1998 NCAA Division II football season
|1998 NCAA Division II football season|
|Regular season||September 5 – November 14, 1998|
|Postseason||November 21 – December 12, 1998|
|National Championship||Braly Municipal Stadium
|Champions||Northwest Missouri State|
|Harlon Hill Trophy||Brian Shay, Emporia State|
|Division II football season
The 1998 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 on September 5, 1998, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 12, 1998 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Northwest Missouri State Bearcats defeated the Carson–Newman, 24–6, to win their first Division II national title.
Conference changes and new programs
|School||1997 Conference||1998 Conference|
|Alabama A&M||Southern Intercollegiate||D-II Independent|
|Sacred Heart||Eastern (D-II)||Northeast|
|Westminster (PA)||MSFA (NAIA)||MIFC|
- After East Texas State University joined the Texas A&M University System in 1996 and changed its name to Texas A&M University–Commerce, the East Texas State Lions became the Texas A&M–Commerce Lions.
- After Northeast Missouri State University changed its name to Truman State University in 1996, the Northeast Missouri State Bulldogs became the Truman Bulldogs.
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Livingstone and Winston-Salem State
|1998 NCAA Division II National
Football Championship playoffs
|Finals Site||Braly Municipal Stadium
|Champions||Northwest Missouri State (1st title)|
|Runner-Up||Carson–Newman (2nd championship game)|
The 1998 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 25th single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football. The championship game was held at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama for the 12th time.
Braly Municipal Stadium
|Fort Valley State||31|
|Fort Valley State||21|
|Grand Valley State||14|
|Northwest Missouri State||24|
|Northwest Missouri State||28|
|Northwest Missouri State||42|
|Northwest Missouri State||49|
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- "Texas A&M University-Commerce History & Traditions". Texas A&M-Commerce. tamuc.edu. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
- "History of Truman State University". Truman State. truman.edu. Retrieved January 7, 2014.