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RELEASE DATE: 11/17/09
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Collegiate Sprint Football League Announces Addition of Post University

ITHACA,NY -- The Collegiate Sprint Football League has accepted Post University as a new member beginning in the 2010 season.

Post, located in the suburbs of Waterbury, Connecticut, will become the seventh member of the CSFL. The school will become a probationary member next fall and will play a modified schedule.

Post will join Cornell University, Mansfield University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, The United States Military Academy at West Point (Army) and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis (Navy) in the CSFL.

“Sprint Football affords our students an opportunity to compete against some of the most well known universities in the nation,” said University President, Dr. Kenneth Zirkle. “The program will strengthen the leadership, communication, and teamwork skills of student-athletes who have a burning desire to play football at the college level, and it will bring yet another exciting athletic program to our small New England campus.”

Zirkle was looking for the right football fit for his school. When he read an article in the Wall Street Journal about Mansfield University adding sprint football, Zirkle contacted CSFL Commissioner Steve Erber. Dr. Zirkle met with the commissioner in Ithaca, which led to the school’s acceptance into the league.

“The concept just fit when I came across sprint football,” Zirkle said. “It attracts good students and attracts student-athletes who are in it for the right reason. They want to get a good education, yet they still want to play football.”

Post University is a 58-acre hilltop residential campus. The academic programs at Post University are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Post is licensed by the State of Connecticut to grant associates, baccalaureate and master's degrees in a number of subjects.

Post is the first addition to the CSFL since Mansfield joined as a probationary member in 2008. Mansfield was accepted as a full member in 2009 – one-year earlier than expected.

Mansfield, which finished 2-5 in its inaugural season of league play this year, will travel to Post on Oct. 30, 2010.

The CSFL hopes to expand to eight members by 2011.

Post is the first addition to the CSFL since Mansfield joined in 2008. Mansfield became a full member in 2009.


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