DALLAS – College football is growing, with eight schools starting programs this fall.
The National Football Foundation released the details Wednesday, noting that a total of 25 programs will start up over the next four years.
Texas-San Antonio will be the largest program to begin play this year, starting up at the Championship Subdivision level under former Miami coach Larry Coker. Presentation College and Stevenson University will play in NCAA Division III, four schools will start NAIA programs and Virginia University of Lynchburg will play as an independent.
Six schools are set to add programs in 2012, with eight more the following year and three in 2014.
Stetson and Mercer will be the biggest of the programs to launch in the next three years, both as non-scholarship programs in the FCS in 2013.