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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

CFB: Wayland Baptist reviving football after 70 years

Associated Press

PLAINVIEW, Texas Wayland Baptist is bringing back a football program dormant since 1941.

The school said further details would be announced at a news conference Wednesday.

Wayland Baptist was known as the Jackrabbits when it last played football the fall before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that sent the U.S. into World War II.

The Baptist school in the Texas Panhandle is best-known for women's basketball. The Flying Queens won 10 AAU national titles from 1953 to 1975.

Plainview is about 40 miles north of Lubbock.