Cambridge, Mass. (November 11) -- Coming off the 2018 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on Saturday, the MIT football team has earned a spot in the 2018 NCAA Division III Football Championship as that field was announced on Saturday evening. The Engineers are the Pool B selection for the 32-team field and will be making the program's second NCAA Tournament appearance and first since 2014.
The Engineers will head to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. to take on the Blue Jays in a first-round matchup on Saturday, November 17th. This marks the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
MIT captured its first NEWMAC title and second overall conference championship on Saturday with a 22-7 Senior Day win over Springfield College to finish the regular season at 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the NEWMAC. The team is under the direction of first-year head coach Brian Bubna, who was an assistant coach for the Engineers for nine seasons before taking over this season.