Football program will play in Big South

Kennesaw State University Athletics

The football program is starting to take shape as a big announcement was made last week in terms of the its future direction and the opponents it will play. Starting in 2015, the Owls will be an associate member of the Big South Conference.

“We are extremely pleased to join the Big South Conference as an associate member for football and look forward to participating in the conference when we play our first football games in 2015,” Kennesaw State University President Daniel Papp said in the press conference last Wednesday. “We also look forward to continuing to be an active member of our current conference, the Atlantic Sun, in all other sports in which we participate.”

The associate membership will last for four years. The Owls will join six other schools that sponsor football, including Charleston Southern, Coastal Carolina, Gardner-Webb, Liberty, Presbyterian College and Monmouth, which will join the conference next year.

With football joining the Big South Conference, the other 17 varsity teams at Kennesaw State will still compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference, where they’ve been a member since 2005.

“Kennesaw State is very fortunate to be associated with two great conferences in the Atlantic Sun Conference and now the Big South Conference,” athletic director Vaughn Williams said. “We look forward to our football program building great traditions and rivalries in the Big South, just as our other athletic teams are doing in the Atlantic Sun Conference.”


Joining the Big South Conference is not the only big news for the football team. On Friday during the soccer game vs. Ole Miss, the athletic department will reveal what the new helmet will look like.

In late August, fans had an opportunity to vote on three different helmet designs. Two of the helmets were black with the primary and secondary logo, while the other was gold with the secondary logo on the side. Fans got a chance to see all three helmets at a kickoff event last month.

It will be big day for the football team, but the soccer team will be looking to get a big win on Friday against the Rebels. The Owls will go into the game with some momentum as they blanked Georgia State 1-0 last Friday. Nicole Calder scored the game-winning goal with five minutes left.


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