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Whitewater, Platteville to host NCAA football playoff games

Published On: Nov 18 2013 08:42:04 PM CST
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Courtesy of National Collegiate Athletic Association


For the first time since 2008, two teams will represent the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) in the NCAA Division III Football Championship after University of Wisconsin-Platteville and UW-Whitewater earned bids into this year's 32-team field.

The Pioneers received one of eight available at-large invitations, while the Warhawks earned an automatic bid by winning the WIAC championship. Both teams will host first round contests on Nov. 23.

UW-Platteville (9-1) will make its first-ever NCAA Division III postseason showing and face Concordia University (Wis.) (8-2), while UW-Whitewater (10-0) will meet St. Norbert College (Wis.) (8-2).

The Warhawks are appearing in the event for the 11th time in program history - and eighth in the last nine seasons - and won national titles in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

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