Lincoln University Revives Football After 48 Years

On Thanksgiving Day in 1960 the football team at Lincoln University, the historically black college in Pennsylvania, lost its season-ending football game to Howard University. That season the team lost all its games by a combined score of 227-37. After the season the university decided to end its football program.

On Saturday, August 30, Lincoln University played its first football game in 48 years. With no football field on campus, the team played at a local high school field. And this rejuvenated team did not stumble out of the starting block. The Lincoln University team beat George Mason University by a score of 34-7.

The team wasn't quite that successful this past weekend, losing 55-20 to Southern Virginia University.