Loyola's football team has decided to temporarily leave the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association "A" conference. The Dons have a tremendous tradition in the conference, winning seven league championships, most recently in 2008.
The decision was made public in a letter from the institution's president, Anthony Day, which was addressed to alumni and friends of the Loyola football program. In the letter, it says the decision was made after a careful and thorough assessment.
Loyola plans to compete in 2018 as an independent.