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Join online chat with coach Thorne, other CCIW head coaches

Join online chat with coach Thorne, other CCIW head coaches

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The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) will host the 2013 Football Coaches’ Chat on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Fans of CCIW football are welcome to join the chat and ask questions of all eight head football coaches.

Click here to learn more and join the conversation, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Central time. North Central College head football coach John Thorne will chat from 11:05 to 11:35 a.m.  



Cardinal athletics has published photo galleries from national contests

Cardinal athletics has published photo galleries from national contests

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North Central Cardinal athletics has published photo galleries of recent national championship contests in men’s cross country and football.



Follow Cardinal football playoff action this Saturday

Follow Cardinal football playoff action this Saturday

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The Cardinal football team (9-2) has advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Football Championship and will travel to Oregon to face Linfield College (9-0), the Northwest Conference champion and a 27-24 winner over Pacific Lutheran University (Wash.) in the first playoff round. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. CT, noon PT, on Saturday, Nov. 24. North Central won its first round in the playoffs by defeating California Lutheran University, 41-21.



New Athletic Hall of Fame inductees excelled in track and field and football

New Athletic Hall of Fame inductees excelled in track and field and football

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The sports information office has published profiles about the final two of six inductees to North Central College’s Athletic Hall of Fame: Dan Siewert ’82, the most versatile throwing-event athlete in the men’s track and field program, and Luther Selbo ’68, who ushered in a period of success in the Cardinals’ football passing game that was unrivaled for nearly 40 years.



Football FCA offers unique fellowship opportunities for players

Football FCA offers unique fellowship opportunities for players

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From the moment Gary Ireland was named North Central’s dean of students in 2002, he wanted to make an impact. Little did he know, he would get a great opportunity right away with the football team.  

“Through a series of events, I was asked to join a Bible study my first month here,” says Ireland. “Guys were meeting as a Bible study group, and it just developed from there.” What developed is known today as “Football FCA,” a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) group started by football players, for football players.



Women’s soccer players kicked for high school football teams

Women’s soccer players kicked for high school football teams

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Cardinal soccer players Mackenzie Wenger ’14 of Davis, Ill., and Hannah Magiera ’16 of Zion have many memories of time on the soccer field. But perhaps their most vivid experiences as student-athletes aren’t from kicking a soccer ball past the goalkeeper, but kicking a football through the uprights.  

The prospect of kicking on their respective high school varsity football teams started as a joke for both Wenger (photo, left) and Magiera (right). Eventually, with a little persistence and supportive coaching staffs, the opportunities were there for the taking.



CCIW head football coaches featured in annual online chat

CCIW head football coaches featured in annual online chat

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The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) will conduct its fourth annual live chat with the eight head football coaches in the conference on Monday, Aug. 6, and Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Augustana College’s Rob Cushman, Carthage College’s Tim Rucks, Elmhurst College’s Tim Lester and Wheaton College’s Mike Swider will join the chat from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 6.



Football team wins exhibition game in Spain

Football team wins exhibition game in Spain

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The North Central College football team traveled to Spain June 11-19 and posted an exhibition victory June 17, defeating the Spanish national team, 36-3, in the Barcelona Classic at the Estadi Municipal D'athletisme Joan Serrahima in Montjuic Park.

In addition to the game, North Central was afforded the opportunity to enjoy guided tours and opportunities to explore the culture of Spain. North Central also visited Italy in 2006 and Switzerland in 2009. More



Bulandr selected to receive NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Bulandr selected to receive NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

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North Central College’s Peter Bulandr ’12, an economics and finance major, was selected as one of 58 fall student-athletes across all three divisions from the 2011 season to receive a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. The scholarship program promotes and encourages education by rewarding the Association’s most accomplished student-athletes. Bulandr was named CCIW Defensive Player of the Year in football.



Vote online for Cardinal nominee for Gagliardi Trophy

Vote online for Cardinal nominee for Gagliardi Trophy

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Fans of North Central College athletics can vote for defensive tackle Peter Bulandr ’12 to receive the premier individual award in NCAA Division III football, the Gagliardi Trophy. Click here to vote; the deadline for voting is noon Monday, Dec. 5.

Bulandr, a senior economics major, is one of 10 finalists for this year's award, which has been presented since 1993 in recognition of excellence in athletics, academics and community service.



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