College Football in Lake County

Football is back and it’s about time. While I struggle through millions of mock drafts to see if I make the best picks for my fantasy team, college and high school teams are working in their first games of the season.

compressedLake County is no stranger to football.  Halas Hall, in our very own Lake Forest, is home to the Chicago Bear’s front office and their practice space. And occasionally… where they unleash their dance moves.  Video here! 

With Monsters of the Midway training in our own backyard, it’s no wonder that Lake County has its own football tradition to offer. Are you ready for some College Football in Lake County! Friday (or Saturday) Night party!


The Lake Forest Foresters

Lake Forest College is Lake County’s largest college campus and is home to The Foresters Football team, that’s in the NCAA Division III:  Midwest Conference.

September (home games in bold)

Sat 5 Wis. Lutheran Benny Watters Community Day/Alumni Day 1:00 PM
Sat 12 at Gust. Adolphus 1:00 PM
Sat 26 Beloit Heroes Day 1:00 PM
Sat 3 at Carroll 3:00 PM
Sat 10 Knox * Homecoming 2:00 PM
Sat 17 at Monmouth * 1:00 PM
Sat 24 Illinois Col. * Playing for a Cure 1:00 PM
Sat 31 Cornell * Senior Day/Parents Day 1:00 PM
Sat 7 at Grinnell * 12:00 PM
Sat 14 at TBD MWC Championship Week 1:00 PM
Sat 21 vs. TBD NCAA Tournament – First Round TBA
Home games in bold.
* Conference Game

Ticket Prices

Ticket prices to all football, basketball, and hockey games are listed below.
And tickets can be purchased at the gate 60 – 90 minutes ahead of game time
$5.00 Adults
$3.00 Students (high school & younger)
Free Children Under 6

fans foresters 1Admission to all regular season home contests is free for members of the Forester Athletic Network (F.A.N. Club) and Lake Forest College students, faculty, and staff.

Tickets are available at the door or gate beginning 60-90 minutes before the start of each contest.

Feel free to bring the family because Lake Forest College and the NCAA promote courteous and respectful behavior by student-athletes, coaches and spectators by following a code of conduct, “We request your cooperation by supporting the participants and officials in a positive manner. Profanity, racist or sexist comments or other intimidating actions will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal from the site of competition. Thank you for your cooperation!”

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Trinity International University

Trinity already has a great start to their season. The Deerfield university blanked Trinity Bible of North Dakota last weekend 45-0.

The Trojans are in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the Chicagoland Collegiate  Athletic Conference. They play at Leslie Frazier field – which is named after a part of the Super Bowl Shufflin’ Chicago Bears of 1985 and currently a defensive coordinator under Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay – is located in Deerfield.

Here’s the remainder of their schedule for the 15-16 season. (Bold letters denotes a TIU home game).
Trinity Bible (N.D.)
Bob Tatum Field
W 45-0

Wisconsin Lutheran Sat 9.12.15
7PM Wisconsin Lutheran
Milwaukee, Wisc.
Raabe Stadium

Saint Francis (Ind.) Sat 9.19.15
11AM Saint Francis (Ind.)
Fort Wayne, Ind.
D’Arcy Stadium

Concordia (Mich.) Sat 9.26.15
1PM Concordia (Mich.)
Deerfield, Ill.
Leslie Frazier Field

Homecoming Weekend Saint Ambrose Sat 10.3.15Trinity University
1:30PM Saint Ambrose
Deerfield, Ill.
Leslie Frazier Field

Olivet Nazarene Sat 10.10.15
1PM Olivet Nazarene
Deerfield, Ill.
Leslie Frazier Field

Robert Morris Sat 10.17.15
1PM #20 Robert Morris
Deerfield, Ill.
Leslie Frazier Field

Saint Xavier Sat 10.24.15
1PM #4 Saint Xavier
Chicago, Ill.
Deaton Memorial Field

Saint Francis Sat 10.31.15
1PM Saint Francis
Joliet, Ill.
ATI Field

Siena Heights (Mich.) Sat 11.7.15
12PM Siena Heights (Mich.)
Adrian, Mich.
O’Laughlin Stadium

Taylor (Ind.) Sat 11.14.15
12PM Taylor (Ind.)
Deerfield, Ill.
Leslie Frazier Field

For more information on TIU, continue here

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