September 25, 2013

Football Preview: UW-Eau Claire vs. No. 10 Pacific Lutheran (Wash.)

PRINTABLE PREVIEWS - UW-Eau Claire

MATCHUP
The UW-Eau Claire football team will play its first game at home this season Saturday against 10th-ranked Pacific Lutheran University (Wash.). The game is the Blugolds' Hall of Fame Game and will kick off at noon at Carson Park.

COVERAGE
For the Blugolds, Sports Radio 1400 (WBIZ-AM) will broadcast the game over the air and online at www.sportsradio1400.com. Live stats & a video stream will also be provided, and links to all coverage can be found on the Blugolds' Web site, Blugolds.com. View Coverage Links

THE SERIES
This is the first game between the teams.

HALL OF FAME GAME
Saturday's game is the Blugolds' Hall of Fame Game. UW-Eau Claire's seven new inductees into the Blugold Hall of Fame will be recognized. There are a number of other hall of famers that will also be in attendance at the game. The Super Six winners will also be recognized at halftime. The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held in Davies Center in the evening. View more details about this year's award winners

HONORING NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Prior to the game, the members of the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Hockey Championship team will be presented with their national championship rings.

ABOUT THE LUTES
The Lutes, who are 2-0 this season, are coming off a season where they finished 7-3 and competed in the NCAA Division III playoffs, falling in the first round to Linfield College 27-24. It was their first appearance in the playoffs since 2001 but they have been in the NCAA Division III playoffs five times, winning the national title in 1999. Prior to 1997, Pacific Lutheran competed in NAIA Division II. The Lutes have faced just three other WIAC schools (La Crosse, River Falls, Stevens Point) in six games but River Falls is the only team they have faced in the regular season since joining NCAA Division III. They are 3-3 all-time against WIAC schools, 2-2 in the regular season, and have played in Wisconsin just three times, including a playoff game against Concordia University (Wis.).

WIAC TEAMS NATIONAL POLLS

TEAMS IN NCAA STATS
UW-Eau Claire | Pacific Lutheran

QUICK LINKS
UW-Eau Claire: Website | Roster | Pronunciation Guide | 2-Deep | Schedule | Stats | News | History
Pacific Lutheran: Website | Roster | 2-Deep | Schedule | Stats
WIAC: Website | Schedules | Standings | Stats | Weekly Release | History

BLUGOLDS' LAST Game - View Online Story

HEAD COACHES

UW-Eau Claire Head Coach: Todd Glaser - Online Bio

Pacific Lutheran Head Coach: Scott Westering - Online Bio

BLUGOLDS' CAREER RECORDS - View Career Records

JOEL SWEENEY
Sweeney is working his way up in the Blugolds' career rankings. He is currently fifth in most yards rushing (3,175), T-5th in scoring (234 pts), T-5th in touchdowns scored (39), seventh in rushing atteampts (686), seventh in rushing TDs (36), T-13th in TDs responsible for (39) and 17th in total offensive yards (3,175) - View Updated Records

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