2012-13 Northern Athletics Conference Football Headlines
January 22, 2013
Janousky Named WLC's Offensive Coordinator
First-year Wisconsin Lutheran College head football coach Ben Murphy has announced that Erich Janousky has been named the offensive coordinator for the Warriors. Janousky is the first coaching hire on Murphy’s staff.
January 18, 2013
Kiernan Appointed CUC Offensive Coordinator
Jim Kiernan has been named as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Ill. Kiernan is the first staff addition for Randy Awrey, who was appointed head football coach last week.
January 15, 2013
Awrey Appointed Head Coach For CUC Football
Randy Awrey has been named the head coach for the football program at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Ill.
January 8, 2013
Benedictine Athletics Announces 2013 Hall Of Fame Class
The Benedictine University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announces the 2013 Hall of Fame Class.
December 12, 2012
Miller Steps Down, Murphy Steps In
Fresh off a program-record 7-3 season, 13th-year Wisconsin Lutheran College head football coach Dr. Dennis Miller has decided to step down. He informed the team of the decision in a postseason meeting Tuesday. Athletic Director Skip Noon announced that the team's fifth-year defensive coordinator, Ben Murphy, will be promoted to the role of head coach.
December 11, 2012
Borsellino Repeats As AFCA All-America Choice
For the second consecutive season, Benedictine University running back John Borsellino has earned NCAA Division III All-America status, capping his tenure at Benedictine with another selection as the all-purpose player on the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) NCAA Division III team, announced today.
December 4, 2012
CUC's Rolf Named 1st Team Academic All-American
Matt Rolf, defensive back for the Concordia Chicago football team, has been named a first-team defensive back on the Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Football Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
December 4, 2012
Beckman To Play In 2 Bowl Games This Month
CUC's Marty Beckman will extend his final season with appearances in the third annual National Bowl in Allentown, Pa., on Dec. 9 and the 17th annual All-American Bowl in Minneapolis, Minn., on Dec. 22.
December 4, 2012
Pries Resigns As Concordia Chicago's Football Coach
Lonnie Pries has resigned his position as head coach of the Concordia University Chicago football team. The seven-year head coach of the program will leave to pursue another opportunity.
November 17, 2012
Cougars' Historic Season Falls Short In Final Seconds
The Concordia University Chicago football Cougars' first-ever playoff appearance, while heartbreaking at the finish, was a thrilling finish to a 10-1 season and hopefully a foundation for future successes.
November 16, 2012
Koehler, Lockton Headline NAC Football Awards
Concordia Chicago's Jake Koehler has been named the Offensive Player of the Year and Benedictine's Ben Lockton the Defensive Player of the Year as the pair highlighted the Northern Athletics Conference football awards for the 2012 season, as voted on by the league's head coaches.
November 12, 2012
Dear, Stodola Named Final Weekly Award Winners Of Season
Concordia Chicago's C.J. Dear and Wisconsin Lutheran's Josh Stodola have been named the Northern Athletics Conference Defensive and Offensive Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of Nov. 5-11.
November 11, 2012
Concordia Chicago To Host Bethel In NCAA First Round
Concordia Chicago will play host to Bethel (Minn.) in first-round action of the 2012 NCAA Division III Football Playoffs. The game will be played at Concordia Stadium in River Forest, Ill., on Saturday, Nov. 17 with kickoff at noon.
November 8, 2012
Cougars Keep No. 2 Spot In NCAA III North Region
The Concordia University Chicago football Cougars remained in the number two position in the North Region according to the NCAA Division III's latest rankings. Today's rankings will be the final ones before the NCAA announces its playoff pairings this Sunday, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m., Chicago time.
November 5, 2012
Lockton's Pick-6 Leads Weekly Football Awards
Benedictine's Ben Lockton, Concordia Wisconsin's Austin Damaschke and Rockford's EJ Johnson have been named the Northern Athletics Conference Defensive and Offensive Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of Oct. 29-November 4.
November 3, 2012
Cougars Reserve Spot In NCAA III Playoffs With Share Of NAC Title
The Concordia University Chicago Cougars are headed to their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III football playoffs. The team made it official this afternoon with a 37-3 rout of visiting Lakeland College.
October 31, 2012
Cougars Ranked 2nd In NCAA III North Region
The Concordia University Chicago football team is the second-ranked team in the North Region according to the NCAA, as its regional advisory committee announced the first Division III regional rankings today.
October 29, 2012
Corwin, Shaw Awarded With Weekly Football Honors
Aurora's Shawn Corwin and Wisconsin Lutheran's Zach Shaw have been named the Northern Athletics Conference Defensive and Offensive Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of Oct. 22-28.
October 22, 2012
Touchdowns Score Weekly Awards
Concordia Chicago's Chris Thompson, Rockford's Matthew Botello and Concordia Wisconsin's Joe Paul have been named the Northern Athletics Conference Defensive, Offensive and Special Teams Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of Oct. 15-21.
October 15, 2012
Eagle, Cougar, Warrior Collect Weekly Awards
Benedictine's L.J. Stolarski, Concordia Chicago's Andrew Maddox and Wisconsin Lutheran's Brett Youngbeck have been named the Northern Athletics Conference Defensive, Offensive and Special Teams Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of Oct. 8-14.
October 13, 2012
CUW Football Donates $1,800 To Ronald McDonald House
This past March the Concordia University Wisconsin football team held a May Madness 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament to raise money for a charity of their choice. They chose the Ronald McDonald House and the seniors on the team presented a check for $1,800 to Ronald McDonald House representative Jerry Ryack at halftime of their Homecoming game against Maranatha Baptist Bible College.
October 12, 2012
Spartans Show Support For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The Aurora University football team has jumped on board to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness during the month of October which is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.
October 9, 2012
Spartans Sweep Weekly Football Awards
Aurora's Michael Bajc, Jimmy Bevell and Fernando Albarran have been named the Northern Athletics Conference Defensive, Offensive and Special Teams Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of Oct. 1-7.
October 1, 2012
Falcons, Warrior Earn Weekly Football Awards
Concordia Wisconsin's John Palese, Wisconsin Lutheran's Josh Stodola and Concordia Wisconsin's Hunter Breuing have been named the Northern Athletics Conference Defensive, Offensive and Special Teams Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of Sept. 24-30.
September 18, 2012
Lakeland Greats Woltzen, Curran Selected For NAIA Hall Of Fame
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that Duane “Moose” Woltzen and Pat Curran – two of the biggest names in Lakeland College athletic history – have been selected for induction into the NAIA Hall of Fame.
September 17, 2012
Touchdowns Score Weekly Football Awards
Rockford's Jacob Arnold, Concordia Chicago's Jake Koehler and Benedictine's John Borsellino were named the Northern Athletics Conference Defensive, Offensive and Special Teams Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of Sept. 10-16.
September 17, 2012
NAC Wins Inaugural Challenge Series Over MIAA, 5-2
The Northern Athletics Conference won five of the seven games against the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association in the inaugural MIAA-NAC Challenge Series this past Saturday, Sept. 15.
September 12, 2012
Inaugural MIAA-NAC Challenge Series Begins This Weekend
The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Northern Athletics Conference "Challenge Series" that pits member schools from the two conferences against each other will take place for the first time this Saturday, Sept. 15.
September 10, 2012
Tucker's 91-Yard Return Headlines Weekly Awards
Benedictine's Ben Lockton and Wisconsin Lutheran Josh Stodola and Donavin Tucker were named the Northern Athletics Conference Defensive, Offensive and Special Teams Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of Sept. 3-9.
September 4, 2012
First Football Weekly Awards Announced
Ethan Lane of Maranatha, Jake Koehler of Concordia Chicago and Josh Ruppel of Wisconsin Lutheran were named the Northern Athletics Conference Defensive, Offensive and Special Teams Football Student-Athletes of the Week for events of Aug. 27-Sept. 2.
August 27, 2012
Walsh Steps Down As Aurora AD, Will Focus On Role As Head Football Coach
Aurora University has announced that Mark Walsh will step down from the role of Athletic Director this September to focus his time on serving as Head Football Coach. An alumnus of the university, Walsh has worked in a number of AU coaching and administrative roles since 1986, and as Athletic Director since 1998.
August 24, 2012
Borsellino Named D3 Senior Classic All-American, Lockton Honorable Mention
A month after senior defensive end Ben Lockton was named to the “D3football.com” preseason All-American team, he and senior running back John Borsellino were named to the “D3 Senior Classic” preseason All-American team.
August 19, 2012
Benedictine Unveils Borsellino Family Football Center
This fall Benedictine University and the Department of Athletics will unveil the “Borsellino Family Football Center,” a one-of-a-kind locker and meeting facility that enhances the overall student-athlete experience.
August 15, 2012
Benedictine Tops Preseason Coaches' Poll
The Benedictine Eagles were the Northern Athletics Conference football coaches' choice to take home the league's 2012 title according to the preseason poll, which tagged the defending co-champs with five-of-eight first-place votes.
August 13, 2012
CUC Promotes Hennessy To Recruiting Coordinator
Concordia University Chicago announced that Eric Hennessy will assume the new full-time position of Recruiting Coordinator with the football team. Hennessy will also retain his duties as the Cougars’ offensive line coach.