Eastern Michigan has 'no plans' to drop football

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Eastern Michigan says it has ''absolutely no plans'' to drop football or move to another division or conference.

The school released an open letter Tuesday affirming support for the Mid-American Conference program after the Detroit Free Press reported that there have been calls for EMU to stop playing Division I football. The paper cited a report by faculty and students that advocated dropping out of D-I in football to save money for students.

The letter, signed by interim President Donald Loppnow, president-elect James Smith and eight members of the Board of Regents, says EMU is pleased to be in the MAC, and that any suggestion that the school is considering dropping football or moving to another division or conference is ''absolutely false.''

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