In recent years, officials and coaches at Marist College found their football landscape dwindling as financially strapped rivals dropped the sport. With its president, a former college football player, saying that would never happen at Marist, the school dug in on its commitment and was rewarded with a split of the Pioneer League championship last season.
Every player who puts on a uniform for the Red Foxes has similar decisions to make because Marist doesn’t award athletic scholarships. For Terrence Fede, not being highly recruited meant that rather than a university investing in him, he had to invest in himself. He took out loans to cover tuition, and although he majored in business marketing, he admits, “I really didn’t have a backup plan” for a career.
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