Defending national champion Minnesota Duluth will host Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) in the first round of the NCAA Division II football playoffs Saturday. In Division III play, another Duluth-area college -- St. Scholastica -- will make its inaugural postseason appearance at St. Thomas.
UMD, SCSU, St. Thomas to open playoff football at home this weekend
Saturday will be busy across the state for college football teams hoping to make a push deep into the postseason. Minnesota-Duluth opens the playoffs against Saginaw Valley State of Michigan. St. Cloud State hosts Wayne State of Michigan, and St. Thomas takes on undefeated St. Scholastica.