On Sept. 7 the Southwestern University Pirates hosted the Texas Lutheran University Bulldogs in the university’s first football game in 63 years.

After a 40-minute, weather-related delay, the game kicked off at Birkelbach Stadium, 2275 N. Austin Ave.

More than 5,800 fans packed the stadium to watch the game, which ended with a 44–14 Pirate loss.

A pep rally, including a concert featuring the Kyle Bennett Band, was held Sept. 6 on the Georgetown Square.

The school announced in October 2011 that it would reinstate football in the 2013–14 academic year as a NCAA Division III school in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Southwestern previously played intercollegiate football from 1908–51 and was a charter member of the Southwest Conference.

The pirates will face Oklahoma Baptist University on Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. at Birkelbach stadium.

For more information about ticket prices, visit www.southwestern.edu.


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