USA Trustees Approve NCAA-Sanctioned Football and Marching Band Programs
USA Athletics football web site Click here to view the official athletic site of the USA Jaguars footballUSA Trustees Approve NCAA-Sanctioned Football and Marching Band Programs -- University of South Alabama trustees hold up footballs presented by student leaders following the board’s unanimous approval of NCAA-sanctioned football and marching band programs at USA. The Student Government Association and the student newspaper, The Vanguard, along with other student groups, worked this fall to gather more than 2,300 student signatures on a petition to endorse a new football program. NCAA-sanctioned football at USA also received support from the University’s alumni, the Faculty Senate, and community leaders. The new football and band programs are expected to enhance campus life at USA, improve student and faculty/staff recruitment efforts, stimulate alumni and philanthropic support, and create closer bonds with the community. USA expects to play its first game in fall 2009.