ETSU president: football team to be considered

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — The president of East Tennessee State University says the school might begin a football program.

The Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/UHZdBL ) reported university President Brian Noland said intercollegiate football was among recommendations of committees who looked at the school's future.

Others to be considered are opening a dental school and building a performing arts center.

Noland said as the recommendations are discussed, ETSU will gauge community support as well as campus reaction.

In discussing the recommendations Wednesday, Noland said a football program would have to be created, not restarted.

ETSU ended its previous football program at the end of the 2003 season. It was losing $1 million per year.

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Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com

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