A Team's Demise Sends an Athlete Back Home—Just in Time for a Kickoff

Georgia State U.

When Northeastern U. cut its football team, Jocquez Fears, a defensive back, transferred to Georgia State U., which is starting a team. "I do kind of miss the snow," he says.
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Jocquez Fears doesn't like to remember the day in November when officials at Northeastern University eliminated the football team.

"It came out of nowhere," says the 19-year-old defensive back. "I was very upset."

A native of Fairburn, Ga., Mr. Fears...

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