Texas Lutheran College, a small school in Seguin, Texas, which captured two national football titles in the mid-1970s, has dropped its football program because of financial problems, school officials said. TLC president Dr. Charles Oestreich said the school would have needed an additional $100,000 to supplement its current $65,000 football operating budget and $186,000 scholarship commitment. Oestreich said the school, which plays as an independent, also had difficulty finding an equal competitor in Texas. Three Oklahoma schools Southeastern, East Central and Panhandle were on Texas Lutheran's 1988 schedule.
Texas Lutheran, which has had a football program since 1948, catapulted to national prominence in 1974 and 1975, when the teams won NAIA Division II national championships under Jim Wacker, now head coach at Texas Christian University. . . Northwestern University named Bruce A. Corrie, athletic director at Bucknell University, as the new athletic director at the Big Ten school. Corrie replaces Douglas W. Single, who resigned on Aug. 31 and later was named athletic director at Southern Methodist University. . . BIOG: NAME:Archive ID: 330307