Hey! How About ETSU For the American Athletic Conference?

Marky Billson
6 min readNov 2, 2021

Note- this article was written on Sept. 23, 2021, revised on October 7, and submitted twice to a local newspaper, who then ignored it. I’ll let you decide if you feel it would be worthy of publication. Since it was written, the American has added six new teams and a trickle down effect has matriculated throughout the Group of Five with numerous universities joining new FBS conferences. Just not ETSU . . . yet.

When East Tennessee State returned to the Southern Conference in 2014, their overall athletic brand improved.

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