One of the more exciting developments since I arrived at HBU has been our move to Division I NCAA athletics and the recent founding of the HBU football program. This is a great step for HBU because football is one of the humanities.
HBU is a Christian Liberal Arts University. As such we seek to be a national comprehensive university under the Lordship of Christ. Football, in particular, has a long tradition of being central to the American university experience. In beginning Division I football at HBU we create an opportunity to serve God in an area and at a level that Christian universities have often ceded to secular institutions. For many of the same reasons we are taking on the challenge of Christian graduate education (Pillar Three) we should take on the challenge of having among the best athletic teams in the nation.