Manchester Spartans

Overall record: 3-7 - Conference: 2-4
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/7 at MacMurray L, 44-7
9/14 vs. Earlham W, 17-7
9/21 vs. Alma L, 52-18
9/28 at Olivet L, 35-3
10/5 vs. Hanover * • L, 49-7
10/12 at Mount St. Joseph * • L, 23-17
10/19 vs. Franklin * • L, 31-25
11/2 at Defiance * • W, 18-14
11/9 vs. Bluffton * • W, 18-6
11/16 at Anderson * • L, 35-12
Overall record: 3-7 - Conference: 2-4
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
10/5 vs. Hanover * • L, 49-7
10/12 at Mount St. Joseph * • L, 23-17
10/19 vs. Franklin * • L, 31-25
11/2 at Defiance * • W, 18-14
11/9 vs. Bluffton * • W, 18-6
11/16 at Anderson * • L, 35-12

2002

Schools Conf All
Hanover 6-0 10-1
Anderson 5-1 7-3
Mount St. Joseph 4-2 5-5
Manchester 2-4 3-7
Franklin 2-4 2-8
Bluffton 1-5 3-7
Defiance 1-5 3-7

What We're Reading

  • »Innovative offense helps Franklin
  • "Coaches are such control freaks to begin with,? said Franklin coach Mike Leonard. "I try to be the exact opposite. I want the assistant coaches and the players to have as much control as possible."
  • »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.
  • »Grizzlies get respect without wins
  • Perhaps the most interesting number in the D3football.com Top 25 isn't the Grizzlies' ranking. It's their record: 0-2.

Past Records

2012 (6-4, 6-2 HCAC)
2011 (4-6, 3-5 HCAC)
2010 (2-8, 1-7 HCAC)
2009 (5-5, 5-2 HCAC)
2008 (5-5, 3-4 HCAC)
2007 (3-7, 1-6 HCAC)
2006 (1-9, 0-7 HCAC)
2005 (2-8, 1-5 HCAC)
2004 (0-10, 0-6 HCAC)
2003 (2-8, 1-5 HCAC)
2002 (3-7, 2-4 HCAC)
2001 (2-8, 1-5 HCAC)
2000 (2-8, 1-5 HCAC)
1999 (2-8, 0-7 HCAC)

Team Quick Facts

Manchester

Spartans

Coach: W. Shannon Griffith (Ball State)
Conference: HCAC
Enrollment: 1276
Location: N. Manchester, IN
Colors: Black, Old Gold
Stadium: Carl W. Burt (4500)
Surface: Grass

News Releases

January 31, 2014
Manchester University duo shines at Dream Bowl
Manchester University seniors Nick Williams (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and Dylin Kennedy (North Manchester,...
December 13, 2013
Three Manchester University players set for D3 Senior Classic
Senior linebacker Zach Dashner (South Bend, Ind.) and senior offensive linemen Adam Cantwell...
December 12, 2013
Dashner, Nelson represent Manchester University on North Region teams
Senior linebacker Zach Dashner (South Bend, Ind.) and freshman return specialist Dakota Nelson...
December 2, 2013
Senior linebackers top Manchester University team honors
Senior linebackers Dylin Kennedy (North Manchester, Ind.) and Zach Dashner (South Bend, Ind.) shared...
November 21, 2013
Manchester University puts eight on all-HCAC top two teams
Freshman return specialist/wide receiver Dakota Nelson (Fairland, Ind.) highlighted the Manchester...
November 16, 2013
Manchester University claims Bronze Ball clash
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A juggernaut rushing attack, coupled with some big takeaways from its...
November 14, 2013
Anderson, Manchester resume Bronze Ball series Saturday
Anderson University pays a visit to Carl W. Burt Memorial Field Saturday, Nov. 16, for the Heartland...
November 9, 2013
Manchester University, Hanover stage HCAC thriller
HANOVER, IND. – Freshman wide receiver Dakota Nelson (Fairfield, Ind.) added his name to an...
November 7, 2013
Manchester University resumes league slate, travels to Hanover
Manchester University takes its final road trip of the 2013 season Saturday, Nov. 9. The Spartans...
October 26, 2013
Mt. St. Joseph claims HCAC shootout at Manchester
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University opened quickly Saturday, Oct. 26, scoring the...
October 25, 2013
Manchester University, Mt. St. Joseph square off Saturday
Mt. St. Joseph College of Ohio visits Carl W. Burt Memorial Field Saturday, Oct. 26, as the 2013...
October 19, 2013
Manchester University earns second win in last three games, tops Earlham
RICHMOND, IND. – Manchester University turned to a strong balance in its rushing and passing...
October 18, 2013
Manchester University continues brief road swing with Earlham trip
It’s week five of the 2013 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference campaign, as Manchester...
October 12, 2013
Turnovers thwart Manchester University in HCAC road test
DEFIANCE, OHIO – Manchester University’s defense held Defiance College to less than 400...
October 11, 2013
Manchester University visits Defiance for HCAC battle
Manchester University goes in search of back-to-back victories as it visits Justin F. Corresel...
October 7, 2013
Manchester University's Lehrman named NFF Scholar-Athlete semifinalist
Manchester University senior tight end Ryne Lehrman (Hoagland, Ind.) was one of 38 NCAA Division III...
October 5, 2013
Manchester University picks up first win at Homecoming 2013
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A hardnosed rushing attack, coupled with a stingy defense, was an...
October 3, 2013
Bluffton visits Manchester University Saturday
Bluffton University of Ohio is Manchester University’s guest for its 2013 Homecoming game...
September 28, 2013
Rose-Hulman slips past Manchester in wild HCAC battle
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – In a wild Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference clash that saw the...
September 26, 2013
Rose-Hulman, MU set for Saturday clash
Manchester University begins its second set of back-to-back home games at Carl W. Burt Memorial...
September 24, 2013
Manchester University, HCAC schools team up for Samaritan's Feet
Manchester University’s home football game against Rose-Hulman Saturday, Sept. 29, is part of...
September 21, 2013
Big first half sends Franklin past Manchester
FRANKLIN, IND. – Manchester University played No. 13-ranked Franklin College to a strong...
September 20, 2013
Manchester University begins HCAC play Saturday
The 2013 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference slate opens for Manchester University Saturday,...
September 14, 2013
Second half rally sends Kalamazoo past Manchester
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University managed nearly 400 yards of total offense, but...
September 6, 2013
Manchester toppled by Trine in opener
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A strong aerial attack for Manchester University Thursday, Sept. 5,...
September 4, 2013
Manchester set for Thursday opener against Trine
Manchester University kicks off its 89th year of football Thursday, Sept. 5, when Trine University...
August 12, 2013
Best D-III road trips of 2013: Week 1, East
There's two nice road trips to take the opening weekend of the season. Here's one for the eastern...
August 12, 2013
High expectations greet Manchester University this fall
Shannon Griffith wants to see what last year’s season-ending six-game win streak and runner-up...
August 7, 2013
Manchester picked third on HCAC poll
NORTH MANCHESTER, IN. – Manchester University was picked for a third-place finish on the 2013...
August 6, 2013
Manchester University's Burt Field pressbox renovation photos
Check out the Manchester University athletics' Facebook page for photos through the progression of...
July 17, 2013
Spartan signal caller reaps competition rewards
A nine-yard run during Nick Williams’ freshman season became prophetic for Manchester...
June 20, 2013
Two join MU coaching staff
Manchester University Director of Athletics Rick Espeset and head football coach Shannon Griffith...
November 29, 2012
Monix selected for Tazon de Estrellas
Manchester University senior wide receiver Kurt Monix (Crown Point, Ind.) was recently named to the...
November 10, 2012
Spartans close season in style
ANDERSON, IND. – A stout defensive effort and a quick start helped Manchester University put...
September 2, 2011
Getting the weekend started
Trine rode its defense to an opening-night win, as did Baldwin-Wallace. Dubuque held on, while...