For 21 years, Florida A&M women’s head coach Marvin Green has spent a weekend around New Year’s at the flag football national championships. For North Carolina A&T’s Robert McNair, it’s been a dozen years since […]
Collegiate pool play took place Friday at the NIRSA National Championships in Pensacola, Florida. 51 teams began the day and 37 survived to advance to the championship playoffs beginning Saturday morning at 9:00 am CT.
From North Georgia to Southern Mississippi, Western Kentucky and Western Oregon, Tennessee Tech to Prairie View A&M, 53 teams from across the country and the continent (welcome Autónoma de Nuevo León from Mexico) have converged […]
NIRSA Championship Series basketball heads to Wichita, Kansas in 2019
The NIRSA Championship Series is thrilled to announce that Wichita State University and Visit Wichita will host the National Basketball Championships from 2019–2021!
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Host a 2018 NIRSA regional flag football championship
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NIRSA Championship Series regional basketball is tipping off
The NIRSA regional basketball championships are about to begin! At stake for the winners of these 12 tournaments are automatic bids to the 2018 NIRSA National Basketball Championships, which will be hosted by The Ohio
A new competition: the 2017 NIRSA National Flag Football Championship
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word “excite” as “to raise to a higher energy level,” and “to energize toward a strong emotional response.” For the 2017 NIRSA Flag Football National Championships, that definition was certainly met
22 players were joined by 10 officials as part of All-Tournament Teams, announced Sunday at the conclusion of the 2017 NIRSA National Flag Football Championships in Pensacola, Florida.
Montrell Cade, Georgia Southern
Matthew Eastmo, Creighton
Alexander Dixon, Maryland
Cody Huth, Ohio State
Julie Johnson, Maryland
Britton Lyon, Nebraska
Joseph “JC” Scott, Creighton
Dylan Steinkruger, Nebraska
Mia Stewart, Cornell
Dustin Sturdivant, Stephen F. Austin
Women’s All-Tournament Team
Jayci Grosso, Florida (MVP)
Amanda Chromiak, Florida
Olivia Salzman, Florida
Deliah Autry, Florida A&M
Aaliyah Barrington, Florida A&M
Claudia Cervantes, Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
Kristen Castilla, UCF
Co-Rec All-Tournament Team
Miguel Castillo, Angelo State (Co-MVP)
Jacie Klose, Angelo State (Co-MVP)
Brook McCluskey, Nebraska
Greg Shafe, Nebraska
Theseus Jackson, Valdosta State
David Tyson, Georgia Southern
Courtney Johnson, Georgia Southern
Valerie Villalva, Angelo State
Men’s All-Tournament Team
Ruben Jimenez, UT San Antonio (MVP)
Kendahl Roberts, UT San Antonio
Andre Garcia, UT San Antonio
Robell Tocruray, Texas Southern
Christopher London II, Texas Southern
Garrison Wilson, Rutgers
Kevin Caldwell, North Carolina A&T
Florida, Angelo State, UT San Antonio Win National Titles
2017 marked the end of several flag football dynasties as three new schools earned national championships at the NIRSA Flag Football National Championships in Pensacola, Florida.
Florida, which eliminated 4-time champion UCF in the quarterfinals, outlasted Florida A&M in overtime 12-6 to win the women’s national championship. In co-rec, Angelo State downed Georgia Southern 29-0. #Team Fain from Georgia Southern had eliminated the 2016 champion Valdosta State in the semifinals. And, in men’s action, two new teams batted for the title as UT San Antonio defeated Texas Southern 25-19 in an all-Texas final.
10:30 am – Women’s National Championship: Florida A&M vs Florida
12 Noon – Co-Rec National Championship: Angelo State-Nebraska winner vs Valdosta State-Georgia Southern winner
1:30 pm – Men’s National Championship: UT San Antonio-Rutgers winner vs North Carolina A&T-Texas Southern winner
3:00 pm – Open Division National Championship
Get game highlights from the co-rec and men’s semifinals and all three championship games via our Twitter feed @NIRSAchamp. And, we’ll have game stories and All-Tournament Team award winners online Sunday night here at nirsaplay.com.
New Champions Will Be Crowned on Sunday
There will be a new national champion in at least 2 of the 3 collegiate divisions this year following the elimination of the UCF women and Valdosta State men in playoff action Saturday at the 2017 NIRSA National Flag Football Championships in Pensacola, Florida.
The University of Florida eliminated UCF in the women’s semifinals this afternoon 13-0 to advance to the championship game to face Florida A&M. FAMU needed overtime to defeat UANL of Mexico in the other semifinal 6-0. FAMU advances to the final for the 4th consecutive season.
In men’s playoff action, reigning champion Valdosta State was eliminated in the quarterfinals by North Carolina A&T, which remains undefeated so far this tournament. A&T will face Texas Southern, who defeated Stephen F. Austin in other quarterfinal action. On the other side of the bracket, UT San Antonio and Rutgers were quarterfinal winners and will meet in the semifinals Sunday morning.
2016 champion Valdosta State remains alive to defend its title in the co-rec bracket. VSU held off an impressive Louisiana Monroe squad 19-18 to make Sunday morning’s semifinals. VSU will face Georgia Southern which eliminated UCF. In the other co-rec semifinal, Angelo State will meet Nebraska.
Women’s Playoff Scores
R1: Southern 26, Nebraska 7
R1: Florida 27, North Carolina A&T 0
QF: UANL 14, Southern 0
QF: Florida A&M 27, Georgia Southern 7
QF: Florida 12, Angelo State 0
QF: Central Florida 6, Howard 0 (OT)
SF: Florida 13, UCF 0
SF: Florida A&M 6, UANL 0 (OT)
F: Florida A&M vs Florida, Sunday at 10:30 am CT
Men’s Playoff Scores
R1: Kennesaw State 33, Southwestern 7
R1: Texas Southern 24, Georgia College 21
R2: Columbus State 14, Kennesaw State 6
R2: UT San Antonio 26, Loyola Marymount 7
R2: Rutgers 13, Air Force 7
R2: UCF 18, Florida A&M 14
R2: Texas Southern 32, Western Kentucky 26 (OT)
R2: Stephen F. Austin 40, Tennessee Tech 39 (4OT)
R2: Valdosta State 26, Southern 19
R2: North Carolina A&T 13, West Florida 2
QF: UT San Antonio 26, Columbus State 12
QF: Rutgers 28, UCF 19
QF: Texas Southern 41, Stephen F. Austin 20
QF: North Carolina A&T 34, Valdosta State 6
SF: UT San Antonio vs Rutgers, Sunday at 10:30 am CT
SF: Texas Southern vs North Carolina A&T, Sunday at 10:30 am CT
F: Semifinal Winners, Sunday at 1:30 pm CT
Co-Rec Playoff Scores
R1: Stephen F. Austin 48, Mississippi State 0
QF: Angelo State 59, Stephen F. Austin 6
QF: Nebraska 37, Louisiana Tech 19
QF: Valdosta State 19, Louisiana Monroe 18
QF: Georgia Southern 44, UCF 35 (OT)
SF: Angelo State vs Nebraska, Sunday at 9:00 am CT
SF: Georgia Soutehrn vs Valdosta State, Sunday at 9:00 am CT
F: Semifinal Winners, Sunday at 12 Noon CT
Playoff Action All Day Saturday, View the Brackets Here
Collegiate playoff action begins Saturday. Get quick links to brackets for each division.
Watch our social media feeds including @NIRSAchamp on Twitter and Instagram for scores and highlights throughout the day!
And, you can catch Sunday’s national championship games streaming online at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/nirsa/. The women’s final starts at 10:30 am CT, co-rec follows at 12 Noon CT, then the men’s national title game at 1:30 pm CT. We’ll also have the open division final at 3:00 pm CT.