In an exclusive interview UNI Director of Athletics David Harris, he talks about a number of topics headed into the new year, including; the FCS football landscape, UNI football’s resources and fan support and the upcoming UNI-Dome renovation.
Harris’ reaction when it was announced that James Madison, Sam Houston State and Jacksonville State were leaving FCS for FBS.
The significant financial requirements to jump from FCS to FBS.
Whether he thinks FCS sets up to be a feeder for FBS.
Harris on the competitive gap between the top and bottom of FCS.
Whether he thinks 24-teams is the correct amount moving forward for the FCS Playoffs.
The financial well-being of UNI football.
Harris on resources UNI football is without, including cost of attendance.
The additional costs of cost of attendance.
Contributors to financial success in a football season.
Level of satisfaction with the football program’s achievements.
Harris on what’s common in conversations with coach Mark Farley to elevate the program from a playoff contender to championship contender.
Where things stand with the possibility of reciprocity at UNI.
Football ticket prices and criticism of them.
Whether or not the 4 p.m. standard kickoff time could be changed.
Being on the lookout for fan apathy.
The importance of the upcoming UNI-Dome renovation.
Projected cost of UNI-Dome renovations.
Whether he anticipates receiving financial support from the state for the UNI-Dome renovation.