2012-13 Football News

  • Two Bearcats Named Preseason All-America by USA Football Network
    July 31, 2013
    SALEM, ORE. ‚?? After a highly successful 2012 campaign in which the Bearcats finished with an overall record of 8-2 (4-2 in NWC), two returning members of the Willamette University football team have been named as USA College Football Division III Preseason All-Americans.
  • Seven Bearcats are Named to Hampshire Honor Society
    July 08, 2013
    SALEM, ORE. ‚?? A total of seven Willamette University football players have been chosen for the seventh annual class of the Hampshire Honor Society, sponsored by the National Football Foundation. The Hampshire Honor Society recognizes college football players from all divisions who are seniors and have maintained at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average during their collegiate careers.
  • Willamette Defensive Back David to Play Professional Football in Germany
    April 17, 2013
    SALEM, ORE. -- Senior safety Dominic David (South Salem HS/Portland State University) may have wrapped up his Willamette football career last fall, but he hasn‚??t left the field quite yet.
  • Bearcat Football Team Releases 2013 Schedule
    April 12, 2013
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University football team recently released its schedule for the upcoming 2013 season. The Bearcats nine game season will begin on Sept. 6, and features six home games and only three away games.
  • Former Bearcat Lemon Works Hard to Play Professional Football
    April 05, 2013
    LAREDO, TEX -- Competing at the professional level for NCAA Division III athletes after graduation is often an intimidating prospect. Most athletes who choose to play at schools like Willamette University arrive with the promise of getting a good education while continuing to play sports, seldom considering the uphill battle of competing in professional sports afterwards.
  • Willamette Hires Bills as Football Offensive Coordinator
    March 01, 2013
    SALEM, ORE. ‚?? Kelly Bills has been hired by Willamette University as the offensive coordinator for the Bearcat football team, Head Coach Glen Fowles announced today. In addition to coordinating the team‚??s overall offensive efforts, Bills will be Willamette‚??s quarterbacks coach.
  • Willamette Football 2012 Season Review
    January 10, 2013
    SALEM, ORE -- The Willamette University Bearcats completed their 2012 schedule with an 8-2 overall record while breaking numerous school records and concluding the year as one of the most prolific offensive teams in NCAA Division III. WU finished the year with a 4-2 record in the Northwest Conference.
  • Pastorino Earns Second Team All-America Recognition
    January 04, 2013
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University senior safety Cody Pastorino (Glenn, CA/Willows HS) has been named Second Team All-America by D3football.com.  Overall, a total of 100 NCAA Division III athletes were selected for All-America recognition, with 25 players each named to the First Team, Second Team, Third Team and Fourth Team.
  • Three Bearcats Selected to All-West Region Team
    December 10, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- Three Willamette University football players have been named to the 2012 All-West Region Team, as selected by D3Football.com. Cody Pastorino (Sr., S, Glenn, CA/Willows HS) was selected to the First Team, Taylor Reeder (Sr., OT, Prunedale CA/Palma HS) was named to the Second Team, and Ben Lyons (Sr., DE, Anchorage, AK/South Anchorage HS) was chosen for the Third Team.
  • Derby Chosen First Team Academic All-District VIII
    November 16, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University junior Kyle Derby (PK/P, Oakdale, CA/Oakdale HS) has been chosen First Team Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-District VIII in football for the 2012 season. The Academic All-District team is determined in voting by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Willamette Football Places 22 Players on All-Northwest Conference Team
    November 13, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University placed 22 players on the 2012 All-Northwest Conference Football Team in voting by the NWC head coaches. Five Bearcats earned First Team All-NWC honors, while nine received Second Team recognition and eight were chosen for Honorable Mention.
  • Willamette to Host Puget Sound at McCulloch Stadium
    November 10, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University Bearcats, 7-2 overall and 3-2 in the Northwest Conference, will host the University of Puget Sound, 0-8 overall and 0-5 in the NWC, at McCulloch Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 10 in the final game of the regular season. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. (PST).
  • Bearcats Shut Out Loggers, 55-0, as Offense Gains 572 Yards
    November 10, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University defense forced three turnovers and the Bearcat offense amassed 572 yards in a 55-0 shutout victory over the University of Puget Sound at McCulloch Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 10. It was Willamette's first shutout since a 44-0 rout against the University of La Verne on Sept. 27, 2008.
  • Malley Earns Recognition as NWC Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week
    November 07, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- Terrell Malley (Jr., HB, Portland, OR/Roosevelt HS) of Willamette University has been chosen as the Northwest Conference Football Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week for his efforts in the Bearcats' 35-31 win at Pacific University on Saturday, Nov. 3. With the victory, Willamette improved to 7-2 on the season, including 3-2 in the NWC.
  • Wenzel is Selected as NWC Special Teams Student-Athlete of the Week
    November 07, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University senior inside linebacker Wes Wenzel (Portland, OR/Sunset HS) has been named NWC Football Special Teams Student-Athlete of the Week for his contributions on Saturday, Nov. 3 as the Bearcats defeated Pacific University, 35-31.
  • Bearcats to Battle Boxers for Second Time this Season
    November 03, 2012
    FOREST GROVE, ORE. -- Willamette University, 6-2 overall and 2-2 in the Northwest Conference, and Pacific University, 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the NWC, will battle each other for the second time this season when they meet at Lincoln Park Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 3.
  • Jones Scores on 1-yard Run with 0:27 Left, as Bearcats Edge Boxers, 35-31
    November 03, 2012
    FOREST GROVE, ORE. -- Sophomore running back Dylan Jones (Santa Maria, CA/Ernest Righetti HS) scored for Willamette University on a 1-yard run with 27 seconds remaining, as the Bearcats rallied past Pacific University for a 35-31 Northwest Conference win on Saturday, Nov. 3. The Bearcats drove 76 yards on 10 plays for the winning score on a drive that began with 2:26 left.
  • Linfield Breaks Open Tie Game in Third Quarter, Defeats Bearcats, 45-10
    October 27, 2012
    McMINNVILLE, ORE. -- Willamette University battled archrival Linfield College to a 10-10 tie in the the first half, but the Wildcats broke open the game with three quick scores midway through the third quarter, and went on to defeat the Bearcats, 45-10, in a Northwest Conference game at Maxwell Field.
  • Willamette to Face Rival Linfield in Critical Northwest Conference Match-up
    October 26, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University, 6-1 on the season, including three wins on the road, will take on Linfield College, 6-0, in McMinnville, Ore., on Saturday, Oct. 27 in a key Northwest Conference game. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. (PDT). The Bearcats are 2-1 in the conference, while the Wildcats are 3-0 in NWC action.
  • Pacific Lutheran Takes Advantage of Turnovers to Defeat Bearcats, 41-27
    October 20, 2012
    PUYALLUP, WASH. -- Pacific Lutheran University forced Willamette University into three turnovers, and the Lutes scored 15 points from two of the takeaways to defeat the Bearcats, 41-27, in a Northwest Conference game at Sparks Field on Saturday, Oct. 20.
  • Willamette Set to Take on Lutes in Northwest Conference Match-up
    October 19, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University, 6-0 on the season including three wins on the road, will take on Pacific Lutheran University, 3-2, in Puyallup, Wash., on Saturday, Oct. 20 in a key Northwest Conference game. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. (PDT). The Bearcats are 2-0 in the conference, while the Lutes are 2-1 in NWC action.
  • Giza is Selected as NWC Special Teams Student-Athlete of the Week
    October 17, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- Tyson Giza (Jr., CB, Salem, OR/Sprague HS) from Willamette University has been chosen Northwest Conference Football Special Teams Student-Athlete of the Week for his efforts in the Bearcats' 56-20 victory over Lewis & Clark College on Saturday, Oct. 13. Willamette improved to 6-0 overall, 2-0 in the NWC.
  • Nelson and Giza are Chosen for D3football.com Team of the Week
    October 17, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- Two Willamette University football players have been named to the D3football.com Team of the Week for games in NCAA Division III football on Saturday, Oct. 13. Willamette's two selections to the Team of the Week were Jack Nelson (So., ILB, Portland, OR/Jesuit HS) at linebacker and Tyson Giza (Jr., CB, Salem, OR/Sprague HS) at return specialist.
  • Nelson Repeats as NWC Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week
    October 17, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- For the second consecutive week, Willamette University inside linebacker Jack Nelson (So., Portland, OR/Jesuit HS) has been selected as the Northwest Conference Football Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week.
  • Willamette Jumps five spots to #19 in AFCA Coaches Poll
    October 15, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University is ranked #19 this week in the NCAA Division III Poll released by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) on Monday, Oct. 15. The Bearcats improved their place in the standings after being ranked #24 in last week's poll.
  • Willamette Moves into #22 Ranking in D3football.com Top 25
    October 14, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University football team is ranked #22 in the nation in the latest D3football.com Top 25 released on Sunday, Oct. 14. The Bearcats, who defeated Northwest Conference rival, Lewis & Clark College, 56-20, on Saturday, are 6-0 on the season, 2-0 in the NWC.
  • Willamette Pulls Away from Lewis & Clark, 56-20, as Bearcats Gain 657 Yards
    October 13, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- Quarterback Josh Dean (Jr., Dana Point, CA/Dana Hills HS) threw for five touchdowns and ran for another, helping Willamette University pull away from Lewis & Clark College, 56-20, on Saturday, Oct. 13 at McCulloch Stadium. Willamette gained 657 total yards against the Pioneers.
  • Nelson is Chosen NWC Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week
    October 09, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University sophomore inside linebacker Jack Nelson (So., ILB, Portland, OR/Jesuit HS) has been named Northwest Conference Football Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week for his efforts as the Bearcats defeated Whitworth University, 38-24, in Spokane, Wash., on Saturday, Oct. 6. By prevailing in the battle of undefeated teams, Willamette upped its record to 5-0, 1-0 in the NWC.
  • Willamette Football Team is Ranked #24 in AFCA Coaches Poll
    October 08, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University football team is ranked #24 this week in the NCAA Division III Poll released by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) on Monday, Oct. 8. The Bearcats, who are making their first appearance in the poll this season, were last ranked in the AFCA Coaches Poll on Sept. 27, 2010.
  • Bearcats and Pirates to Meet in Battle of Undefeated Teams
    October 06, 2012
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University, 4-0, and Whitworth University, 5-0, will battle each other at the Pine Bowl in Spokane, Wash., on Saturday, Oct. 6 in a Northwest Conference football game. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. (PDT).
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