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Central to host Wis.-Oshkosh in NCAA football playoffs

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—The NCAA Division III football playoffs are returning to Central College. The 9-1 Dutch will take on the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (8-2) Saturday at noon at Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium. The 32-team playoff field was revealed late Sunday afternoon. It’s Central’s 21st NCAA playoff appearance, its first since 2009, when the Dutch also hosted. […]

Defensive Effort Leads William Penn to Heart-Opening Win

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–It was not textbook, but it was a win nonetheless as the Statesmen women’s basketball team held off Benedictine 54-45 in its Heart of America Athletic Conference opener Saturday. #25 WPU (3-1, 1-0 Heart), which had not played in 10 days, limited the previously-unbeaten Ravens (5-1, 0-1 Heart) to just 25.0% from the field. BC […]

Big Second Half Propels Statesmen to First Heart Win

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa, Iowa—The Statesmen kicked off its journey to reclaim the crown in the Heart of America Athletic conference with a showdown against last season’s champion, Benedictine. #4 William Penn (6-0, 1-0 Heart) showcased a strong defensive presence throughout while the offense came alive in the second half to take down #9 Benedictine (1-5, 0-1 Heart) […]

William Penn Drops Season Finale

William Penn University Athletics

Canton, Mo.–The Statesmen football team could not hang on in its final battle of 2019, falling 17-10 to Culver-Stockton in a Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division game Saturday. WPU (4-6-1, 2-3 North) scored the contest’s first 10 points, but allowed 17 unanswered in the second half to succumb to the Wildcats (6-5, 4-1 […]

Diaz Reaches FR-SO Finals at GVU Open

William Penn University Athletics

Altoona–The Statesmen wrestling team recorded several strong efforts with its tournament squad as it competed at the Grand View Open Saturday. In an event that was broken into two separate divisions (Freshman-Sophomore and Open), William Penn had eight grapplers tally at least one victory. Open Division Kirkland Crocker (Sr., Tampa, Fla.) had his hand raised […]

Sizzling Central rolls to men’s basketball win in Illinois

Central Dutch Athletics

JACKSONVILLE, ILL.—With a scorching 60% effort from beyond the 3-point line, the Central College men’s basketball team broke into the win column in dominating fashion, 102-67 over Lincoln Christian University (Ill.) Saturday. The Dutch (1-3) shot 59.6% from the floor, including 65.6% in the first half, racing to a 53-35 halftime advantage in the third-place […]

Late Knox surge tops Central women’s basketball team

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA—A young lineup made youthful mistakes down the stretch as the Central College women’s basketball team surrendered a 10-0 closing run in tumbling to Knox College (Ill.) 81-72 Saturday. Down by as many as 10 points in the first half, the Dutch (2-1) fought their way to even at the half, 42-42. It was still […]

Dutch wrestling squad picks up four dual wins in Michigan

Central Dutch Athletics

ADRIAN, MICH. — The Central College wrestling team grinded out four victories at the Adrian College duals Saturday, including a 21-20 win over No. 12 Alma College (Mich.) The Dutch (5-0) also defeated Ohio Northern University (22-20), Adrian College {Mich.} (23-16) and the Milwaukee School of Engineering {Wis.} (51-0). “A day like this on a […]

Central holds off Coe for record 31st football crown

Central Dutch Athletics

CEDAR RAPIDS—A share of a record 31st conference championship was among the most elusive at times, but the Central College football team withstood another second-half comeback bid to nail it down Saturday, 31-21 at Coe College. That also gives the Dutch their 21st NCAA Division III playoff berth. It ends a 10-year title and postseason […]

Central men ousted from NCAA soccer tournament

Central Dutch Athletics

DECORAH— Roaring back from a 2-0 deficit in the second half, the Central College men’s soccer team lost on a heart-breaking goal in the game’s final minutes in a 3-2 defeat against the University of Wisconsin – Superior in the opening of the NCAA Division III tournament Saturday night. The Dutch end their season with […]

         

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