Calhoun Community College is the largest two year institution in the state system. As such, it has provided an athletic program geared to softball, baseball, and golf. Or has it? It was only in this century that Calhoun shut down, then reopened, its athletic program, known as the warhawks.

Now Calhoun is again shutting down its entire athletic program due to what the institution is calling budget constraints. Athens State University, long considered Calhoun’s sister institution, ceased athletics years ago and has apparently never looked back. Are such programs important to our state college system?

It would seem not. After all, where are the screams of impending doom that greeted UAB’s similar move a few years ago?

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