2014 Tartan Football News

  • Simmons Promoted to Offensive Special Teams Coordinator
    July 15, 2015
    Carnegie Mellon University Assistant Football Coach Jeff Simmons has been named Offensive Special Teams Coordinator. Simmons, who will begin his 10th year with the program this fall, will retain his responsibilities coaching tight ends and h-backs.
  • Football Announces 2015 Incoming Class
    May 21, 2015
    Carnegie Mellon University Head Football Coach Rich Lackner has announced the Tartans 2015 recruiting class. The Tartans will welcome 33 newcomers that hail from 15 different states including the District of Columbia.
  • After Elite Hockey Career Sophomore Brian Khoury Becomes Leader on the Gridiron
    March 31, 2015
    Brian Khoury, a sophomore defensive lineman on the football team, got a chance to excel in two sports. See how education trumped his aspirations for one.
  • A Marine and a Tartan: Phil O’Hara is Proud to be Plaid
    February 25, 2015
    Phil O’Hara grew up in a small town near Kansas City, but the draw of athletics and a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship, drew him to Carnegie Mellon University and the city of Pittsburgh.
  • 37 Carnegie Mellon Football Players Recognized on PAC Academic Fall Honor Roll
    February 06, 2015
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team landed 37 members on the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Academic Honor Roll for the Fall 2014 semester. The Tartans had the most football players honored amongst the 11 schools that sponsor football in the PAC. Of the 37, 14 maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during the first semester.
  • Comsa Named to D3football.com All-South Region Team
    December 08, 2014
    Junior linebacker Nico Comsa (Connellsville, Pa.) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named to the D3football.com 2014 All-South Region team. Comsa earned third-team honors, as the junior was selected in balloting by South Region sports information directors and D3football.com staff.
  • Tartans Earn 17 Spots on the All-UAA Football Team
    November 25, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had 16 players and 17 position spots honored when the All-University Athletic Association (UAA) Football Team was announced Tuesday, November 25 by the league coaches. Of the 16 players selected, 14 Tartans are making their first appearance.
  • Football Places Nine On All-PAC Team
    November 18, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had nine members earn All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) distinction, announced by the conference office following voting by the league coaches on Monday. The Tartans landed one on the first team while eight were tabbed honorable mention.
  • Benger Receives Second Offensive Athlete of the Week Honor
    November 17, 2014
    Freshman Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Offensive Athlete of the Week for his play in the Tartans’ 17-16 win over Washington University Saturday, November 15.
  • Benger Runs for 175 Yards in Carnegie Mellon’s 17-16 Win Over Washington U.
    November 15, 2014
    With 11 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, the Carnegie Mellon University football team scored on Zach Cree’s (Vanderbilt, Pa./Connellsville Area) one-yard touchdown run to even the score against Washington University, 16-16. Sophomore placekicker Gabe Renna (Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon) knocked home the extra-point to propel the Tartans to a 17-16 victory over their UAA rival. Carnegie Mellon finishes the 2014 campaign with a 4-6 record and the Bears finish with the same mark.
  • Football Hosts Washington U. on Senior Day
    November 12, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will concluded its season on Saturday, November 15 when it hosts Washington University in St. Louis in an University Athletic Association (UAA) showdown.
  • Fitzmorris Shines in Setback at Chicago
    November 08, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Chicago Ill. On Saturday, November 8 and dropped a 28-7 contest to the University of Chicago in University Athletic Association (UAA) play. The loss puts the Tartans record at 3-6 and 0-2 in UAA play while the Maroons improve to 7-1, 2-0.
  • Four Football Players Named Academic All-District
    November 06, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had four members named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Capital One Academic All-District Team Thursday, November 6. 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 Heads to Windy City for UAA Contest
    November 05, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will travel to Chicago, Ill., on Saturday, November 8 to play the Maroons of the University of Chicago in an University Athletic Association (UAA) game. The Tartans will look for revenge after dropping a 14-12 contest a year ago in the Windy City.
  • Tartans Late Run Comes Up Short Against Thiel
    November 01, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted the Tomcats of Thiel College on Saturday, November 1 and dropped a 40-27 decision in Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) play. The Tartans are now 3-5, 3-5 while Thiel is also 3-5 overall and 2-4 in PAC play.
  • Football Entertains Thiel
    October 29, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will conclude its Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) schedule on Saturday, November 1 as they welcome the Tomcats of Thiel College to Gesling Stadium.
  • Kohman Named UAA Special Teams Athlete of the Week
    October 28, 2014
    Freshmen Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Special Teams Athlete of the Week for his play in the Tartans’ 38-31 setback at Saint Vincent College Saturday, October 25.
  • Tartans Strong First Half Not Enough in Latrobe
    October 25, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Latrobe, Pa. on Saturday, October 25 and dropped a 38-31 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) contest to the Bearcats of Saint Vincent College. The loss moves the Tartans record to 3-4, 3-4 PAC, while the Bearcats are now 3-4, 3-2.
  • Football Travels to Saint Vincent
    October 22, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team travels to Latrobe, Pennsylvania to play the Bearcats of Saint Vincent College on Saturday, October 25 in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) contest.
  • Benger Named UAA Offensive Athlete of the Week and Corvias ECAC Southwest Rookie of the Week
    October 21, 2014
    Freshman Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Offensive Athlete of the Week and Corvias Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Southwest Rookie of the Week for his play in the Tartans' 21-10 win over Grove City College Saturday, October 18, as he accounted for 201 total yards of offense.
  • Benger Totals 201 Yards of Total Offense in Tartans Win Over Grove City
    October 18, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted the Wolverines of Grove City College on Saturday, October 18 in Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) play. Freshman Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass./Hingham) accounted for 201 total yards of offense, as the Tartans defeated the Wolverines 21-10 on the turf at Gesling Stadium. The win evens Carnegie Mellon’s record at 3-3 overall and 3-3 in PAC play while Grove City is now 0-6, 0-4.
  • Football Returns Home to Face Grove City
    October 15, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team returns home on Saturday, October 18 to play long-time rival Grove City College. Saturday’s game between the Tartans and Wolverines will mark the 56th meeting between the two schools.
  • Four Tartans Tab Double Digit Tackles in Setback at Bethany
    October 11, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Bethany, West Virginia for a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) contest and dropped a 19-7 decision to the Bison on Saturday, October 11. The loss moves the Tartans record to 2-3, 2-3 while the Bison are now 5-1 and remain perfect in PAC play at 4-0.
  • Football Looks for Third Straight Victory Saturday at Bethany
    October 08, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will travel to Bethany, West Virginia on Saturday, October 11 to play the Bison in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) contest. The Tartans will look for their third straight victory after starting the season 0-2.
  • Kohman and Comsa Earn Weekly Football Honors
    October 07, 2014
    For the second straight week two Carnegie Mellon University football players were honored for their play on the turf. Freshman placekicker Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) was recognized by the Presidents' Athletic Association (PAC) and University Athletic Association (UAA) as Special Teams Player of the Week while junior outside linebacker Nico Comsa (Connellsville, Pa/ Connellsville Area) was named UAA Defensive Athlete of the Week. Kohman was also named the Corvias Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Southwest Special Teams Player of the Week and to the D3football.com Team of the Week.
  • Kohman’s School Record 50-Yard Field Goal with Time Expired Lifts Carnegie Mellon to a 27-24 Victory Over Westminster
    October 04, 2014
    On a chilly Saturday afternoon a school record was broken, as the Carnegie Mellon University Tartans (2-2, 2-2) defeated the Westminster College Titans (0-5, 0-3), 27-24, in Presidents’ Athletic Association (PAC) play. Freshman placekicker Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) connected on a 50-yard field goal that bounced off the crossbar to lift the Tartans to victory.
  • Football Hosts Westminster Saturday
    October 01, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will continue its brief two-game home stand on Saturday, October 4 when it entertains the Titans of Westminster College. Carnegie Mellon is coming off a 22-21 victory over Geneva College this past Saturday. The win ended the Tartans’ seven game skid dating back to last season.
  • Kohman and Fitzmorris Receive Weekly Football Honors
    September 30, 2014
    (PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – Freshmen Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) and Drew Fitzmorris (Omaha, Neb./Westside) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team were both honored for their play on the gridiron this past week in the Tartans' 22-21 victory over Geneva College. Kohman was named Presidents' Athletic Association (PAC) Special Teams Player of the Week while Fitzmorris earned three honors. He was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week, University Athletic Association (UAA) Defensive Athlete of the Week and Corvias Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Southwest Rookie of the Week.
  • Defense Lifts Tartans to Victory Over Geneva
    September 27, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted Geneva College Saturday, September 27 to open its home schedule and came away with a 22-21 Presidents’ Athletic Association (PAC) victory. The Tartans five forced turnovers played a huge part in Carnegie Mellon’s first victory of the season as they now sit at 1-2 overall and 1-2 in PAC play while Geneva moves to 1-3, 0-2.
  • Football Opens Home Slate Against Geneva
    September 24, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team will open its home schedule on Saturday, September 27 when they entertain Geneva College on the turf at Gesling Stadium in a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) contest. Opening kick is set for 1:00 p.m.
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