Truman State will represent the Great Lakes Valley Conference in the inaugural America’s Crossroads Bowl in Hobart, Indiana. The Bulldogs will play Great Midwest Athletic Conference represenative Ohio Dominican on December 7th at 1:00. Coach Gregg Nesbitt says his reaction to the news was out of character in a good way….


Nesbitt says it’s an honor to play in the first-ever America’s Crossroads Bowl….


Truman finished 3rd in the GLVC behind conference champion Lindenwood and runner-up Indianapolis, who both received a bid to the NCAA playoffs. The Bulldogs wrapped up the regular season with a record of 9-2; their first 9-win season since 1992.

Ohio Dominican finished second in the GMAC at 6-1 and will come to the bowl game with a record of 7-2. The Panthers are from Columbus, Ohio.

Nesbitt discusses the extra practices his team will get in….


The Bulldogs have played in the postseason six times, the last being the 1994 NCAA Division II playoffs against North Dakota. Truman has four NCAA playoff appearances (1994, 1992, 1990, 1982) and two bowl appearances, the 1980 Shrine Bowl against Pittsburg (Kan.) State played in St. Joseph, Missouri and the 1961 Mineral Water Bowl against Parsons (Iowa) played in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

The America’s Crossroads Bowl is one of five Division II bowl games and a joint venture between the SouthShore Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city of Hobart, Indiana, the GLVC and the GMAC.