Morningside to celebrate Champions Day on Feb. 5

Jan 17, 2022 • Athletics, Football, Honors & Awards, College President
Photo of the Morningside football team celebrating their win at the 2021 NAIA football championship. Photo credit: Mike Byrnes
Photo credit: Mike Byrnes

Football team and President Reynders to be honored

Morningside University invites fans to celebrate the 2021 NAIA Football National Championship at Morningside Champions Day on Saturday, Feb. 5.

In addition to celebrating football, Morningside University President John Reynders will be honored for his recent induction into the NAIA Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service between the women’s and men’s basketball games versus Briar Cliff University in Allee Gymnasium. The Mustang women’s basketball game starts at 2 p.m. followed by the men’s game at 3:45 p.m.

After the basketball games and a brief intermission, Morningside will celebrate the 2021 NAIA Football National Championship in Allee Gymnasium beginning at approximately 6 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to hear from players and coaches, take photos, and celebrate another incredible season of Morningside football. Fans who do not attend the basketball games but wish to attend the celebration event for the football team should note that parking and seating may be limited.

Fans are encouraged to wear Morningside gear to the events. Admission is $8 for adults and $3 for K-12 students. Morningside students, faculty, and staff are free with their Morningside ID. The Morningside Bookstore will have merchandise for sale in the lobby of the gym throughout the afternoon.

“Morningside football has continued its tradition of excellence with a third national championship in four years,” said Terri Curry, vice president for student life and enrollment. “The energy and excitement that Siouxland creates around our athletes has a lot to do with our success. That’s why taking time to celebrate with our Siouxland community is so important. I encourage everyone to come out to watch two incredible basketball games, celebrate the work John Reynders has done on behalf of Morningside athletics, and then stick around to celebrate Morningside football.”

Following the events on campus, there will be a post-celebration gathering at The Wheelhouse Bar & Grill, located at 4501 Southern Hills Dr. #1, which will include a replay of the national championship game beginning at 8 p.m.

For more information, check for updates on Morningside’s social media channels.

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