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  • Sprint Football is Coming to MidwayU in Fall 2022

June 21, 2021

Midway University has announced that it will add Sprint Football to its list of athletic programs during the 2022-23 academic year.

Sprint Football, in which each football player must weigh no more than 178 pounds, has been played for nearly a century at universities on the East Coast. Beginning in 2022, sprint football will come to Middle America for the first time.

“We are excited to add this dynamic opportunity to our sports offerings,” said Rusty Kennedy, Vice President for Admissions and Student Affairs. “Sprint Football will only add additional vibrancy and excitement to campus life each fall.”

Midway University, along with five other private colleges and universities in the Midwest and Upper South will be the charter members of a new, independent athletic conference, the Midwest Sprint Football League (MSFL).

“Midway University is continuously looking for opportunities that fit with student interest and the development of each student,” said Midway University President, Dr. John P. Marsden. “We are excited about the opportunity to be a charter member of the Midwest Sprint Football League and to bring a new sport to this part of the country. Since Midway does not sponsor varsity football, sprint football will fit nicely with our other 27 athletic offerings.”