BY Patrick Gonzales
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced Thursday it has obtained the services of College Sports Solutions, LLC, to conduct its football feasibility study.
The consultants will work with the football feasibility committee, which is being chaired by legendary football coach Mack Brown, to develop a recommendation to UTRGV Director of Athletics Chris King. King will then make the final recommendation to President Guy Bailey.
“We’re happy to get this next step in the process completed, and we look forward to the collaboration between College Sports Solutions and the football feasibility committee,” King said. “This consultant group has extensive experience in this area and has conducted similar studies for other athletics programs.”
College Sports Solutions will take into account all factors in this feasibility study, including support in the community, potential infrastructure and funding models, and NCAA requirements for football programs at both the FCS and FBS levels. UTRGV will pay the consultant group $100,000 for the overall study, which includes travel expenses.
UTRGV first announced in February its football feasibility study, which is a subset of the university’s founding strategic and master plans that are currently being developed. In April, UTRGV announced the football feasibility committee, which is comprised of university staff, faculty and students, community leaders, and special advisers.