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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

Presentation College (Aberdeen, S.D.), NCAA Division III

Robert Morris University (Chicago), NAIA

Siena Heights University (Adrian, Mich.), NAIA

Stevenson University (Owings Mills, Md.), NCAA Division III

Texas-San Antonio (San Antonio), NCAA Division I-AA, moved to I-A

Virginia-Lynchburg (Lynchburg, Va.), U.S. Collegiate Athletics Association


Bluefield College (Bluefield, Va.), NAIA

Lindenwood University-Belleville (Belleville, Ill.), NAIA

Misericordia University (Dallas, Pa.), NCAA Division III

Point University (West Point, Ga.), NAIA

Wayland Baptist (Plainview, Texas), NAIA


Alderson Broaddus (Philippi, W.Va.), NCAA Division II

Berry College (Mount Berry, Ga.), NCAA Division III

Florida Tech (Melbourne, Fla.), NCAA Division II

Hendrix College (Conway, Ark.), NCAA Division III

Houston Baptist (Houston), NCAA Division I-AA

Mercer University (Macon, Ga.), NCAA Division I-AA

Oklahoma Baptist (Shawnee, Okla.), NAIA

Reinhardt University (Waleska, Ga.), NAIA

Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas), NCAA Division III

Stetson University (DeLand, Fla.), NCAA Division I-AA

North Carolina-Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.), Division I-AA, moving to Division I-A in 2015

Warner University (Lake Wales, Fla.), NAIA


College of Idaho (Caldwell, Idaho), NAIA

George Fox University (Newberg, Ore.), NCAA Division III

Limestone College (Gaffney, S.C.), NCAA Division II

Missouri Baptist (St. Louis), NAIA

Paine College (Augusta, Ga.), NCAA Division II

Southeastern University (Lakeland, Fla.), NAIA


East Tennessee State (Johnson City, Tenn.), NCAA Division I-AA

Kennesaw State (Kennesaw, Ga.), NCAA Division I-AA


Lyon College (Batesville, Ark.), NAIA

Finlandia University (Hancock, Mich.), NCAA Division III

University of New Orleans (New Orleans), NCAA Division I-AA

by Berry Tramel
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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