November 15, 2014
Widener, Hampden-Sydney, Macalester all clinch bids
The Pride goeth into the NCAA playoffs as the MAC champs, while Hampden-Sydney backs in after losing on Saturday and Macalester won the MWC in dramatic fashion. The roundup of games affecting the playoff picture.
October 18, 2014
Ranked teams hand GAC, E&H, Chicago, UWSP first losses
St. John's and Hampden-Sydney handed Gustavus Adolphus and Emory and Henry their first losses of the season on Saturday, while Bethel topped Chicago in similar fashion. Meanwhile, Pacific beat PLU for the first time since 1972.
October 11, 2014
Roundup: ODAC gets wacky, Centre rolls, Luther falls
Shenandoah jumped out big and held on vs. Guilford, while E&H won a battle of unbeatens, Nash Nance caught a TD pass, one player picked off five passes and more in Saturday's national roundup.
September 13, 2014
Wartburg continues early-season run
No. 15 Wartburg had a huge third quarter to knock off No. 7 Bethel on Saturday, while No. 5 Linfield rallied past Chapman, UW-Whitewater pulled away from Franklin and more in Week 2's Top 25 action.
November 27, 2013
For trip to Linfield, Tigers must adjust on the fly
Hampden-Sydney has been playing with its backs against the wall for weeks, but boarding a plane from Virginia to Oregon to face No. 2 Linfield is a new challenge. A Road to Salem feature.
November 23, 2013
Wesley wins in final minute, JCU out
The first round of playoffs had a couple of thrillers, with Ithaca, Franklin and Wesley rallying, as well as St. John Fisher doing what St. John Fisher does in November. That and more in our full wrapup.
November 13, 2013
Hampden-Sydney’s defense under the radar
The Tigers are known for high-powered offenses, but as they wound their way through the volatile ODAC, their defense has shown that this is no one-dimensional team.
November 9, 2013
Roundup: ODAC race down to pair of archrivals
Randolph-Macon and Hampden-Sydney remained in a first-place tie headed into the final week, while Framingham survived and Texas Lutheran got crushed in the Pool B race. That and more in our full wrapup.
November 2, 2013
Wrapup: Leb Val takes MAC lead, H-SC puts up big score
The Dutchmen rallied from a 17-point deficit but needed OT to beat Delaware Valley, while Hampden-Sydney moved into a tie in the ODAC and someone caught 23 passes. More in the full Saturday wrapup.
October 15, 2013
Off and running
There's no better way to start a big game with conference title implications than by returning the opening kick for a touchdown, with a small amount of trickery to boot. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
August 12, 2013
Best road trips: Week 10
Two Virginia teams, playoff regulars both, play host to this week's recommended Division III football road trip.
September 18, 2012
Offseason housefire welds team more tightly together
In January, two Hampden-Sydney standouts fought for their lives after a fire destroyed their home. Though those two athletes graduated, the remaining members of the team are holding each win -- and each moment -- to be more precious than before.
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.
November 10, 2011
Everything to play for
In a big rivalry game, it doesn't matter if you're unbeaten or .500 -- there's a reason there's a cliche about throwing out record books.
November 1, 2011
15 years of friendship
Kirk Rohle's and Ben Rogers' friendship has now survived 15 years and multiple teams, culminating with playing together at Hampden-Sydney. Ryan Tipps has more in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
September 17, 2011
Two Tigers Break Records in 38-14 Win
In the #23 Tigers' 38-14 win over Ferrum College, senior wide receiver Kyle Vance tallied a program record 228 receiving yards and one touchdown on 14 receptions. Senior place kicker David Prizzia also connected on all five of his PATs putting him at a record 62 consecutive makes spanning back to 2009.
September 3, 2011
Tigers Open 2011 with a Bang, 63-9 Over Averett
The Hampden-Sydney Tigers kicked off the 2011 season in a big way with a 63-9 victory over Averett University. Despite scoring just six points in the opening stanza, the Tigers reeled off 57 unanswered points in the final three quarters to start the year 1-0.
September 3, 2011
Tigers Open 2011 with a Bang, 63-9 Over Averett
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-The Hampden-Sydney Tigers kicked off the 2011 season in a big way with a 63-7 victory over Averett University. Despite scoring just six points in the opening stanza, the Tigers reeled off 57 unanswered points in the final three quarters to start the year 1-0.
February 19, 2011
Johnnies lead attendance again
St. John's again led Division III football in home attendance, averaging 8,651 fans at Clemens Stadium. It's the 10th consecutive year the Johnnies have finished on top. The full ranking:
November 16, 2010
It's a rivalry week special, as we pick out key numbers from four big rivalry games across Division III, three from playoff teams.
November 13, 2010
Tigers Keep Playoff Hopes Alive with 31-28 Win Over R-MC
The Oldest Small School Rivalry in the South did not disappoint in its 116th edition, as the back-and-forth battle was won by the host Tigers. Though going down 14-0 in the first quarter, Hampden-Sydney scored 28 unanswered points en route to a 31-28 victory. The Tigers advance to 9-1 on the year and 5-1 in the ODAC and will await to hear their destiny for a possible playoff bid to the 2010 NCAA Division III Football Playoffs. The selection show will be on broadcast on ESPNews tomorrow, Sunday November 14, at 3:00 pm. It was a rocky start for the Tigers, who coughed up two fumbles on their first three drives of the game. The second fumble came on a punt return, which was dropped on the Hampden-Sydney four yard line. Two plays later, Thaddeus Scruggs was in the end zone to give the Jackets the early 7-0 lead. On the ensuing Hampden-Sydney drive, Corey Geiger had his punt blocked and recovered by David Fetter for Randolph-Macon's second score of the game just ten minutes into the contest. Neither team could find the edge offensively, with each side trading punts into the second quarter. Hampden-Sydney's first drive of the second quarter, however, was the turning point. Junior Travis Lane connected on his first three passes to Kyle Vance and Andrew Bruckner for 41 yards to kick start the offense. After continuing to march, Lane made a one-yard dive on fourth-and-goal to put the Tigers on the board and cut the deficit to 14-7.
October 21, 2010
Focusing on focus
How do you keep your team, or keep yourself, focused every week through a 10-game (or 15-game) season? Keith McMillan looks for the answers in this week's Around the Nation.
September 14, 2010
Coming out of nowhere
Ahead of the 2008 season, Bill Doody was hoping for little more than a place on Hampden-Sydneys roster and, if things really worked out, a chance to make the travel roster.
September 13, 2010
Each week during the regular season we look at some of the key statistical performances from the weekend in Division III football, highlighting one per region.
September 6, 2010
Breaking it all down
Get the first real analysis of the opening week of the season from Pat and Keith in the Around the Nation Podcast.
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.
October 2, 2007
Backs in the saddle
When Hampden-Sydney and Bridgewater line up opposite each other, people don’t expect to spend the next three hours sitting relaxed and comfortable in their seats. It’s intense. And with the Tigers winning for the first time in almost a decade, emotions on both sides ran thick.
September 15, 2005
Winning with offense
What wins championships? You’re doggone right. Defense. So how come so many of the teams in or hovering near the Top 25 can’t seem to play any?
December 20, 2004
Playoff system gives programs a chance to grow
There’s been plenty of talk over the last few years that the current Division III football playoff selection process is unfair, that it favors champions of weaker conferences at the expense of runners-up in stronger leagues, and that expanding the field from its current 28 teams is long overdue.
September 8, 2004
Saturday was not Witt's end
It wasn’t tide-turning. It didn’t put Division III football on its ear. But the margin of Capital’s 49-16 win against Wittenberg was surprising, to say the least.
October 9, 2003
Losing is never easy, no matter how
Every Division III football player knows what it’s like to lose a game, even if the guys at Mount Union have to conjure up memories from their high school days.