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Heated Debate Over Football At Winthrop

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Tyler McGregor wanted to get away from football.

“I’m not a big sports person I just wanted to focus on my education,” said McGregor.

After spending some time at the University of South Carolina, he decided to come to Winthrop.

“One of the main reasons I came here was not specifically because they didn’t have a football team but because that wasn’t their main focus,” said McGregor.

And he’s not alone.

Winthrop held a town hall Thursday to let students voice their thoughts about the idea of a new football team.

“I don’t think it’s right for Winthrop at this time,” said one student.

Winthrop’s president led the debate and presented their findings.

“I have received support for adding a football program from a number of different people that represent a number of different constituencies,” said Winthrop President, Dr. Jayne Comstock. “But I’ve also heard concerns.”

If Winthrop decided to add a football program, they wouldn’t need to build a stadium. They would use District 3 in Rock Hill. But they still project $11 million in other facilities expenses.

The issue is far from over and will go well into next year before a decision is made.

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