Chicago State University Announces Committee to Explore Adding Football Program – NBC Chicago

Chicago State University announced Thursday that an exploratory committee will study the impact of potentially adding a Division 1 football program to the school.

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

The results are expected to be shared with CSU President Zaldwaynaka Scott by the end of the spring 2023 semester. If the recommendation is approved, football and other programs could begin as early as fall 2025, the report said. ‘school.

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

“The potential to bring a Division I football program here at CSU and increase the number of women’s athletic offerings is not just an exciting step forward for the current and future student body, but for all of the surrounding community,” said Monique Carroll, director of CSU. intercollegiate athletics. “The time has come to usher in the next era of Chicago State Athletics, and we couldn’t be more grateful to the Exploratory Committee for helping us reach these critical milestones in the evolution of our programming.”

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

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