North Central College - Naperville, IL

Football accolades keep rolling in

Football accolades keep rolling in

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For the first time since D3football.com began selecting All-Region teams in 2005, the Cardinals received one of the North Region Player of the Year Awards. Linebacker Matt Wenger ’11 was voted the region’s Defensive Player of the Year. University of Mount Union (Ohio) wide receiver Cecil Shorts was selected as the North Region Offensive Player of the Year.



An Extraordinary Saturday

An Extraordinary Saturday

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It was just a game. Two football teams, perhaps the two best in the nation in Division III. And we didn't win.

And yet, as I joined players and coaches, family and friends on the field after the game, all I could see, everywhere I looked, were winners. Twelve and 0 until this day, the best record and the best football team in North Central history. And leading the defending national champions going into the final quarter.



Cardinal football finishes record-setting season

Cardinal football finishes record-setting season

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The Cardinals completed their 2010 football season with the most wins ever—12—in a single season and their first-ever appearance among the Elite Eight in the NCAA Division III Championship playoffs. The Cards lost their quarterfinal showdown, 20-10, against the defending national champion University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on a snowy, cold Dec. 4. The Warhawks (13-0) never led until the fourth period, when they scored three times.



Employee news

Employee news

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Megan Otermat, international admission counselor, was promoted to assistant director of international admission.
Timothy Krings joins general maintenance and HVAC-assistant laborer.
Anthony Piloto joins general maintenance on the main campus.



View video highlights of football, cross country nationals

View video highlights of football, cross country nationals

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View highlights and interviews produced by NCTV17 from the Cardinal football team’s 57-7 victory over St. Norbert College in round one of the NCAA Division III Playoffs and the cross country teams’ run in the 2010 NCAA Division III National Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships in Waverly, Iowa. Both events took place Nov. 20.

Photo: Head men's cross country coach Al Carius and associate head men's cross country coach Frank Gramarosso.



Senior lands part in professional “Cats”

Senior lands part in professional “Cats”

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North Central College senior Tommy Rivera-Vega has landed the key part of Rum Tum Tugger in a professional production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats” in the award-winning Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre at Chicago’s No Exit Café. The show runs Nov. 21-Jan. 2.



Men’s cross country, football head to nationals

Men’s cross country, football head to nationals

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Winning contests on Nov. 13 meant the men’s cross country and football teams head to NCAA Division III National Championships in their sports on Nov. 20. In cross country, all seven runners finished in the top 25 at regionals, securing the team’s third straight NCAA Division III Midwest Regional title at the Saukie Golf Course and participation in the National Championships in Waverly, Iowa. The squad aims to claim its second straight national title and 14th overall.



Football wins Little Brass Bell and more

Football wins Little Brass Bell and more

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In Saturday’s dominating 28-6 win against Wheaton College, the Cardinals won the Little Brass Bell for the third straight year, a bid to the NCAA championships, and clinched at least a share of the CCIW crown (the team has a final conference game Nov. 13). Also, head coach John Thorne achieved the College’s all-time record of most wins, 75-21.

Click here to view a short video of the team claiming the victory.



Steve Oliveri '11 is chosen Lincoln Laureate

Steve Oliveri '11 is chosen Lincoln Laureate

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Faculty selected Steve Oliveri as the 2010 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors the College’s top senior for excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities. Gov. Pat Quinn will recognize Oliveri in Springfield Nov. 6 with a medallion, certificate and check for $250. Oliveri is majoring in convergent interactive media with a minor in broadcast communication. More



Broadcaster wins top award in national contest

Broadcaster wins top award in national contest

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