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Kennesaw State Getting Football Program

Updated: 1 year ago.
The Georgia Board of Regents has approved Kennesaw State University's financial plan to support a NCAA Division I football program. The Board of Regents approved the school's plan to increase student fees by $100 per semester beginning this fall to support the football program. (image courtesy of Kennesaw State University)

The Georgia Board of Regents has approved Kennesaw State University's financial plan to support a NCAA Division I football program.

The Board of Regents approved the school's plan to increase student fees by $100 per semester beginning this fall to support the football program.

The increase is expected to translate to a $4.8 million increase in revenue in its first year. School officials say an anonymous donor has also pledged $5 million over a 10-year period to support the program.

In addition to creating a football team, the university also plans to add a women's lacrosse program.

The university competes in seven men's sports and nine women's sports in the Atlantic Sun Conference. With more than 24,600 students enrolled, Kennesaw State is Georgia's third-largest university.

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