Diplomats will Host Widener in Centennial-MAC Bowl

Diplomats will Host Widener in Centennial-MAC Bowl

LANCASTER, Pa. -- The Centennial Conference and the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) announced the four participating teams in the 2017 Third Annual Centennial-MAC Bowl Series. The Franklin & Marshall College Diplomats and the Susquehanna University River Hawks from the Centennial Conference, and the Albright College Lions and the Widener University Pride from the MAC will take part in the third year of the Bowl Series. 

Albright and Franklin & Marshall are both making their second-straight appearance in the annual Bowl Series. Susquehanna and Widener will both be making their first appearance. 

The Franklin & Marshall Diplomats (9-1) earned the top-seed in the Centennial Conference and will host the MAC's second-seeded Widener Pride (7-3) on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Shadek Stadium in Lancaster, Pa. 

The Albright Lions (8-2) earned the top-seed in the MAC and will host the Centennial's second-seeded Susquehanna River Hawks (7-3) on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Gene L Shirk Stadium in Reading, Pa. 

The kickoff times of both game will be decided in a conference call with the participating institutions on Monday (Nov. 13) morning. Game times will be posted at the Bowl Series central page by Monday afternoon. 

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. Giving back to local and regional communities not only adds to the comprehensive learning component of Division III, but also provides a venue for passion and service. 

Visit the 2017 Third Annual Centennial-MAC Bowl Series Central Page for full details.  

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, 2017, the bowl games are scheduled for Saturday, November 18.

The MAC has won all four bowl series games to date. Delaware Valley has picked up two of the victories over Moravian (2015) and Muhlenberg (2016), while Stevenson defeated Muhlenberg in 2015 and Albright defeated Franklin & Marshall in 2016.