North Central (Ill.) Cardinals

Schedule

Overall record: 11-1 - Conference: 7-0
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • D-III opponent)
9/13 vs. Ohio Northern W, 20-3
9/20 at Benedictine W, 49-9 BX
9/27 at Olivet W, 37-7 BX
10/4 vs. Millikin * • W, 31-13
10/11 at North Park * • W, 35-15
10/18 vs. Carthage * • W, 31-24
10/25 at Wheaton (Ill.) * • W, 44-21
11/1 vs. Illinois Wesleyan * • W, 30-7
11/8 vs. Augustana * • W, 41-28
11/15 at Elmhurst * • W, 35-28
11/22 vs. Thomas More W, 44-23
11/29 vs. Franklin L, 38-28
Overall record: 11-1 - Conference: 7-0
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
10/4 vs. Millikin * • W, 31-13
10/11 at North Park * • W, 35-15
10/18 vs. Carthage * • W, 31-24
10/25 at Wheaton (Ill.) * • W, 44-21
11/1 vs. Illinois Wesleyan * • W, 30-7
11/8 vs. Augustana * • W, 41-28
11/15 at Elmhurst * • W, 35-28

2008

Schools Conf All
North Central (Ill.) 7-0 11-1
Wheaton (Ill.) 5-2 11-3
Augustana 5-2 7-3
Elmhurst 4-3 7-3
Illinois Wesleyan 3-4 6-4
Carthage 3-4 5-5
Millikin 1-6 3-7
North Park 0-7 1-9

Previous seasons

loki/standings
Year Overall Conf
2018 10-2, 8-1 CCIW
2017 10-2, 7-1 CCIW
2016 11-1, 8-0 CCIW
2015 7-3, 6-1 CCIW
2014 8-2, 6-1 CCIW
2013 13-1, 7-0 CCIW
2012 9-3, 6-1 CCIW
2011 10-2, 7-0 CCIW
2010 12-1, 7-0 CCIW
2009 8-2, 6-1 CCIW
2008 11-1, 7-0 CCIW
2007 9-3, 6-1 CCIW
2006 9-3, 6-1 CCIW
2005 9-2, 6-1 CCIW
2004 7-3, 4-3 CCIW
2003 7-3, 4-3 CCIW
2002 6-4, 4-3 CCIW
2001 3-7, 2-5 CCIW
2000 5-5, 3-4 CCIW
1999 2-7, 2-5 CCIW
1998 3-6, 1-6 CCIW

Team Info

North Central (Ill.)

Cardinals

Coach: John Thorne (Illinois Wesleyan '69)
Conference: CCIW
Enrollment: 2625
Location: Naperville, IL
Colors: Cardinal, White
Stadium: Bendetti-Wehrli Stadium (5889)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

December 3, 2019 North Central refuses to lose The Cardinals stood out on the field in Alliance, Ohio, shortly after defeating Mount Union, and shouted, "I am a champion, and I refuse to lose!" It came at the end of a multiple-round fight, and the boxing terminology is intentional. Pat Coleman has more.
November 30, 2019 Mount Union bounced in epic shootout North Central and Mount Union poured out all of the offense they could manage, and it was an interception in the end zone with two seconds left that gave the Cardinals the upset win.
November 30, 2019 North Central Prevails in Second-Round Shootout at Mount Union It was a game that surpassed all the records, benchmarks and superlative descriptions of a college football game, postseason or otherwise, and the torrid pace set by the offenses of both teams left most spectators figuring the outcome would come down to the last team to possess the ball.  And that was the case in North Central College's second-round NCAA Division III playoff game at the University of Mount Union on Saturday, but after all the points and yards had been piled up, it was a defensive stand which sealed the outcome for the fifth-ranked Cardinals, who took down the Purple Raiders, 59-52, to advance to next week's national quarterfinal.  
November 29, 2019 North Central 'Red Zone,' 11/28/19 North Central head football coach Jeff Thorne, senior quarterback Broc Rutter and junior safety Dakota Cremeens recap the Cardinals' first-round playoff win over Wabash and preview Saturday's second-round clash at Mount Union in this week's episode of The Red Zone.
November 27, 2019 North Central Postseason Round 2 Preview All eyes are on Alliance this week as the Cardinals return to the scene of one of the most significant games in their history looking to extend their season.
November 26, 2019 Gagliardi Trophy semifinalists announced Nearly 30 players were nominated, but only 12 get to the semifinal stage. Who are they? Read up on the players, then cast your fan ballot for the top all-around student-athlete in Division III football.