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First football practice set for Sept. 6, spectators welcome

08.23.2016 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
Ready to cheer on the Rams? For the first time since 1941, Texas Wesleyan has a football team. Come watch the first practice from 2-4:30 p.m. on Sept. 6, right here on the campus mall.

Are you ready to cheer on the Rams? Your first chance to show support for the new Texas Wesleyan football team has arrived. 

The team’s first practice is set for 2-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6 on the campus mall.

Coach Prud’homme has announced that “spectators are welcome” to the first practice, which will feature more than 100 football student-athletes from across the country.

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Texas Wesleyan University announced in February 2016 that it will reestablish the University's football program with a red-shirt leadership class that will begin practicing during the 2016-17 season. Games are scheduled to begin in the 2017-18 season.

The team will play in the NAIA's Central States Football League, which is composed of teams from four NAIA conferences.

Future expansion of the football program includes band programs, as well as an expansion of Texas Wesleyan's highly respected athletic training program.

The university is also exploring the possibility of developing a new stadium adjacent to campus through a collaborative partnership.

Texas Wesleyan's football program began in 1934-35 (it had previously competed from 1902-1914 as Polytechnic College), and competed against rivals like Austin College and John Tarleton Agricultural College (now Tarleton State). During the 1940-41 season, the team won a conference co-championship. World War II signaled the suspension, as many of Texas Wesleyan's men served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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