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UTPB Will Have A New Football Team in 2016

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA- Today we are one step close to college football in the Permian Basin as UTPB has received approval and successfully raised enough funds to move forward with fielding a football team.

The plan is for the football team to start play in 2016. Students have supported the idea of a football team by passing a referendum re purposing a student fee to help support athletics. This will be a major upgrade to sports in the Permian Basin and will help all of Falcon Athletics.

“When you mention the name Odessa what comes to mind? Oil and football, and it's about time we are at least able to produce the football part of the reputation. We are going to be hiring a football coaching staff very soon, we're going to be hiring a lot of other coaches in other sports as well.” UTPB President David Watts told us.

This football team should also provide an excellent avenue for local football players to continue playing at the next level.

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