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Q&A: UWF Football Head Coach Pete Shinnick

The day University of West Florida students have been waiting for is finally here. On Feb. 6, Pete Shinnick, was formally introduced as UWF’s first football coach. Since the team isn’t set to start their first season until the fall of 2016, Shinnick took the time to answer some question from UWF students about the […]

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Shinnick introduced as coach

A news conference was held on Feb. 6 in the Argonaut Athletic Club to introduce Pete Shinnick as the first-ever head football coach at the University of West Florida. The AAC was filled with UWF coaches, faculty, athletes and members from the media, all tuned in to Shinnick. UWF President Judy Bense couldn’t hide her […]

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Week 8 NFL Game Picks

Dolphins @ Patriots: Even though New England has suffered losses in two of their last three games, Miami’s struggles extend to both sides of the ball, with the offense failing to operate consistently and the defense has been unable to come up with key stops in necessary situations. New England should win this one. Buffalo […]

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Flag football starts with preseason tourney

By Brian Achatz The Immortals bested the competition in the preseason flag football tournament at The University of West Florida. The third annual tournament took place Oct. 17 at the UWF Intramural Fields. Intramural Graduate Assistant Dale Russell said he thinks the tournament is more focused on practice than it is on winning. “The main […]

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UWF football to kick off inaugural season at the Maritime Park

By Scott Pauley The University of West Florida and the Community Maritime Park Associates have announced a deal to allow UWF’s football team to play its inaugural season in 2016 at the Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, the home of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. The proposed agreement will allow UWF to move forward with plans to start […]

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Football coming in fall ’16

By Brian Achatz It seems like yesterday when University of West Florida President Judy Bense announced the vision for student life enhancement in fall 2011. Two years later, the timeline for UWF football has solidified. Since 2011, UWF has increased its total to 71 Gulf South Conference championships and seven national championships. A football program […]

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Football: How Florida Tech did it

Many current University of West Florida students and faculty can remember when President Judith Bense announced the UWF vision for student life enhancement in Fall 2011, an announcement that brought hope for the start of a football program in the near future. In addition to football, the student life enhancement project included new facilities on […]

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Intramural flag football season kicks off at UWF

If it’s between Monday through Thursday night, expect to see the bright lights on the University of West Florida Intramural Fields shinning down on a group of guys and girls, who will be putting on their game faces to compete against their peers. Intramural Flag Football began its season on Oct. 17, and it will […]

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Campus divided about football

The plan to bring football to the University of West Florida has people talking, and opinions on the program are split among both students and faculty. Faculty Union President Susan Walch said that a recent faculty union poll showed opinions on the program were split nearly evenly among faculty. “Big sports can create big problems,” […]

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President Bense plans to enhance student life, introduce football

With a football helmet raised high during the Argo Arrival Kickoff Pep Rally on Aug. 18, President Judy Bense made it clear that change is coming to the University of West Florida. Amid cheers from a crowd of more than 1,500 students, faculty, staff and community members, Bense announced the university’s plans to improve student […]

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