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Panel says no to start of football at UALR

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock won't have a football team anytime soon.

After a study that projected adding a football team would possibly more than double athletic costs at UALR, school leaders are backing away from interest in reviving the college's football program.

The school's football feasibility committee recommended Monday in a memo to Chancellor Andrew Rogerson that the university not start a football program now and, instead, focus on its other 15 athletic programs and starting its new wrestling program next fall.

It also recommended that the football program should be part of the university's strategic master plan.