Monday, December 14, 2009

Mount Union Reaches NCAA Division III Football Championship Game — Again

Defending NCAA Division III national football champion Mount Union returns for the fifth straight year to the national championship game following its 24-7 victory over Wesley (Del.) in a semifinal game played Dec. 12.

The championship game, called the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday in Salem, Va.

Making its their 13th overall visit to the championship game, Mount Union will meet Wisconsin-Whitewater, its opponent each of the last four years. A victory would give the Raiders their 11th championship, their fourth in five years and its seventh since 2000.

While tickets for the game Saturday are on sale through Wednesday on the Mount Union campus in Alliance, you can stay home and watch the game on ESPN2 starting at 11 a.m.

-- Bob Burke