Southeastern Exploring Possibility of Starting Football
March 8, 2012
LAKELAND--Football could be coming to the campus of Southeastern University in the near future. That was the big news delivered, Thursday night, in the Southeastern Sportspex during the university's annual Leadership Forum.
The SEU Sportsplex was packed with distinguished guests, along with faculty, staff, and alumni to hear Forum keynote speaker, Tim Tebow. Shortly after Tebow's address, SEU Vice-President Brian Carroll announced that the university was exploring the possibility of adding football.
"We are excited about exploring the opportunity to bring college football to Southeastern University," stated President Dr. Kent Ingle.
Southeastern administrators are currently investigating the overall picture of the addition of football, and will look to make an official decision on whether to add the sport in the near future.
“This is a reflection of our administration’s desire of advancing Southeastern University," said SEU Athletics Director Duane Aagaard. "Our athletic department is excited to explore this opportunity, and see where the data leads us.”
If football does indeed come to SEU, it would become the third sport added to the Fire Athletics Department in the last year, as women's softball and men's tennis were recently announced this past January. Both of those sports are expected to begin official competition in the fall of 2012.