Thursday, November 20, 2008

Incarnate Word Football updates

From the Incarnate Word Website

Incarnate Word’s football team has been going through fall drills since early August and now it’s time to put on a show as part of UIW’s homecoming weekend.

The Cardinals will be in full pads Saturday (November 22 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Benson Stadium on campus. All football fans, particularly those curious about the inaugural season of 2009, are invited to watch the action.

Coach Mike Santiago and his staff will divvy up the players and then step back as the pads pop.

Beginning at 11:30 a.m. the University is sponsoring a tailgate party nearby the stadium as a warmup to the game itself.

Once the Saturday intrasquad is completed, the 80-plus players will then hit the dining hall and the weight room in anticipation of being bigger and stronger for August 29, 2009, when the Cardinals open the season at home against Monterrey Tech.

SAN ANTONIO — Oh, how San Antonio has longed for a football team to call its

It has spent 15 years, since the Alamodome was finished in 1993,
courting the NFL, but the nation's seventh-largest city can't get the nod. San
Antonio fans don't even have a substantial collegiate team to claim.

But that will change next fall when the city's first scholarship team in a generation is
fielded by a rather unexpected source: a small Catholic university that once had
a reputation as a finishing school for girls.

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