Football - Wed, Nov. 11, 2009
CHICAGO - In an effort to both celebrate its perfect 11-0 season and promote its first-round match-up in the NAIA Championship Series, the No. 5 ranked and Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Mideast League champion Saint Xavier University football team will be hosting a "Selection Sunday" celebration on November 15 at the Shannon Center in Chicago. The gathering will begin around 12:30 p.m. Sunday and fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to SXU's first round game, which will take place on Saturday, November 21, at 1 p.m. at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago. Tickets for the first-round game are $10.
In addition to being able to purchase tickets in advance, there will also be numerous raffle drawings for fans in attendance. Raffle prizes include autographed footballs, jerseys and helmets from this season's championship team. At 1:30 p.m. in the main arena of the Shannon Center, College Fanz Sports Network will air a live webcast to officially announce the pairings for the 2009 NAIA Championship Series.
Saint Xavier (11-0 overall/7-0 MSFA) has a bye for the final week of the 2009 NAIA Football regular season and currently awaits its seed and pairing for the 2009 NAIA Championship Series. The Cougars won their first MSFA Mideast League title last weekend with a 36-24 road victory over rival University of Saint Francis (Ind.).