Chancellor Phil Dubois has punted, for now, on a decision about whether UNC Charlotte should start a football program.
He told university trustees Thursday he’ll continue to vet serious questions about the cost and benefits and get back to them in the fall.
That will not make vocal advocates of 49er football happy. But maybe he’s trying to figure out a way around this huge hurdle: Research showed 66 percent of the revenue needed for football would have to come from raising non-optional student athletic fees. Students could have to pay as much as $300 more to support football, putting that fee way out of whack with the other 16 campuses of the university system.
Daily Views predicts that’s a show-stopper (and it ought to be). Daily Views also predicts that’s a no-go with the grand poobahs of the UNC system, Erskine Bowles and the UNC Board of Governors.
What do you think? Is Dubois stalling for time? Or has he stopped the game to let the crowd down easy?