JBU’s Golden Eagles now at the NAIA National Games

The Men’s Team will face Southeastern, Florida and the women’s squad awaits the winner of Eastern Oregon v. Bethel.

By: Carlos Chicas & Nick Robinson
Photos: Carlos Chicas
Video: JBU Communications

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. – After locking up its sixth NAIA National Championships appearance by winning the Sooner Athletic tournament title, the John Brown University men’s soccer team officially received its invitation to the field and will travel to Columbia, Ky. to compete in the Opening Round, the NAIA national office announced on Monday afternoon (Nov. 18).

For the second time in four seasons, the Golden Eagles (17-3-0) will play in the tournament field, but this time under the new setup as John Brown will face Southeastern (Fla.) in the Columbia, Ky. bracket on Friday afternoon (Nov. 22) at 3 p.m. The winner will advance to take on bracket host and national No. 5 seed Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) on Saturday at 3 p.m. for a chance to book plane tickets to the final site in Irvine, Calif.

The John Brown University women’s soccer team have been invited to make its sixth-ever NAIA National Championships appearance, as the Golden Eagles were extended an at-large berth and the opportunity to host an Opening Round bracket that features visitors from Eastern Oregon and Bethel (Tenn.), the NAIA national office announced on Monday morning (Nov. 18).

For the second straight year, the Golden Eagles (12-3-3) were selected to host an Opening Round and will await the winner of Eastern Oregon and Bethel (Tenn.) on Saturday night (Nov. 23) at 6 p.m. The Mountaineers (15-2-2) and Wildcats (12-5-1) will battle it out in the bracket semifinals on Friday night, also kicking off at 6 p.m.