Anderson University intends to add football as its next intercollegiate athletic program, having secured a $3 million challenge gift to raise an additional $3 million needed to field a team by upstate South Carolina philanthropist and friend of Anderson University, Dr. Melvin Younts. “The Trojan football program is being built on the same foundation that has made Anderson into one of the best Christian universities in the country," said Vice President for Athletics Dr. Bert Epting. "Our administration will recruit student-athletes and coaches who are excellent ambassadors of our university that excel on and off the field. The future of Anderson University in general—and our athletic program specifically—is very bright."
"Launching football from a position of strength means two things: that football will maintain Anderson's student selectivity and high academic standards, along with its equally high standards for student-athletes' personal and professional development, and that paying for football will not take resources from existing academic, athletic, or student-life programs,” added President Evans Whitaker.
A Day gifts to the Trojan football program will be matched dollar-for-dollar to launch the Trojan Football Program in the Fall of 2024.
Goal: $500,000 to be matched dollar-for-dollar
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