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KSU Owls Football to Take Flight

KENNESAW -- Kennesaw State University is moving ahead with starting a football team.

In a press conference at the suburban Atlanta university Wednesday, President Dan Papp announced he is launching a fundraising campaign to help create a pigskin program. He said the team could begin playing in 2014 if enough money is raised in the next couple of years.

In December, the university formed a committee headed by legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley to determine if the campus could take on the costly task of opening a college football program. Dooley says the program would cost several million to start and as much as $5 million a year to run.

The team would compete in the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly Division 1AA.

The university just north of Atlanta has nearly 23,000 students and has grown rapidly in recent years.