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February 1, 2021

KCUR Highlights Avila Football Success

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Kansas City public radio station KCUR featured Avila University football coach Marc Benavidez and senior wide receiver Christian Hopkins to discuss the team’s success in 2020 and the team’s incredible turnaround in the past several years on Wednesday, January 27. Appearing on Up to Date with Steve Kraske, Benavidez and Hopkins spoke about the team’s turnaround in the recent years, their postseason prospects and detailed the challenges the pandemic posed to successfully completing their season. The team finished the fall portion of the season with a 5-1 overall and Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) record, with the second half tentatively postponed to this spring. The team is In contention for a berth in the NAIA National Championship playoff thanks to big wins over Kansas Wesleyan University—then ranked no. 6 nationally by the NAIA—and 50-plus point wins over Tabor University and the University of St. Mary.

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