For those new to this segment, this article serves as your master guide to watch every NAIA Men’s and Women’s game on the slate! These links are perfect if you are watching from your phone, desktop and/or your tablet. If you are trying to catch games on TV, from an Amazon Firestick, Apple TV, Roku, etc. Then your best bet is to download the NAIA App, YouTube, the team specific app or even the app associated with the conference that your favorite team is in. For GCAC teams, the HBCU League Pass + is the way to go to see your favorite HBCU teams in the GCAC. NAIA games are on so many different platforms that it is easier to just send out the links here for people. The game links aren’t always on the NAIA app nor the NAIA Scoreboard page. We are here to help though, so if you can’t find a game feel free to reach out!
** All Game Times are for Central Time Zone
Games of the Day
Men’s Games of the Day
- CIU is a veteran group, who was picked to finish 3rd in the AAC. Dega was the National Runer-Up last season, but have so many new parts, including a new coach. Eager to see the new look Dega squad compete, but also intrigued by a very tough CIU squad, looking for a big non-conference win to start the season.
7:30pm Rio Grande @ Shawnee State
- A non-conference game against two teams who will be in the same league next season when Shawnee joins the River States Conference. Shawnee State is two years removed from a NAIA National Title and these two teams have had some great matchups over the past few seasons. The ever solid, Jakiel Wells, is back at PG, but a team that lost its top 5 scorers, and has a ton of new faces to get to know. Rio, on the other hand, is led by Shiloah Blevins and Miki Tadic. Two staples in the lineup over the past few seasons, even though both have faced some injury plagued seasons. If they can stay healthy, Rio can be a sleeper pick to win the RSC this season.
Women’s Games of the Day
- It will be fun to see The Master’s without NPOY winner, Stephanie Soares. The Mustangs are still a tough team and a possible NAIA over a NCAA D2 program exhibition win here. 2nd Year Head Coach, Lisa Zamroz, found plenty of success in season one. She was able to bring in San Diego State transfer, Isabela Hernandez, who will play with younger sister, Lexi. She made 16 career starts at D1 and will join a loaded Mustang roster.
- We don’t usually have exhibition games within our Game of the Day segments, but both of these games feature a ranked NAIA squad, at home, vs NCAA opponents. Rocky returns 3 starters, headlined by All-American Kloie Thatcher. Key newcomers, Ky Buell (Western CO), Morgan Baird (Portland St) and Iliana Moran (Oregan 2A POY) will all be counted on to add some fire power to the Battlin’ Bears!
Thursday, October 27th Schedule
#20 Cumberland (TN) @ TN Tech – Exhibition (ESPN 3)
Ave Maria @ Fort Lauderdale
Brescia @ Simmons College