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25 colleges adding football teams before 2015

Lou Holtz said last week during a speech in Memphis, “When you are successful in football, there is a pride among the student body that can’t be duplicated in any other way, there is an association with the alumni that binds them back to the school, there is a pride in the city and state that we are committed to excellence.”

To no surprise, eight new programs will begin playing football this season. 

The list includes of schools includes UT-San Antonio, Ave Maria University, Concordia University (MI), Presentation College (SD), Robert Morris University, Siena Heights University, Stevenson University, and Virginia University of Lynchburg.

Seventeen more programs will begin competing in football between 2012 – 2014.

Those colleges include Atlanta Christian College, Bluefield College, Finlandia University, LeMoyne-Owen College, Misericordia University, Wayland Baptist University, Florida Tech, George Fox University (OR), Hendrix College, Mercer University, UNC - Charlotte, Oklahoma Baptist University, Reinhardt University, Stetson University, University of New Orleans, and Houston Baptist University.

Some of the colleges are trying to increase enrollment. Others are trying to address gender imbalance. Others are hoping that football will bring more regional attention to the school.

Meanwhile, Trev Alberts has dropped football at Nebraska-Omaha.


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