Football Fever in Georgia

November 22, 2010

Despite a steady stream of calls from faculty groups and others to curb athletic spending, some states can't seem to get enough college football. Georgia is celebrating the more than respectable showing this year of the debut football team at Georgia State University -- as other universities move along a similar path of creating teams. Mercer University announced that it will resume competition in football in 2013, after an absence of 70 years. And while no final decision has been made at Kennesaw State University, a student referendum last week that backed a new fee for football advanced a push for the sport at that institution.

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