bb_fan It's unrealistic to expect huge student or community support with a program in it's literal infancy. That said, there is a direct correlation between university growth and athletic growth that is well documented.. The 1st ESPN Tuesday or Wednesday night CUSA national TV game will be the single greatest marketing day in KSU history. More people will be exposed to the sheer existence of KSU than anytime up to that point. With exposure comes growth in academics and funding for a better overall student experience.
Seriously, did anyone outside of Myrtle Beach know Coastal Carolina even existed 10 years ago? I had never heard of UTSA before they started playing football. 25 years ago I remember trying to figure out where and who the hell Gonzaga was when they 1st made some basketball noise..