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Listed below is the schedule of events leading up to the NAIA Championship Game between Carroll (Mont.) and St. Xavier (Ill.).
FRIDAY, DEC. 16
8-9:30 a.m. — Team Breakfast at respective hotels
9-11:30 a.m. — Team Meetings. Both teams will be provided with meeting rooms at Darlington/Shorter/ team hotels for both position meetings and film review.
10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. — Coaches Wives/Spouses Day. The coaches wives, spouses of school officials, NAIA dignitaries and their families will be invited to spend the day as guests of the Host Committee.
11:45 a.m. — Team Lunch/ Featured Speaker. Lunches will be served to both teams at the Shorter café prior to their Friday afternoon practices. Guest speaker will be Shorter University head men’s basketball coach Chad Warner.
1:30-4:30 p.m. — Practice sessions/Stadium walk-through. Both teams will hold a pre-game walk-through at Barron Stadium on Friday Afternoon. Scheduled times are as follows: Carroll-1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. St. Xavier-3:10 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. — NAIA Banquet of Champions at The Forum. The Riverwalk, Shorter, and Berry Rooms will be made available for post-banquet meetings. Open to Public. Tickets are $30 or $300 for a table of 10.
SATURDAY, DEC. 17
Rome News Tribune Souvenir Edition — The Rome News Tribune will publish a Game-Day insert as a part of its Saturday circulation. Each Participant will be provided a copy.
8-10 a.m. — Team breakfast.
12:30 p.m. — Team lunch served at respective hotels.
1:15 p.m. — Teams depart for Barron Stadium. 1:15 p.m.-Carroll. 2 p.m.-St. Xavier. (Times subject to change based on coaches)
2 p.m. — BBQ on the Bank. Presented by Georgia Power, River City Bank & Friends. (Invitation only)
2:30 p.m. — Radio Remote and Tailgate Show (97.5 The Ridge) at Main Gate.
2:30 p.m. — Gates open.
4:30 p.m. — Kick-0ff at Barron Stadium. The stadium is located in downtown Rome. Game tickets are $25.
Post- Game — NAIA Football National Championship Presentation presented by Russell Athletics
Post- Game — NAIA Football National Championship Post-Game Press Conference. (Fitness Center)