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Where You Can Watch North Central College Tonight in the D-III National Title Game

If you are a sports fan in Chicago, there isn’t a lot to cheer about.

Enter: North Central College! The Cards play in their first ever national title game tonight!

The Cardinals football team takes on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater — a division three power house that has six trophies lining their hallways — tonight in the NCAA D-III National Championship game tonight from Shenandoah, Texas.

The game will be broadcast on ESPNU.

Several bars around the area are hosting watch parties, including Two Brothers Barrel House, Empire, and The Lantern — all in downtown Naperville, where the campus is located.

There are a lot of local kids on the NCC team!

1 Julian Bell DB 5-7 146 So. Oswego, Ill. / Oswego
6 Michael Baumgardner LB 5-7 191 So. Naperville, Ill. / Neuqua Valley
9 Tommy Hyland DL 6-4 261 Jr. Lombard, Ill. / Montini Catholic
9 Broc Rutter QB 6-2 204 Sr. Naperville, Ill. / Neuqua Valley
10 Talha Ayhan DL 5-10 222 Jr. Wheaton, Ill. / Glenbard South
11 Andrew Kamienski WR 6-0 181 Jr. Pingree Grove, Ill. / South Elgin
11 Tim Mayerhofer DB 6-0 183 Jr. Romeoville, Ill. / Plainfield East
13 Kevin Polaski QB 5-11 148 Fr. Elk Grove Village, Ill. / Conant
14 Sam Taviani DB 6-0 181 So. Downers Grove, Ill. / Downers Grove North
16 Alec Wolff DB 6-3 190 So. Lombard, Ill. / Glenbard East
17 Zach Witken DB 5-9 199 Sr. Riverside, Ill. / Riverside-Brookfield
18 Blake Williams WR 6-4 186 Jr. Aurora, Ill. / Metea Valley
20 Jared Hornbeck WR 6-0 181 So. Hampshire, Ill. / Hampshire
22 Zach Garrett RB 5-8 196 Sr. Batavia, Ill. / Batavia
23 Conner Rush DB 5-10 150 Fr. Pekin, Ill. / Pekin
25 Braden Lindmark DB 6-3 188 So. Naperville, Ill. / Naperville Central
28 Zach Weiss DB 5-11 164 Fr. Bolingbrook, Ill. / Neuqua Valley
29 Trevor Tesmond DB 5-11 179 So. Naperville, Ill. / Neuqua Valley
31 Garrett Fiduccia DB 6-0 185 So. Aurora, Ill. / Oswego East
34 Joey Carrell DB 5-9 166 Fr. Schaumburg, Ill. / Conant
37 Eric Letterer LB 5-10 186 Jr. Dekalb, Ill. / Dekalb

Don’t forget about the local athletes playing for UW-W!

1 Derek Kumerow WR 6-2 200 Jr. Bartlett, Ill. / South Elgin
4 Garrett Purdy DB 6-0 200 Sr. Naperville, Ill. / Central
11 Jake Eskoff QB 6-1 210 Fr. Naperville, Ill. / Neuqua Valley
18 Tyler Holte WR 5-10 180 So. Elgin, Ill. / St. Edward Central Catholic
28 Matt Fuller DB 6-0 175 Fr. Plainfield, Ill. / South
29 Mark McGrath DB 6-0 210 Jr. Lisle, Ill. / Lisle
32 Zach Sutphin LB 6-1 205 So. Plainfield, Ill. / South
33 Egon Hein DB 5-11 195 Fr. St. Charles, Ill. / North
43 Kyle Keeton DB 5-10 180 So. Oswego, Ill. / Oswego
44 Mason Fleury LB 6-1 215 Sr. Elgin, Ill. / Hampshire
45 Ryan Liszka LB 6-1 220 So. Naperville, Ill. / Benet Academy
48 Shane McGrail LB 6-1 200 So. Plainfield, Ill. / North
50 Graham Hevel LB 5-11 230 Sr. Orland Park, Ill. / Sandburg
58 John Gordan OL 6-4 260 Fr. Lisle, Ill. / Benet Academy
67 Ethan Kee OL 6-0 315 Jr. Plano, Ill. / Plano
96 Justin Allen DL 5-11 210 Fr. Huntley, Ill. / Huntley

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