North Central seeking Div. III football championship

  • Quarterback Broc Rutter of Naperville is among the North Central College football team members receiving a send-off from football alumni prior to the team's departure for the 47th annual Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in Shenandoah, Texas, this Friday at 7 p.m. The Cardinals will face the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks for the NCAA Division III national title.

      Quarterback Broc Rutter of Naperville is among the North Central College football team members receiving a send-off from football alumni prior to the team's departure for the 47th annual Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in Shenandoah, Texas, this Friday at 7 p.m. The Cardinals will face the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks for the NCAA Division III national title. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Zach Greenberg of Naperville (2) is among the North Central College football team members receiving a send-off from football alumni prior to the team's departure for the 47th annual Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in Shenandoah, Texas, this Friday at 7 p.m. The Cardinals will face the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks for the NCAA Division III national title.

      Zach Greenberg of Naperville (2) is among the North Central College football team members receiving a send-off from football alumni prior to the team's departure for the 47th annual Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in Shenandoah, Texas, this Friday at 7 p.m. The Cardinals will face the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks for the NCAA Division III national title. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • North Central College football coach Jeff Thorne talks to his team in the locker room after practice, and prior to their departure for the 47th annual Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in Shenandoah, Texas, this Friday at 7 p.m. The Cardinals will face the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks for the NCAA Division III national title.

      North Central College football coach Jeff Thorne talks to his team in the locker room after practice, and prior to their departure for the 47th annual Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in Shenandoah, Texas, this Friday at 7 p.m. The Cardinals will face the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks for the NCAA Division III national title. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 12/17/2019 8:23 PM

The Cardinals of North Central College are off to seek a football championship.

The team left campus Tuesday evening from Naperville en route to play at 7 p.m. Friday for the Division III national title for the first time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The Cardinals are set to square off against the Warhawks of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the 47th annual Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in Shenandoah, Texas.

Fans can watch the game live on ESPNU-TV and through streaming services at WatchESPN.com or the ESPN app starting at 7 p.m. Friday. Cardinal fans in Naperville also can attend one of two local watch parties downtown. The Lantern at 8 W. Chicago Ave. #1 and Empire Burgers & Brew both are set to tune TVs to the game.

The college also is sending a contingent of students and marching band members to Shenandoah to watch the action, leaving on charter buses at 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

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