No. 3-ranked St. Thomas (10-0 overall) is home this Saturday to open the NCAA playoffs to face St. Norbert College (8-2). Kickoff is set for noon at Palmer Field in O’Shaughnessy Stadium.
St. Thomas is one of four teams with top seeds in the 32-team field, along with Mount Union, Linfield and Mary-Hardin Baylor. The-UST vs. St. Norbert winner plays the Coe-Elmhurst winner on Nov. 24 (in St. Paul if the Tommies win this week).
WCCO Radio, 830 AM, will again carry all Tommie football games live on radio and the internet. Dave Lee will call the game with Eric Nelson adding color and sideline interviews. WCCO is now in its 89th consecutive season of broadcasting Saturday college football games. Its acclaimed clear-channel signal extends throughout Minnesota and into parts of Canada, the Dakotas, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.
Click here to access WCCO’s webpage with a link to a Listen Live button:
There will be live video plus in-game updates available at www.TommieMedia.com
Live video: www.mnsportsnetwork.com (click on link and scroll down to channel 3)
Tickets will go on sale at 10:30 p.m. at $8 for adults and $4 for students. The stadium gates will open at 11 a.m. Tickets will not sell out -- the stadium can hold more than 4,000 in the stands plus, when needed, another few thousand in standing room areas.
Guests coming to campus on Saturdays to watch UST football are asked to park on South Campus. Anderson Parking Facility, entrance on Grand Ave. and Cretin Ave. South, will open for complementary parking on football game days at 8 a.m. It will close an hour or so after the game. Morrison Ramp R-2 and lot R-3 are open only for resident permit holders. Guests are asked not to try to park in Lots A and B on game days because these lots are filled.
On football Saturdays, persons with state-issued disability permits may park in Lot B, the closest access point to the stadium for parking (Enter off of Selby and Finn Avenues to the north). New this year is the addition of a mobility-impaired drop site for football games. This is located at the Anderson Student Center turnaround just north of the Summit-Cretin intersection. Enter off of northbound Cretin Ave. and pull up toward the stadium. Guests may be let out and picked up at the same location after the game.
As always, out of courtesy to our neighbors, people attending St. Thomas for any event are asked to park on campus and not on city streets surrounding campus. Because of the city permit parking, vehicles may be ticketed or towed by the City of St. Paul