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ETSU Student Government votes yes on football

Rex Barber, NET News Service • Jan 30, 2013 at 6:38 AM

East Tennessee State University student senators Tuesday overwhelmingly supported starting a new football program in a historic vote that followed a passionate debate on the topic.

Twenty-two Student Government Association senators cast yes votes and five voted no on a resolution that encourages ETSU President Brian Noland to develop a football program. There was one abstention.

The vote does not automatically guarantee a return of football to ETSU, but it significantly clears the path for Noland to request the Tennessee Board of Regents, the governing body of ETSU, to approve a program.

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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