Chicago State....football?

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Someone posted over on AGS that Chicago State is looking at adding non-scholarship football.
Which...if that is true...I can't even comprehend what the thought process is.

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No wait...I've got it.

They add non-scholarship football...at the DIII level...as they move all their other sports to DIII. That's the only way I can find that makes sense.

EDIT - here's more info: https://csnbbs.com/thread-919467.html
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Still dumb...

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Regarding Chicago State, they are taking visits from officials with the MEAC and the OVC in the near future to see about finding a conference home.
https://hbcugameday.com/2022/01/11/sour ... g-options/
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ST_Lawson wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:40 am Regarding Chicago State, they are taking visits from officials with the MEAC and the OVC in the near future to see about finding a conference home.
https://hbcugameday.com/2022/01/11/sour ... g-options/

 
Pretty easy to build a football stadium on the internet these days.   :lol:
 
https://www.footballgroundmap.com/groun ... te-cougars
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sealhall74 wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:08 am
ST_Lawson wrote: Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:40 am Regarding Chicago State, they are taking visits from officials with the MEAC and the OVC in the near future to see about finding a conference home.
https://hbcugameday.com/2022/01/11/sour ... g-options/


 
Pretty easy to build a football stadium on the internet these days.   :lol:
 
https://www.footballgroundmap.com/groun ... te-cougars

 
While there is a football field there, it doesn't look like there's much seating other than a couple of small metal bleachers: https://goo.gl/maps/N4oPwjJbFRa23eHv6
The better situation at least for the short term, if they can work out scheduling, is to use nearby Gately Stadium: https://www.google.com/maps/@41.7084729 ... a=!3m1!1e3
Idk how accurate this is, but this says it holds 8k people: https://stadiumconnection.com/stadium.php?id=1291
I'd guess it's probably more like ~5k based on what you can see from streetview, but that's still plenty to get started for a few years until they can decide to build their own or however they want to proceed. Gately Stadium is about a 1 mile drive from CSU's campus (~1/2 mile as the crow flies).
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