IUP won the PSAC West title Saturday beating Gannon 38 to 35 while California lost to Mercyhurst . John Franco intercepted two passes in the last 1:19 of the game to seal the victory over the upset minded Gannon University Golden Knights. The win coupled with a California loss to Mercyhurst gave the Crimson Hawks their first Western Division title since 2006 and their first appearance in the championship game since 1987 , against undefeated Shippensburg Saturday afternoon at 2:05p.m. at Miller Stadium.Franco was named PSAC West Defensive Player of the Week. Pre-game at 1:30p.m. on U92.5FM Saturday.
Advance tickets for the title game are available ,during business hours , at the KCAC. 12 and 14 dollars for reserved seats and 5 and 10 dollars for general admission . Tickets for season ticket holders will be honored for the game. Any student in the eighth grade or younger will get in free wgen accompanied by an adult. There is no limit to the number of students per adult .
The IUP mens basketball team will open the season at the KCAC Saturday night against Pitt-Greensburg at 7:30p.m. The game will be broadcast on 1160 WCCS with the pre-game at 7:15p.m.