2017 Tartan Football News

  • Seven Football Players Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    November 16, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had seven members named to the Academic All-District football team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Thursday, November 16. 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.
  • Tartans Place 19 on All-PAC Team; Six Named First Team
    November 14, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had 19 members earn All-Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) distinction, announced by the conference office following voting by the league coaches on Tuesday. The Tartans landed six on the first team, four on the second team while eight were tabbed honorable mention and one named to the sportsmanship team.
  • Football Earns Third Straight ECAC Bowl Bid - Tartans to Play Muhlenberg
    November 13, 2017
    After finishing the regular season with a 7-3 overall record for the third straight season, the Carnegie Mellon University football team was selected to play in the 2017 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Asa S. Bushnell Bowl Championship on Saturday, November 18 against Muhlenberg College.
  • Football Ends Regular Season with Heartbreaking Setback to #14 Case Western Reserve in Overtime
    November 11, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) and University Athletic Association (UAA) rival Case Western Reserve University in the 32nd Annual Academic Bowl on Saturday, November 11. The Tartans dropped a 41-34 heartbreaker in overtime to the Spartans. The contest counts towards both the PAC and UAA standings. It marked the second overtime game between the two schools with the other coming in 2007.
  • Benger Named William V. Campbell Trophy Finalist
    November 01, 2017
    Selected as the best and the brightest from the college gridiron, from a nationwide pool of 181 semifinalists among all NCAA divisions and the NAIA, The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that Carnegie Mellon's senior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) is one of 13 finalists for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation. Benger is the lone Division III representative and is joined by Slippery Rock University’s Marcus Maryin as the only non-Division I honorees.
  • Fitzmorris Named UAA Football Defensive Athlete of the Week
    October 31, 2017
    Senior safety Drew Fitzmorris (Omaha, Neb./Westside) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Defensive Athlete of the Week for his play against Westminster College this past Saturday night.
  • Football Loses 21-7 at Westminster
    October 28, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to New Wilmington, Pennsylvania on Saturday and dropped a 21-7 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) game to Westminster College in a wet and cold atmosphere. The loss moves Carnegie Mellon’s record 7-2 overall and 5-2 in PAC play while Westminster moves to 6-2 and 5-1.
  • Benger and Kohman Garner Weekly Recognition
    October 24, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University senior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) was named Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in the Tartans’ 42-10 win at Thiel College this past Saturday. Benger was also honored by the University Athletic Association (UAA) as Offensive Athlete of the Week with senior Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) recognized as Kohman was named UAA Special Teams Athlete of the Week.
  • Benger Rushes for 204 Yards in Carnegie Mellon’s 42-10 Win at Thiel
    October 21, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Greenville, Pennsylvania on Saturday to play the Tomcats of Thiel College and left with a 42-10 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) victory. Carnegie Mellon is now 7-1 and 5-1 in PAC play, as Thiel moves to 1-6 and 1-4.
  • Seven Named Athlete of the Week by ECAC
    October 18, 2017
    Seven Carnegie Mellon University athletes were honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) when the organization announced its weekly award winners this week. From football junior Alex Cline (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) and junior Rory Hubbard (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula), women's soccer freshman Carolyn Botz (St. Louis, Mo./Micds), from volleyball junior Lauren Mueller (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown STEM Academy) and sophomore Kayla Yew (San Francisco, Calif./Sacred Heart Cathedral), men's cross country sophomore Evan Yukevich (Tokyo, Japan/American School in Japan) and women's cross country freshman Parvathi Meyyappan (Cupertino, Calif./Monta Vista).
  • Hubbard Receives PAC and UAA Weekly Special Teams Honors; Named to D3football.com Team of the Week
    October 17, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University junior Rory Hubbard (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula) 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 Geneva College this past Saturday. Hubbard was also recognized nationally on the D3football.com Team of the Week.
  • Cline Throws for Career-High in Carnegie Mellon’s 42-27 Win Over Geneva
    October 14, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted the Golden Tornadoes of Geneva College on Saturday and junior quarterback Alex Cline (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) threw for a career-high 324 yards in a 42-27 win in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) game. Carnegie Mellon is now 6-1 overall and 4-1 in PAC play while Geneva evens its record at 3-3 and 2-2.
  • Football Falls in Tough Matchup to #16 Washington & Jefferson
    October 07, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted the 16th-ranked Presidents of Washington and Jefferson College in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) showdown and dropped a hard fought, 27-20, battle. Carnegie Mellon is 5-1 and 3-1 in PAC play while W&J remains unbeaten at 5-0 and 3-0 (PAC).
  • Prather and Kohman Receive PAC and UAA Weekly Recognition
    October 03, 2017
    Two Carnegie Mellon University seniors, wide receiver John Prather (Olney, Md./Our Lady Of Good Counsel) and punter / placekicker Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy), were recognized by the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and the University Athletic Association (UAA) for their play in the Tartans’ 45-14 win over Bethany College on Saturday. Prather was named Offensive Player of the Week while Kohman was honored as Special Teams Athlete of the Week. The two have helped the Tartans to their best start since 2006 at 5-0.
  • 5-0! Football Off to Best Start Since 2006; Defeats Bethany 45-14
    September 30, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Bethany, West Virginia, on Saturday to play the Bison and came away with a 45-14 victory in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) contest. Carnegie Mellon improves to 5-0 over and 3-0 in the PAC while Bethany is now 0-5, 0-3. The Tartans 5-0 start to the season marks its best since 2006 and is just the 12th time in program history a team has started the season with five straight wins.
  • Benger Selected as a William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist
    September 27, 2017
    Selected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced the 181 semifinalists for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation and is prominently displayed inside its official home at the New York Athletic Club. Carnegie Mellon's senior running back Sam Benger (Hingham, Mass.) is one of 33 Division III players on the list of 181 student-athletes.
  • Football Sweeps UAA Weekly Awards; Kohman Repeats on D3football.com Team of the Week
    September 26, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team swept the Uni-versity Athletic Association (UAA) weekly awards following its 37-17 win over Thomas More this past Saturday. Senior Tyler Kohman (Pataskala, Ohio/Columbus Academy) was named Special Teams Athlete of the Week, junior quarterback Alex Cline (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) received the offensive award and senior safety Jacob Johnson (Terre Haute, Ind./Terre Haute South Vigo) the defensive accolade. The three have helped the Tartans get off to a 4-0 start, the best since the 2012 team started with the identical mark. For the second straight week, Kohman was also recognized nationally on the D3football.com Team of the Week.
  • 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.
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