2017 Tartan Football News

  • Defense Forced Four Turnovers as Tartans Down Thomas More 37-17
    September 23, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted Thomas More College on Saturday in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) showdown and forced four turnovers to walk away with a 37-17 win. Carnegie Mellon remains unbeaten at 4-0 and 2-0 in PAC play while Thomas More is now 1-3, 0-2. The 4-0 start for the Tartans is the best since 2012 when the team started with the identical mark.
  • Kohman Receives PAC and UAA Weekly Special Teams Honors; Named to D3football.com Team of the Week
    September 19, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University senior Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) was recognized by the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and University Athletic Association (UAA) as Special Teams Athlete of the Week following his play in the Tartans win over Waynesburg University Saturday, September 16. Kohman was also recognized nationally on the D3football.com Team of the Week.
  • Football Scores 24 Unanswered to Defeat Waynesburg, 30-20
    September 16, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team opened Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) play at Waynesburg University on Saturday, September 16. The Tartans scored 24 unanswered points to come away with a 30-20 win. The Tartans are now 3-0, 1-0 PAC, while the Yellow Jackets are now 0-3, 0-1.
  • Four Named Athlete of the Week by ECAC
    September 13, 2017
    Four Carnegie Mellon University athletes were honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) when the organization announced its weekly award winners this week. Earning the first award of the season are men’s soccer junior Alec Lam (Upper Saddle River, N.J./Northern Highlands Regional), women’s soccer freshman Carolyn Botz (St. Louis, Mo./Micds), volleyball sophomore Kayla Yew (San Francisco, Calif./Sacred Heart Cathedral), and senior football player Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass/Hingham).
  • Benger and Richter Receive PAC and UAA Weekly Recognition; Benger Named to National Team of the Week
    September 12, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University senior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) along with sophomore returner Willie Richter (Leander, Texas/Cedar Park) were recognized by the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and the University Athletic As-sociation (UAA) for their play in the Tartans’ 42-14 win over the University of Rochester on Saturday, September 9. Benger was named Offensive Player of the Week while Richter was honored as Special Teams Athlete of the Week for both.
  • Children’s Hospital Fundraiser
    September 11, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon Football teamed up with the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to create an awesome 2018 calendar! Five great kids, all fighting their own battles, joined the 2017 CMU Football team and had a blast creating this calendar!
  • Strong First Half Propels Carnegie Mellon Football to a 42-14 Win Over Rochester
    September 09, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team opened its home schedule with a 42-14 win over the University of Rochester on Saturday, September 9. Senior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) recorded his fifth career four touchdown game, as he rushed for three and caught another. The senior ended the game with 208 yards rushing on eight carries, all in the first half, to lift the Tartans to their first 2-0 start since the 2012 season.
  • Student-Athlete Video Series: Stanley Bikulege | Football
    September 08, 2017
    The Department of Athletics interviewed senior football player Stanley Bikulege in the first installment of a new student-athlete video series.
  • Bikulege and Prather Receive Weekly Recognition
    September 06, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University senior linebacker Stanley Bikulege (Greer, S.C./Saint Joseph's Catholic) and senior wide receiver John Prather (Olney, Md./Our Lady Of Good Counsel) were both honored for their play in the Tartans 28-7 road victory over Washington University in St. Louis this past Saturday. Bikulege was named Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC) and University Athletic Association (UAA) Defensive Player of the Week while Prather was honored as the UAA Offensive Athlete of the Week.
  • Prather Sets Career Receiving Record as Football Defeats Washington U. in Season Opener
    September 02, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team opened its 2017 campaign with a 28-7 road victory over Washington University in St. Louis on Saturday, September 2. The win snaps the Tartans four-game losing streak in season openers and also marks the fourth win by a WashU opponent in the last five years at Francis Field.
  • UPMC Season-Opening Tailgate
    August 30, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics will be hosting a UPMC Season-Opening Tailgate prior to the start of the Tartans first home football game on Saturday, September 9.
  • Alumni News: Thomas Healy and Hyliion
    August 07, 2017
    As founder and CEO of Hyliion, Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Thomas Healy has designs on revolutionizing the shipping industry by modifying the country’s 6 million tractor-trailers to save energy.
  • 2017 PAC Football Media Day: Q&A with Coach Lackner and John Prather
    August 07, 2017
    (LATROBE, Pa.) – Carnegie Mellon University head coach Rich Lackner and senior wide receiver John Prather (Olney, Md./Our Lady Of Good Counsel) discuss the upcoming season at the 2017 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Media Day. Above is the full interview conducted at Media Day on Wednesday, August 2.
  • Tartans Picked Fifth in PAC Football Preseason Poll
    August 02, 2017
    The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) held its annual football media day on Wednesday, August 2, where the Carnegie Mellon University football team was selected to finish fifth in the 2017 PAC preseason poll. Media day was held at the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
  • Football Alumnus Gains New Perspective, Swims English Channel Relay
    July 05, 2017
    In honor of the 100th Anniversary of American soldiers landing at the port of Saint Nazaire in France to support the Allies during World War I, Carnegie Mellon University football alum John Stephan (GSIA’98) joined a group of Americans and Frenchmen on a swim across the English Channel. A late in life swimmer, Stephan grew interested in this popular endeavor amongst open water swimmers through the encouragement of a professional mentor.
  • Benger Named Preseason Most Valuable Player by Lindy’s, Lands Spot on two All-America Teams
    June 13, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University senior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) has been named preseason Most Valuable Player by Lindy’s Sports for the 2017 season. In addition to his first team honor from Lindy’s, the senior was also named to the Street & Smith’s Preseason All-America team.