Monday, March 18, 2013

Thunder To Take on NCAA Div 3 Team

The Regina Thunder are pleased to announce they will play host to the NCAA Division III’s all-time most victorious football team, St. John’s University, in the inaugural Wireless Age CanAm Football Exchange, which will include two controlled scrimmages on Saturday May 18th.

The Johnnies are etched in history with a .705 winning percentage (583-237-24 record) in 102 seasons. Their recently retired head coach, John Gagliardi, is no stranger to the record books as he is a 2006 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee and all-time leader in college football with a record of 489-138-11 in 64 seasons. The NCAA permits teams to take part in International trips such as this, once every three years. 

In addition to hitting the field in the Queen City with the Thunder, SJU will take part in a Legacy Tour around Regina with an excursion through Wascana Park, a tour of the RCMP barracks and museum and conclude with a stop at Mosaic Stadium to observe part of the Senior Bowl practice which will feature Saskatchewan‘s high school football all-stars. 

A full schedule of events and details on opportunities for the public to get involved will be released in the near future. 

The Regina Thunder have established a volunteer committee to help plan and host the Johnnies to ensure it is a first class experience for all involved.

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