The Slippery Rock University football team gathered together to learn that they had received a bid to compete in the NCAA Division II national playoffs for the third straight year when the 28-team playoff field was unveiled Sunday. SRU (10-1) earned the No. 2 seed in Super Region One and the right to host a home playoff game for the first time since 1999. The No. 2 seed is the highest for SRU since the 1999 season.
Kickoff for the opening round matchup versus Virginia Union at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium Nov. 21 is set for noon. Tickets for the game are: $12 for a reserved seat; $10 for general admission; $3 for general admission for high school age and younger; and $5 for college students with a valid student ID. Tickets are available through SRU's athletic department.
Commemorative t-shirts celebrating SRU's back to back championships will be available in the University Bookstore. (Photos by Jamie Greene, emerging technology and communication major from Moon Township)