By Jamie Combs
East Tennessee State’s Student Government Association will have a meeting today that could help shape the direction of the school’s athletic program for years to come.
On the agenda, a resolution supporting a fee increase to help bring football back to ETSU.
We’ve seen this before. In 2007, former president Dr. Paul Stanton and athletic director Dave Mullins rolled out the ticker tape and proclaimed football would make a return to campus — if the student’s approved a fee hike of $350 per year.
The students voted no. Stanton and Mullins had their “out.” The $350 fee? It was added anyways to help defer the costs occurred in the Atlantic Sun Conference.