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#1 JBB

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 02:55 PM

It's been discussed elsewhere, but it's probably worthy of its own topic. The school made it official today:

https://txwes.edu/ne..._announcement_1

No mention of the possible stadium partnership with the soccer team or where they might play in the meantime. They have a good amount of time to figure that out.

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 03:56 PM

It's been discussed elsewhere, but it's probably worthy of its own topic. The school made it official today:

https://txwes.edu/ne..._announcement_1

No mention of the possible stadium partnership with the soccer team or where they might play in the meantime. They have a good amount of time to figure that out.

 

Bringing back? 

I didn't even know they ever had football. 


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Posted 10 February 2016 - 04:01 PM

I didn't either, but that's what the article says.

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 04:13 PM

A Little history. Texas Wesleyan began as Polytechnic College in 1890. Football was part of the school's athletic program until the campus became an all women's school, Texas Woman's College, in the 1913-14 academic year. When the school went co-ed again in 1934, football came back and lasted until the opening of World War 2, when most of the men headed into the service. At war's end, the school debated bringing football back, but opted, instead, to focus on basketball, a program that took Wesleyan to national prominence through the 40's and 50's.

 

The original Polytechnic colors were black and red, and the mascot a parrot, all adopted by the local high school after the program disbanded in 1913. The 1934-35 team was basically recruited en masse from Weatherford college along with their head coach. The student body chose the ram as the new mascot.

 

The university has toyed with the return of football many times since the war. I'll miss being able to say that Wesleyan hasn't lost a game since 1942.



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Posted 10 February 2016 - 04:49 PM

Football helps make college fun.



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Posted 10 February 2016 - 09:43 PM

......No mention of the possible stadium partnership with the soccer team or where they might play in the meantime. They have a good amount of time to figure that out.

 

 The college, the city,  the ISD and the soccer team should all be signing a letter of commitment to build a stadium project for an area of the city that needs more than any other area a boost in confidence.



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 10:58 AM

 

......No mention of the possible stadium partnership with the soccer team or where they might play in the meantime. They have a good amount of time to figure that out.

 

 The college, the city,  the ISD and the soccer team should all be signing a letter of commitment to build a stadium project for an area of the city that needs more than any other area a boost in confidence.

 

I'd be all for that. I'd also like to see TCC start an athletic program (doesn't have to be football).



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 02:45 PM

Will UTA ever bring back football???  When I went to UTA it just seemed like 13th grade and most people I knew commuted.  The majority of the students that lived on campus just did not seem to be into football.  Just imagine TCU football, UTA football, TWU football and the Cowboys all in one county.  Well, the first three would be football teams anyway.  LOL!   



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 03:30 PM

UTA seems to be rather anti football actually. I don't see it returning soon, most students seem to want the school to focus on academics. 



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 10:10 PM

I rode by TWU campus on Wednesday. It's the first time I've been by there since they finished the tower and stuff. Rosedale is largely finished, but I hope they plan to finish the landscaping; it's still pretty rough.

Anyway, I passed the area where the new stadium is supposed to go per the pics above. It would substantially increase the size of the Wesleyan Bubble.
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Posted 22 April 2016 - 11:13 AM

The Ticket's morning show set up their broadcast at TWU this morning and spent a good amount of time promoting the return of football. TCU's recent success has proven that even people outside of the university's direct community will get behind a hometown team. I'm excited to see the school get their program up and running.

As an aside, The Ticket's morning show has done a weeklong tour of broadcasts at local universities over the last couple of summers and they have opted to go to TWU instead of TCU. TCU would not let them broadcast from a public area around students and planned to place them in a non-public area.

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Posted 02 May 2016 - 09:22 AM

Former TCU defensive back Quincy Butler has joined the coaching staff at Wesleyan.



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 06:36 PM

I saw someone in Albertson's last week in a TWU Football T-shirt.  He said they would be playing this year but it would be essentially just an exhibition season.  They play for real next year.


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Posted 22 September 2016 - 07:34 AM

http://www.star-tele...e103307897.html

 

ST article discussing partnership between The school and ISD to share stadium. The article doesn't mention is the Vaquero's would be involved.



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Posted 22 September 2016 - 08:42 AM

This makes sense. They ran a story a few weeks ago about the need for a new stadium for the school district because they are almost maxed out on the number of games they can hold in any given week.

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 12:20 PM

They will play at Farrington.

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 12:33 PM

 Excellent decision.  Makes sense for both FWISD and TWU.

 

I have been perplexed by the way that FWISD has allowed this prominently located property to be used solely for public school events; while all along, missing out on bonanza of new revenues.

 

FWISD should take as its model, Frisco ISD,  where they have integrated both professional and preparatory events in the same venue. 



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 03:20 PM

Also, although a bit off topic, TWU won the NAIA national championship in men's basketball this past weekend.




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