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University of Dubuque Football Begins Spring Training March 20

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The University of Dubuque football team will open their 2018 spring football training on Tuesday, March 20 in the Veterans Memorial Training Center.

The Spartans will return 103 players from the 2017 season. The offense will return seven starters, highlighted by the 1-2 punch Dwayne Allen Jr., and Maurice Herrion at tailback. Allen Jr. was a First Team All-Iowa Conference running back who led the team and the league in rushing in 2017.

On the defensive side, the Spartans have to replace one of the best defensive backs in the country in 2017 Cliff Harris Award winner Michael Joseph. Joseph is having a Pro Day at Iowa State University on March 27 for NFL scouts. Missing on defensive is three-year starter at safety in Derek Trotter and Derek Schambow, but UD returns seven other starters on the defensive unit with six starters at linebacker and on the defensive line.

The 2018 spring will be highlighted by an overseas trip to Ireland for nine days beginning on May 21. The 58 Spartan football student-athletes making the trip will play the nine time Irish National Champions, the Dublin Rebels on Saturday May 26. In 2017, the Rebels finished 7-1 in the regular season with a home reverse versus University of Limerick Vikings being their only blemish, the Rebels went on to defeat the Carrickfergus Knights to win the Shamrock Bowl XXXI with a final score of 12-6.

The Dublin Rebels Football Program was founded in 1995 as a Flag Football team. In 2001 the club transitioned to a Senior Kitted club. All members of this team must be 18 years of age or older to participate. The Dublin Rebels compete in the Irish American Football League's top-level competition, the Shamrock Bowl Conference. The regular season consists of eight games, four home and four away. 

On the trip the Spartans will spend time touring the countryside and sights of Ireland. Possible trips may include the Blarney Castle, Trim Castle, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, and St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.

UD will open up the 2018 fall season at home on Chalmers Field against the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Warhawks (2017 record of 7-3 overall, 6-1 in WIAC).The Warhawks have been one of the top NCAA Division III teams in the country for the past 15 years and kick-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

Head coach Stan Zweifel completed his ninth season at UD and his overall record is 54-38 and his IIAC record is 42-26, .618 winning percentage. His 54 wins is second all-time at UD and his conference wins at 42 is ranks second in school history. His .618 winning percentage in conference play is second best to UD Hall of Famer Don Birmingham (1977 – 83, .633%).

2018 Football

 

 

 

Sept. 1

vs. UW-Whitewater

Dubuque, Iowa

6:00 p.m.

Sept. 8

at Pacific University

Forest Grove, Ore.

7:00 p.m. (PST)

Sept. 15

at Coe College

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

Sept. 22

vs. Central College

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 p.m. (HOF)

Sept. 29

at Loras College

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

Oct. 6

vs. Luther College

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

Oct. 13

Bye Week

 

 

Oct. 20

at Buena Vista Univ.

Storm Lake, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

Oct. 27

vs. NE. Wesleyan Univ.

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

Nov. 3

at Simpson College

Indianola, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

Nov. 10

vs. Wartburg College

Dubuque, Iowa

1:00 p.m.

 

Oct. 12: All times Eastern
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 55, at Howard Payne 0
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at Guilford 28, Ferrum 27
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Westfield State 41, at Fitchburg State 27
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Wilkes 31, at FDU-Florham 16
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at Delaware Valley 23, Lycoming 16
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Plymouth State 29, at Framingham State 28
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at Hamilton 62, Bowdoin 27
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at Gallaudet 35, Castleton 25
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at Hobart 52, Rochester 7
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Nichols 23, at Becker 15
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Muhlenberg 34, at Thomas More 31
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at Hope 70, Finlandia 6
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King's 51, at Alvernia 7
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at Morrisville State 41, Utica 24
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at Centre 33, Trinity (Texas) 28
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at Cortland 41, Buffalo State 7
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Husson 56, at Alfred State 14
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Wittenberg 41, at Allegheny 14
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Western Connecticut 23, at Massachusetts Maritime 13
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at Amherst 35, Colby 9
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Stevenson 20, at Widener 6
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Wesleyan 44, at Bates 13
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at Case Western Reserve 37, St. Vincent 7
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at Carnegie Mellon 17, Bethany 14
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at Salisbury 17, Montclair State 15
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Maryville (Tenn.) 34, at Methodist 9
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Wabash 7, at Ohio Wesleyan 0
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Misericordia 25, at Lebanon Valley 21
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Denison 20, at DePauw 12
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at Western New England 56, Curry 21
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Randolph-Macon 45, at Shenandoah 14
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Kalamazoo 20, at Albion 19
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Brockport 52, at Alfred 0
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at Westminster (Pa.) 49, Thiel 7
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Wooster 27, at Oberlin 21
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at Washington and Lee 40, Emory and Henry 29
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at Frostburg State 56, William Paterson 0
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Wesley 54, at Kean 6
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Trine 50, at Olivet 49
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Southern Virginia 23, at Apprentice 21
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MacMurray 27, at Crown 21
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at Martin Luther 28, Westminster (Mo.) 12
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at Macalester 47, Lawrence 21
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Ithaca 24, at Union 0
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at Marietta 63, Wilmington 21
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at Coast Guard 15, Maine Maritime 0
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Mount Union 77, at Capital 3
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at Trinity (Conn.) 38, Tufts 24
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Franklin 42, at Mount St. Joseph 34
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Manchester 21, at Bluffton 17
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John Carroll 49, at Ohio Northern 17
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at Hanover 48, Defiance 7
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at Baldwin Wallace 44, Muskingum 7
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at Grove City 28, Waynesburg 3
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Merchant Marine 17, at Springfield 14
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Middlebury 21, at Williams 10
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at Huntingdon 52, Brevard 17
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Hampden-Sydney 42, at Bridgewater 21
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at SUNY-Maritime 35, Dean 7
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Endicott 66, at University of New England 38
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at Washington and Jefferson 50, Geneva 43
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Berry 35, at Hendrix 14
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at Texas Lutheran 28, East Texas Baptist 21
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Augustana 41, at North Park 7
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Louisiana College 35, at McMurry 23
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at Washington U. 17, Wheaton (Ill.) 10
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Wartburg 31, at Coe 19
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Eureka 44, at Concordia-Chicago 14
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Carleton 36, at Augsburg 34
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Rockford 37, at Lakeland 20
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Gustavus Adolphus 42, at Hamline 14
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Concordia (Wis.) 23, at Aurora 20
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at Benedictine 40, Wisconsin Lutheran 31
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St. Norbert 21, at Chicago 20
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Bethel 35, at St. Olaf 7
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at Luther 41, Buena Vista 26
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Millikin 32, at Carthage 29
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Knox 28, at Grinnell 7
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at Central 17, Simpson 16
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at Ripon 49, Beloit 14
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at UW-River Falls 21, UW-Stout 19
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Monmouth 45, at Illinois College 13
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at Illinois Wesleyan 44, Elmhurst 28
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UW-Whitewater 45, at UW-Eau Claire 0
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Sul Ross State 27
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Austin 34, at Millsaps 23
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at Lake Forest 42, Cornell 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 31, UW-Platteville 10
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at Bridgewater State 44, Mass-Dartmouth 28
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at Whitworth 55, Pacific Lutheran 13
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Pacific 23, at Puget Sound 22
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George Fox 28, at Willamette 6
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at Linfield 43, Lewis and Clark 26
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at Southwestern 21, Belhaven 10
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Rowan 17, at TCNJ 14
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Adrian 28, at Alma 23
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Averett 24, at N.C. Wesleyan 14
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Heidelberg 21, at Otterbein 7
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Anderson 63, at Earlham 0
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at North Central (Ill.) 59, Carroll 0
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at UW-La Crosse 63, UW-Stevens Point 27
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Birmingham-Southern 13, at Sewanee 10
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at St. Scholastica 47, Greenville 13
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at Northwestern (Minn.) 20, Minnesota-Morris 17
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La Verne 42, at Whittier 23
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at Chapman 62, Occidental 0
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Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 20, at Redlands 10
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at Cal Lutheran 28, Pomona-Pitzer 24
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LaGrange 43, at Greensboro 16
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Mary Hardin-Baylor 55, at Howard Payne 0
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at Delaware Valley 23, Lycoming 16
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Muhlenberg 34, at Thomas More 31
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Brockport 52, at Alfred 0
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at Frostburg State 56, William Paterson 0
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Wesley 54, at Kean 6
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Wittenberg 41, at Allegheny 14
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Trine 50, at Olivet 49
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at Case Western Reserve 37, St. Vincent 7
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Mount Union 77, at Capital 3
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John Carroll 49, at Ohio Northern 17
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Berry 35, at Hendrix 14
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at Washington and Jefferson 50, Geneva 43
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at St. John's 40, St. Thomas 20
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at Washington U. 17, Wheaton (Ill.) 10
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at Illinois Wesleyan 44, Elmhurst 28
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UW-Whitewater 45, at UW-Eau Claire 0
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at Hardin-Simmons 48, Sul Ross State 27
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at UW-Oshkosh 31, UW-Platteville 10
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at Whitworth 55, Pacific Lutheran 13
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at Linfield 43, Lewis and Clark 26
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at North Central (Ill.) 59, Carroll 0
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