KUTZTOWN, Pa. – The 21st-ranked Kutztown University football team received the news it was waiting to hear, as the NCAA Tournament Committee selected KU fourth in Super Region One as it qualified for the NCAA Tournament field.
It is just the third time in program history that the Golden Bears (9-1 overall) have reached the big dance and the first invite since 2011.
The First Round of the NCAA Tournament is slated for Saturday, Nov. 17. Kutztown will host the fifth seed Hillsdale on University Field at Andre Reed Stadium at 12:05 p.m. This is the first time these two teams have ever met, and it will be on the biggest stage in Division II football.
The tournament is broken down into four Super Regions. Each one of these regions will send their top seven teams to the DII Football Championship based upon the DII Football Committee’s selections, with the four No. 1 teams earning a first-round bye, and three first round matchups in each region.
Super Region One is made up of 46 teams hailing from the Northeast-10, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, Mountain East Conference, and Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Currently, Notre Dame (OH) holds the top spot.
The four Super Regional winners will head to the semifinals. The final four teams are reseeded in the semifinals, No. 1 through No. 4. No. 1 will play No. 4 and No. 2 will play No. 3 at one of the competing teams home field. The two winners will head to the McKinney Independent School District Stadium and Community Event Center in McKinney, Texas on Dec. 15 to play for the national championship.
Notre Dame (OH) received the top seed, followed by LIU Post and West Chester in the top-three. New Haven and Slippery Rock round out the field of seven teams from Super Region One.
NCAA Super Region 1 Rankings
1 Notre Dame (OH)
2 LIU Post
3 West Chester
6 New Haven
7 Slippery Rock
November 17 game information including ticket prices, live coverage links, game information, dining and lodging suggestions, and other NCAA information can be found at www.KUBears.com/NCAAFootball18.
Reserved Seats $15.00
Covered Reserved $25.00
General Admission $10.00
Seniors/Non-KU Students $5.00
Children 2-12 $3.00
KU Students (w/ valid KU ID) free*
Children Under 2 Years Old free
*KU Students will be admitted FREE with a valid KU ID, thanks to a sponsorship by the KU Athletics Department.
Note: While a parking rate of $5 will be charged for all vehicles at all lots, no tailgating lot fee will be charged.
For ticket information, call the Athletics Office during business hours, M-F 8:00 AM-4:30 PM, at 610-683-4094. Tickets can be purchased at the gate via cash or check (no credit cards).
Fans planning to tailgate, picnic, and bring an RV are recommended to view Kutztown University’s general guidelines on doing so (General Guidelines for Tailgating, Picnicking and Parking). The KU campus map is available here: https://www.kutztown.edu/campusmap
No backpacks will be allowed in the stadium. For special circumstances, bags will be subject to search at the gate.
Areas included in the above Tailgating Guidelines document to take note:
• Tailgating and picnicking are only approved for: (a) Parking Lot F6, and the practice football fields; (b) Parking Lots E 2; Parking Area B2 (c) (The grass area near Risley Hall).
• Tailgating hours are (3) hours before the start of the authorized event, halftime intermissions, and (1) hour following the conclusion of the sporting event.
• Tailgating must incorporate food into the activity. Non-alcoholic beverages must be provided at the event for those who do not wish to consume alcohol. It is further assumed that alcohol will be used in responsible and lawful ways.
• Only those individuals who are 21 years of age or older may possess, consume, transport, or store alcoholic beverages. No person or group shall provide alcoholic beverages to anyone less than 21 years of age.
• The following items are prohibited: liquor and spirits, beer kegs, party balls, multi-quart containers of beer, etc. Drinking games and all associated drinking paraphernalia are prohibited. All alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages must be in cans, plastic bottles, or containers made of Styrofoam, plastic, or a like substance. Glass beverage containers are prohibited.