Saturday, December 15, 2012

Mount Union Captures NCAA Division III Football Crown

Quarterback Kevin Burke threw for two touchdowns and Charles Dieuseul blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown to lead Mount Union to a 28-10 victory over St. Thomas (Minn.) Friday night in the NCAA Division III Football national championship game.

This title, Mount Union's 11th overall and its first since 2008, is the first team championship won by an AICUO member institution this academic year. It also represents the 20th national football crown won by AICUO member institutions since World War II.

In addition, Mount Union head coach Larry Kehres was named the National Coach of the Year.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wild 4th-Period Rally Sends Mount Union Football to Friday's Championship Game


NCAA Division III Tournament

National Semifinal
Dec. 8 at Alliance, Ohio
Mount Union 48, Mary Hardin-Baylor 35

National Championship Game
Dec. 14, 7 p.m. EST at Salem, Va.
Mount Union vs. St. Thomas (Minn.)

Friday's game will be Mount Union's 16th appearance in the championship game, beginning in 1993, and St. Thomas's first. It will also be Mount Union's eighth consecutive championship game, and the first in this series in which the opponent will not be Wisconsin-Whitewater. Mount Union won three of those seven matchups, most recently in 2008.

Mount Union holds the record for championships won with 10 (in 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, and 2008). Other AICUO members that have won this tournament:

Dayton: 2 championships (1981, 1989)
Wittenberg: 2 championships (1973, 1975)
Baldwin Wallace: 1 championship (1978)

The competing teams are members of the independent college and university associations in their respective states, Ohio and Minnesota. At the other levels of NCAA football: Division I "FBS" (the former Division I-A), public vs. independent (Notre Dame (Ind.)); Division I "FCS" (I-AA), all four semifinalists are public universities; Division II, both finalists are public. In the NAIA championship game, both finalists are independent (Marian (Ind.) vs. Morningside (Iowa)).

Monday, December 3, 2012

Mount Union Football Romps, Will Host Div. III National Semifinal Saturday


NCAA Division III Tournament

Third Round
Dec. 1 at Alliance, Ohio
Mount Union 72, Widener (Pa.) 17

National Semifinal
Dec. 8 at Alliance, Ohio
Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) v. Mount Union, 2 p.m.
Live telecast on ESPN3

Ohio Northern Toppled in NCAA Div. III Men's Soccer Championship Game

Men's Soccer

NCAA Division III Tournament

Championship Game
Dec. 1 at San Antonio, Texas

Messiah (Pa.) 5, Ohio Northern 1

Note: Messiah's men's and women's teams both won national championships this year

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Ohio Northern Advances to Championship Game in NCAA Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer

NCAA Division III at San Antonio, Texas

National Semifinal, Nov. 30
Ohio Northern 3, Williams (Mass.) 2

National Championship Game, Dec. 1
Ohio Northern v. Messiah (Pa.), 1:30 p.m. CST
Live video available at NCAA Live

Rio Grande Men's Soccer Eliminated in 2nd Round of NAIA Playoff

Men's Soccer

NAIA Tournament at Montgomery, Ala.
Second Round, Nov. 30
Hannibal-Lagrange (Mo.) 2, Rio Grande 1, 2OT