A Football Proposal
Texas Wesleyan University is a small urban school that is home to many commuter students, but a large amount of its students are athletes. Wesleyan sports teams include volleyball, baseball, softball, table tennis, men and women’s basketball, men and women’s soccer, and golf. However, the school is lacking one of the most popular college sports, Football.
Football was a part of Wesleyan at one time. In the 1930’s Wesleyan had the start of a great team which the school had recruited from Weatherford College. The team was good, and might have become something great, but our school lost its players to World War II. Since the entire team joined the war so many years ago, they have not recruited any new players. Wesleyan has been on the sidelines for almost eighty years, and it is up to the student body to petition the alumni to investigate what it would take to be back in the game, and get Wesleyan a football team.
Albertson College of Idaho, a small liberal arts school like Wesleyan, has been considering this same issue. A committee was formed to investigate what it would take to start the new team and what the team would add to their college. The cost of starting a new football team is around 1.5 million dollars which seems like a huge burden, but with enthusiastic students and alumni it would not take long to raise the money needed. This is why the student body at Wesleyan needs all the support of available alumni before we can present anything to the board of trustees.
Football teams are a great source of school spirit. Over the last couple of years the student life and spirit on campus has been dwindling. A football team could rekindle the spirit on campus. Football just brings a different atmosphere of competition that other sports do not have. The attendance of football games is much easier to keep up with because there is only 1 game a week, and about 11 games a season unlike...