Report: Idaho football will drop to FCS in 2018
April 27, 2016 / FootballCBS Sports reported Wednesday afternoon that Idaho football will drop from the FBS to the FCS in 2018, the first program to make such a move to a lower division.
Idaho, along with New Mexico State, was to be removed from the Sun Belt Conference following the 2017 season. Dennis Dodd at CBS Sports reported that playing as an independent in the FBS would have been financially difficult for Idaho, so the decision was made to transition to a lower division.According to the article, Idaho will join the Big Sky Conference in 2018. An official announcement is expected Thursday.
Students and faculty at Eastern Michigan University believe their school should make a similar move, citing financial concerns and low attendance. EMU administrators have said there are no plans to change divisions.
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