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College football: Schools that have added varsity football

Starting with the 2008 season, here's a look at the 56 schools that have added varsity football to their athletic programs, including 11 that plan to start in 2014 or later.
by Berry Tramel Published: July 20, 2013
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Starting with the 2008 season, 56 schools have added varsity football to their athletic programs, including 11 that plan to start in 2014 or later:

2008

Campbell University (Buies Creek, N.C.), NCAA Division I-AA

College of St. Scholastica (Duluth, Minn.), NCAA Division III

Colorado State-Pueblo (Pueblo, Colo.), NCAA Division II

Dordt College (Sioux Center, Iowa), NAIA

Grand View University (Des Moines, Iowa), NAIA

Kentucky Christian University (Grayson, Ky.), NAIA

Lake Erie College (Painesville, Ohio), NCAA Division II

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (Lincoln University, Pa.), NCAA Division II

2009

Anna Maria College (Paxton, Mass.), NCAA Division III

Castleton State (Castleton, Vt.), NCAA Division III

Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Va.), NCAA Division I-AA, moving to Division I-A in 2014

University of New Haven (West Haven, Conn.), NCAA Division II

University of Incarnate Word (San Antonio), NCAA Division II, moving to I-AA in 2014

2010

Georgia State (Atlanta), NCAA Division I-AA

Lamar University (Beaumont, Texas), NCAA Division I-AA

Lindsey Wilson College (Columbia, Ky.), NAIA

Notre Dame College (South Euclid, Ohio), NAIA, petitioning for NCAA Division II

Pacific University (Forest Grove, Ore.), NCAA Division III

South Alabama (Mobile, Ala.), unclassified, moving to NCAA Division I-A in 2013

2011

Ave Maria University (Ave Maria, Fla.), NAIA

Concordia University (Ann Arbor, Mich.), NAIA

Ohio Mid-Western (Sharonville, Ohio), U.S. Collegiate Athletics Association

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by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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