Southwestern had it all backward.
When the small, private liberal arts college in this bustling Central Texas city up and decided recently to restart its long-dormant football program after pondering it for years, athletic director Glada Munt and other long-timers at Southwestern University came to know it wasn’t a question of why it should bring back the sport.
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THE FIRST SCHEDULE
Sept. 7;Texas Lutheran 44, Southwestern 14
Sept. 14;Bacone 32, Southwestern 14
Sept. 21;East Texas Baptist 56, Southwestern 10
Sept. 28;at Hendrix
Oct. 5; at Austin College
Oct. 12;Oklahoma Baptist
Nov. 2;Austin College
Nov. 9;at Trinity
Nov. 16;at Southern Virginia
THE FIRST ROSTER
Southwestern doesn’t offer football scholarships, but has 94 players on the initial roster. Here’s a Pirates breakdown:
Players from Texas: 92
Players from out of state: 2 (Colorado, New York)
Players from Central Texas: 13