2013 Tartan Football News

  • Tartan Football Announces 2014 Incoming Class
    May 07, 2014
    Carnegie Mellon University Head Football Coach Rich Lackner has announced the Tartans 2014 recruiting class. The Tartans will welcome 43 newcomers that hail from 21 different states including the District of Columbia.
  • Tartan Football Players Lend Hand in Community
    April 02, 2014
    Members of the Carnegie Mellon University football program spent time at the Hosanna House on Saturday, March 29, as part of the campus-wide community service day 1000Plus. The Hosanna House is a multi-purpose community center serving over 35,000 people a year and is located in Wilkinsburg, Pa.
  • Football Hires Andy Helms (TPR’93) as Offensive Coordinator
    February 20, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football program, under the direction of head coach Rich Lackner, announced the hiring of Andy Helms as offensive coordinator. Helms, a 1993 graduate of the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business, will take over the play calling for longtime Tartan offensive coordinator Rich Erdelyi, who announced his retirement in November.
  • Healy Starts Business While Playing Football
    January 31, 2014
    After classes and football practice, most kids go home to study, but there is nothing ordinary about senior Thomas Healy. A punter on the football team and a double-major in mechanical engineering and engineering public policy, Healy founded and became CEO of Promos On Campus in his dorm room at Carnegie Mellon University in 2012.
  • Three Carnegie Mellon Football Players Named ECAC South All-Stars
    December 19, 2013
    Three players on the Carnegie Mellon University football team were named to the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South All-Star Team. Senior defensive lineman Ryan Jok (Novi, Mich.) was selected to the first team while senior inside linebacker Eric Rolfes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Madeira) and sophomore cornerback Vince Demarchi (Chesterland, Ohio/West Geauga) receive second-team accolades. All three were also named to the University Athletic Association (UAA) first team.
  • Cheek and Kikta to Play in National All-Star Games
    December 12, 2013
    Carnegie Mellon University senior offensive guard Nathan Cheek (Lancaster, Ohio) and senior wide receiver Tim Kikta (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) will be playing in two separate all-star games this weekend. Cheek will play in the fifth annual D-III Senior Classic Football All-Star game in Salem, Va. on Friday, December 13 while Kikta will take the field on Saturday, December 14 in the American (Aztec) Bowl All-Star Game played in Mexico City.
  • Jok Named Capital One Academic All-America
    December 03, 2013
    Senior defensive lineman Ryan Jok (Novi, Mich.) 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 3. Jok was selected to the first team after being selected as an All-District candidate the past two seasons.
  • 16 Tartans Earn All-UAA Football Honors
    November 26, 2013
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had 16 players honored when the All-University Athletic Association (UAA) Football Team was announced Tuesday, November 26 by the league coaches. Of the 16 selected, nine Tartans are making a repeat appearance on the All-UAA team with six marking the third time they were honored.
  • Rich Erdelyi Announces His Retirement
    November 19, 2013
    Carnegie Mellon University offensive coordinator and head men’s golf coach Rich Erdelyi has announced his retirement after 29 years at the university, effective June 30.
  • Kalkstein and Smith Honored by University Athletic Association
    November 19, 2013
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had two members honored by the University Athletic Association (UAA) as Athletes of the Week following the Tartans’ 35-32 setback to Case Western Reserve University in the 28th Annual Academic Bowl, Saturday, November 16. Senior quarterback Rob Kalkstein (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) on the offensive side and senior punter Tucker Smith (Fairhaven, N.J./Rumson-Fairhaven) on special teams were honored.
  • Kalkstein Becomes Tartans All-Time Passing Leader; Tartans Fall to Case Western Reserve in 28th Annual Academic Bowl
    November 16, 2013
    Senior quarterback Rob Kalkstein (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team set the school’s career passing yard mark as the Tartans hosted University Athletic Association (UAA) foe Case Western Reserve University in the 28th Annual Academic Bowl on Saturday, November 16. Despite Kalkstein’s career-high 327 yards passing and three touchdowns, The Tartans dropped a 35-32 decision. The senior signal caller ends his career with 5,519 yards passing.
  • Tartans Host Case Western Reserve in 28th Annual Academic Bowl; Kalkstein Looks to Become Career Passing Leader
    November 13, 2013
    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 28th Annual Academic Bowl in the final University Athletic Association (UAA) matchup. The Tartans enter Saturday’s contest with a 3-6 overall record and a 0-2 mark in UAA play while Case is 4-4, 1-1. Kickoff is slated for 6:00 p.m. on the turf of Gesling Stadium.
  • Football Falls Short in Exciting Fourth Quarter at Chicago
    November 09, 2013
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to the Wind City to play the Maroons of the University of Chicago Saturday, November 9. In the University Athletic Association (UAA) contest the Tartans fourth quarter comeback was not enough in a 14-12 setback. Carnegie Mellon is now 3-6, 0-2 while the Maroons move to 6-3, 1-1.
  • Five Carnegie Mellon Football Players Named Academic All-District
    November 07, 2013
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had five members named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Capital One Academic All-District Team Thursday, November 7. This marked the eighth straight year the Tartans have had at least five named to the All-District team. 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 Windy City
    November 06, 2013
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will travel to the Windy City on Saturday, November 9 to play the Maroons of the University of Chicago in an University Athletic Association (UAA) contest. The Tartans will enter the game with a 3-5, 0-1 UAA record, as the Maroons are 5-3, 0-1.
  • Guya Garners UAA Athlete of the Week Honor
    November 05, 2013
    Sophomore safety Malcolm Guya (Whitehall Pa.) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Defensive Athlete of the Week. Butler receives the honor following his performance in the Tartans’ 9-7 heartbreaking setback to Washington University in St. Louis Saturday, November 2.
  • Guya Records Career-High 11 Tackles in Heartbreaking Defeat to Washington U.
    November 02, 2013
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team opened its 2013 University Athletic Association (UAA) schedule Saturday, November 2 against Washington University in St. Louis at Gesling Stadium. The Tartans dropped a 9-7 decision on a 45-yard field goal with eight seconds to play by Bears’ kicker Alex Hallwachs. Carnegie Mellon is now 3-5, 0-1 while the Bears move to 6-2, 1-0.
  • Tartans Return Home to Play Washington U.
    October 30, 2013
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team returns home Saturday, November 2 for the first time since September after playing three straight road games. The Tartans will host Washington University in St. Louis in a University Athletic Association (UAA) showdown. The contest will mark the UAA opener for both teams.
  • Tartans Strong Second Half Not Enough to Overcome Mercer University
    October 19, 2013
    The Carnegie Mellon University football traveled to Macon, Georgia on Saturday, October 19 to play Mercer University, a member of the Division I non-scholarship Pioneer Football League. The Tartans dropped a 54-21 contest as they move to 3-4 overall while the Bears improve to 6-1.
  • Tartans Travel to Division I Mercer Saturday
    October 16, 2013
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will travel to Macon, Georgia on Saturday, October 19 to play Mercer University. The Bears are a member of the Division I non-scholarship Pioneer Football League for the 2013 season before becoming a member of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Southern Conference for the start of the 2014 season.
  • Kalkstein Passes for 305 Yards in Setback at Westminster
    October 12, 2013
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to New Wilmington, Pennsylvania to play the Titans of Westminster College on Saturday, October 12. The Tartans dropped a 27-24 decision to the Titans despite 305 yards passing from senior quarterback Rob Kalkstein (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway). Carnegie Mellon is now 3-3 on the season while Westminster is now 2-3.
  • Tartans Head to Westminster Saturday
    October 09, 2013
    Coming off a 34-7 victory at Saint Vincent College this past Saturday, the Carnegie Mellon University football team will travel to New Wilmington, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 12 to play the Titans of Westminster College.
  • Butler Earns UAA Athlete of the Week Accolade
    October 08, 2013
    Senior safety Jack Butler (Kennesaw, Ga./North Cobb) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Defensive Athlete of the Week. Butler receives the honor following his performance in the Tartans’ 34-7 victory at Saint Vincent College Saturday, October 5.
  • Defense Lifts Tartans to a 34-7 Victory at Saint Vincent
    October 05, 2013
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Latrobe, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 5 and came away with a 34-7 win thanks to two defensive touchdowns on the afternoon. The win improves the Tartans record to 3-2 while the Bearcats are now 0-4.
  • Lackner Receives Mt. Lebanon High School Great Alumni Award
    October 02, 2013
    Carnegie Mellon University head football coach Rich Lackner was honored with the Mt. Lebanon High School (Class of 1974) Great Alumni Award on September 27, 2013
  • Kalkstein Selected as a William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist
    October 02, 2013
    Selected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the 170 semifinalists for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation. Carnegie Mellon's senior quarterback Rob Kalkstein (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) is one of 39 Division III players on the list of 170 student-athletes.
  • Football Starts Three-Game Road Trip at Saint Vincent
    October 02, 2013
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team begins a midseason three-game road trip Saturday, October 5 with a trip to Latrobe, Pennsylvania to play the Bearcats of Saint Vincent College. Kick is set for 1:00 p.m. on the turf of Chuck Noll Field.
  • Kalkstein Named UAA Athlete of the Week
    October 01, 2013
    Senior quarterback Rob Kalkstein (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week. Kalkstein receives the honor following his performance in the Tartans’ thrilling 41-34 double-overtime victory over Geneva College Saturday, September 28.
  • Tartans Win Double Overtime Thriller Over Geneva
    September 28, 2013
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted Geneva College Saturday, September 28 on the Second Annual Cindy Lackner Memorial Football Day and needed to extra frames two defeat the Golden Tornadoes, 41-34. The double overtime victory evens the Tartans' record at 2-2 while Geneva drops its first contest of the season and is now 3-1.
  • Tartans Entertain Geneva on Homecoming
    September 25, 2013
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will host Geneva College on Saturday, September 28 on Homecoming at Gesling Stadium. The game is set to start at 1:00 p.m.
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