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Official Football Study Thread
Hey, I needed to make one thread for this so I can keep track.

I have heard back from Papp and here's the correspondence:
Quote:Hello Dr. Papp,
I am Nick Mracek, a recent graduate of Kennesaw State this past spring. I read a while ago that a study was being commissioned by your office and that it would be completed sometime towards the end of the spring semester. I'm aware of the Fox5 News piece you did about the subject and was wondering what has come about since then. I have some thoughts I would like to pass along as far as an announcement would be concerned.

If there is a positive feedback towards starting football from your study, I would suggest release it on a wide spectrum and hit the announcement hard. You seem to be on the same page with going to television. I would include the AJC moreso than the Marietta Daily Journal just for sheer volume and recognition. The AJC is kind of iffy about Kennesaw State stories, but I believe this would have enough pulling power to warrent some decent coverage. I also think there is a small competition with Georgia State in who will get a program running first. It's important in my eyes to acknowledge them in their pursuit when talking about our own school.

As you stated in your tv appearance, it has to be a business decision. I understand that but do think it is a right of passage for a school in the south to have a football program. Good luck with the exploration committee.

Nick Mracek

Dr Papp
Quote:Hi Nick-

Thank you for your very thoughtful and sensible observations. I
appreciate them. We are moving forward with the study (which is not
just about football, but rather about athletics as a whole at KSU) and
should be releasing it sometime over the summer. Keep your fingers
crossed! And thanks for your support.

Dan Papp
06-07-2007 08:17 AM
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well i'm glad he wrote back. problem is he avoided you're questions..though in a polite manner.
06-07-2007 12:57 PM
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It's not like I have any rapport with him. Just a little graduate from that big ol' school of his. 03-wink
06-07-2007 01:17 PM
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The Kennesaw Athletic Program needs money for all sports. I am assuming this study is based on the singular idea of how they can best fund their current sports, and then if football is a possibility. I am guessing that Kennesaw doesnt see football for atleast another 5-10 years. Just my opinion though.
06-07-2007 01:22 PM
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It just doesn't make much sense to bide our time in the ASun if we were going to get football. I understand the decision was made before Papp but now it doesn't leave them much choice even if it is his outspoken favorite sport.
06-07-2007 02:34 PM
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Well the prolonged wait doesn't bode well for football I can only assume.
06-24-2007 03:00 PM
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Eh.... I am not so sure the wait tells us much. A lot has to go into such a study and like they said this would be a business decision.... they are not going to jump into anything with out extensively researching the consequences.
06-24-2007 06:34 PM
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i agree, just wish we knew somethin. i guess thats what it boils down to.
06-24-2007 06:49 PM
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Ya I understand... im like "what is going on here!!?!?!"
06-24-2007 09:35 PM
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I saw a headline in the Atlanta Business Chronicle stating that KSU is seeking 30 million dollars to start football. The Atlanta Business Chronicle doesn't post all of their articles online, so did anyone read/catch this?
07-13-2007 09:15 PM
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