Due to the overwhelming support to bring back Titan Football, a separate website has been created to promote this effort. Please visit www.bringbacktitanfootball.com for more information on the status of reinstating Cal State Fullerton Football.
The original text as it was published on November 9th, 2007 appears below:
It’s been 15 years since the Cal State Fullerton Football Team played it’s last game in Titan Stadium. Even though Cal State Fullerton is best known for its four-time national championship baseball program, there are many that still yearn for the days when the Titans also played football. Recent reunions involving former players and coaches has opened up conversations about reinstating the Cal State Fullerton Football Program. Those conversations are not just all talk about how it was back in “the good ‘ol days”. Apparently the interest in bringing the program back has drawn the attention of the Cal State Fullerton Associated Students President. Heather Williams has scheduled a town hall meeting for November 29, 2007 to discuss the possibility of bringing back the football program. In an effort to maximize support for the reinstatement of the Cal State Fullerton Football Team, an online petition has been created and will be presented at the meeting.
The online petition states:
We, the undersigned, hereby pledge our support for the reinstatement of the sport of intercollegiate football at California State University, Fullerton.
The Cal State Fullerton Football Team can trace its roots back to 1970 when the sport was first established at CSUF. In the 23 years of competition prior to the program’s cancellation following the 1992 season, the Cal State Fullerton Football program has produced numerous professional football players and a number of former coaches have coached or currently coach in the National Football League. We believe that reinstating the Cal State Fullerton Football Team will provide a greater sense of pride and cohesiveness among current students, alumni and the community in the greater Orange County, California area.
The main argument for the elimination of the Cal State Fullerton Football program in 1992 was overall apathy and a lack of fan support at that time. By signing this petition, we are proving that assumption to be false and no longer valid in today’s climate.
We, the undersigned, plan to support the Cal State Fullerton Football program in any way we can. We encourage the California State University, Fullerton administration and Associated Students, Inc. to reinstate the football program for competition in the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA).
This petition will be presented to Heather Williams, ASI President & CEO-Associated Students, CSUF, Inc., on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at noon pacific standard time. The petition will be presented during a special town hall meeting intended to gauge interest in reinstating the Cal State Fullerton Football program to active status.
By signing this petition, we request California State University, Fullerton reinstate the Cal State Fullerton Football Team to full competitive status within the NCAA.
If you agree with this petition and the opinions stated within, please add your name. Just imagine, tailgating in Fullerton in the fall before a football game and not having to wait until baseball season arrives to fire up the grill. Go Titans!