1983 NCAA Division II football season
|1983 NCAA Division II football season|
|Regular season||August – November 1983|
|Championship game||December 10, 1983|
|National Championship||Palm Bowl
|Champions||North Dakota State|
|Division II football season
The 1983 NCAA Division II football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division II level, began in August 1983, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 10, 1983 at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium in McAllen, Texas. During the game's five-year stretch in McAllen, the "City of Palms", it was referred to as the Palm Bowl. The North Dakota State Bison defeated the Central State (Ohio), 41–21, to win their first Division II national title.
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Virginia Union
|1983 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
|Finals Site||Veterans Stadium
|Champions||North Dakota State (1st title)|
|Runner-Up||Central State (OH) (1st championship game)|
The 1983 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 11th single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football. The championship game was held at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium in McAllen, Texas for the third consecutive time.
McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium
|North Dakota State||26|
|North Dakota State||24|
|North Dakota State||41|
|Central State (OH)||21|
|Central State (OH)||27|
|Central State (OH)||24|
|Southwest Texas State||16|
- "1983 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 4, 2014.