Global Football NCAA Division III Spring Tours to Europe 2019

Global Football logo [Reference: 1]


DateHome TeamAway Team
19.05.2019Allgau Comets (Ger)7Ohio Northern Polar Bears (OH)9
19.05.2019Lazio Ducks (Ita)16Sewanee Tigers (Tenn)60
25.05.2019Guelfi Firenze (Ita)0Muhlenberg Mules (Penn)21
01.06.2019Uroloki (Cat)0Luther College Norse (IA)46
08.06.2019Graz Giants (Aut)28Elmhurst Bluejays (IL)25
16.06.2019Prague Black Panthers (Cze)16North Central Cardinals (IL)32
Global Football NCAA Division III Spring Tours to Europe 2019 [Reference: 1-2]


Six National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Colleges travelled to Europe under the Global Football banner in 2019, as part of the 150th Anniversary of College Football (American Football).

Northern Ohio Polar Bears scraped a 9-7 win against German Football League team Allgau Comets from Kempten, while on the same weekend, Sewanee Tigers from Tennessee, who had played in Ireland, left from a visit to Greece to play Lazio Ducks in Rome, 60-16.

There were wins also for Muhlenberg Mules from Pennsylvania over Guelfi Firenze from Tuscany in Italy, and Luther College Norse from Illinois over Catalan side Uroloki. On 8 June 2019, Graz Giants, who have previously won the Eurobowl, Europe’s Super Bowl, registered a rare win for European teams over NCAA Colleges, with a 28-25 win against Elmhurst Bluejays of Illinois. The tour wrapped up with another Illinois College, North Central Cardinals defeating Czech team Prague Black Panthers.

Global Football in Europe 2019 Team Photos [Reference: 4]



[1] American Football International (2019) Seven American College Football programs travel to Europe with Global Football in 2019 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 5 August 2020][Fixtures]

[2] Global Football; Michael Preston (2019) Six D-III College Football Teams Return From Successful Spring Tours To Europe, June 19, 2019 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 8 December 2016][Results and Report]


[3] Global Football (2019) Global Football Logo 2018 [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 17 January 2010]

[4] Global Football; Michael Preston (2019) PHOTO-2019-05-18-17-10-42-1080×514 [Internet] Available from:×514.jpg [Accessed 17 January 2020]


Thanks to Sean Douglas, Dublin Rebels & University College Dublin.

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