December 15, 2002
We sing to thee, O Trinity

My alma mater Trinity University will play in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for the Division III football championship after beating St. John's of Minnesota in the semifinals game. Trinity has been in the Div III playoffs for the last six years but this is their first shot at a title. Go Tigers!

The bad news is that they must take on Division III powerhouse Mount Union, winners of 54 straight games and 94 of 95. (Take that, Miami!) The Tigers lost to Mount Union 34-29 in their only prior meeting, the 1998 playoff semifinals. It should be a good game, one I'd much rather watch on TV than any overhyped Corporate Sponsorship Bowl featuring a couple of 7-5 teams from the Big XII and the Big Ten or whatever. Check your local listings and hope for the best, I guess. And in case I didn't say it loudly enough before, GO TIGERS!

UPDATE: My local listings say that this game will be on ESPN2 at 11 AM on Saturday (that's CST). Not that the ESPN web page has any info on this. Advantage: disgruntled small-school alumnus.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 15, 2002 to Other sports | TrackBack