NAIA’s St. Andrews University to start football in 2017

A new program is coming to the world of college football. This week, it was announced that St. Andrews University will add a football program in the 2017-18 academic year.

The hope is that the university will continue to add new activities and programs in the upcoming years that will allow the student body more opportunities outside of the classroom to make an impact on the community and to set themselves up for success after school.

Interestingly enough, St. Andrews University’s predecessor Presbyterian Junior College (PJC) used to have a very impressive team.

While it will take some time for the Knights to reach that level, they have something to aim for.

“Our football teams in the past were known for producing young men who were passionate about the sport and dedicated to earning their degrees,” said Athletic Director, Glenn Batten. “Our players went on to become doctors, lawyers, businessmen and leaders in their communities and churches. Like all of our other sports, we will use football to shape the character of our players and prepare them for life beyond athletics.

“This will be a great opportunity for the young men who accept scholarship offers to join our new squad. They will help us set the tone and establish the foundation needed for a competitive program.”

The team will begin playing in August 2017.

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