Oberlin College Delta Lodge Director of Athletics Natalie Winkelfoos announced the appointment of Jay Anderson as the school's head football coach. Anderson, who had been serving as the Yeomen's interim head coach since early December, was selected following an exhaustive national search that produced over 200 applicants.
Allegheny senior linebacker Brad Burkley (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe) has been named a 2013 Division III Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American, becoming just the fifth player in program history to earn the honor. A Second Team selection, Burkley earned the award as per a vote of select college sports information directors from across the country. To be eligible, a student-athlete must reach sophomore status academically, be a main contributor athletically, and maintain a 3.30 cumulative grade point average.
The first-ever meeting of NCAA Division III programs with 700 victories or more was close at half, but the Mount Union Purple Raiders pulled away from visiting Wittenberg in the second half to post a 56-21 victory over the Tigers in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Div. III Football Tournament.
The Wittenberg University football team saw its 2013 season come to a close on Saturday afternoon following a 56-21 loss against Mount Union in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Division III Football Tournament. The Tigers, who won their 12th NCAC title this fall with a 9-0 record against NCAC foes, finish the season with an overall record of 10-2.
Wittenberg and Mount Union, the only two NCAA Division III football programs with more than 700 wins all-time, are set to clash in the second round of the national tournament on Saturday November, 30th. In preparation for this weekend's action, Russell Kramer, NCAC Assistant Executive Director, caught up with Wittenberg head coach Joe Fincham to delve into his team's mindset heading into the second round match-up with Mount Union.
Wittenberg turned in a dominating performance en route to a 59-17 victory over Lebanon Valley in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Division III Football Tournament. The win moved the Tigers, who improved to 10-1 on the season, into the Round of 16 for the third time in the last five years. Wittenberg will take on No. 1 ranked Mount Union, who advanced after topping Washington & Jefferson, 34-20, this afternoon.