Three PSAC teams have advanced to the NCAA Division II playoffs, led by the 2012 conference champion, IUP. The Crimson Hawks jumped from #5 to #3 in the final regional rankings by beating up on previously undefeated Shippensburg in last week’s championship game. The Red Raiders fell from the highly coveted #1 seed (which carries home field advantage throughout the regional tournament) to #4. Bloomsburg dropped from #4 to #5 despite capping off the season with a road victory at Slippery Rock. The
Updated 11-14-2012 at 04:11 PM by Chuck Bitner
IUP Manhandles Ship in PSAC Championship Game
To quote myself from last week’s preview blog, offense dominates headlines, but defense dominates games. On Saturday afternoon, IUP completely dominated Shippensburg, and stole all the headlines by winning the PSAC Championship. Shippensburg’s perfect season was ruined as the Red Raiders fell to 10-1, and in the process, lost the number 1 seed in the regional bracket of the national playoffs. Both teams will await word on playoff seeding
Updated 11-11-2012 at 07:34 PM by Chuck Bitner
For most of Division II and most of the PSAC, the season will come to an end this Saturday. After all the summer practices, two-a-days, workout sessions, film sessions, classes missed, injuries, victories and defeats, it comes to an end for the 2012 season.
Before we run down the schedule, I would like to say best wishes to all the seniors that will take the field for the final time this Saturday.
East Stroudsburg (5-4, 4-3) at Mercyhurst (8-2, 6-1)
Updated 11-09-2012 at 09:38 PM by Chuck Bitner
This game deserves its own blog, so I will preview the rest of the PSAC schedule in a separate entry to be published soon after this one.
PSAC Championship Game
George P. Miller Stadium, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Saturday, November 10, 2:05
Reminder: This game will broadcast live on PCN
PSAC East Champion Shippensburg (10-0, 7-0) at PSAC West Champion IUP (9-1, 6-1)
Well here it is. The best
Updated 11-08-2012 at 09:40 AM by Chuck Bitner
IUP outlasts Gannon, advances to PSAC Championship game
IUP got the help they needed from Mercyhurst to vault them into the PSAC Championship game, but the Lakers nearly got a HUGE assist from-ross town rival Gannon that would have put them into the title round. Mercyhurst was alive for the PSAC west championship when play started on Saturday, but in order to secure the title, they would need 2-7 Gannon to upset 8-1 IUP. No one, including me, thought there was even a small chance
Updated 11-05-2012 at 07:01 AM by Chuck Bitner