Diplomats will Travel to Albright in Centennial-MAC Bowl

Diplomats will Travel to Albright in Centennial-MAC Bowl

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Centennial Conference (CC) and the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) announced the four participating teams in the 2016 Second Annual Centennial-MAC Bowl Series. The Muhlenberg Mules and Franklin & Marshall Diplomats from the Centennial Conference, and the Albright Lions and the Delaware Valley Aggies from the MAC will take part in the second year of the Bowl Series. 

Muhlenberg and Delaware Valley are making their second-straight appearance in the annual Bowl Series. 

The Mules (9-1) earned the top-seed in the CC and will host the MAC's second-seeded Delaware Valley Aggies (8-2) on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Frank Marino Field at Scotty Wood Stadium in Allentown, Pa. 

The Lions (7-3) earned the top-seed in the MAC and will host the Centennial's second-seeded F&M (7-3) on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Gene L Shirk Stadium in Reading, Pa. 

Both games will take place at noon. 

Ticket prices for both Centennial-MAC Bowl Series games will be $5 for adults, $2 for students (elementary through college) and free for Special Olympics athletes and children under six. The two conferences will support the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) partnership with Special Olympics by donating 25 percent of ticket revenue generated during the Bowl Series to the organization.  

ABOUT THE CENTENNIAL-MAC BOWL SERIES

The Centennial Conference and the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) announced on Nov. 5, 2015 their partnership to hold two postseason football games between member institutions. The Centennial-MAC Bowl Series involves the top two teams from each conference that are not selected to the NCAA Division III Championship. 

The top team from each conference that is not selected to the NCAA Division III Championship will host the second best team from the opposing conference not moving on to NCAAs in one game of the series. This season, 2016, the bowl games are scheduled for Saturday, November 19. 

In the first year (11/21/15), Muhlenberg College of the Centennial Conference and Delaware Valley University of the MAC earned the top seeds and hosting rights. Muhlenberg hosted Stevenson University of the MAC, and Delaware Valley hosted Moravian of the Centennial Conference. Stevenson won 14-9 over the Mules, while Delaware Valley won 20-16 over the Greyhounds.