Arrington shocked by Hofstra dropping football - Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=4709412 As I said in the Northeastern thread from a week or so ago, college football (and high school football, for that matter) just hasn't taken root in the northeast. Perhaps it's because there's more smaller, Catholic schools in the area that focus on basketball (hence the dominance of the Big East in that sport). However, both Northeastern and Hofstra are larger, secular private schools. Even the big public schools - UMass and UConn for example - don't have huge football followings, as schools in the south do (Texas, Florida, Georgia, Florida State, Alabama, etc.) It's also important to note that Hofstra was the Jets' headquarters and training camp site until last year, when they opened a new headquarters in NJ and moved their training camp upstate.