USF invites public to celebrate title

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The University of Saint Francis has invited the community to an event celebrating the university’s national champion football team. The event will run from noon-12:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the Hutzell Athletic Center on the USF main campus, just off Leesburg Road, Fort Wayne.

The USF Cougars claimed a second consecutive NAIA national title Dec. 16 in Daytona Beach, Fla., by defeating Reinhart University, of Georgia, 24-13.

Fans and supporters will hear from USF Head Coach Kevin Donley, President Sister M. Elise Kriss and some of the Cougar championship team members.

“This season has demonstrated the power of hard work,” Kriss said. “These young men and their coaches have dedicated themselves to excellence, and that is why we are back-to-back NAIA national champions. We hope the community can join us to celebrate this remarkable achievement.”

The Cougars went 14-0 through the 2017 season and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics tournament.