For the second time since moving into Crusader Stadium four years ago, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football team will play host to an NCAA Division III National Championships Quarterfinal game. The Cru will welcome Wheaton College to Crusader Stadium for a 12:00 PM kickoff this Saturday with a berth in the National Semifinals on the line.
UMHB improved to 12-0 overall and advanced to the Quarterfinal Round of the postseason for the 10th time in program history with a 27-10 victory over Linfield College on Saturday. Wheaton improved to 11-1 overall and advanced with a 31-14 victory at conference rival North Central last Saturday. The Thunder qualified for the playoffs as the runner-up from the Collegiate Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. This will be the first meeting between UMHB and Wheaton on the football field. The winner of the UMHB/Wheaton game will advance to the National Semifinals to take on the winner of the Mount Union/Alfred Quarterfinal contest.
Tickets will go on sale to previous season ticket holders on Wednesday, November 30th, with the ticket windows open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Previous season ticket holders may also purchase tickets from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Thursday, December 1st. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 2nd. The ticket windows will be open from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM on Friday. Online ticket sales will be available to previous season ticket holders on Wednesday and will open up to the general public on Friday morning. If purchased in advance, reserved seats are $10, general admission tickets are $8 and student tickets are $4. The Crusader Stadium ticket windows will open at 10:00 AM on game day. Game day ticket prices are $12 for reserved seats, $10 for general admission and $4 for students.