November 6, 2012

College Notebook: Bowdoin teams get NCAA bids

From staff and news services

The Bowdoin field hockey team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III tournament and will host a first-round game Wednesday against SUNY New Paltz.

Bowdoin (14-3), the runner-up in the New England Small College Athletic Conference tournament, is 31-0 at home over the last three seasons and hasn't lost to a nonconference opponent since 2006. The Polar Bears are seeking their fourth NCAA championship in the last six years.

New Paltz (16-4) enters the NCAA tournament with a 10-game winning streak, including a shootout victory over Cortland State on Saturday in the State University of New York Athletic Conference championship game.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and free for Bowdoin students. Game time is 4 p.m.

Wednesday's winner advances to play MIT on Saturday in a regional hosted by William Smith College in Geneva, N.Y. William Smith also will host the national Final Four next weekend.


BOWDOIN: The Polar Bears (11-3-3) were selected as an at-large team for the NCAA Division III tournament and will play a first-round match Saturday against Scranton (9-7-4) at Ithaca, N.Y.

It's Bowdoin's first trip to the NCAA tournament since 2007. The Polar Bears reached the championship match of the NESCAC tournament but lost to Williams in a penalty-kick shootout.


BOWDOIN: The Polar Bears (26-4) will play in the NCAA Division III tournament for the second straight year after receiving an at-large bid.

Bowdoin will head to New London, Conn., for a first-round match Friday against Emerson (19-10). Second-round matches are Saturday and the regional final is Sunday.


THOMAS: The Terriers (15-2-2) drew Williams (13-1-3) as their first-round opponent in the NCAA Division III tournament Saturday at Williamstown, Mass.

Thomas earned an automatic bid by winning the North Atlantic Conference tournament. Williams suffered its first loss of the season Saturday against Amherst in the NESCAC final but received an at-large bid.


KANSAS STATE: Coach Bill Snyder is hopeful injured quarterback Collin Klein will be available for Saturday's game at TCU.

The Heisman Trophy candidate was hurt during the third quarter of the No. 3 Wildcats' 44-30 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday. Snyder did not discuss the nature or severity of the injury, but all indications point toward a possible concussion.

Klein lay on the turf for several seconds after scoring his 50th career rushing touchdown. He spent several minutes talking with trainers before his helmet was taken away, which usually signals that a player has sustained some type of head injury.


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