Mineral Water Bowl

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The Mineral Water Bowl is an annual American NCAA Division II college football bowl game between teams from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association hosted in Excelsior Springs, Missouri at Tiger Stadium.

History[edit]

Roosevelt Field at Excelsior Springs High School which was home to the bowl until the school moved in 2003. The stadium is on the banks of the Fishing River near downtown Excelsior Springs blocks from the Hall of Waters Historic District and Elms Hotel
Tiger Stadium at the new Excelsior Springs High School on the edge of Excelsior Springs

From 1947 to 1951, the Mineral Water Bowl was a high school bowl game to showcase the Excelsior Spring High School team; however, this ended when the Missouri High School Athletic Association disallowed non-sanctioned post-season games, and the bowl was put on hold.

In 1954, the game was revived as a small-college game. As of 1957, it was one of 11 NCAA sanctioned bowl games. The bowl game continued until 1975, when declining interest lead to the game being discontinued for a second time.

In 1992 the bowl was again revived, this time as a National Junior College Athletic Association bowl game.

After 1999, the bowl was reclassified as an NCAA bowl game once again, this time for Division II. Representatives from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association are chosen yearly for the game. The top-placing team in each conference not receiving a bid to the NCAA Division II National Football Championship playoffs receives an invitation to compete.

In 2009 the MIAA announced plans to also compete in the Kanza Bowl in Topeka, Kansas against teams from the Lone Star Conference. The highest ranking non-playoff team can choose to play in either game. The only other bowl in Division II is the Pioneer Bowl in North Carolina. The Dixie Rotary Bowl in Utah was suspended in 2009.[1]

All-Time Scores[edit]

High School[edit]

Date played Winning team Losing team
November 25, 1947 Excelsior Springs (MO) 48 Mexico (MO) 18
1949 Excelsior Springs 12 North Kansas City (MO) 6
1950 Raytown (MO) 7 Excelsior Springs 0
1951 Harrisonville (MO) 14 Higginsville (MO) 13

Small College[edit]

Date played Winning team Losing team
November 25, 1954 Hastings (NE) 20 College of Emporia Football 14
November 24, 1955 Missouri Valley 31 Hastings (NE) 7
November 22, 1956 St. Benedict's 14 Northeastern State (OK) 13
November 30, 1957 William Jewell 33 Hastings (NE) 14
November 22, 1958 Lincoln (MO) 21 Emporia State 0
November 28, 1959 College of Emporia 21 Austin (TX) 20
November 26, 1960 Hillsdale 17 Iowa State Teachers 6
November 25, 1961 Northeast Missouri State 22 Parsons 8
November 24, 1962 Adams State 23 Northern Illinois 20
November 30, 1963 Northern Illinois 21 Southwest Missouri State 14
November 28, 1964 North Dakota State 14 Western State (CO) 13
November 27, 1965 North Dakota 37 Northern Illinois 20
November 26, 1966 Adams State 14 Southwest Missouri State 8
November 25, 1967 William Jewell 14 Doane 14
November 30, 1968 Doane College 10 Central Missouri 0
November 29, 1969 St. John's (MN) 21 Simpson 0
November 28, 1970 Franklin 40 Wayne State (NE) 12
December 4, 1971 Bethany (KS) 17 Missouri Valley 14
November 18, 1972 Ottawa (KS) 27 Friends (KS) 20
November 1, 1973 William Jewell 20 St. Mary's (KS) 9
November 23, 1974 Midland Lutheran 32 Friends (KS) 6
November 22, 1975 Missouri Western State 44 Graceland (MO) 0

Junior College[edit]

Date played Winning team Losing team
December 5, 1992 Garden City (KS) 12 Itawamba (MS) 10
December 4, 1993 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M 52 Butler County (KS) 50
December 3, 1994 Hinds (MS) 19 Blinn (TX) 17
1995 Middle Georgia 42 Hutchinson (KS) 37
1996 Blinn 43 Coffeyville (KS) 17
1997 Snow (UT) 26 Coffeyville 22
1998 Middle Georgia 41 Northeast Mississippi 3
1999 Blinn 29 Fort Scott (KS) 20

NCAA Division II[edit]

Date played Winning team Losing team Notes
December 2, 2000 Winona State University 43 Missouri Western State University 41 3 OT
December 1, 2001 University of Central Missouri 48 University of Minnesota-Duluth 17
December 7, 2002 Emporia State University 34 Winona State University 27 OT
December 6, 2003 Missouri Western State University 24 Concordia University 14
December 4, 2004 Washburn University 36 Northern State University 33
December 3, 2005 Missouri Western State University 35 Concordia University 23
December 2, 2006 Pittsburg State University 35 Bemidji State University 27
December 1, 2007 Missouri Western State University 20 Wayne State College 13
December 6, 2008 Augustana College 37 Missouri Western State University 16
December 5, 2009 Missouri Western State University 34 Augustana College 21
December 4, 2010 Pittsburg State University 13 Concordia University 9
December 3, 2011 Minnesota State University-Mankato 28 Northeastern State University 14
December 1, 2012 Winona State University 41 Lindenwood University 17
December 7, 2013 Pittsburg State University 90 Southwest Minnesota State University 28

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