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Southwestern Spartans Destination Danville, IL 2018, Back-to-back NJCAA Region XI DII Men's Basketball Champions

The Southwestern Spartans are the back-to-back NJCAA Region XI DII Men's Basketball Champions! They are headed to the 2018 nationals in Danville, IL, from March 20-24, 2018. Updated tournament information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Watch or listen to the games

The tourney games will be live-streamed on the NJCAA TV website ($10 fee per game or $12.99 tournament viewing pass) and aired live on KSIB Radio website.  Watch or listen in and cheer on the Spartans!

Game Schedule

The Spartans advanced to the quarterfinals to play against #13 Erie Community College on Thursday, March 22, at 8 p.m. CT. Watch the game online

The Spartans' first game at the 2017-18 NJCAA DII Men's Basketball Championship will be Wednesday, March 21, at 1 p.m. CT vs Dakota County Technical College.  Watch the game online


Round 1 - SWCC 92, DCTC 77 Recap

Other tournament results, brackets, and other information can be found on the NJACC website.

T-Shirt Information

Pre-ordered national qualifier T-shirts have arrived at the SWCC Shoppe! They may be picked up starting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. If you did not pre-order but would like a shirt, they will be available in the SWCC Shoppe, starting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, while supplies last.

Meet and greet and send-off

The send-off ceremony for the Southwestern men’s basketball team, as they head to the NJCAA National Championship in Danville, IL, will be held on Sunday, March 18, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Student Center. The public is invited! Plan to wear your Spartan colors.

The agenda for the ceremony follows:

  • 1 p.m. – Autographs and well wishes to the team and the coaches
  • 1:30 p.m. – Head Coach Todd Lorensen speaks
  • 1:45 p.m. – Players and coaches walk through human tunnel to bus

Hotel information

The Danville Days Hotel & Conference Center (Days Inn) is offering a special rate of $79 to Southwestern Spartan fans. The hotel is located off Highways 1 and 136 at 77 North Gilbert St., Danville, IL. To book by phone, call 800.329.2613.

Hotels in Danville with room availability as of 3/15 include:

  • Best Western - Riverside - 800.528.1234
  • Days Hotel - 800.255.3297
  • Best Western - Regency - 217.446.2111
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites - 800.HOLIDAY (LIMITED)
  • Red Roof Inn & Suites - 800.733.7663
  • Super 8 - 800.800.8000 (LIMITED)
Phi Theta Kappa 2018-19 officers

On Tuesday, March 13, Southwestern Community College’s Beta Eta Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa elected officers for the 2018-19 year. Officers elected include Cassidy Becker of Diagonal, Shelby Freestone of Adel, Kasydi Klommhaus of Mt. Ayr, Paul Lorenz of Creston, and Hunner Siefkas of Peru.

According to Jody Nedley-Newcomb, Beta Eta Nu chapter co-advisor, electing officers near mid-term of the semester allows current officers and new officers time to work together for continuity of programs for the chapter. The chapter will be looking for one more individual to complete the officer team.

The next Beta Eta Nu meeting will be on Monday, April 9, at 3:30 pm (room to be decided). The Spring Formal Induction is Sunday, April 15, at 3 pm in the Allied Health & Science Center. Any member who has not previously attended an induction is invited. Friends, family, faculty, staff, and administration are welcome.

Pictured above (L to R): Shelby Freestone, Hunner Siefkas, Cassidy Becker, Kasydi Klommhaus, Paul Lorenz

And Then There Were None

The SWCC Drama Club will be performing And Then There Were None on Thursday, March 29, and Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m., as well as Saturday, March 31, at 2 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center on the Creston campus.

And Then There Were None features 10 strangers, who are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate, for each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.

Ticket prices are $5 for students and $7 for the general public. Contact Kelly Franklin, SWCC Drama Club sponsor, for ticket information or questions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 641.782.1533.

Scholarship deadline extended to March 30 graphic with graduation scene

Due to issues with the online scholarship application, the deadline for Southwestern Community College’s Education Foundation Scholarships for fall 2018 semester has been extended from March 15 to March 30. We encourage all students who will be attending SWCC this fall to apply for scholarship opportunities.

Read more: SWCC Education Foundation Scholarship Deadline Extended

SWCC Shoppe Spring Break Sale Ad

The SWCC Shoppe is having a Spring Break Sale from March 12-16, 2018, one week prior to the college's actual Spring Break week. All clothes, souvenirs, and gifts will be 30 percent off. 

Read more: SWCC Shoppe Spring Break Sale March 12-16

Students dressed in shirts from their transfer colleges

Southwestern’s annual Transfer Day will be held Wednesday, March 14, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in room 180 of the Instructional Center.

Read more: Plan to Attend Transfer Day 2018