Bethany Bison

Overall record: 6-5 - Conference: 5-3
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/6 vs. Mount Union L, 58-7 BX P
9/13 at Thiel W, 45-24 BX
9/20 at Westminster (Pa.) * • W, 21-14
9/27 vs. Waynesburg * • W, 33-27 BX RC
10/4 at Case Western Reserve * • W, 25-14 BX RC
10/11 vs. Carnegie Mellon * • W, 19-7 BX RC
10/18 vs. Washington and Jefferson * • L, 34-3 BX RC RC
10/25 at Geneva * • L, 20-14
11/1 at Grove City * • W, 34-9 BX
11/15 vs. St. Vincent * • L, 41-35 BX RC
11/22 at Stevenson L, 29-7 BX RC
Overall record: 6-5 - Conference: 5-3
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/20 at Westminster (Pa.) * • W, 21-14
9/27 vs. Waynesburg * • W, 33-27 BX RC
10/4 at Case Western Reserve * • W, 25-14 BX RC
10/11 vs. Carnegie Mellon * • W, 19-7 BX RC
10/18 vs. Washington and Jefferson * • L, 34-3 BX RC RC
10/25 at Geneva * • L, 20-14
11/1 at Grove City * • W, 34-9 BX
11/15 vs. St. Vincent * • L, 41-35 BX RC

2014

Schools Conf All
Washington and Jefferson 7-1 10-1
Thomas More 7-1 8-2
Waynesburg 6-2 8-3
Bethany 5-3 6-5
St. Vincent 4-4 4-6
Westminster (Pa.) 4-4 4-6
Carnegie Mellon 3-5 4-6
Thiel 3-5 4-6
Case Western Reserve 3-5 3-7
Geneva 2-6 3-7
Grove City 0-8 0-10

What We're Reading

  • »Westminster TE hopes to land in NFL
  • Wright expects to land a professional football contract after improving his attitude and gaining 82 pounds during his five seasons at Westminster.
  • »Coughlin confident about Mount game
  • Most coaches would cringe at having to start a freshman quarterback in a playoff game. But Washington and Jefferson coach Mike Sirianni will do so at Mount Union on Saturday.
  • »How D-III colleges profit from football
  • Deadspin's take on how Division III football drives enrollment leaned heavily on analysis from D3football.com's Pat Coleman. Good take on D-III, actually.

Past Records

2014 (6-5, 5-3 PAC)
2013 (4-6, 4-4 PAC)
2012 (3-7, 3-5 PAC)
2011 (5-5, 3-5 PAC)
2010 (5-5, 4-3 PAC)
2009 (3-7, 1-5 PAC)
2008 (3-7, 1-5 PAC)
2007 (4-6, 2-4 PAC)
2006 (4-6, 2-4 PAC)
2005 (1-9, 0-6 PAC)
2004 (1-9, 0-5 PAC)
2003 (1-9, 0-5 PAC)
2002 (3-7, 1-4 PAC)
2001 (6-3, 2-2 PAC)
2000 (5-5, 1-3 PAC)
1999 (4-6, 1-3 PAC)

Team Quick Facts

Bethany

Bison

Coach: Bill Garvey
Conference: PAC
Enrollment: 802
Location: Bethany, WV
Colors: Kelly Green, White
Stadium: Bison Stadium (1500)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

November 22, 2014
Bison Football Falls To Stevenson In ECAC Southeast Bowl
Nov. 22 – OWINGS MILLS, Md. – For the first time since the 1980 campaign, the Bethany...
November 15, 2014
Bison Football Drops 41-35 Decision To Saint Vincent
Nov. 15 – BETHANY, W. Va. – Despite rushing for a season-high 336 yards, the Bethany...
October 11, 2014
Defense Dominates Carnegie Mellon In Bison Football's 19-7 Homecoming Victory
Oct. 11 – BETHANY, W. Va. – If the old adage is true, that defense wins championships,...
October 7, 2014
Blinn driving Bethany's strong start
Eric Blinn has accomplished a lot in a short period of time. Midway through his junior season,...
October 4, 2014
Bison Football Locks Down Case Western for Fourth-Straight Win
October 4 - CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Bethany College football team (4-1, 3-0 PAC) used a solid...
September 27, 2014
Bison Football Outlasts Waynesburg In PAC Showdown
Sept. 27 – BETHANY, W. Va. – The Bethany College football team (3-1, 2-0 PAC) kept the...
October 19, 2013
Bison Take the Sting Out of Yellow Jackets; Topple Waynesburg, 27-20
Oct. 19 – WAYNESBURG, Pa. – What a difference a year makes. Last season the Bison were...
February 1, 2013
Bethany promotes Garvey as Weaver heads to Delaware
Bethany announced that long-time assistant coach and offensive coordinator Bill Garvey has been...
December 6, 2012
Bethany Signs Two-Year Deal to Play Mount Union
Bethany and Mount Union have announced they have signed a two-year deal for a home and home...
December 4, 2012
Bethany’s Foster Named First Team Capital One Academic All-American
After culminating an outstanding career on the field, Bethany College senior Johnathan Foster added...
November 12, 2012
Bethany Places 12 on All-PAC Teams
Twelve Bethany football players earned their way onto All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference...
November 10, 2012
Records Fall as Bethany Routs Saint Vincent in Season Finale
Numerous single-season records were broken Saturday, as the Bethany College football team finished...
November 8, 2012
Bethany’s Johnathan Foster Voted Capital One Academic All-District II
Bethany College senior Johnathan Foster added to his growing list of accomplishments, as he was...
November 7, 2012
Bethany-Saint Vincent Preview
The 2012 season will come to a close Saturday for the Bethany College football team when it hosts...
November 3, 2012
Bethany Loses Overtime Struggle to Thomas More 13-10
The Bethany football team scored first in overtime with a 22-yard field goal, but a one-yard...
October 31, 2012
Bethany vs. Thomas More Preview
The Bethany football team will play its final two games of the 2012 season on its home turf,...
October 29, 2012
Bethany’s Joyce Tabbed PAC Defensive Player of the Week
After helping the Bethany football team post season-lows in points allowed and yards allowed in a...
October 27, 2012
Big 4th Quarter Propels Bison to 26-13 Win at Thiel
Junior quarterback Matt Grimard had a hand in three touchdowns and broke two school records and the...
October 25, 2012
Bethany at Thiel Preview
The Bethany football team will go out on the road for the final time in 2012, as the Bison journey...
October 20, 2012
Bethany Rally Not Enough in 45-28 Loss at Westminster
The Bethany College football team trimmed a 17-point deficit down to three in the fourth quarter,...
October 18, 2012
Bethany at Westminster Preview
After suffering its third conference loss by less than five points, the Bethany College football...
October 13, 2012
Late Field Goal Sinks Bison in 23-21 loss to Waynesburg
The Bethany College football team led undefeated Waynesburg until the very end when a 26-yard field...
October 10, 2012
Bethany vs. Waynesburg Preview
After pocketing its first win last week in dramatic fashion, the Bethany College football team will...
October 9, 2012
Bethany’s Grimard & Amic Honored by PAC
After playing instrumental roles in the Bethany College football team’s win over Geneva...
October 6, 2012
Bethany Pulls Out 42-36 OT Thriller Over Geneva
After watching Geneva send the game to overtime with a Hail Mary pass on the final play of regulatio...
October 3, 2012
Bethany vs. Geneva Preview
Coming off its closest loss of the year and second straight setback by four points or less, the...
September 27, 2012
Bethany’s Foster Named Semifinalist for NFF’s Campbell Trophy
Bethany College senior wide receiver Johnathan Foster has been named as one of the 147 candidates...
September 26, 2012
Bethany at W&J Preview
When the Bethany College football team invades Cameron Stadium Saturday night to take on Washington...
September 22, 2012
Fourth Quarter Rally Gives Grove City 44-40 Win over Bethany
The Bethany College football team took a 16-point lead into the fourth quarter Saturday at Grove...
September 19, 2012
Bethany Looks for Fast Start in PAC Play Saturday at Grove City
With its two non-conference games completed, the Bethany College football team will set its sights...
September 15, 2012
Bethany Loses Shootout at Randolph-Macon 49-33
Junior quarterback Matt Grimard accounted for 363 total yards and had a hand in four touchdowns, but...
September 13, 2012
Fresh off Bye Week, Bethany Heads to Randolph-Macon Saturday
After taking its bye week to digest a tough opening week loss, the Bethany College football team...
August 29, 2012
Bethany To Open Slate Saturday Vs. Centre
The Bethany football team will open the new season Saturday with its stiffest challenge in head...
August 4, 2012
Thomas More picked to repeat in PAC
Having won four consecutive PAC titles, Thomas More was an easy choice for a fifth by PAC coaches.
January 19, 2012
Bethany Releases 2012 Football Schedule
After posting consecutive .500 seasons for only the second time in 30 years, the Bethany College...
December 13, 2011
UAA teams splitting into conferences
The four teams playing football in the UAA are splitting and joining two conferences, which will...
November 19, 2011
Bethany's Walker Sets Rushing Record in Win Over King's
In addition to scoring two touchdowns, Bethany College senior running back Eric Walker ran for 132...
November 16, 2011
Bethany vs. King's Preview
The Bethany College football team (4-5) will complete its 2011 schedule Saturday when it hosts...
November 14, 2011
Ten Bethany Players Earn All-PAC
The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) announced its all-league teams Monday and ten...
November 12, 2011
Bethany Drops PAC Finale at Saint Vincent 20-14
Saint Vincent scored the go-ahead touchdown with 9:33 to play and stopped the Bethany College...
November 9, 2011
Bethany at Saint Vincent Preview
For the second time in three weeks, the Bethany College football team will go out on the road to...
November 5, 2011
Bethany Erupts in 2nd Half for 33-14 Win Over Grove City
After a scoreless first half by both teams, the Bethany College football team exploded in the second...
November 2, 2011
Bethany vs. Grove City Preview
After taking its bye week to get healthy and recharge for the final run of the regular season, the...
October 19, 2011
Bethany at #8 Thomas More Preview
The Bethany College football team will be trying to do something no other conference school has done...
October 18, 2011
Bethany's Amic Awarded PAC Player of the Week Honors
After playing a key role in Saturday’s 20-0 victory over Thiel, Bethany College freshman...
October 15, 2011
Bethany Posts 20-0 Win Over Thiel
Behind three second-quarter touchdowns and a defense that limited Thiel to 258 yards and forced...
October 12, 2011
Bethany vs. Thiel Preview
The Bethany football team will try to end a two-game losing skid Saturday when long-time PAC rival...
October 5, 2011
Bethany vs. Westminster (Pa.) Preview
The Bethany football team (2-2, 1-2) will start the second half of its season and celebrate...
September 28, 2011
Bethany at Waynesburg Preview
The Bethany football team will try to win its third road game in as many tries this season Saturday...
September 27, 2011
PAC Honors Bethany's Grimard and Evans
After leading the Bethany College football team to a 48-27 victory at Geneva Saturday night,...
September 21, 2011
Bethany at Geneva Preview
With a tough loss to Washington & Jefferson in the rearview mirror, the Bethany College football...
September 15, 2011
Bethany vs. W&J Preview
After getting an unscheduled week off last Saturday, the Bethany College football team will return...
September 9, 2011
Wilkes-Barre flooding causes two games to be cancelled
Due to flooding and a mandatory evacuation in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Saturday’s Bethany-King's and...
September 7, 2011
Bethany's Joyce Named PAC Defensive Player of the Week
Bethany College junior defensive back Jeff Joyce has been named the Presidents’ Athletic...
September 7, 2011
Bethany Looks for 2-0 Start Saturday in Home Opener
After an impressive performance in last weekend’s opening game, the Bethany College football...
September 3, 2011
BETHANY BEATS ALLEGHENY 28-7 IN SEASON OPENER
Sophomore quarterback Matt Grimard threw for 232 yards and a pair of first half touchdowns and then...
August 31, 2011
Bethany Kicks off New Season Saturday at Allegheny
A much anticipated season kicks off Saturday for the Bethany College football team when the Bison...
August 15, 2011
2011 Bethany Season Preview
Although he is entering his sixth year as the head football coach at Bethany, Tim Weaver, who led...
March 30, 2011
Bethany Releases 2011 Football Schedule
The Bethany College football program, coming off its best season since 2001, has announced its...
November 16, 2010
Bethany Places 13 on All-PAC Teams
After finishing with a 5-5 record for the first .500 season since 2001, the Bethany College football...
October 23, 2010
Bethany Win Streak Snapped in Loss to #10 Thomas More
After scoring the first 27 points of the game, #10 Thomas More reeled off 21 straight to close out a...
October 9, 2010
Bethany Evens Record at 3-3 With 47-39 Win at Westminster
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Freshman QB Matt Grimard accounted for 286 yards of offense and had a...
October 8, 2010
Bethany gets win for the program
The Bison pulled off a surprise by beating Waynesburg in PAC play last week. Is that the type of win...
October 2, 2010
Bethany Takes Down Waynesburg 24-17 for Homecoming Victory
Freshman QB Matt Grimard scored the go-ahead touchdown with 7:45 to play and the Bethany College...
September 15, 2010
Bethany at Wash. & Jeff. Preview
The Bethany College football, who held on to beat King’s last week to even their record at 1-1,...
September 11, 2010
Bethany 31, King's 29
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Although junior RB Eric Walker rushed for a career-high 220 yards and three...
September 9, 2010
Bethany at King's Preview
After a disappointing result in their opening week, the Bethany College football team will head out...
September 4, 2010
Allegheny 28, Bethany 0
Hampered by two early interceptions which led directly to Allegheny touchdowns, the Bethany College...