You can stay on top of North Central College athletics right here on NCTV17. Hosted by Justin Zipser, "The Red Zone" focuses on the NCC football team, previewing upcoming games while breaking down previous contests. “The Cardinal Report” takes viewers through highlights and analysis of other NCC sports from golf to tennis to track. Both programs include highlights, profiles, and interviews with key players as well as the coaching staff. Learn more about NCC Athletics.
The Cardinal Report
Baseball is searching for a trip to the CCIW postseason tournament for the first time since 2011. Head coach John Fitzgerald, pitcher Ben Krusen and outfielder/third basemen Sam Klein drop by to update us on the season.
The NCC softball team returns its entire team from last year's squad -- one that made it to NCAA Regionals. Head coach Jim Kulawiak and the double play combination of senior Taylor Ryan and junior Cecie Portillo tell us why we can expect a deeper run in the postseason this year.
NCC lacrosse is just getting started on its final season as a member of the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference. Head coach Jenni Kapanen and seniors Rachael Houp and Jamie Legner prime us for the stretch run of the campaign.
The Red Zone
A touchdown on Mount Union's final drive gives the Purple Raiders a narrow 41-40 playoff victory over North Central. Head coach John Thorne, quarterback Spencer Stanek and safety Shane Dierking reflect on the most successful season in school history.
For the first time in program history, North Central is playing in the national semifinals. But to move on to the Stagg Bowl, the Cards will have to down their hardest opponent to date -- defending champs, Mount Union.
UW-Platteville's high-powered offense is no problem for NCC in its 54-24 second round playoff victory. Head coach John Thorne, along with seniors Trey Hartema and Ryan Szudarski, preview NCC's road trip to Bethel University for the national quarterfinals.