Mineral Water Bowl

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Mineral Water Bowl
Excelsior Springs Mineral Water Bowl
StadiumTiger Stadium (2003–present)
Location Excelsior Springs, Missouri
Previous stadiumsRoosevelt Field
Operated1947–1951, 1954–1975,
1992–present
Conference tie-ins NSIC (2000–present)
At-large (2018–present)
Previous conference tie-ins MIAA (2000–2017)
2017 matchup
Central Missouri vs. Minnesota–Duluth (Central Missouri 38–28)
2018 matchup
Minnesota State–Moorhead vs. Missouri S&T (December 1, 2018)

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

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History

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 1948 to 1951, the Mineral Water Bowl was a high school bowl game to showcase the Excelsior Springs High School team against another Missouri high school squad in the school's Thanksgiving contest. The Missouri High School Athletic Association never officially sanctioned the contest and forbade Excelsior Springs from playing in the game after 1950 (why Excelsior Springs was singled out while the association continued to sanction other Thanksgiving football games in the state such as the still active Kirkwood vs. Webster Groves was never explained), and after the 1951 contest featuring two different schools, the high school Mineral Water Bowl was no more.

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, this time for Division II. Representatives from the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference 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. Due to financial difficulties and lack of finding a core sponsor, the Kanza Bowl was cancelled for the 2013 season. [1] The Live United Texarkana Bowl, the Corsicana Bowl, and the C.H.A.M.P.S. Heart of Texas Bowl are the only other NCAA Division II bowl games at this time. The Pioneer Bowl in North Carolina was suspended following the 2012 game. The Dixie Rotary Bowl in Utah was suspended in 2009. [2]

All-time scores

High school

Date playedWinning teamLosing team
November 25, 1947Excelsior Springs (MO)48Mexico (MO)18
1949Excelsior Springs12North Kansas City (MO)6
1950Raytown (MO)7Excelsior Springs0
1951Harrisonville (MO)14Higginsville (MO)13

Small college

Date playedWinning teamLosing team
November 25, 1954 Hastings (NE) 20 College of Emporia 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 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 (IA) 0

Junior college

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

NCAA Division II

Date playedWinning teamLosing teamNotes
December 2, 2000 Winona State 43 Missouri Western 413 OT
December 1, 2001 Central Missouri State 48 Minnesota–Duluth 17
December 7, 2002 Emporia State 34 Winona State 27OT
December 6, 2003 Missouri Western 24 Concordia (MN) 14
December 4, 2004 Washburn 36 Northern State 33
December 3, 2005 Missouri Western 35 Concordia (MN) 23
December 2, 2006 Pittsburg State 35 Bemidji State 27
December 1, 2007 Missouri Western 20 Wayne State (NE) 13
December 6, 2008 Augustana (SD) 37 Missouri Western 16
December 5, 2009 Missouri Western 34 Augustana (SD) 21
December 4, 2010 Pittsburg State 13 Concordia (MN) 9
December 3, 2011 Minnesota State 28 Northeastern State 14
December 1, 2012 Winona State 41 Lindenwood 17
December 7, 2013 Pittsburg State 90 Southwest Minnesota State 28
December 6, 2014 Sioux Falls 42 Central Oklahoma 10
December 5, 2015 Minnesota–Duluth 30 Fort Hays State 22
December 3, 2016 Bemidji State 36 Washburn 23
December 2, 2017 Central Missouri 38 Minnesota–Duluth 28

Appearances by team

This list is for appearances in the Mineral Water Bowl since the 2000 edition, when the bowl became a postseason NCAA Division II game.

RankTeamAppearancesRecord
1 Missouri Western 64–2
T2 Concordia (MN) 30–3
T2 Minnesota–Duluth 31–2
T2 Pittsburg State 33–0
T2 Winona State 32–1
T5 Augustana (SD) 21–1
T5 Bemidji State State 21–1
T5 Central Missouri 21–1
T5 Washburn 21–1
T9 Central Oklahoma 10–1
T9 Emporia State 11–0
T9 Fort Hays State 10–1
T9 Lindenwood 10–1
T9 Minnesota State 11–0
T9 Northeastern State 10–1
T9 Northern State 10–1
T9 Sioux Falls 11–0
T9 Southwest Minnesota State 10–1
T9 Wayne State (NE) 10–1

References

  1. Kanza Bowl Cancelled 2013 season Retrieved August 24, 2013
  2. "D2Football.com -". www.d2football.com. Retrieved September 18, 2018.