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Thursday, December 3, 2009
Stephen Bowen upset about Hofstra

By Calvin Watkins

IRVING -- It was revealed today that Hofstra University is dropping its football program, citing financial and a lack of interest on campus.

Hofstra, a private school, is located in Hempstead, Long Island.

The school has produced several NFL players including Wayne Chrebet, Willie Colon, Marques Colston and the Cowboys' Stephen Bowen, who was a two-year starter.

"I didn't see it coming at all," Bowen said. "All the money our school has, a private school, it just doesn't make sense to me. I don't know what to say. It kind of hurt me a little bit. It's terrible. It makes me not even want to go back there. It's like I didn't play there."

School officials said it wasn't an easy decision. After a two-year review of how the school spent its money on athletics, it was determined a cut was needed.

"I just don't get it, it just doesnt make sense to me, it just hurts, man," Bowen said. "The athletic director [Jack Hayes] he can reach out to me if he's trying to keep the program but if hes not trying to do anything like that I have nothing to say to him."