Chicago State University announces committee to consider adding football program


Chicago State University announced Thursday that a board of inquiry will look into the possibility of adding a Division 1 football program to the school.

The committee is a combination of advisory and working group members, business leaders and includes former Chicago Bears Otis Wilson and Tom Thayer, and current NBA official James Capers, CSU said in a statement. said in

The findings will be shared with CSU President Zaldwaynaka Scott by the end of the 2023 spring semester. The school said football and other programs could start in the fall of 2025 if the nominations are approved.

The committee will also consider adding women’s sports teams to the existing roster.

“Bringing a Division I football program to CSU and the potential to increase the number of women’s sports offered is an exciting step forward not only for current and future student bodies, but also for the entire surrounding community,” said CSU Director. Monique Carroll says of intercollegiate athletics. “Now is the time to usher in the next era of Chicago State Athletics, and we cannot thank the Exploration Committee enough for helping us take these important steps in evolving our programming. “

Chicago State University teams currently compete in basketball, cross-country, golf, soccer, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and volleyball.


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