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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Dec. 6, 2006

Semifinal Football Game To Be Televised Only on ESPNU

MARYVILLE -- The NCAA Semifinal Football game between No. 2 Northwest Missouri State and No. 6 Bloomsburg (Pa.) on Sunday, Dec. 10 is scheduled to air live on ESPNU with the kick-off at 4:36 p.m. CST. As of press time (Dec. 6), DirecTV (channel 609) or Dish Network (channel 148) are the two ways fans can watch the game. Check with your local cable provider for these two options. In Maryville, Carson's Sports Grill located on Main Street and 4th Street will be showing the game on Sunday.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling 660.562.1212, in person at the Student Services Center or on-line at www.nwmissouri.edu/tickets. On Sunday, the ticket booths at Bearcat Stadium will open at 2 p.m. CST, a change from previous times at 2:30 p.m. Gates into the stadium will open at 3 p.m. CST. The first 5,000 Bearcat fans will receive rally towels at the gates.

The Bearcat Zone, a fan tailgate area West of the stadium, will be open from 2:30-4:00 p.m. in College Park. Campus Dining will be serving for $5 per person. The band, cheerleaders and steppers will perform at 3:30 p.m.

For more information about the game, visit http://www.nwmissouri.edu/sports/index.htm

Also, Sunday's game will pit two nationally recognized head coaches in Northwest's Mel Tjeerdsma and Bloomsburg's Danny Hale. Both coaches are finalists for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year. Each of the 10 finalists will be featured in a one-hour special on ABC on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. CST.

Several alumni chapters will be hosting watch parties. Those areas are included below:

Omaha, NE 68164
A approximately 114th and Maple Street

Kansas City, MO
The Quaff, located at 1010 Broadway, Kansas City MO.
Festivities will start at approx 3:30 pm CST.

St. Louis, MO
Ozzie's Restaurant and Sports Bar
645 Westport Plaza
St. Louis, MO
314.434.1000

Columbia, MO
Truman's (near Hy-Vee and Shakespeare's Pizza West)
West Broadway
4:00 p.m.

Phoenix, AZ (2 locations)
Famous Sam's
720 West Ray Road
(Cooper & Ray NE Corner)

Gilbert, AZ
Game day contact: Stephen Bailey 480-899-9804
The Fox & The Hound
8320 W Mariners Way
(South of 83rd Ave & Bell)

Peoria, AZ
Game day contact: Allyn Calhoun 602-319-0135

Des Moines, IA
Champps in West Des Moines at the Jordan Creek Mall
3:30 p.m.
Omaha, NE
Ice House
10920 Emmet Street

Dallas, TX
Champps Americana
4951 Beltline Road
Dallas, TX 75254 (up near the Addison area)

Chicago, IL
Cheeseburger in Paradise
2970 Findley Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-953-7095

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics
sid@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468