The undefeated Hobart College football team was in the spotlight on Thursday morning as the HWS community rallied for them during an 11:45 a.m. send-off at Bristol Field House parking lot. In support of Statesmen football, attendees of the send-off displayed school spirit at the event by donning HWS gear.
Ranked seventh heading into the NCAA Division III Football Championship quarterfinals, the Hobart football team has had an illustrious season. On Saturday, Dec. 1, the team will face fourth-ranked St. Thomas University at O’Shaughnessy Stadium in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern Time (noon central). This will be the team’s seventh NCAA tournament appearance.
For students and members of the greater HWS community on campus Dec. 1, the football game will be broadcast on any HWS TV on Channel 17 in Scandling Campus Center and the Cellar Pub.
Local alums and Statesmen fans will have the opportunity to watch the game in Geneva at Dana’s Time Out, 258 Hamilton Ave.; Ronnie’s Cedar Inn, 3583 Lenox Rd.; and Parker’s Grille, 100 Seneca St. The three venues, known for longstanding support of HWS, will have a live feed of the game. The football game also will be broadcast live by WEOS-FM (89.7/90.3 in Geneva). In addition, fans can follow the football action online at: http://www.mnsportsnetwork.com/.
For those viewing the game in Minnesota, Statesmen fans will be at Champps (bar and restaurant), 2401 7th Street West, St. Paul (in the Sibley Mall Plaza), from 8 to 10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30. Also in St. Paul, on Saturday, Dec. 1, a pre-game Hobart tailgate will be held beginning at 10:30 a.m. at “Purple on the Plaza” at O’Shaughnessy Stadium, 2115 Summit Ave. A Hobart banner will be on site at the tailgate and entry is free.
For fans who are able to arrange for a local venue to broadcast the game in another area, reply to Sam Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday at noon eastern time with confirmation of your local broadcast location. Tell your potential broadcaster that he/she will need a computer with internet connection and a VGA output cable to connect to a TV with a VGA input or for HDMI TVs, computer can also be connected via USB.
This season, Hobart College football reached the quarterfinals for the first time in program history thanks to a 35-10 victory over Wittenberg on Saturday, Dec. 24, at Boswell Field at the Caird Center for Sports and Recreation. The Statesmen ran for 286 yards, with five touchdowns against the Tigers and held on to the football for 39:02.
The undefeated football team is 12-0, which is a school record for wins in a season. The team earned its spot by winning the Liberty League championship and its automatic bid.