IUP Football Championship Playoffs

  • IUP Crimson Hawk Football team running on the field
  • The IUP athletic department has released ticket information for the national semifinal round of the NCAA Division II football championships. The Crimson Hawks will host West Florida on Saturday, December 9, at George P. Miller Stadium. Kickoff is at noon.

    Get Your Tickets to Cheer on the Hawks

    Tickets can be purchased at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex Box Office, over the phone at 1-800-514-3849, or online at IUPTIX.com.

    Prices are as follows: $17 for reserved seating, $13 for general admission adults, and $7 for general admission students, youth, and senior citizens. Children two years old and younger are free with a paying adult.

    Please note that additional fees may apply when purchasing tickets online or over the phone.

    In addition, thanks to the Student Co-op, the first 1,000 IUP students with a valid I-Card can receive one free ticket. A valid I-Card must be presented for all transactions, with no exceptions. Tickets will only be available on Friday, Dec. 8 and can only be claimed at the Kovalchick Complex Box Office between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Friday or until tickets remain. Limit of one per I-Card.

    IUP students who would like to purchase tickets prior to Dec. 8 or after the first 1,000 I-Card tickets have been claimed can purchase their tickets for just $3 at the Kovalchick Complex Box Office or at Miller Stadium the day of the game. Limit of one per I-Card. This price is not available to faculty and staff who pay the activity fee. 

    KCAC Box Office hours

    Monday–Friday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
    Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Sunday: Closed

    Where to Watch the Game

    Saturday's NCAA Division II football national semifinal between top seed IUP and West Florida will be streamed live on ESPN3, WatchESPN, and the ESPN app. (Kickoff has officially been set at 12:04 p.m. at IUP’s George P. Miller Stadium.)

    At 13-0, the Crimson Hawks are the only undefeated team remaining and the only No. 1 regional seed that advanced to the semifinals. IUP received a first round bye before defeating No. 5 seed West Chester 44-10 last week. Assumption was the region’s No. 3 seed.

    West Florida earned the No. 4 seed in the semifinals after a 28-21 win over West Alabama in the Super Region Two title game earlier today. The No. 6 seed in their region, the Argonauts, defeated No. 3 seed Wingate 31-0 in the opening round and No. 7 seed West Georgia 17-14 last week.

    They play out of the Gulf Coast Conference and enter next weekend’s matchup with a 10-3 overall record

    Crimson Hawks on ESPN

    This marks the third time this year that IUP will be featured on ESPN3 as a national game. The Crimson Hawks were chosen for ESPN’s NCAA Division II national showcase game in back-to-back weeks against rivals California (Pennsylvania) and Slippery Rock. IUP was one of only three Division II schools which will be featured twice during the regular season, joining fellow Division II powers Grand Valley State and Ferris State. 

    About ESPN3

    ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multiscreen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually. It is accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices through the ESPN app. The network is currently available nationwide at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. It is also available at no cost to US college students and US-based military personnel via computers, smartphones, and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.

    ESPN3 is accessible online to more than 99 million households at ESPN, on smartphone and tablets via the ESPN app, and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

    Follow The Crimson Hawks

    For up-to-date game information, visit IUP Athletics and follow IUP football on Twitter @IUPCrimsonHawk and @IUPfootball.