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Benedictine Heads to Mount Union in NCAA Playoffs

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LISLE, Ill. - The Benedictine University football team learned its destination for the NCAA Division III Playoffs on Sunday night during an campus gathering at the CoalBen to watch the NCAA selection show.

The Eagles will head East to Alliance, Ohio for a meeting with the University of Mount Union, who has reached the national championship game the last six seasons and has missed out on the trip to Salem, Virginia just twice since 1996. Mount Union has won 10 national titles and owns the most playoff wins in NCAA history. The Purple Raiders are ranked second in the d3football.com poll and are a perfect 10-0 after winning the Ohio Athletics Conference.

Benedictine reached the playoffs last season and were sent to St. Thomas, holding a 3-0 lead after an 11-play drive to open the game before eventually falling 57-10.

Benedictine (7-3, 6-1) shared the Northern Athletics Conference Championship with Concordia Chicago but earned the automatic bid by virtue of a 43-21 victory at Concordia Chicago in the conference opener. The Eagles closed the regular season with a 23-21 loss at home to Wisconsin Lutheran on Saturday, the first conference loss since 2009, snapping a string of 16 consecutive conference wins. Benedictine is the first school to represent the Northern Athletics Conference in the playoffs in consecutive seasons. Running back John Borsellino has already established single season school records for touchdowns, carries, and rushing yards.

TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for playoff game will be available for $8. All seats in Mount Union Stadium are reserved and no passes will be accepted. Advance tickets can be purchased online by clicking here https://commerce.cashnet.com/mountemarket?itemcode=EM-FOOTBALL. To reserve tickets by phone calling (330) 829-4100 on Monday - Wednesday from 9 am - 2 pm Those tickets will be available for pickup on Friday from 12 pm - 2 pm in the lobby of the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex on campus and at the Will Call window at Mount Union Stadium on Saturday starting at 10:30 am.

BROADCAST INFORMATION
All Mount Union football games will be broadcast on the radio on WDPN 1310 AM and WRMU 91.1 FM and simulcast online along with a LIVE STATS game tracker at http://athletics.mountunion.edu. You can also here the WRMU 91.1 FM feed on any phone by calling (330) 445-7900.

The game will also be shown on television via tape delay on regional sports cable channel SportsTime Ohio and WIVM TV52 (Stark County), WIVN TV29 (New Philadelphia), Time Warner Cable (ch. 989-Stark County, ch. 99-Tuscarawas County), Massillion Cable (ch. 21) and Clear Picture Cable (ch. 21-Wayne County). Image Video produces the broadcasts with Joe Tait, who just finished a 39-year run as the radio voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers, does the play-by-play and Harry Paidas handles the color commentary. Replay times will be announced later this week.
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