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Send-off Planned for Purple Raider Football Team

December 16, 2008

A send-off for the Mount Union College football team will be held at the Wable-Harter Building on Wednesday, December 17 prior to the departure of the team at 1 p.m. The Wable-Harter Building is located north of Mount Union Stadium.

The team will be heading for Salem, Virginia to play in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for the NCAA Division III National Championship against the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Saturday, December 20 at 11a.m. The game will be broadcast LIVE on television on ESPN2, ESPN2HD and ESPN360.com and heard locally on the radio on WDPN 1310AM and WRMU 91.1FM.

Fans are being encouraged to gather near the buses to see the team off. Similar sendoffs have helped launch successful bids for the national championship in 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2002, 2005 and 2006.

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