Thanks to a 49-21 win over Carson-Newman, the Lenoir-Rhyne Football Team has advanced to the NCAA National Quarterfinal and will host West Florida on Saturday at 1 p.m. inside Moretz Stadium.
The Bears are 13-0 for the first time in program history and also own the longest current home winning streak in all of Division II at 15 games. That streak also broke the program record which had stood since 1961.
Lenoir-Rhyne owns an 8-4 record in the NCAA Playoffs and advanced to the NCAA National Championship game in 2013 where they fell to Northwest Missouri St. This will be the first all-time meeting between LR and UWF.
The winner of the matchup will advance to the Final Four with location and time TBD.
The link to purchase tickets online is here and live: https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=304249#.XeLn6-hKjIV
Tickets will be on sale Monday through Friday in the lobby of Shuford Gymnasium or by phone at 828-328-7116 from 9 am - 5 pm each day. Tickets can also be bought at the gate on the day of the game.
Bears Club season ticket holders will have the first right to buy their same reserved seats until Tuesday at 5 pm by e-mail, phone, or in person. At that time, these seats will be released to the public. Reserved seating will not be available to the public online or in person until this time.
RESERVED SEATING: $12
GENERAL ADMISSION: $10
STUDENTS/YOUTH/SENIORS (college students with an ID/high school age or younger/seniors 65&up): $4
LR Athletics will provide one free ticket for each LR Student with their ID. LR Student tickets may be picked up at the game but they can also be picked up in the Shuford Gym lobby throughout the week in advance (preferred). Guests of LR students must pay listed price.
The President's Office will provide one free ticket for each faculty/staff member with their ID. LR Faculty/Staff tickets may be picked up at the game but they can also be picked up in the Shuford Gym lobby throughout the week in advance (preferred). Guests of LR Faculty/Staff must pay listed price.
BEARS CLUB PARKING/HOSPITALITY:
Parking is not affected by this being a playoff game. Bears Club parking passes are still accepted for the practice field with weather permitting and the Bears Club Hospitality Pavilion will be open to Bears Club members depending on their level of giving.