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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Nov. 11, 2007

Northwest Seeded No. 2; Hosts Game Nov. 24

MARYVILLE, Mo.- (Bracket) Northwest Missouri State (9-1) has been named the No. 2 seed in the Southwest Region and has earned a first-round bye in the NCAA Division II playoffs, set to begin Nov. 17. The Bearcats will play the winner of West Texas A&M (11-0) and Washburn (8-3), the No. 3 and No. 6 seeds, respectively, at Bearcat Stadium Nov. 24 in a noon kickoff (CST).

The other side of the bracket pits No. 4 Abilene Christian (9-2) against No. 5 Mesa State (10-1). The winner must travel to top-seeded Chadron State (11-0) Nov. 24.

Northwest has earned its 12th NCAA playoff appearance and its 10th in the last 12 years. The Bearcats have advanced to the national championship game in each of the last two seasons.

It would be the third-ever meeting between Northwest and West Texas A&M (formerly West Texas State). The Buffs won back-to-back games against the Bearcats in 1987-88. The Bearcats beat Washburn 28-27 in Maryville Oct. 27 and have won 13 of the last 14 games against the Ichabods. Northwest leads the all-time series 22-6, but Washburn was the last team to beat Northwest at Bearcat Stadium dating back to 2005.

Tickets:
Northwest will begin playoff ticket sales for all fans at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12. The Northwest ticket office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Tickets can be ordered in person at the Student Services Center, by phone (660-562-1212) or online at www.nwmissouri.edu/tickets.

Bearcat Stadium Club & Suite Holders:
Bearcat Stadium Club and Suite Holders are asked to call Mark Clements (660-562-1308) by noon Tuesday, Nov. 20, to confirm/place your ticket order. The cost will be $10 per ticket. Suite holders please contact Aramark at 660-562-1275 to order catering.

Season Ticket Holders:
Season ticket holders (chairback, railback and bleachers) will have until 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, to purchase their season seats. Beginning Monday, Nov. 20, any seats unclaimed by season ticket holders will be released for purchase by the general public.

Get Your Tickets By…
Tickets will be available for sale through close of business Wednesday, Nov. 21, or online until 11:59 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23.

• On the day of competition, the ticket booths will open two and a half hours prior to kickoff and gates will open an hour and a half prior to kickoff.

Ticket Prices:
Ticket prices for playoff games are as follows:
Reserved: $10 (all ages)
Standing Room Only (SRO): $8 (all ages)
Northwest Students: $5 w/ID (only one ticket per student at this price)
Note: The NCAA prohibits complimentary admission

Should Northwest Advance:
Should Northwest advance and host a game on Dec. 1, the following procedure will be utilized:

• On Monday, Nov. 26, tickets will go on sale at 8 a.m. for all fans. Season ticket holders (chairback, railback and bleachers) will be given the opportunity until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to purchase their season seats. Any unclaimed season seats will be released for purchase by the general public. Non-season ticket holders can also purchase tickets - any seats that are not held for season ticket holders.

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