October 20, 2015
Get your mind right
Every player tries to reach a certain level of intensity before taking the field. One song can get him ready to play his best. Find out what jams fire up players from Around the Mid-Atlantic.
September 29, 2015
Catholic jumping to NEWMAC
Catholic University, whose move to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in 1999 was the first move by a conference seeking an automatic bid in football, will move to another one in 2017 when the NEWMAC opens shop.
September 22, 2015
Carrying on the tradizione
T.J. Tutone is on pace for a 3,000-yard passing season. The Catholic senior is on his way to joining his predecessors Keith Ricca and Greg Cordivari in the Cardinals record books. Find out what else those three have in common, in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
September 21, 2015
Carrying on the tradizione
T.J. Tutone is the latest in a succession of prolific, experienced, and, coincidentally, Italian quarterbacks to lead the Cardinals. He is well on his way to going out with a senior year to remember. At this rate, he will join his predecessors in the CUA record books.
September 19, 2015
Second Half Surge Pushes CUA Past Coast Guard, 40-28
October 4, 2013
Catholic Takes on Hampden-Sydney on Saturday
The Catholic University football team opens ODAC play on Saturday, Oct. 5 with a 1:00 p.m. matchup against the Tigers of Hampden-Sydney College at Lewis C. Everett Stadium in Hampden-Sydney, Va.
September 30, 2013
Martello Named ODAC Defensive Player of the Week
Catholic University senior linebacker Ralph Martello was named Old Dominion Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, Sept. 30.
September 28, 2013
Catholic Clinches Record-Breaking 49-0 Homecoming Victory
In the presence of 6,409 Catholic University alums, friends of CUA, fans and football enthusiast, the Cards defeated Anna Maria 49-0 during the 2013 homecoming football game on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Cardinal Stadium.
September 8, 2013
Cardinal Football Overpowers McDaniel 48-16 In Saturday Opener
For the third consecutive series win over the Green Terror of McDaniel, the CUA Cardinals clinched an impressive 48-16 win on Saturday, Sept. 7 in Westminster, Md., at Gill Stadium on the McDaniel campus. Six individual Cardinals reached the end zone in the seasoning opening contest.
August 12, 2013
Best road trips: Week 3
It might be too early for the leaves to turn but this week's trip takes you from Washington, D.C., to upstate New York.
December 4, 2012
Cortese earns spot on D3Football All-Region Team
Senior Vinny Cortese has been named to the 2012 D3Football.com All-South Region Team, it was announced on Tuesday. A First Team All-ODAC selection, Cortese was named a Third Team All-Region selection after totaling 47 tackles this season.
November 20, 2012
Cardinals place six on All-Conference Teams
The ODAC announced its All-Conference Teams on Tuesday and six Cardinals were recognized for their performance this season. Seniors Alonzo Cooke and Vinny Cortese were named to the First Team, juniors Michael O’Shea and Conor Stueckler received Second Team honors, and junior Eric Hrynczyszyn was joined by senior Rob Schaetzl on the Third Team.
November 8, 2012
Cardinals close out season Saturday against Eagles on Senior Day
The 2012 season comes to a close on Saturday afternoon when CUA welcomes Bridgewater to Cardinal Stadium on Senior Day. The Cardinals are attempting to snap a three-game losing streak, which includes a 24-10 setback at Guilford last weekend. CUA pulled to within 16-10 midway through the 4th quarter, before the Quakers scored one final touchdown to seal the win. Bridgewater enters Saturday’s contest looking to move above .500 in the ODAC after the Eagles fell to Randolph-Macon 38-26 last weekend.
October 31, 2012
CUA closes out road schedule with trip to N.C. to face Guilford
CUA travels to North Carolina Saturday afternoon for its final road game of 2012 where the Cardinals will face Guilford. CUA dropped a 41-14 decision to Washington & Lee last weekend at home and is looking to snap a two-game skid. Guilford enters this weekend’s contest coming off a 68-24 setback to Hampden-Sydney, but the Quakers have been the surprise of the ODAC, with three conference wins so far.
October 26, 2012
CUA welcomes Washington & Lee to town on Homecoming
WASHINGTON - CUA looks to get back on track on Saturday when the Cardinals welcome Washington & Lee to Cardinal Stadium on Homecoming. CUA dropped a tough one-point decision at Emory & Henry last week, with the Wasps kicking a game-winning field goal with just 10 seconds remaining. The Cardinals led the game 14-0, but were unable to generate any additional points.
October 17, 2012
Cardinals seek best ODAC start since 2008 when they travel to face Emory & Henry
Winners of two of their last three, the Cardinals travel to Emory & Henry Saturday afternoon seeking their first 3-1 start in the ODAC since 2008. CUA forced five turnovers en route to a 34-7 victory over Shenandoah last week at home. The Cardinals jumped out to a 27-0 lead on the Hornets, aided by Kevin Ross’ 58-yard interception return for a touchdown just before the half, and were never challenged from that point forward.
October 14, 2012
Patrick Thomas named ODAC Defensive Player of the Week
Sophomore Patrick Thomas was named the ODAC Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday, after helping lead CUA to a 34-7 win over Shenandoah on Friday. A native of New Jersey, Thomas finished with five tackles, a forced fumble, fumble recovery, interception and pass breakup against the Hornets.
October 12, 2012
Cardinals defense forces five turnovers to help lead CUA to 34-7 win
The CUA defense forced five turnovers and held Shenandoah to only seven points in a 34-7 Cardinals win on Friday evening inside Cardinal Stadium. CUA jumped out to a 27-0 lead at halftime and was never challenged by the Hornets from that point forward. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the ODAC, while Shenandoah falls to 1-5 and 0-3.
October 11, 2012
CUA welcomes Shenandoah for Family Weekend contest on Friday night
CUA returns home on Friday evening to welcome Shenandoah on Family Weekend. The Cardinals suffered their first ODAC loss of the season last week, falling at Randolph-Macon by a score of 45-12. CUA was without quarterback Greg Cordivari, who missed the game due to injury, but the Cardinals still hung tough, trailing by only 12 late in the 3rd, before the Yellow Jackets broke things open.
October 3, 2012
CUA heads to Randolph-Macon seeking 2-0 ODAC start
Fresh off of a 41-28 upset of Hampden-Sydney last weekend, CUA hits the road on Friday night to face Randolph-Macon in another key ODAC showdown. The Cardinals defense was the story against the Tigers, holding the high-powered offense to only 251 total yards, while forcing five turnovers and registering four sacks. Mike Pitsenberger rushed for three touchdowns to lead the offense, and Alonzo Cooke caught 10 passes for 135 yards and two scores.
September 29, 2012
Full wrapup: Conference upsets
Conference play began in earnest, and with it, conference upsets as Simpson blocked a PAT in the final minute to win and Catholic held off Hampden-Sydney. Saturday's wrap.
September 29, 2012
Cardinals open conference play with impressive win over Tigers
Using a complete team effort, CUA opened ODAC play with a 41-28 defeat of Hampden-Sydney (2-2, 0-1) on Saturday inside Cardinal Stadium. The Cardinals (2-2, 1-0) defense had a terrific day, forcing five turnovers and registering four sacks in helping lead CUA to its first win over the Tigers since 2008.
September 26, 2012
CUA opens ODAC play at home vs. Hampden-Sydney
After having last week off, CUA returns to action on Saturday afternoon when the Cardinals open ODAC play vs. Hampden-Sydney. CUA is looking to snap a two-game losing streak, which includes a 35-17 setback at Carnegie Mellon two weeks ago. The Cardinals trailed the Tartans by only four midway through the second quarter, before CMU scored 21 straight to pull away.
September 12, 2012
CUA travels to face Carnegie Mellon in first road test
CUA looks to bounce back from its first loss of the season when it travels to Pittsburgh Friday evening for a matchup vs. Carnegie Mellon. The Cardinals committed five turnovers and fell to cross-town foe Gallaudet last weekend by a score of 47-27. It marked the first loss for CUA vs. the Bison in a series that dates back to 1906.
September 7, 2012
Gallaudet ends 106 years of futility
Gallaudet defeated Catholic for the first time in 106 years, breaking open a 7-7 tie by scoring 28 of the next 35 points en route to a 47-27 win Friday night.
September 5, 2012
Cards look for second straight win on Friday vs. Bison
After downing McDaniel 45-28 in its season opener last week, CUA looks for its second straight win on Friday against crosstown rival Gallaudet. Greg Cordivari threw for 312 yards and four touchdowns with Alonzo Cooke hauling in seven of those passes for 156 yards and two scores to lead the Cardinals to victory last weekend.
September 2, 2012
ODAC names Papas Defensive Player of the Week
After helping lead CUA to a 45-28 season-opening win over McDaniel on Friday, senior Drew Papas was named the ODAC Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday. Papas posted four tackles, including two for loss, forced a fumble and scored a touchdown in the win over the Green Terror.
August 31, 2012
Cardinals use explosive plays to down McDaniel in opener
CUA used a number of big plays to win its sixth season opener in the last seven seasons on Friday evening with a 45-28 win over McDaniel inside Cardinal Stadium. Senior Greg Cordivari threw for 312 yards and four scores, while classmate Alonzo Cooke caught seven passes for 156 yards and two TDs.
August 17, 2012
Six Cardinals honored by USA Football News with preseason honors
USA Football News announced its preseason All-American and All-Region Teams on Friday, and CUA had six student-athletes selected. Greg Cordivari, Andrew Ouellette, Mike O’Shea, Kody Jones, Rob Schaetzl, and Conor Stueckler were the six Cardinals honored as honorable mention All-Americans, in addition to All-Region selections.
August 16, 2012
CUA nearing completion of one week of preseason camp
With only two weeks remaining before its season opener, the CUA football team continues its work in preseason camp. The Cardinals held their first double session practice on Thursday and will be right back at it on Friday with a single practice in the evening.
August 4, 2012
Hampden-Sydney picked to repeat in ODAC
Hampden-Sydney received four first-place votes on the way to 46 total poll points to lead the 2012 ODAC football preseason poll. It's the first preseason poll to include new member Shenandoah.
December 19, 2011
Cardinals ranked fourth in America in passing offense in 2011
The NCAA recently released its final 2011 national football statistics and CUA ranks fourth in America in passing offense. The Cardinals averaged 328.2 passing yards per game, ranking behind McMurry, Hampden-Sydney and Monmouth.
December 5, 2011
Two Cardinals named All-Region by D3football.com
CUA placed two student-athletes on the D3football.com All-South Region Team, it was announced on Monday. Senior James Fucillo and sophomore Mike O’Shea both received Third Team accolades.
November 12, 2011
Cardinals fall at Bridgewater in final seconds
Bridgewater’s Cliff Woodard caught a 15-yard touchdown pass with only five seconds remaining to lift the Eagles (6-4) to a dramatic 22-19 win over CUA on Saturday. The Cardinals had taken a 19-14 lead with 30 seconds to play, but were unable to hold on. CUA finishes the 2011 season with a record of 5-5.
November 5, 2011
Guilford's late TD sends CUA to 34-27 loss on Senior Day
Guilford’s Rob Fields caught a six-yard touchdown from Zac Halbert with 32 seconds remaining and the Quakers held on to down CUA 34-27 inside Cardinal Stadium on Senior Day. CUA led 20-6 early in the second quarter but was unable to hold on, dropping the Cardinals to 5-4 overall on the season.
October 28, 2011
CUA can't overcome early deficit, falls to Generals
CUA fell behind Washington and Lee 21-0 after one quarter and was unable to recover, falling to the Generals 49-13 on Friday evening. The loss snaps CUA’s two-game losing streak and drops the Cardinals to 5-3 overall. Andrew Ouellette caught a team-high six passes for CUA, totaling 107 yards and one score.
October 25, 2011
Cardinals seek third straight win at W&L on Friday evening
Riding high after an exciting 28-24 come-from-behind win over Emory & Henry last week, CUA heads to Lexington, Virginia on Friday evening for a showdown with Washington & Lee. The Cardinals outscored the Wasps 14-3 in the fourth quarter, capped by a one-yard touchdown by Mike Pitsenberger with 21 seconds to play to earn their first ODAC victory of the season.
October 22, 2011
CUA wins wild back-and-forth clash with Wasps in final minute
Mike Pitsenberger plunged into the end zone from one yard out with 21 seconds remaining to lift CUA to an exhilarating 28-24 victory over Emory & Henry on Homecoming. The Cardinals trailed 24-21 with just over two minutes to play before Miniard Culpepper recovered a fumble that led to the eventual game-winning score.
October 19, 2011
Cardinals welcome Emory & Henry for Homecoming showdown
After picking up an exciting road win last weekend at Apprentice School, CUA returns home on Saturday to face Emory & Henry on Homecoming. The Cardinals are seeking their first ODAC win of the year, while Emory & Henry will look to snap a tough two-game losing streak with the losses by a combined five points.
October 15, 2011
Fucillo's late INT seals 24-15 road win for CUA
After leading Apprentice School for most of the second half on Saturday, CUA saw the Builders pull to within two points with 12:49 to play, but James Fucillo’s 40-yard interception return for a touchdown with 2:07 on the clock sealed an exciting 24-15 win for the Cardinals. CUA now sits at 4-2 following the victory, while the Builders drop to 1-5.
October 7, 2011
CUA falls to Randolph-Macon in shootout 51-34
In a game that featured 85 points and nearly 1,000 yards of total offense, CUA came up on the short end of a 51-34 score vs. Randolph-Macon on Friday evening inside Cardinal Stadium. The Cardinals pulled to within 37-34 late in the third quarter, but a 14-0 fourth by the Yellow Jackets allowed them to pull away.
October 1, 2011
Cardinals can't hold early lead, fall to Tigers 31-17
After leading Hampden-Sydney 10-7 at halftime, CUA (3-1) saw the Tigers (4-1) score 24 unanswered points in the third quarter and the Cardinals were unable to come back, falling 31-17 on Saturday. Junior Alonzo Cooke had a big day for CUA, hauling in eight passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns.
September 20, 2011
CUA has the fire to fight back
The first three games had finishes that were enthralling for fans and helped to get people talking about CUA football again. But as exciting as they were, the team seeks consistency and discipline.
September 16, 2011
Cardiac Cards! CUA wins third straight in dramatic fashion
For the third straight week the CUA football team completed a wild comeback, defeating Carnegie Mellon 29-28 in dramatic fashion in front of a raucous crowd at Cardinal Stadium. Jeff Frusciante hauled in the go-ahead touchdown with 2:41 to play to put the Cardinals (3-0) up one, but the Tartans (1-2) had one final chance to try and win before a last-second field goal attempt was off the mark.
September 3, 2011
A great start for great finishes
Week 1 has already had some great endings with a 49-yard field goal from a freshman as time expired and a stuffed two-point conversion to end an upset bid.
September 3, 2011
CUA overcomes fourth quarter deficit to down McDaniel 39-36
Trailing 36-24 in the fourth quarter, CUA scored 15 unanswered points to storm back and down McDaniel 39-36 in an exciting season opener on Saturday afternoon. Junior Greg Cordivari threw for 459 yards, the sixth highest total in school history, and classmate Alonzo Cooke hauled in eight passes for 127 yards and a pair of scores.
August 8, 2010
ODAC coaches tab champs to defend
Hampden-Sydney secured the top slot in the annual ODAC football preseason poll for the second straight season, earning 44 total points that included three first place votes from the league's coaches.
July 3, 2010
New digs for 2010
The summer is prime time for building projects and renovations, new turf and lights, and Division III has a bunch of stadiums getting new looks in preparation for the 2010 season.
September 4, 1999
Catholic, JCU have ways to go
WASHINGTON — If key interregional matchups will determine the runner-up bids in this year's expanded 28-team tournament, then today's Catholic-John Carroll game will have big implications.
July 7, 1999
Catholic returns to ODAC
Catholic University has been accepted as the seventh football-playing member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.