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    Chicago St to Pioneer?

    Non-scholarship football in 2022.
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    Chicago State can barely afford to keep the lights on. How are they going to fund football?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Lehigh TU owl View Post
    Chicago State can barely afford to keep the lights on. How are they going to fund football?
    When the school closes up shop permanently, the administration can say "Hey, we tried. Even a football team couldn't save us."

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    It wont let me into it but why would they start football? They just got kicked out of the WAC, are an orphan as far as a conference goes, and have money and enrollment problems. The hot mess that they had at the meeting where they dropped baseball was tragic comedy.

    I'd bet the farm against it- where would the money come from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laker View Post
    The hot mess that they had at the meeting where they dropped baseball was tragic comedy.
    Was that the Zoom meeting where it was hacked by trolls and anytime a BOT tried to speak, they were interrupted by baby noises, animal noises, or vulgarity? I’d pay to see that video again.

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    This makes little to no sense. Only thing I can think of is they're thinking by adding football they'll be able to get more male students to apply and enroll but that's still only 80-120 more students and the cost associated with traveling for football as well as equipment, game day expenses and no guarantee games against FBS schools due to the no scholarships means little revenue would be arriving.

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    Apparently there was discussion in 2017 regarding starting a non-scholarship football program. That among other things, if I read things correctly, led to a lawsuit and more financial issues that ultimately caused the president to resign in the cover of darkness; paid $600k to disappear.

    I honestly feel bad for Chicago State. The school should be so much more than it is. It's in a location that could have a significant impact on many levels and Division 1 athletics gives it a platform to expand its brand beyond Chicagoland.

    I'm just glad the link wasn't a virus. I was skeptical given the 1 post nature but the link name did seem harmless and semi legit. So far so good...
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    Re: Chicago St to Pioneer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Go Lehigh TU owl View Post
    I'm just glad the link wasn't a virus. I was skeptical given the 1 post nature but the link name did seem harmless and semi legit. So far so good...
    CollegeAD is a very legit website -- many who work in college athletics subscribe to it. Though at $15/month, it's probably not worth it unless this is what you do for a living.

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