This is Berg territory -- get your Berg Pride on!

Oct 30, 2013

Berg Territory tshirt

This is Berg Territory, so get your Berg Pride on and plan to cheer on the Student Princes this weekend.

As Heidelberg prepares to welcome OAC rival Mount Union to Mayer Field Saturday for one of the biggest football games in many years, you can show your support for ’Berg student-athletes by wearing black on Saturday.

Black Out Saturday is being organized by the Office of Student Engagement. “Berg Territory” T-shirts are on sale for $5 this week in Hoernemann Refectory (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) and the Campus Center. Any remaining T-shirts will be available at the football game on Saturday.

On the gridiron, Mount Union has dominated the OAC and Division III football for more than two decades. Both teams have a lot riding on Saturday’s game, heading into the monster showdown undefeated and in a three-way tie atop the OAC. Heidelberg is ranked ninth in the nation and Mount is No. 1. A great turnout at the game will help energize the Student Princes in a big way.

With a huge crowd expected, here are a few things you should know about the game, especially where to park.

Additionally, look for information and materials about THE TIME IS NOW campaign for the new Hoernemann Stadium and Fox Den Alumni Center, coming next fall.

Members of the Institutional Advancement & University Relations team will be on hand to answer questions about how you can get involved in supporting the project. Construction is scheduled to begin on the $4.5 million project in November.

The football game isn’t the only pivotal athletic contest this weekend. Heidelberg’s volleyball team concludes its regular season with a home match at 2:30 p.m. Saturday vs. Mount Union. After sweeping John Carroll Tuesday night, the Student Princes remain undefeated in the OAC and have clinched a share of the regular-season title.

With a win on Saturday, Heidelberg’s volleyball team claims the OAC title outright and earns the top seed in next week’s OAC tournament.

Also on Saturday, the men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in the OAC championships in Westerville at 1:30 p.m. and the men’s and women’s soccer teams will travel to Mount Union. The women’s match begins at 3 p.m. and the men will take the field at 7 p.m.

If you can’t attend, you can still keep tabs on the various games.

  • Fans from around the world can watch a live stream of the football game with audio play by play from WTTF AM-1600. The game will also be simulcast by WHEI TV-10, available to all Time-Warner Cable subscribers in Tiffin.
  • Live stats for the football game will also be available.
  • The volleyball game will have live stats running.

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See you at the game – and GO BERG!