MIDWAY, Ky. — Midway University 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.
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). See the MSFL news release.
Joining Midway as the charter members of the MSFL are Bellarmine University (Ky.), Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.), Fontbonne University (Mo.), Quincy University (Ill.) and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (Ind.).
A full-time member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Midway’s membership and competition in sprint football will be separate from the NAIA. Midway also is a full-time member of the River States Conference and an affiliate member of the Mid-South Conference.
With the addition of sprint football, Midway University Athletics will now offer scholarship opportunities in 28 sports beginning in the fall of 2022. Students interested in joining the sprint football team can complete a recruitment form at www.gomidwayeagles.com.
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