Football program's sad fate after 53-game losing streak

Earlham College’s 53-game losing streak is the longest such streak in Division III college football history, and now it’s suffered a sad fate.

That losing streak is going to be paused on 53 games for the foreseeable future.

The school said Tuesday that it was cancelling the 2019 football season because of its lack of competitiveness – ending the 2018 season with a brutal 70-6 loss.

Earlham College’s 53-game losing streak is the longest such streak in Division III college football history. Pic: Getty

“Our board of trustees has been looking at football with concern for several years, and we agree that it is time to consider whether or not success on the football field is a goal we should pursue,” Earlham interim president Avis Stewart said in a statement.

“This decision was not made easily or lightly, but I am convinced that it is the right one at this point in the history of the College.”

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Earlham last won a game in October of 2013.

The school said the program will return in 2020, but only if three conditions are met.

Those conditions include securing appropriate funding for football, hiring a “highly qualified” coach and recruiting “an appropriate number” of players for the football team.

with Yahoo Sports US.