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WCCO Radio To Broadcast St. Thomas-Bethel Football Game Saturday

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(credit: Mike Ekern/University of St. Thomas)

(credit: Mike Ekern/University of St. Thomas)

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WCCO Radio will broadcast live the NCAA Division III quarterfinal football playoff game between St. Thomas and Bethel at noon this Saturday. The game will be played at O’Shaughnessy Stadium on the St. Thomas campus.

WCCO’s Dave Lee will call the game with Joe Senser, a former Minnesota Vikings tight end and Minnesota Viking Radio Analyst. The broadcast would be a first for the station and a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference institution. The game can be heard on 830 WCCO starting or listen online by clicking here.

Dave Lee is an Emmy Award winning sports broadcaster and the host of the WCCO Morning News, weekdays from 5:00-9:00 AM. He is the voice of Minnesota Gophers football and formerly broadcast Gopher basketball games.

Joe Senser played for the Vikings from 1979 to 1984, owns Joe Senser’s restaurants in the Twin Cities, is a former color commentator for the Minnesota Vikings Radio Network, and has coached prep football in recent seasons.

A crowd of 4,000-6,000 is expected for the game between No. 4 St. Thomas (12-0) and No. 14 Bethel (11-1), a rematch of the Oct. 23 Homecoming game won by St. Thomas 10-6.

The winner on Saturday’s game will advance to the Division III semifinals on Dec. 11. The Tommies would host that game if they defeat Bethel. The championship game, the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, is December 18th in Salem, Va.

For ticket and more game information, click here.

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