Kennesaw State Eyeing Football Program

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Kennesaw State University is looking at starting a football team, and they…

Georgia (Dec 11, 2009)

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Kennesaw State University is looking at starting a football team, and they’re asking legendary Georgia coach Vince Dooley for help.
President Daniel Papp announced Wednesday that he has formed a 33-member committee to gauge support for a team with Dooley as the chairman. The committee is made up of students, faculty, staff, alumni, business leaders and donors.
A report will be presented to Papp in September 2010 to help him decide whether to take on the costly task of opening a college football program. Dooley also is leading the suburban Atlanta university’s athletics fundraising.
Dooley was the longtime football coach at the University of Georgia.
Kennesaw State has about 22,500 students.


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