2019 Tartan Football News

  • Eight Football Players Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    November 14, 2019
    For the second straight season, the Carnegie Mellon University football team had eight members named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Football Team on Thursday. 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.
  • Nguyen Named to D3football.com Team of the Week; Receives PAC Weekly Special Teams Honors
    November 12, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University sophomore placekicker Brandon Nguyen (Maitland, Fla./Lake Highland Preparatory) was recognized nationally on the D3football.com Team of the Week and also was named Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Special Teams Athlete of the Week following his play Saturday in the Tartans’ 20-14 win over Westminster College.
  • Defense and Special Teams Propel Tartans to 20-14 Win Over Westminster
    November 09, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted the Westminster College in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play on Saturday afternoon and handed the Titans a 20-14 defeat. The win moves Carnegie Mellon to 7-2 overall and 6-2 in PAC play while Westminster is now 6-3, 5-3.
  • Longtime Defensive Coordinator Terry Bodnar Announces Retirement
    November 01, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon defensive coordinator Terry Bodnar has announced his retirement after 36 years at the university, effective June 30.
  • Lohmeier Named William V. Campbell Trophy Finalist
    October 30, 2019
    Selected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, from a nationwide pool of 185 semifinalists among all NCAA divisions and the NAIA, The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that Carnegie Mellon's senior defensive end Michael Lohmeier (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central) is one of 12 finalists for the 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Mazda. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership. Lohmeier is the lone Division III representative and is joined by Alex Goettl of Minnesota State University - Mankato as the only non-Division I honorees.
  • Two-sport Athlete Revives Fishing Club
    October 29, 2019
    Many student-athletes at Carnegie Mellon University have been able to transfer their leadership skills from athletics to other organizations on campus. A two-sport athlete in football and men’s track and field, sophomore Jimmy Nguyen is the president of the fishing club at Carnegie Mellon. Fishing is a passion he has had since a trip to his local lake, near his home in California, at the age of seven.
  • 105 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Fall Academic Honors
    October 29, 2019
    A total of 105 Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were named to the University Athletic Association’s (UAA) All-Academic Recognition list for the fall sports teams, as announced Tuesday, October 29.
  • Football Overpowers Thiel on Homecoming
    October 26, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team hosted the Thiel Tomcats in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) contest on Homecoming Saturday and downed the Tomcats 40-7. The Tartans are now 6-2 overall and 5-2 in PAC play while the Tomcats are 0-8, 0-7.
  • Tartans Late Surge Not Enough at Bethany
    October 19, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Bethany College on Saturday and fell 23-19 after outgaining the Bison 138-3 in total offense in the fourth quarter. The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) setback moves the Tartans record to 5-2 overall and 4-2 in PAC play while Bethany is now 3-4, 3-3.
  • Brian Khoury, 2017 Graduate, Drafted by DC Defenders of the XFL
    October 16, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University 2017 graduate Brian Khoury has been selected by the DC Defenders of the XFL. Khoury was selected as a defensive end in the second round of the open phase of the XFL Draft.
  • Lohmeier Named to D3football.com Team of the Week; Receives PAC Weekly Defensive Honors
    October 15, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University senior Michael Lohmeier (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central) was recognized nationally on the D3football.com Team of the Week and also was named Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Defensive Athlete of the Week following his play Saturday in the Tartans’ 24-3 win over Waynesburg University.
  • Strong Second Half Lifts Tartans Over Waynesburg in 8th Annual Cindy Lackner Memorial Game
    October 12, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team entertained Waynesburg University in the Eighth Annual Cindy Lackner Memorial game on Saturday night and walked away with a 24-3 victory on the turf at Gesling Stadium. Carnegie Mellon is now 5-1 overall and 4-1 in Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) play. Waynesburg moves to 1-5 and 1-4.
  • Tran Overcomes Setback, Engineers Final Year of Football, Master's Degree
    October 07, 2019
    Heart surgery couldn't sack Long Tran. Tran, a defensive end for the Carnegie Mellon University Tartans, returned to the starting lineup last year after sitting out the 2017 season following heart surgery to stop premature ventricular contractions, or extra, abnormal heartbeats. He recorded 39 tackles, including 7.5 sacks in his comeback season.
  • Tartans Drop Double Overtime Heartbreaker at Grove City
    October 05, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Grove City, Pennsylvania, on Saturday and fell in double overtime to the Wolverines of Gove City College 29-26 in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play. Carnegie Mellon is 4-1 overall and 3-1 in PAC play while Grove City moves to 3-2 and 2-2.
  • Tartan Trio Earns ECAC September Honors
    October 03, 2019
    Three players from Carnegie Mellon University were recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Wednesday afternoon with Division III South Football awards for their September performances.
  • Hughes and Jaeb Garner Weekly PAC Football Honors
    October 01, 2019
    Sophomore Kris Hughes (Springboro, Ohio/Springboro) and freshman punter Casey Jaeb (San Jose, Calif./Bellarmine Prep) were honored by the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) for the their play in the Tartans’ 49-14 victory at Saint Vincent Col-lege Saturday. Hughes was recognized on the offensive side of the ball while Jaeb received his second straight Rookie of the Week accolade.
  • Dayhuff and Hughes Connect for Four Scores as Football Wins 49-14 at Saint Vincent
    September 28, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team continued Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) play on Saturday in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, against the Bearcats of Saint Vincent College. The Tartans left Chuck Noll Filed with a 49-14 victory to remain undefeated at 4-0 and 3-0 in PAC play. Saint Vincent moves to 0-3 and 0-2.
  • Lohmeier Selected as a William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist
    September 25, 2019
    Selected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced the 185 semifinalists for the 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Mazda. 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 defensive end Michael Lohmeier (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central) is one of 49 Division III players on the list of 185 student-athletes.
  • Knight and Nguyen Named to D3football.com Team of the Week
    September 24, 2019
    A pair of sophomores, cornerback Sean Knight (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) and placekicker Brandon Nguyen (Maitland, Fla./Lake Highland Preparatory), of the Carnegie Mellon University football team were recognized nationally on the D3football.com Team of the Week. The honor comes following the Tartans’ 20-13 upset win over No. 12 Washington & Jefferson College on Saturday.
  • Three Tartans Earn Weekly PAC Football Honors
    September 23, 2019
    Three Carnegie Mellon University football team players have been recognized by the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) for their play on the field in the Tartans’ 20-13 victory over 12th-ranked Washington and Jefferson College on Saturday. Senior outside linebacker Quinn Gaughan (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) was honored on the defensive side of the ball while sophomore placekicker Brandon Nguyen (Maitland, Fla./Lake Highland Preparatory) was named Special Teams Player of the Week and freshman punter Casey Jaeb (San Jose, Calif./Bellarmine Prep) was named Rookie of the Week.
  • Tartans Upset #12 Washington & Jefferson, 20-13, in PAC Showdown
    September 21, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team opened its home slate hosting 12th-ranked Washington and Jefferson on Saturday in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) showdown and defeated the Presidents 20-13. The win marks the highest ever over a ranked opponent for the Tartans since D3football.com started a Top 25 poll in 2003. Carnegie Mellon is 3-0 and 2-0 in PAC play while W&J moves to 2-1, 1-1. The win marked the Tartans third straight to open their home schedule.
  • Brod Named to D3football.com Team of the Week; Receives PAC Weekly Defensive Honors
    September 17, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University junior Sam Brod (Austin, Texas/Vandegrift) was recognized nationally on the D3football.com Team of the Week and also was named Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Defensive Athlete of the Week following his play Saturday in the Tartans’ 31-6 win at Geneva College.
  • Football Tops Geneva 31-6 in Seventh Annual PAC Kickoff Classic
    September 14, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Beaver Falls on Saturday night for the Seventh Annual Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Kickoff Classic against Geneva College. The Tartans walked out of Reeves Field with a 31-6 victory to start the season 2-0, 1-0, while the Golden Tornadoes are now 0-2, 0-1.
  • Tartans Score 24 Unanswered Points to Win Opener in Showdown With MIT
    September 07, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team opened its season at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Saturday and scored 24 unanswered points and left with a 24-7 win. The matchup was the first between the two institutions.
  • Tartans Selected to Finish Fifth in PAC Football Preseason Poll
    August 06, 2019
    The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) held its annual football media day on Tuesday, where the Carnegie Mellon University football team was selected to finish fifth in the 2019 PAC preseason poll. Media day was held at the Robert S. Carey Center Student Lounge on the campus of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
  • Helms Promoted to Associate Head Football Coach
    July 16, 2019
    Carnegie Mellon University Assistant Football Coach Andy Helms has been promoted to Associate Head Coach for the start of the 2019 Tartan season. Helms, who will begin his sixth year with the program this fall, will retain his role of offensive coordinator and responsibilities coaching the quarterbacks.