2011 Tartan Football News

  • Football’s Billy Joraskie Sets Sights On Political Future
    April 26, 2012
    Billy Joraskie has a lot to say. His voice has served him well during his four years at Carnegie Mellon – on the football field, as chair of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, as an ardent supporter of other Tartan programs and as an aspiring politician.
  • 500 and Counting: Football Program Celebrates Landmark Victory
    April 25, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon football program celebrated its 500th victory on Friday, April 20, as more than 60 alums joined current and former staff members on campus at the Tartans Pavilion. Carnegie Mellon registered its 500th win with a 28-13 victory at the University of Chicago on November 5, 2011.
  • John Polles ’67 Drew on Athletics Experience During Distinguished 25-Year Military Career
    March 29, 2012
    John Polles arrived on the Carnegie Tech campus in 1963 faced with an important decision – should he enroll in the institution’s physical education or ROTC requirement? Since Polles was going to play football and run track, the physical education route wasn’t particularly appealing, so he enrolled in the campus ROTC program. Four years later, he embarked on a distinguished 25-year career in the United States Army and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Carnegie Mellon Announces UAA 25th Anniversary Football Team
    December 21, 2011
    As part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the University Athletic Association (UAA), the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics is honored to announce the school’s all-time UAA football team.
  • Carnegie Mellon University Football to Join Presidents’ Athletic Conference in 2014
    December 13, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University football program will join the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) as an affiliate member for the start of the 2014 season. The Tartans will maintain their three-game University Athletic Association (UAA) schedule with Case Western Reserve University, the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis. Case Western will join Carnegie Mellon as an affiliate member of the PAC.
  • Thompson and Cheek Named to D3football.com All-South Region Team
    December 06, 2011
    Junior cornerback Sam Thompson (Alcoa, Tenn.) and sophomore offensive guard Nathan Cheek (Lancaster, Ohio) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team were named to the D3football.com 2011 All-South Region team. Thompson was selected as a second team member while Cheek earned third team honors.
  • Two Football Players Named Capital One Academic All-America
    December 06, 2011
    Senior defensive lineman Andrew Medenbach (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores) and junior cornerback Sam Thompson (Alcoa, Tenn.) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team were named a Capital One Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Tuesday, December 6. Mendenbach and Thompson were both honored as second-team members.
  • Sam Thompson: The Journey of a Student-Athlete from Tennessee to the Top of the Records Book
    November 28, 2011
    As a kid playing high school football in Alcoa, Tennessee, Sam Thompson never imagined being among the national leaders in any statistical category on the college level. Thompson, who recently finished his junior season with the Carnegie Mellon football team, ended the campaign ranked second in Division III with seven interceptions. Not only have his accomplishments ranked him nationally for the year, Thompson’s name also appears in Carnegie Mellon’s records book, as he tied the single-season mark for interceptions.
  • Football Receives 20 Spots on the All-UAA Team
    November 22, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had 19 players and 20 positions honored when the All-University Athletic Association (UAA) football team was announced Tuesday, November 22 by the league coaches. Of the 20, six of them were honored as first-team members and 10 are making their first appearance on the team.
  • Garrett Earns Second University Athletic Association Honor
    November 15, 2011
    Carnegie Mellon University senior punter Patrick Garrett (Glenshaw, Pa./Fox Chapel) was named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Football Special Teams Athlete of the Week following his performance against Case Western Reserve University in the 26th Academic Bowl on Saturday, November 12. This marks the second time this season Garrett has received the honor.
  • Tartans Fall 38-24 in 26th Academic Bowl
    November 12, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team lost in its final game of the season Saturday, November 12 when they hosted Case Western Reserve University in the 26th Annual Academic Bowl. Case’s stout defense stopped the potent rushing attack of the Tartans en route to a 38-24 victory.
  • Six Football Players Named Academic All-District
    November 10, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had six members named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Capital One Academic All-District Team Thursday, November 10. To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be a starter or significant reserve and maintain a GPA of 3.3 or better.
  • Football Hosts Case Western Reserve in 26th Annual Academic Bowl
    November 09, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team returns home for its final game of the season Saturday. The Tartans take on Case Western Reserve University in 26th Annual Academic Bowl in the final University Athletic Association (UAA) matchup. Kickoff is set for 2:00 p.m. with festivities honoring the senior class beforehand.
  • Blanks Earns Second UAA Football Honor
    November 08, 2011
    Carnegie Mellon University junior running back Patrick Blanks (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) was named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Football Offensive Athlete of the Week for the second time this season. Blanks receives the honor following his performance this past Saturday in the Tartans’ 28-13 victory at the University of Chicago.
  • Tartans Win 500 With a 28-13 Victory at Chicago
    November 05, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to the Windy City to play the Maroons of the University of Chicago Saturday, November 5. In the University Athletic Association (UAA) contest the Tartans defeated the Maroons 28-13. The win marks the 500th in the history of the program and moves the Tartans record to 5-4, 1-1 while the Maroons are now 5-4, 0-2.
  • Tartans Travel to Chicago
    November 02, 2011
    Carnegie Mellon University’s football team will travel to Chicago, Ill. this Saturday for a matchup with the University of Chicago Maroons. Kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m. CT for the Tartans’ final road game and their second University Athletic Association (UAA) contest.
  • Tartans Drop Tough UAA Contest on Homecoming
    October 29, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team dropped its second straight game Saturday in a 14-7 loss to Washington University in St. Louis. Head coach Rich Lackner’s Tartans fall to 4-4 on the season and are now 0-1 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) while Washington improves to 5-3, 1-0.
  • Football Looks for 500th Win on Homecoming Against Washington University
    October 26, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team returns home Saturday, October 29 to face Washington University on homecoming weekend for a 12:00 p.m. kickoff. The Tartans will take the field looking for the program’s 500th win, as well as picking up the homecoming win.
  • Carnegie Mellon Football Falls 27-23 at #23 Wittenberg
    October 22, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Springfield, Ohio Saturday, October 22 to play the 23rd-ranked Tigers of Wittenberg University and dropped a 27-23 decision at Edwards-Maurer Field. The Tartans are now 4-3 while Wittenberg improves to 7-1.
  • Football Seeks Program’s 500th Victory at Wittenberg
    October 19, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will travel to Wittenberg University to take on the Tigers at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 22nd. The Tartans will also take the field with a program milestone up for grabs. A win over 6-1 Wittenberg would put Carnegie Mellon at the 500 win mark.
  • Football Takes Care of Ohio Wesleyan, 41-10
    October 08, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted Ohio Wesleyan University Saturday, October 8, and scored on its first five possessions of the game on the way to a 41-10 victory over the Battling Bishops. The Tartans are now 4-2 while Ohio Wesleyan drops to 1-5. The win moves the Tartans one win away from 500 in the history of the program.
  • Football Returns Home to Face Ohio Wesleyan
    October 05, 2011
    Carnegie Mellon University’s football team returns home to Gesling Stadium Saturday, October 8, when it will face Ohio Wesleyan University. The Tartans, victors in their past two games, welcome the 1-4 Battling Bishops to Pittsburgh for a 6:00 p.m. kickoff on the Carnegie Mellon campus.
  • Football Sweeps University Athletic Association Athletes of the Week
    October 04, 2011
    Following a 24-7 victory at Hiram College, Saturday, October 1, the Carnegie Mellon football team swept this week’s University Athletic Association (UAA) awards for offense, defense and special teams. Junior running back Patrick Blanks (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller), junior outside linebacker Nick Karabin (Ruffs Dale, Pa./Greensburg Central Catholic) and senior punter Patrick Garrett (Glenshaw, Pa./Fox Chapel) were all honored.
  • Tartans Down Hiram 24-7
    October 01, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Hiram College Saturday, October 1 and won career game 498, as they forced six turnovers and defeated the Terriers 24-7. The win improves the Tartans record to 3-2 while the Terriers drop to 1-4.
  • Tartans End Three Game Road Trip With Contest at Hiram
    September 28, 2011
    Carnegie Mellon University’s football team will look to pick up its second road win of the season as they end a critical three game road stretch on Saturday at 1:00 pm against the Hiram College Terriers.
  • Blanks and Donohue Honored by University Athletic Association
    September 27, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had two members honored by the University Athletic Association (UAA) as Athletes of the Week following the Tartans’ 35-14 victory over Kenyon College, Saturday, September 24. Junior running back Patrick Blanks (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) on the offensive side and freshman place kicker Kevin Donohue (West Hempstead, N.Y./Chaminade) on special teams were honored.
  • Tartans Even Record with 35-14 Victory Over Kenyon
    September 24, 2011
    Junior Patrick Blanks (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) scored on a 56-yard run on the first play from scrimmage and the Carnegie Mellon University football team beat Kenyon College on Saturday afternoon, 35-14. Blanks would find the end zone twice more, as the junior running back tallied a career-high 147 yards for the Tartans who are now 2-2.
  • Tartans Head to Gambier to Play the Lords of Kenyon
    September 21, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will look to right the ship when they face the Kenyon College Lords on Saturday at noon.
  • Thompson Receives UAA Football Honor
    September 20, 2011
    Carnegie Mellon University junior cornerback Sam Thompson (Alcoa, Tenn.) was named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Football Defensive Athlete of the Week following his performance this past Friday.
  • Football Loses Heartbreaker at Catholic
    September 16, 2011
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to our nation’s capital Friday, September 16, and dropped a 29-28 decision to the Cardinals. The loss drops the Tartans record to 1-2 while Catholic remains unbeaten at 3-0.
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