At long last, game day

Finally — it’s been about 36 weeks off since we last saw Division III football games that counted. Tonight many Division III coaches are undoubtedly burning the midnight oil. I know Jim Purtill is at St. Norbert, as his light was on well past 11 p.m. CT, and Twitter tells us Keith Buckley and staff at Pacific are doing so as well.

Pacific is playing its first game in two decades, so there’s a lot to plan for, and St. Norbert is taking on a tough challenge in the afternoon, hosting No. 5 St. Thomas.

That’s where I am this week, hoping to see a good game as well as the opening of the Green Knights’ new stadium, just a few blocks off campus here in the suburbs of Green Bay, Wis. And Internet permitting, there will be a live video broadcast of this game and I’ll be tweeting and updating the blog.

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