By Lynn Binnie
Whitewater Banner volunteer staff
According to an announcement on November 13 from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), UW-Whitewater (8-2) will host Aurora University (Ill.) (9-1) in the first round of the NCAA Division III Football Championship. The game will be played on Saturday, November 19, with kickoff at noon. UW-W received the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) automatic bid. UW-LaCrosse (9-1) will also participate in the championship, having secured one of five at-large bids into the 32-team field.
The Warhawks hold six national championships (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014) in 18 NCAA appearances.
All contests through the national semifinals will be conducted on campus sites, while the national championship Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl will be held December 16, at Navy Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU at 6 p.m. CST.