Northwest Missouri State is in the NCAA Division II playoffs for a 16th straight year as the Bearcats will open the postseason at home against Harding (Ark.) Saturday at noon.

The 10-1 Bearcats claimed a share of the MIAA title on Saturday with a 45-23 win over previously unbeaten Central Missouri. Central Missouri also opens the playoffs at home against Indianapolis.

In the NAIA playoffs, defending national champion Morningside hosts Dickinson State in a first-round game Saturday. Northwestern also is hosting a playoff opener as it plays St. Xavier (Ill).

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