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Men’s basketball advances to the Elite Eight toward national championship

Men’s basketball advances to the Elite Eight toward national championship

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The third-ranked North Central men’s basketball team (27-3, with 16-0 at home) will compete in its first-ever national quarterfinal game on Friday, March 22, against Middlebury College (Vt.) in Salem, Va. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. CDT.

The semifinal round will be played on Saturday, March 23, also in Salem. The 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship game takes place Sunday, April 7, in Atlanta.



Men’s basketball competes Saturday in round three of playoff tournament

Men’s basketball competes Saturday in round three of playoff tournament

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North Central College’s third-ranked men’s basketball team (26-3) will compete at home in Gregory Arena Saturday, March 16, in round three of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship game against 10th-ranked Illinois Wesleyan University (23-5). This is the second straight season the men have advanced in the tournament to the Sweet 16.



Men’s and women’s indoor track & field, men’s basketball are CCIW champs

Men’s and women’s indoor track & field, men’s basketball are CCIW champs

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The North Central College men’s track and field team claimed the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Indoor Championship for the 13th consecutive year Feb. 23. The fourth-ranked Cardinals won six of the 17 events and totaled 250 points, while 11th-ranked Augustana College was a distant second. North Central has won the CCIW indoor championship every year since its inception in 2001.



Watch live action of men’s and women’s basketball this Saturday

Watch live action of men’s and women’s basketball this Saturday

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North Central College and Naperville Community Television (NCTV17) have teamed up to bring viewers a variety of Cardinal athletic contests all winter along, including men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling.



Men’s basketball team returns from game, travel in Italy

Men’s basketball team returns from game, travel in Italy

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The men’s basketball team traveled to Italy this summer for a chance to compete internationally and see some of Italy’s great historical sites. During the 2011-2012 season, the men tied the school record with 22 wins, making the school’s deepest postseason run in the NCAA tournament.

On the basketball court, the reigning CCIW champions played an afternoon game on Aug. 4 with the Ostia Sharks professional team in Rome. The Cardinals (photo, light jerseys) pulled away from the Sharks, 98-72, in a competitive game. A second game in Florence was canceled.



Multiple sports compete this weekend in national championships

Multiple sports compete this weekend in national championships

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It’s a super exciting weekend for North Central Cardinals! Student-athletes are competing in NCAA Division III National Championships in multiple sports.

Follow men's and women's indoor track & field, men's basketball and wrestling at northcentralcardinals.com. Go Cards!



Catch up on Cardinal Close-Up profiles

Catch up on Cardinal Close-Up profiles

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During winter term, several student-athletes have been profiled in extensive featured articles at northcentralcardinals.com. The series, titled Cardinal Close-Up, is authored by student sports information assistant Jeremy Rushing ’14, who’s majoring in English print journalism.

Check out these profiles posted during winter term:



Cardinal men win CCIW basketball tourney, head to DIII championships

Cardinal men win CCIW basketball tourney, head to DIII championships

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The men’s basketball team defeated Wheaton College, 75-58, in the championship game of the CCIW Men's Basketball Tournament Feb. 25.

Playing in front of a capacity crowd with an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship on the line, North Central broke open a nip-and-tuck affair with a 26-5 second-half surge and claimed the second CCIW Tournament title since the institution of the event in 2006. The Cardinals have won the CCIW's regular-season and tournament titles in the same season for the first time.



Men’s basketball team wins CCIW crown and more

Men’s basketball team wins CCIW crown and more

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On Saturday, Feb. 18, the North Central College men’s basketball team claimed its first outright College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Championship since 1990 with a 91-58 bludgeoning of Millikin University. The Cardinals (18-7, 12-2 CCIW) smothered Millikin with a furious first-half assault and set a single-game school record by making 15 three-pointers in securing the program's second straight conference title.

Click here to read the complete story.



North Central College in the news

North Central College in the news

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Media sources report recent news about the men’s basketball tourney and coach Raridon’s conference honor, and a review and preview of fine arts events.

Sun-Times Media:
“North Central top seed at CCIW tourney” in men's basketball
“Raridon CCIW Co-Coach of the Year” and more athletic news briefs
Adam Sandler hit comes to NCC stage” previews "The Wedding Singer" March 3-6



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