TN Board of Regents Committee approves ETSU fee increase to fund football program

POSTED: 7:57 PM Mar 27 2013   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Mar 28 2013
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -

The Tennessee Board of Regents Finance and Business Operations Committee met Wednesday night and voted unanimously to recommend a $125 student fee increase for ETSU, to help fund a new football team.

ETSU Media Relations director Joe Smith says this is just the first hurdle when it comes to the board.  Smith tells News 5 the issue goes before the full Board of Regents for a final vote on Friday morning.