The sixth annual Tazón de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) will be broadcast live from Puebla at 2pm EDT (1pm local time) on Saturday, December 20 via a webcast. This is the 17th annual post-season game organized in Mexico by Global Football exclusively for Division III players.
Viewers around the world will be able to watch players from 17 NCAA Division III schools who make up the 40-man Team Stars & Stripes roster meet Mexico finest players selected from the CONADEIP Conference at El Tempo Del Dolor (Temple of Doom Stadium) at Universidad De Las Americas Puebla (UDLAP).
The webcast will be available with Spanish language commentary at the website http://www.tvudlap.mx/.
The Team Stars & Stripes coaching staff and players arrived in Puebla during the weekend and on Monday began two-a-day practices. During a seven-day visit, the squad will have an opportunity to explore the local region and experience a different culture. The visit will also feature a community service project to be coordinated by Tec de Monterrey Puebla on Thursday afternoon, following a team practice at Tec.
Central College defensive coordinator Don DeWaard is the head coach of Team Stars & Stripes having led the Americans to a 32-15 victory in Guadalajara and a 29-7 win in Monterrey in 2013. American Eric Fisher, who won the 2010 CONADEIP championship with UDLAP and led the hosts to a 45-27 win over Team Stars & Stripes in 2011, returns to coach the Mexican all-stars.
The 17 schools represented are Allegheny College, Central College, Coe College, Cornell College, Elmhurst College, Endicott College, Gallaudet College, Grove City College, Hanover College, Knox College, Lake Forest College, Lawrence University, Manchester University, Ohio Northern University, Rockford University, UW Stout and Wartburg College.