Following their passion, women go far to play flag football

Posted at 3:33 PM, Apr 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-06 16:33:47-04

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has begun competition in women's flag football with 13 small-college teams in six states.

One of them is Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska. Players from as far away as Alaska, Florida and Nevada came to the 1,600-student school to continue playing the fast-growing sport.

The NAIA expects at least 40 schools to have teams in two or three years. That's the threshold required for the NAIA to sponsor a championship in a sport.

Midland and other small schools start programs in a wide variety of sports to help increase enrollment.

Watch a related 3 News Now report from May 2020 at the top of the page.

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