For information on all Hofstra University sports, see Hofstra Pride

The Hofstra Pride football (formerly the Hofstra Flying Dutchmen) program was the intercollegiate American football team for Hofstra University located in Hempstead, New York. The team competed in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and were members of the Colonial Athletic Association. The school's first football team was fielded in 1937. Hofstra participated in football from 1937-2009, compiling an all-time record of 403–268–11.[2] On December 3, 2009, the university announced it was terminating the football program. Under NCAA rules, any football players who chose to transfer to other schools were eligible to play immediately, and not subjected to normal residency waiting periods. Scholarship-holders who wished to stay at Hofstra were permitted to keep their scholarships.[3] Funds previously used for the football program went into the creation of the medical school, and enhancing a variety of programs, including public health, hard sciences and engineering.[4]

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

Retired numbers[edit]

Division I-AA Playoffs results[edit]

The Pride appeared in the I-AA playoffs five times with an overall record of 2–5.

Year Round Opponent Result
1995 First Round Delaware L 17–33
1997 First Round Delaware L 14–24
1999 First Round
Illinois State
W 27–15
L 20–37
2000 First Round
Georgia Southern
W 31–24
L 20–48
2001 First Round Lehigh L 24–27 OT


Conference championships[edit]

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
2001 Atlantic 10 Conference (Co-Championship) Joe Gardi 9-3  ?
Total conference championships 1


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