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.
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