Northwest Missouri State, in nearby Maryville, Mo., has announced dates for the Championship Trophy Tour, celebrating the football program’s 2013 NCAA Division II National Championship. The tour will include a stop in Omaha in late February. The Bearcats won the program’s fourth national championship with a 43-28 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne on Dec. 21, 2013, in Florence, Ala. The game marked Northwest’s eighth appearance in the national championship game, and the Bearcats became the fifth team to go 15-0.
“It’s incredible how many Bearcat fans there are throughout the Midwest and across the country,” head football coach Adam Dorrel said. “Winning a national championship is something that everyone who cares about Northwest should be able to celebrate, no matter where they live. Being able to bring a championship trophy to our fans who have supported us throughout is a great feeling.”
The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will last until about 8 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
• Tuesday, Feb. 25 – Omaha (Slowdown – 729 N. 14th St., Omaha, NE 68102)