2012 Tartan Football News

  • Academics, Athletics and Community Service are Liam McGrath’s Recipe for Success
    May 28, 2013
    Growing up in the shadows of Haverford College, Liam McGrath always believed his interactions with the institution’s student-athletes helped form some of the best memories of his childhood. As a two-sport student-athlete at Carnegie Mellon, McGrath made it his goal to provide those opportunities for children in the Pittsburgh community as well.
  • Tartan Football Announces 2013 Incoming Class
    May 02, 2013
    Carnegie Mellon University Head Football Coach Rich Lackner has announced the Tartans 2013 recruiting class. The Tartans will welcome 47 newcomers that hail from 22 different states.
  • Former Football Standout Brian Freeman (CIT ’09) Cheering Way To Top
    January 30, 2013
    Following a standout four-year football career at Carnegie Mellon, Brian Freeman knew he wanted to remain involved in organized athletics for as long as possible. When he was accepted to a doctoral program in biomedical engineering at the University of Wisconsin, he never imagined it could help him get to the Rose Bowl – twice.
  • McGrath Named ECAC South All-Star
    December 12, 2012
    Following a breakout 2012 season, Carnegie Mellon University senior cornerback Liam McGrath (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) was named to the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South All-Star team.
  • Patrick Robinson Receives Aztec Bowl Invite
    December 06, 2012
    Carnegie Mellon University senior offensive tackle Patrick Robinson (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) has been invited to play in the 2012 Aztec Bowl Senior All-Star Game.
  • Thompson and Cheek Named to D3football.com All-South Region Team; Thompson Garners BSN All-America
    December 05, 2012
    Carnegie Mellon football standout Sam Thompson (Alcoa, Tenn.) earned All-America honors from Beyond Sports College Network and for the second straight season, the senior cornerback and junior offensive guard Nathan Cheek (Lancaster, Ohio) were named to the D3football.com All-South Region team. Thompson repeats as a second-team member while Cheek was also named to the second team after earning third-team honors last fall. Thompson was selected as a third-team All-American by Beyond Sports College Network.
  • Thompson Repeats as Capital One Academic All-American
    December 04, 2012
    Senior cornerback and punt returner Sam Thompson (Alcoa, Tenn.) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named a Capital One Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Tuesday, December 4. Thompson was selected to the first-team, marking the second straight season he was named an Academic All-American as he was recognized on the second-team a year ago.
  • Kalkstein Named UAA Football Player of the Year, 18 Other Tartans Earn All-UAA Honors
    November 20, 2012
    Carnegie Mellon University junior quarterback Rob Kalkstein (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Offensive Player of the Year for his play on the gridiron this fall. Kalkstein, who set three single-season records this season, was joined by five other Tartans as first-team selections, including one player who received first-team accolades at two positions. Kalkstein becomes the first Tartan to garner the Offensive Player of the Year honor since 2007, when Travis Sivek was named.
  • Tartans End Season in ECAC Bowl; Kalkstein Sets Three Single-Season Records
    November 17, 2012
    Junior quarterback Rob Kalkstein (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team set three single-season school records, as the Tartans dropped a heartbreaker at Waynesburg University. The Tartans fell 28-24 in the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Southwest Bowl Saturday, November 17.
  • Thompson Recognized With Second UAA Honor
    November 13, 2012
    Senior Sam Thompson (Alcoa, Tenn.) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Special Teams Athlete of the Week following his performance at Case Western Reserve University this past Saturday. Thompson recorded his second return punt for a touchdown this season in the 27th Annual Academic Bowl.
  • Tartans Earn ECAC Bowl Game Bid; Travels to Waynesburg Saturday
    November 12, 2012
    After finishing the regular season with a 6-4 overall record, the Carnegie Mellon University football team was selected to play in the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Southwest Bowl Saturday, November 17. The Tartans will travel to Waynesburg University for a 1:00 p.m. kick at John F. Wiley Stadium.
  • Kikta Sets School Record as Tartans Drop Heartbreaker in 27th Academic Bowl
    November 10, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team concluded its regular season with a 36-24 setback at Case Western Reserve University in the 27th Annual Academic Bowl on Saturday, November 10. In the University Athletic Association (UAA) contest, junior wide receiver Tim Kikta (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) set the Tartans single-season record for receiving yards as the Tartans are now 6-4, 1-2 UAA while the Spartans end the season at 6-4, 2-1.
  • For the Second Straight Season Six Football Players Named Academic All-District
    November 08, 2012
    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 8. This marked the second straight season the Tartans have had six named to the All-District team and seventh straight year they have had at least five or more named. 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 travels to Case Western Reserve for the 27th Academic Bowl
    November 07, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will conclude its 2012 regular season schedule Saturday, November 10, as they travel to Cleveland, Ohio, to play the Spartans of Case Western Reserve University in the 27th Academic Bowl. The Tartans enter Saturday's contest with a 6-3 overall record and a 1-1 mark in University Athletic Association (UAA) play while Case is 5-4, 1-1. Kickoff is slated for 2:00 p.m. on the turf of Case Field.
  • Blanks and Young Receive UAA Honors
    November 06, 2012
    For the sixth time this season the Carnegie Mellon University football team claimed at least two of the University Athletic Association (UAA) weekly awards. Senior running back Patrick Blanks (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) was recognized by the UAA as Offensive Athlete of the Week while freshman place kicker Connor Young (Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central) earned Special Teams Athlete of the Week. The honors come following their performances in the Tartans 31-14 victory over UAA foe University of Chicago.
  • Blanks’ Three Touchdowns Lifts Tartans to a 31-14 Victory Over Chicago
    November 03, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team used a complete team effort to beat the University of Chicago on Saturday, November 3, as the Tartans picked up a 31-14 victory over their University Athletic Association (UAA) foe. Senior running back Patrick Blanks (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) had three touchdowns to propel the Tartans, who moved to 6-3, 1-1 while the Maroons fell to 4-5, 0-2.
  • Tartans Spend Time Supporting Afterschool Activities for Local Kids
    October 31, 2012
    Led by women’s tennis standout Katie Cecil, a number of Carnegie Mellon student-athletes spent time working with children in the community on October 18. Cecil and a group of teammates volunteered at Lights on Afterschool, a program hosted at the Heinz History Center.
  • Football Ends Home Season Against Chicago
    October 31, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will conclude its six game 2012 home schedule Saturday, November 3, as the University of Chicago travels to Pittsburgh for the University Athletic Association (UAA) match-up. The Tartans will enter the contest with a 5-3, 0-1 UAA record, as the Maroons are 4-4, 0-1.
  • Kikta Moves Within 63 Yards of Single-Season Receiving Record in Tartans Setback at Washington
    October 27, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team opened University Athletic Association (UAA) play in St. Louis on Saturday, October 27, and dropped a 15-3 decision to the Bears of Washington University. The Tartans are now 5-3, 0-1 while the Bears move to 3-5, 1-0.
  • UAA Announces 25th Anniversary Football Team
    October 25, 2012
    In honor of its silver anniversary, the University Athletic Association has announced its 25th Anniversary Football Team. One hundred thirty-one student-athletes earned the honor, including 28 from Carnegie Mellon.
  • Football Opens UAA Play at Washington U.
    October 24, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will open its University Athletic Association schedule Saturday, October 27, as they travel to St. Louis to face the Bears of Washington University. The Tartans enter the contest with a 5-2 record while the Bears are 2-5.
  • McGrath Honored by University Athletic Association
    October 23, 2012
    Senior cornerback Liam McGrath (Havertown, Pa./Haverford) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was honored as University Athletic Association (UAA) Defensive Athlete of the Week following his performance in the Tartans’ 34-26 setback to unbeaten Ohio Wesleyan.
  • Tartans Drop Heartbreaker to Ohio Wesleyan
    October 20, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team entertained Ohio Wesleyan University on Saturday, October 20, as the Tartans dropped a 34-26 decision. The loss now puts the Tartans’ record at 5-2 heading into University Athletic Association (UAA) play. The Battling Bishops remain perfect on the season at 7-0.
  • Football Clashes with Ohio Wesleyan Saturday
    October 17, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will host Ohio Wesleyan, Saturday, October 20 on the turf of Gesling Stadium. This marks the 10th time in school history the two teams will meet on the gridiron, as the Tartans lead the series 7-2 and have outscored the Battling Bishops 220-89.
  • Blanks and Butler Earn UAA Honors
    October 08, 2012
    Two members of the Carnegie Mellon University football team have been honored by the University Athletic Association (UAA) as Athletes of the Week for their play in a 41-21 victory over Denison University, Saturday, October 6. Senior running back Patrick Blanks (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) was recognized on the offensive side of the ball while junior safety Jack Butler (Kennesaw, Ga./North Cobb) received defensive honors.
  • Tartans Win Cindy Lackner Memorial Football Game 41-21 Over Denison
    October 06, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team jumped out to an early 13-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and never looked back, as the Tartans went on for the 41-21 victory over Denison University on Cindy Lackner Memorial Football Day. The win improves the Tartans record to 5-1 while the Big Red moves to 2-3.
  • Football Entertains Denison on Homecoming
    October 03, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will host Denison University on Saturday, October 6 on Homecoming at Gesling Stadium. The game is set to start at 1:00 p.m.
  • Thompson Recognized on National Level and Joins Blanks with UAA Honors
    October 02, 2012
    Senior Sam Thompson (Alcoa, Tenn.) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week as a punt returner while also honored as University Athletic Association (UAA) Special Teams Athlete of the Week. Fellow senior running back Patrick Blanks (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) was also recognized by the UAA as Offensive Athlete of the Week. The honors come following their performances at 17th-ranked Wabash College this past Saturday.
  • Football Drops Hard Fought Contest at #17 Wabash
    September 29, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team was put to the test, as they traveled to 17th-ranked Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana on Saturday, September 29. After jumping out to a 21-7 lead, Wabash scored 47 of the next 54 points to claim a 54-28 victory. The loss is the first for the Tartans in 2012, as they are now 4-1 while the Little Giants improve to 3-1.
  • Tartans Travel to #17 Wabash
    September 27, 2012
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will travel to Crawfordsville, Ind., Saturday, September 29 to play the 17th-ranked Wabash Little Giants at 2:00 p.m. This marks the second straight week that the Tartans are facing an opponent for the first time in school history.
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