Public invited to free NCAA watch party at Augustana College

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Augustana College invites the community to join the campus at a free watch party as the Vikings men's basketball team plays in NCAA Division III Final Four this Friday.

The Carver Watch Party at the college’s Carver PE Center begins at 4 p.m. Guests will see a live-stream of the game on a 16 foot by 20 foot screen beginning at 4:30 p.m.

The concession stand will be open. There will be a bouncy house available for young children, prizes, half-time games and more.

The Vikings will take on Babson College in a semi-final game at the Civic Center in Salem, Va. The other semi-final will pit Wisconsin-Stevens Point against Virginia Wesleyan at 7 p.m.

The championship game will take place at 2 p.m. (CDT) on Saturday.

A live-stream of the games for fans at home is available from the NCAA.

The Vikings clinched their Final Four appearance with back-to-back wins last weekend over the University of Mount Union and Marietta College in front of a packed house at the Carver Center.

In addition, a small group of the most loyal supporters will gather at Carver on Wednesday, March 18, at 5:45 a.m. to wish the Vikings well as they board the bus for Salem. The bus will leave campus at 6 a.m.

For more information, contact Keri Rursch, executive director of public relations, 309-738-2628 or