The University of Saint Francis football team is returning to Fort Wayne on Sunday evening and they will be bringing the 2016 NAIA National Football Championship with them. Saturday night, the USF Cougars defeated Baker University 38-17 in Daytona Beach, Florida to win their first national title.
The win, supported by students, faculty, staff and Cougar fans, capped off a season which also saw Coach Kevin Donley win his 300th game and be named the NAIA Regional Coach of the Year. The public is invited to help welcome the team home when they arrive in Fort Wayne on Sunday evening at approximately 4:15 p.m. in the Fort Wayne Aero Center, 4401 Altitude Drive, near the Fort Wayne International Airport.
The university is planning a larger celebration on campus in January. Details of the celebration event will be forthcoming.