The Knights are one of the highest-ranked Mid-States Football Association programs in the CFA preseason Top 30. The Knights play in the Mideast League of the MSFA.
The Knights, a former two-time NAIA national champion, went 5-2 overall and 3-1 in MSFA Mideast League play in 2020. The Knights played in the spring, like the rest of the league. The Knights slid into the playoffs but lost to Reinhardt in the first round, 40-29.
The Knights ended last season looking up at Concordia (MI) in the MSFA Mideast League, and the game between twose two teams was one of the best in the league in 2020, as the Knights fell to the Cardinals, 16-14. That was the Knights’ only loss in the regular season.
Marian opens the season at home against Tiffin on Sept. 4. The Knights hit the road for the first time this season when they go to Madonna on Sept. 11.
The NAIA section of the College Football America 2021 Yearbook features 16 pages of content including:
- National NAIA preview;
- NAIA preseason Starting Lineup;
- Update on each NAIA conference;
- Capsules for every NAIA team, including 2020 results and 2021 schedules;
- Six color action, coach and stadium photos.
The College Football America 2021 Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.
The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.