Now that the necessary fee has been approved, East Tennessee State University administrators will make "major announcements" this evening about a new football program.
According to the university, a news conference will be held at 5 p.m. to provide further details.
A Johnson City Press reporter and photographer will be present and will provide information as it becomes available.
This past Friday, members of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the governing board of ETSU, approved a $125 fee per semester to fund a new football program.
This fee is necessary to start a football program because it would generate about $2.5 million this next academic year for the program. Each year after that, the fee would provide about $2.8 million to support football.