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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Several big games will be played on Saturday

Saturday’s Ohio State-Michigan game will take center stage nationally. But to college football fans in Whitewater, Wisconsin, it’s going to take a back seat.

That’s where St. Norbert (10-0) and Wisconsin-Whitewater (10-0) will meet on Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA Division III playoffs. And fans of the other 30 teams participating in the Division III playoffs will be just as excited as those following the Buckeyes and Wolverines.

Eleven Division III schools enter the playoffs undefeated. One of them, defending national champion Mount Union (Ohio), finished the regular season 10-0. The Purple Raiders will be trying to collect their ninth Division III title.

The Division III champion will be crowned in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl on December 16 in Salem, Virginia. But between now and then, some pretty exciting games will be played.


Blogger Brian Vernellis said...

I agree Larry. Small college ball is fantastic to watch.

My first gig out of college was covering Division III Albion College. It was a great atmosphere to watch college football.

Unfortunately I was a year or two from their charges through the Division III playoffs, but it was exciting to see an entire community rally around the school.

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