2018 Tartan Football News

  • Football Announces 2019 Captains
    March 06, 2019
    Head Coach Rich Lackner of the Carnegie Mellon University football team has announced the captains for the 2019 season. The four rising seniors, Chris Haas (Coronado, Calif./Coronado), Michael Lohmeier (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central), Parker Mellott (Ijamsville, Md./Urbana) and Willie Richter (Leander, Texas/Cedar Park) were voted captains by the Tartan football program.
  • Three Awarded Prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
    February 13, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University football senior Rory Hubbard (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) and 2018 women’s soccer graduates Haili Adams (Kirkland, Wash.) and Tori Iatarola (West Dundee, Ill.) have been selected to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for excelling academically and athletically while showing leadership and commitment to the community. Twenty-one males and 21 females across all three NCAA divisions were chosen as recipients for fall sports.
  • Willie Richter: A Student-Athlete Reflection
    January 30, 2019
    After three years of competing on the field of Gesling Stadium and excelling as a mechanical engineering student, junior Willie Richter has learned how to thrive as a student-athlete. Initially apprehensive of the competitive and rigorous environment at Carnegie Mellon University, Richter's ability to adapt to challenges is what has made him successful. In defeating nationally-ranked Case Western Reserve University in the Academic Bowl in November, Richter and the rest of the Tartans had a chance to exhibit this attribute.
  • 33 Carnegie Mellon Football Players Recognized on PAC Academic Fall Honor Roll
    January 22, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team landed 33 members on the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Academic Honor Roll for the Fall 2018 semester. For the fifth consecutive fall, the Tartans had the most football players honored amongst the 11 schools that sponsor football in the PAC. Of the 33, 10 maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during the first semester.
  • Kumm and Kennon Named to All-ECAC Team
    December 17, 2018
    Senior H-back Karl Kumm (Brick, N.J./Brick Township) and junior defensive back Anthony Kennon (Lancaster, Mass./Nashoba Regional) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team were named to the All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Football Team. Both received first team accolades.
  • Prather Signs to Play Professionally with the Sioux Falls Storm of the IFL
    December 12, 2018
    Former Carnegie Mellon University football standout wide receiver John Prather announced he has signed a contract to play professionally with the Sioux Falls Storm of the Indoor Football League (IFL). The Storm have won the IFL championship six times and have made eight straight appearances in the title game.
  • Four Football Players Named CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-America
    December 12, 2018
    Four Carnegie Mellon University football athletes were honored with selections to the 2018 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III Football Team. Three were named to the first team with one to the second team, as junior defensive lineman Michael Lohmeier (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central) is a repeat honoree.
  • Kumm Named to D3football.com All-South Region Team
    December 05, 2018
    Senior H-back Karl Kumm (Brick, N.J./Brick Township), of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was named to the D3football.com 2018 All-South Region team. Kumm earned second-team honors, as the senior was selected in balloting by South Region sports information directors and D3football.com staff. This marks the fifth straight season the Tartans have had at least one player receive the accolade.
  • Football Claims 23 UAA Honors; Coaching Staff Honored
    November 20, 2018
    For the 11th time in program history, the Carnegie Mellon University football team claimed the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship with wins at University of Rochester and Case Western Reserve University. The league announced its postseason awards on Tuesday, as Head Coach Rich Lackner and his staff; Terry Bodnar, Andy Helms, Jeff Simmons, Bernie Colbert, Ben Gibboney, Zach Harvey, Carmelo R. Montalvo, Zach Richert and Kevin Sheridan were named Coaching Staff of the Year. It marked the seventh time that Lackner and his staff received the accolade.
  • Football Lands 18 on All-PAC Team
    November 20, 2018
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had 18 members earn All-Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) distinction, announced by the conference office following voting by the league coaches on Tuesday. The Tartans place two on the first team and three on the second team while 12 were tabbed honorable mention with one named to the sportsmanship team.
  • Football Scores 28 Unanswered to Defeat Geneva; Cline Becomes All-Time Leader for TDs Thrown
    November 17, 2018
    Senior quarterback Alex Cline (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team became the school’s all-time leader in touchdown passes after throwing four in the Tartans’ 35-14 win over the visiting Golden Tornadoes of Geneva College Saturday afternoon. The Tartans, who trailed 14-7, scored 28 unanswered points to end the season with a 6-4 overall record and 5-4 in Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) play. Geneva concludes its season at 2-8 and 2-7.
  • Eight Football Players Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    November 15, 2018
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had eight members named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District football team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). 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.
  • Three Tartans Garner Weekly Accolades
    November 13, 2018
    Junior running back Chris Haas (Coronado, Calif./Coronado), junior corner back Anthony Kennon (Lancaster, Mass./Nashoba Regional) and freshman placekicker Brandon Nguyen (Maitland, Fla./Lake Highland Preparatory) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team were recognized by the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) for their play in the Tartans’ 29-23 overtime win at 19th-ranked Case Western Reserve University this past Saturday. Haas and Kennon also garnered weekly recognition from the University Ath-letic Association (UAA), as the Tartans claimed their 11th Association title with the win over the Spartans.
  • Tartans Win 33rd Academic Bowl with 29-23 OT Victory at No. 19 Case Western Reserve; Haas Runs for Career-High
    November 10, 2018
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) and University Athletic Association (UAA) rival Case Western Reserve University for the 33rd Annual Academic Bowl on Saturday. The Tartans won a thrilling overtime contest over the 19th-ranked Spartans, 29-23, and the UAA championship. The Association title marks the 11th in program history. The contest counts towards both the PAC and UAA standings. Carnegie Mellon is now 5-4 overall and 4-4 in PAC play while the Spartans end their season with a record of 8-2, 7-2.
  • Blacker Named to D3football.com Team of the Week; Receives UAA Weekly Special Teams Honors
    November 06, 2018
    Carnegie Mellon University sophomore Skyler Blacker (Lake Bluff, Ill./Libertyville) was recognized nationally on the D3football.com Team of the Week and also was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Special Teams Athlete of the Week following his play Saturday in the Tartans’ 23-19 setback at Westminster.
  • Football Drops Contest at Westminster in Closing Seconds
    November 03, 2018
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Westminster College on Saturday and a 27-yard touchdown run by Titans Shamon Walker with 13 seconds to play gave the home team a 23-19 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) victory. Carnegie Mellon is now 4-4 overall and 3-4 in PAC play, as Westminster moves to 6-3 and 6-2 in the PAC.
  • Senior Day Football Game Rescheduled for November 17th Against Geneva
    October 29, 2018
    Carnegie Mellon University’s football game against Geneva College has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 17. Kick is set for 1:00 p.m. on the turf at Gesling Stadium on the campus of Carnegie Mellon. Prior to the start of the game, Senior Day recognition and festivities will take place.
  • Hubbard Named PAC and UAA Offensive Player of the Week; Nguyen Honored by UAA
    October 23, 2018
    Senior running back Rory Hubbard (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was recognized by the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) as Offensive Player of the Week following his play in the Tartans’ 41-7 win at Thiel College Saturday. Hubbard was also honored by the University Athletic Association (UAA) as Offensive Athlete of the Week while freshman placekicker Brandon Nguyen (Maitland, Fla./Lake Highland Preparatory) was named Special Teams Athlete of the Week for the UAA.
  • Strong Defensive Play Leads to a 41-7 Win at Thiel
    October 20, 2018
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Greenville, Pennsylvania on Saturday and walked away with a 41-7 victory over the Tomcats of Thiel College. Carnegie Mellon is now 4-3 overall and even its mark in Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) play at 3-3. Thiel moves to 0-8, 0-6.
  • Children’s Hospital Fundraiser
    October 18, 2018
    Carnegie Mellon Football teamed up with the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh to create an awesome 2019 calendar!
  • Cline Breaks Passing Record as Tartans Defeat Bethany, 17-14
    October 13, 2018
    Senior quarterback Alex Cline (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team set the school's career passing yard mark as the Tartans defeated Bethany 17-14 in Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) play. Carnegie Mellon evens its mark at 3-3 overall and 2-3 in PAC play while Bethany moves to 3-4 and 3-3.
  • Tartans Drop Hard Fought Battle on Late Field Goal by Waynesburg
    October 06, 2018
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Waynesburg University for a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) contest and dropped a 24-21 decision on a late field goal by the Yellow Jackets. Carnegie Mellon moves to 2-3 and 1-3 in PAC play while Waynesburg is now 3-3, 3-2.
  • Four Athletes Honored as Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars
    October 04, 2018
    Every year beginning in 1975, Carnegie Mellon University has honored a select number of undergraduate seniors as Andrew Carnegie Society (ACS) Scholars. This year, four athletes are included on the list of 40 honorees – Gabe Bamforth (Cambridge, Mass. / CRLS) of men's swimming and diving, Seth Henry (Fulton, Md. / Reservoir) of men's basketball, Rory Hubbard (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. / Palos Verdes Peninsula) of football and Lauren Mueller (Downingtown, Pa. / Downingtown STEM Academy) of volleyball.
  • Tartans Clipped at Home by Grove City
    September 29, 2018
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted the Wolverines of Grove City College on Saturday in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) showdown. The Wolverines left Pittsburgh with a 31-21 victory and improved to 2-3 overall and 1-3 in PAC play. Carnegie Mellon moves to 2-2 and 1-2.
  • Hubbard Named Special Teams PAC and UAA Player of the Week; Tran Honored by UAA
    September 25, 2018
    Senior running back and returner Rory Hubbard (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was rec-ognized by the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) as Special Teams Player of the Week fol-lowing his play in the Tartans’ 42-27 win over Saint Vincent College this past Saturday. Hubbard was also honored by the University Athletic Association (UAA) as Special Teams Athlete of the Week and while senior Long Tran (Harrisburg, Pa./Susquehanna Township) was named Defen-sive Athlete of the Week for the UAA.
  • Tartans Open Home Schedule With a 42-27 Win Over Saint Vincent
    September 22, 2018
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted the Bearcats of Saint Vincent College on Saturday and came away with a 42-27 win. Carnegie Mellon is now 2-1 overall and 1-1 in Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) play while Saint Vincent moves to 0-4 and 0-3.
  • Cline Sets Single-Game Passing Record in Tartans Setback at #13 Washington & Jefferson
    September 15, 2018
    Senior quarterback Alex Cline (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Jerome) passed for a school record 410 yards, as the Carnegie Mellon University football dropped a 36-14 road contest to 13th-ranked Washington & Jefferson Saturday night in Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) play. Cline broke a 25-year old record which was held by Chris Dee, who passed for 379 yards at Rochester September 18, 1993. The Tartans move to 1-1, 0-1 while W&J remains unbeaten at 3-0, 2-0.
  • Nguyen Named Special Teams PAC Player of the Week; Tartans Sweep UAA Weekly Awards
    September 11, 2018
    Freshman placekicker Brandon Nguyen (Maitland, Fla./Lake Highland Preparatory) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team was recognized by the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) as Special Teams Player of the Week following his play in the Tartans’ 31-7 win over the University of Rochester this past Saturday. The Tartans also swept the University Athletic Association (UAA) weekly awards, as Nguyen was named Special Teams Athlete of the Week, senior cornerback Ethan Anderson (McMurray, Pa./Peters Township) received the defensive award and senior running back Rory Hubbard (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif./Palos Verdes Peninsula) the offensive accolade.
  • Tartans Open Season With a 31-7 Win at Rochester
    September 08, 2018
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Rochester, New York, to open its season against the Yellowjackets of the University of Rochester on Saturday. The Tartans recorded their second straight win to open a season with a 31-7 win over the Yellowjackets and now hold a 66-41-3 mark in openers.
  • Tartans Selected to Finish Fourth in PAC Football Preseason Poll
    August 02, 2018
    The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) held its annual football media day on Thursday, August 2, where the Carnegie Mellon University football team was selected to finish fourth in the 2018 PAC preseason poll with 220 points while collecting one first-place vote. Media day was held at the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.