Football programs could be eliminated at four Phoenix-area community colleges, after a task force recommended the cuts. 

According to a story on KTVK, the task force had determined football accounts for about 20 percent of Maricopa County Community College District’s athletics budget.

Only four of the district’s 10 schools have football teams:

  • Glendale Community College
  • Phoenix College
  • Mesa Community College
  • Scottsdale Community College

The task force reviewed athletic programs at 10 schools before making the recommendation.

The task force states football represents about 55 percent of the district’s total insurance costs.

The review had been based on student academic success, program compliance and resource utilization.

There has been no timeline set for when a decision will be made, but an official says the upcoming 2017-18 season will not be impacted.

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