Mount Union Purple Raiders

Overall record: 15-0 - Conference: 9-0
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/6 vs. St. John Fisher W, 33-3
9/20 vs. Ohio Northern * • W, 44-7
9/27 at Muskingum * • W, 51-13
10/4 at Baldwin-Wallace * • W, 48-3
10/11 vs. Capital * • W, 49-7
10/18 vs. Heidelberg * • W, 49-0
10/25 at Wilmington * • W, 55-0
11/1 vs. John Carroll * • W, 41-7
11/8 at Otterbein * • W, 49-20
11/15 at Marietta * • W, 49-0
11/22 vs. Randolph-Macon W, 56-0
11/29 vs. Hobart W, 42-7
12/6 vs. Cortland W, 41-14
12/13 vs. Wheaton (Ill.) W, 45-24
12/20 vs. UW-Whitewater
@ Salem, Va.
W, 31-26
Overall record: 15-0 - Conference: 9-0
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/20 vs. Ohio Northern * • W, 44-7
9/27 at Muskingum * • W, 51-13
10/4 at Baldwin-Wallace * • W, 48-3
10/11 vs. Capital * • W, 49-7
10/18 vs. Heidelberg * • W, 49-0
10/25 at Wilmington * • W, 55-0
11/1 vs. John Carroll * • W, 41-7
11/8 at Otterbein * • W, 49-20
11/15 at Marietta * • W, 49-0
Mount Union 9-0 15-0
Otterbein 8-1 9-2
Baldwin-Wallace 5-4 5-5
Ohio Northern 5-4 5-5
Capital 4-5 5-5
John Carroll 4-5 5-5
Wilmington 4-5 4-6
Heidelberg 3-6 4-6
Muskingum 2-7 3-7
Marietta 1-8 2-8

Past Records

2016 (0-0, 0-0 OAC)
2015 (15-0, 9-0 OAC)
2014 (14-1, 9-0 OAC)
2013 (14-1, 9-0 OAC)
2012 (15-0, 9-0 OAC)
2011 (14-1, 9-0 OAC)
2010 (14-1, 9-0 OAC)
2009 (14-1, 9-0 OAC)
2008 (15-0, 9-0 OAC)
2007 (14-1, 9-0 OAC)
2006 (15-0, 9-0 OAC)
2005 (14-1, 8-1 OAC)
2004 (12-1, 9-0 OAC)
2003 (13-1, 9-0 OAC)
2002 (14-0, 9-0 OAC)
2001 (14-0, 9-0 OAC)
2000 (14-0, 9-0 OAC)
1999 (12-1, 9-0 OAC)

Team Quick Facts

Mount Union

Purple Raiders

Coach: Larry Kehres (Mount Union '71)
Conference: OAC
Enrollment: 2045
Location: Alliance, OH
Colors: Purple, White
Stadium: Mount Union Stadium (5450)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

October 8, 2016
Top 25: UWW wins late; Tommies survive
Drew Patterson bounced and picked his way to a TD with 55 seconds left to lift No. 2 UW-Whitewater...
October 4, 2016
So far, two heads are better than one under center for Purple Raiders
It’s rare to have a freshman quarterback under center for a defending national champion. And...
July 27, 2016
Around the Nation Podcast: Getting to the next level
One of the questions we've focused on in our offseason podcasts is to ask coaches what it would take...
July 19, 2016
How we rank them: The preseason poll
Win a few Stagg Bowls, and your preseason prognostications can withstand the loss of 15 of your 22...
December 19, 2015
Kehres extends family legacy
Only two active Division III head coaches have helmed a team to a Stagg Bowl championship -- the...
December 19, 2015
Purple Raiders reign again
Mount Union rallied from an early deficit, ramped up the offense in the third quarter, and held off...
December 15, 2015
Redemption in the trenches leads Mount back to Salem
The Purple Raiders were tired of hearing about how they were pushed around at the line of scrimmage...
December 12, 2015
Semifinal 1: Mount Union cruises to Salem
The Purple Raiders held UW-Whitewater to two field goals early, and locked it down even more tightly...
December 7, 2015
Namdar, Nemeth stepping up for Purple Raiders
Mount Union's lines have been dominant on both sides of the ball and Taurice Scott has proven...
December 5, 2015
Purple powers set up semifinal rematches
Mount Union and UW-Whitewater won their quarterfinals in different fashions, setting up the first...
November 21, 2015
Mount Union bracket: Everyone rolls in first round
Wesley pulled away in the second half and everyone else pulled away in the first half as the home...
November 17, 2015
Mount Union can play defense, too
The Purple Raiders are known for putting up points, but their dominant defense might be the team's...
November 14, 2015
Salisbury, Cortland get past rivals; Wabash rolls; WNEU, Albion advance
The Sea Gulls rallied from a 20-point fourth-quarter deficit, while Cortland took the Jug and a bid....
October 29, 2015
Mount Union's Spencer finalist for Campbell Trophy
Purple Raiders linebacker Hank Spencer is the only Division III player among 12 finalists for the...
October 24, 2015
Top 25: UWO in control; Mount hits 100
UW-Oshkosh secured its grip on first place in the WIAC, while Mount Union won its 100th regular...
September 22, 2015
Trading places: Scott looking good in move back to QB
Taurice Scott's transition from backup quarterback to starting slot receiver to starting quarterback...
September 21, 2015
Trading Places: Mount Union’s Taurice Scott makes successful transition back to QB
After catching passes from Kevin Burke out of the slot last year, Taurice Scott is back where he...
September 9, 2015
Ten D-III players make active NFL rosters
Ali Marpet was the star of Division III on draft day, but he's not the only rookie who made an...
April 28, 2015
Division III's draft prospects looking up
The last time a Division III player was drafted was three years ago. And although it appears D-III...
December 27, 2014
Division III football gives, and it takes away
The scene after the Stagg Bowl was a reminder all 244 Division III football teams can relate to....
December 19, 2014
Whitewater defense takes away the title
UW-Whitewater weathered the Mount Union run and went on to defeat the Purple Raiders 43-34 and win...
December 19, 2014
Watch and listen to our Stagg Bowl coverage!
Postgame coverage continues as UW-Whitewater picks up its sixth national championship, defeating...
December 18, 2014
The ultimate throwback for the Purple Powers
In honor of the Thursday before the Stagg Bowl, we thought we'd take a look back at the previous...
December 15, 2014
Mount defense: No surprise it's back on the rise
After last year's playoffs, it became clear that there was nowhere for the Mount Union defense to go...
December 13, 2014
Mount Union rolls over Wesley to return to Salem
Wesley got in a big hole in the first quarter in Alliance for the second year in a row, and this...
December 10, 2014
Spencer a quick study for Mount Union
Hank Spencer came to Mount Union a semester early, and it wasn’t just to get a head start on...
December 9, 2014
Final four for Gagliardi Trophy announced
Three quarterbacks and a running back, the Academic All-American of the Year, two national semifinal...
December 6, 2014
Semis set: Linfield, UW-Whitewater, Wesley, Mount go on
UW-Whitewater had to rally to beat Wartburg, while Mount Union survived John Carroll, Linfield...
December 4, 2014
Namdar on the receiving end
After a couple years as a backup quarterback and another year out of the program entirely, Roman...
November 29, 2014
Wrapup: Linfield advances, Hobart, John Carroll hold on
Hobart got an interception on its own 2-yard line with 15 seconds left and John Carroll survived a...
November 24, 2014
Five juniors, five seniors named Gagliardi semifinalists
Will Kevin Burke get a chance to repeat as Gagliardi Trophy winner? Find out who the 10 semifinalist...
November 22, 2014
MTU bracket: W&J picks off Witt, JCU wins big
Washington and Jefferson picked off Wittenberg quarterback Zack Jenkins eight times to advance to...
November 15, 2014
UWW, Mount survive selection Saturday
Mount Union got a battle from John Carroll all the way down to the final three seconds, while...
October 25, 2014
Another set of big numbers
Top 10 teams put up 72, 74, 75, 71 and 70 points on Saturday in Week 8, including Mary Hardin-Baylor...
September 1, 2014
2014 NFL season opens with nine D-III alumni on rosters
Derek Carrier and Jordan Gay are the new names in the league, which is a good reminder that the...
December 20, 2013
After bending, Mount Union defense broke
It took one possession and less than four minutes for Mount Union’s defense, which bent as far...
December 18, 2013
Kevin Burke wins Gagliardi Trophy
The Mount Union quarterback has done something pretty rare: He's won the award as a junior.
December 17, 2013
Burke gets a Heisman vote
Kevin Burke surely appeared in the top two on a number of the Gagliardi Trophy ballots. But he also...
December 17, 2013
Purple Raiders offense follows its leader
Driven by a loss from last decade that still bothers him, Mount Union's fearless quarterback, Kevin...
December 16, 2013
ATN podcast: 2x1 = 8
With Mount Union and UW-Whitewater needing two one-point games to reach their eighth Stagg Bowl...
December 14, 2013
Same as it ever was: MTU, UWW to reunite at Stagg
In two thrilling one-point games, Mount Union and UW-Whitewater each punched their return tickets to...
December 14, 2013
Mount Union holds on with 31-second drive
Game story: Quarterback Kevin Burke threw a touchdown pass with just over a minute to play to rally...
December 12, 2013
Purple Raider secondary battle-tested
The young Mount Union defense has been tested, sometimes burned this season, but has always done...
December 11, 2013
Facing champs, North Central 'D' needs its 'A' game
The talk leading up to the Cardinals' first national semifinal game centers on their uptempo...
December 10, 2013
Gagliardi final four heading to Salem
Mount Union quarterback Kevin Burke, Middlebury quarterback McCallum Foote, UW-Whitewater linebacker...
December 7, 2013
Three No. 1 seeds and a No. 2 advance to semis
Wesley gave Mount Union all it could handle, while UW-Whitewater rallied past Linfield, UMHB put St....
December 3, 2013
Coming into their own
Concern was in the air for both Mount Union and Wesley, although the teams experienced it at...
November 30, 2013
Wrapup: Linfield rallies, Bethel survives, Fisher rolls
Linfield scored the final 28 points to rally from a 21-3 deficit, while Bethel lost its starting...
November 27, 2013
The rare Ohio showdown
When Wittenberg and Mount Union take the field together Saturday, it will be for the first time...
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...
November 9, 2013
Top 25 wrap: JCU makes its statement
The Blue Streaks passed their biggest test of the season with flying colors, while Franklin and...
November 6, 2013
At Mount, practice wins out over pressure
For quarterback Kevin Burke, staying focused each week on a team in which every opponent is hunting...
November 2, 2013
Top 25 wrap: Mount Union passes test, UWW passes another
Mount Union fended off Heidelberg in a battle of Top 10 teams and UW-Whitewater did the same to...
September 24, 2013
Poll positions: How the voters reacted
A kick going wide left produced a wide variety of reactions, but when Wesley got taken down a peg,...
September 11, 2013
Poll positions: Why teams shuffle
In Around the Nation, Keith McMillan discusses a nonstandard way of assembling the ballot after Week...
September 7, 2013
Top 25 wrapup: Mount Union, UWW rally
Mount Union fumbled three times and trailed in the fourth quarter but answered with a TD drive,...
August 5, 2013
Tanney, Miller, Rogers key in HOF game
A game played minutes from Mount Union's campus had a distinct Division III feel on national TV on...
May 9, 2013
A peek behind the Kehres curtain
We didn't play for Larry Kehres, but we covered him almost every year in Alliance and in Salem for a...
May 8, 2013
Larry Kehres steps aside as Mount Union coach
Mount Union's Larry Kehres has decided to step down as head football coach. He will remain AD, while...
May 3, 2013
Five Purple Raiders get free agent calls
No D-III player heard his name called, but 17 players, including five from Mount Union, have been...
April 26, 2013
Collins leads class of D-III pro hopefuls
Jasper Collins has the potential to be drafted into the NFL, continuing the streak of Mount Union...
December 24, 2012
2012 playoffs: Mount Union wins 11th title
The Purple Raiders seniors got themselves a title after losing the previous three years and sent St....
December 15, 2012
In Salem, the drama is back
Mount Union, following its first championship since 2008 but 11th overall, may be starting another...
December 14, 2012
Mount Union seniors get their championship
The St. Thomas defense could only hold the Purple Raiders down so long, as Mount Union scored twice...
December 13, 2012
For Stagg Bowl XL: ATN Podcast and Triple Take
It's an extra large Stagg Bowl so we have an extra large pregame predictions package -- four extra...
December 13, 2012
Purple Raiders loosen up for title run
After three straight years of coming up short in the final game, Mount Union and coach Larry Kehres...
December 11, 2012
Offensive line paves Mount's road to Salem
With so many Mount Union stars, it can be easy to forget five of its most important starters: The...
December 10, 2012
Around the Nation podcast
Did Kevin Burke thrive in his trial by fire? Could St. Thomas one day be a Purple Power? Was that...
December 8, 2012
Mount Union books return trip to Salem
The Purple Raiders had to rally, scoring 34 points in the fourth quarter and taking the lead with...
December 6, 2012
Semifinal QBs a fearsome foursome
Two are seniors, two are sophomores. None has ever started a national semifinal, and all bring a...
December 5, 2012
There's a big D in Driskill
Mount Union's seniors don't want to be the first class in 20 years to leave without a title, and the...
December 1, 2012
Oshkosh breaks up a pack of purple
UW-Oshkosh continues its first-ever playoff run, moving to the semis with a comeback win in OT at...
December 1, 2012
Mount Union rolls back into the national semifinals
No. 1 ranked Mount Union generated 753 yards of total offense in a 72-17 rout of No. 9 ranked...
November 27, 2012
Junior's spectacular senior season
Mount Union's Jasper (Junior) Collins has always had the talent, but at least some of his developmen...
November 24, 2012
Second round: Tommies, UWO rally, the rest roll
Mount Union, Wesley, Hobart and Widener all won going away, with the battles waiting later in...
November 17, 2012
Wittenberg posts huge first-round rally
Wittenberg put Heidelberg away after being down 18. Mount Union had little trouble and five road...
November 11, 2012
Playoff bracket released!
Who will be Mount Union's biggest challenge on the way to Salem? What is the toughest bracket? Who...
November 6, 2012
Mount, Wabash meet you coming and going
Playing both sides of the ball isn't as common in college as it is in high school, but when a coach...
October 30, 2012
Baldwin Wallace ineligible for playoffs
Baldwin Wallace is self-reporting financial aid irregularities to the NCAA and will not be eligible...
October 20, 2012
Top 25 wrap: Kehres passes Bear Bryant
Larry Kehres passed Bear Bryant on college football's wins list, Oshkosh ended Whitewater's WIAC...
October 4, 2012
If the colors were changing, would we notice?
Seven years ago, Pat and Keith went to UW-Whitewater before the Warhawks had ever been to a Stagg...
September 29, 2012
#1 Mount Union Posts Third Straight Shutout
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 1 ranked Mount Union returned a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown, gained...
September 15, 2012
#2 Mount Union Blanks Muskingum 57-0
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 2 ranked Mount Union generated 619 yards of offense while its defense held...
September 9, 2012
Three D-III grads score Sunday TDs
Two Mount Union receivers scored on big plays on Sunday afternoon, but it was a 4-yard TD from a...
August 30, 2012
Mount Union Stadium Renovation Project Underway
A two-phase project at Mount Union Stadium is underway to add two new locker rooms while renovating...
April 16, 2012
Green Bay Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers to speak at Mount Union Commencement
ALLIANCE, Ohio — E. Dominic Capers, a 1972 graduate of the University of Mount Union and...
December 17, 2011
Scaling the Mount
If Mount Union can be overcome, certainly someday so can the Warhawks. Keith McMillan says there's...
December 16, 2011
UW-Whitewater finishes the three-peat
UW-Whitewater held its five playoff opponents to a total of 38 points, including shutting down Mount...
December 16, 2011
Mount Union feels the heat
The UW-Whitewater defense put Mount Union on its heels and forced the Purple Raiders into bad...
December 15, 2011
Our Stagg Bowl predictions
A triple take isn't nearly enough for the Division III football championship game, so we pulled out...
December 15, 2011
Looking to get back on top
Jasper Collins and the rest of the junior class at Mount Union have yet to win a national title,...
December 12, 2011
Podcast: Is this good for D-III?
We hear you out there, fans of the 99%. Division III's elite over the past six seasons are making it...
December 10, 2011
Mount Union returns to Stagg
Isaiah Scott caught three balls on defense and Jasper Collins caught nine on offense as the Purple...
December 8, 2011
Flip of a coin
Charles Dieuseul whittled his college football choices down to two and left it to a call of heads or...
December 8, 2011
Once more, with feeling
Shane McSweeny and Wesley are headed to Mount Union for another semifinal, two years after a 24-7...
December 3, 2011
Murray and Defense Move #2 Mount Union Past #9 Wabash in NCAA Playoffs; Raiders in Semifinals for 17th Straight Year
ALLIANCE, Ohio — Junior running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) rushed for...
November 30, 2011
Putting the clipboard down
Tyler Burke got the surprise start at Wabash, where he came in to quarterback the Little Giants'...
November 29, 2011
#2 Mount Union Makes 20th Straight Appearance in NCAA Quarterfinals Saturday Against #9 Wabash
No. 2 ranked Mount Union hosts No. 9 ranked Wabash in the national quarterfinals of the NCAA...
November 26, 2011
#2 Mount Union Advances to NCAA Quarterfinals With 30-10 Win Over #25 Centre
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 2 ranked Mount Union defeated No. 25 ranked Centre (Ky.) 30-10 in the second...
November 21, 2011
#2 Mount Union Plays #25 Centre Saturday in NCAA Football Playoff Second Round Game
No. 2 ranked University of Mount Union hosts No. 25 Centre (Ky.) College in the second round of the...
November 21, 2011
Three Juniors Earn OAC Football Awards; Raiders Have 10 All-OAC First Team Picks
Three Mount Union football juniors in offensive lineman Antonio Tate(Cleveland/Villa Angela St....
November 17, 2011
Playoff picks, surprises, disappointments
It's our annual Around the Nation predictions column, where we say who will surprise and disappoint...
November 15, 2011
#2 Mount Union Starts Second Season Saturday Hosting Benedictine
No. 2 ranked University of Mount Union hosts Benedictine (Ill.) University in the first round of the...
November 12, 2011
#2 Mount Union Blanks Muskingum, 28-0 To Finish Regular Season Undefeated
NEW CONCORD, Ohio – Matt Piloto (Rotonda West, Fla./Lemon Bay) threw for 322 yards and three...
November 5, 2011
#2 Mount Union Rallies to Beat B-W to Clinch 20th Straight OAC Title
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Matt Piloto's 29-yard touchdown pass to Chris Denton on fourth down with 2:14 left...
October 31, 2011
#2 Mount Union Hosts Baldwin-Wallace With OAC Title on the Line
No. 2 ranked Mount Union hosts Baldwin-Wallace in a key Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Saturday at...
October 29, 2011
#2 Mount Union Clips Cardinals, 42-0
ALLIANCE, Ohio--Quarterback Matt Piloto and wide receiver A.J. Claycomb stepped in for injured...
October 27, 2011
Here's our regional rankings
The NCAA cut back on the number of regional rankings for Division III football this season. So we...
October 25, 2011
No. 2 Mount Union Hosts Otterbein Saturday
No. 2 ranked Mount Union returns home to host Otterbein in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup...
October 22, 2011
#2 Mount Union Turns Over Capital, 27-7
COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 2 ranked Mount Union's defense forced four turnovers and held Capital...
October 15, 2011
#2 Mount Union Blows Away Heidelberg, 56-7
TIFFIN, Ohio -- Jasper Collins (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) matched a Mount Union record with four...
October 10, 2011
#2 Mount Union Travels to Heidelberg Saturday For Key OAC Matchup
No. 2 ranked Mount Union takes on Heidelberg Saturday at 1:30 pm at Mayer Field on campus in Tiffin,...
October 8, 2011
#2 Mount Union Mauls Marietta
Mount Union held Marietta to 104 total yards and defeated the Pioneers 62-0 in an Ohio Athletic...
October 1, 2011
#2 Mount Union Slips Past #24 Ohio Northern, 14-6
ADA, Ohio – Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) had a career-high 41 carries for 130...
September 24, 2011
#2 Mount Union Rolls Past Wilmington, 66-7
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 2 ranked Mount Union rolled up 671 yards of total offense as the Purple...
September 19, 2011
#2 Mount Union Hosts Wilmington Saturday Night
No. 2 ranked Mount Union plays its third straight home game Saturday at 7 pm hosting Wilmington in...
September 13, 2011
No. 2 Mount Union Hosts John Carroll in OAC Opener
No. 2 ranked Mount Union plays its second straight home game and opens up Ohio Athletic Conference...
September 10, 2011
#2 Mount Union Opens Season With 41-17 Win Over UW-Oshkosh
Mount Union opened the 2011 season with a 41-17 victory over Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Saturday in front...
September 6, 2011
Making a mark with the family name
Football is a family tradition for the Pughs. But what’s unusual for them is seeing one of...
September 6, 2011
#2 Mount Union Hosts UW-Oshkosh in Season Opener
Mount Union begins its 114th season of football at home for the first time since 2008 this Saturday...
July 26, 2011
D-III free agents sign contracts
The most tumultuous week of player movement in NFL history has undrafted Division III free agents...
July 16, 2011
Team USA wins gold medal
Nate Kmic ran for two touchdowns and Ricardo Lenhart caught a touchdown pass to help the U.S. roll...
July 12, 2011
Team USA remains perfect
The defending champions improved to 3-0, sweeping group play at the world championships, beating...
July 10, 2011
Team USA improves to 2-0
USA opened the scoring by returning a blocked field goal for a score, a fake field goal, an...
June 27, 2011
Catching on in the NFL
Nick Sirianni was a standout receiver at Mount Union before going pro in sports, first as a coach at...
April 29, 2011
Shorts drafted by Jaguars
Cecil Shorts and Division III fans didn't have to wait very long on Saturday, as he was selected in...
April 25, 2011
2011 NFL draft preview
Even the big-money draft experts know about Cecil Shorts' measureables and think the Mount Union...
February 10, 2011
Mount Union Football Coach Larry Kehres Named Offensive Coordinator of 2011 U.S. Men's National Football Team
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- University of Mount Union head football coach Larry Kehres has been named...
January 25, 2011
UW-La Crosse names four finalists
Of the four, three are currently in Division III, and two were finalists for the head coaching...
January 4, 2011
Shorts invited to NFL combine
Mount Union wide receiver Cecil Shorts has been invited to participate in the 2010 NFL scouting...
December 18, 2010
Changing of the guard?
With two wins in a row and three in the past four seasons, UW-Whitewater has wrestled the mantle...
December 18, 2010
Coppage carries UWW to Stagg Bowl repeat
Levell Coppage ran for 299 yards and three touchdowns for the Warhawks in a 31-21 win, giving...
December 17, 2010
New faces in Salem
The teams, uniforms and colors don't change but that doesn't mean the Stagg Bowl isn't new for some....
December 16, 2010
Who will play quarterback?
Both teams come into Stagg Bowl XXXVIII with a key question not quite answered. Will it be Lee...
December 12, 2010
Mount Union, Whitewater assistants finalists at River Falls
Four current Division III assistants and a former Division III head coach have been named finalists...
December 12, 2010
Around the Nation Podcast
Boring? So there's been a lack of variety in Salem the past six years. But you cannot say the games...
December 11, 2010
Mount Union takes familiar road to Salem
Without its starting quarterback (haven't we heard that before?) Mount Union defeated Bethel in...
December 8, 2010
Shorts sees what's ahead
For seniors such as Mount Union receiver Cecil Shorts, the end of the line is looming. Whether his...
December 8, 2010
Mount Union and Bethel Meet in NCAA Semifinals
No. 2 Mount Union hosts No. 14 Bethel (Minn.) in the semifinals of the 2010 NCAA Division III...
December 4, 2010
Familiar faces in football's final four
Wesley defeated Mary Hardin-Baylor 19-9 in the fifth NCAA playoff meeting between the teams. The...
December 4, 2010
Still on track for Purple Bowl VI
The NCAA put a little wrinkle into this year's bracket, but UW-Whitewater passed the test and Mount...
December 4, 2010
#2 Mount Union Advances to National Semifinals
Senior wide receiver Cecil Shorts III made nine catches for 115 yards and one touchdown as the...
December 1, 2010
Finally comfortable
For a guy who's been a key part of the Mount Union defensive line for years, Lambert Budzinski is...
November 30, 2010
#2 Mount Union Takes on Alfred in NCAA Quarterfinals
No. 2 ranked Mount Union hosts Alfred (N.Y.) in the quarterfinals of the 2010 NCAA Division III...
November 27, 2010
#2 Mount Union Beats #18 Delaware Valley, 31-3
ALLIANCE, Ohio--Sophomore Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) rushed for 183 yards and No....
November 22, 2010
#2 Mount Union and #18 Delaware Valley Play in NCAA 2nd Round
No. 2 ranked Mount Union hosts No. 18 ranked Delaware Valley in the second round of the 2010 NCAA...
November 20, 2010
Kehres wins 300th career game
The outcome was never really in doubt, but Mount Union's first-round win was notable for another...
November 20, 2010
No. 2 Mount Union Football Blanks St. Lawrence in NCAA Playoffs
Mount Union head football coach Larry Kehres recorded his 300th career victory as the No. 2-ranked...
November 13, 2010
Shorts' Four Scores Lead #2 Mount Union Past Muskingum
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Senior wide receiver Cecil Shorts III (Collinwood/Collinwood) eclipsed 4,000...
November 8, 2010
#2 Mount Union Football Hosts Muskingum in Regular Season Finale
No. 2 ranked Mount Union hosts Muskingum in the regular season finale Saturday at 1:30 pm at Mount...
November 6, 2010
#2 Mount Union Clinches Share of OAC Football Title With 41-13 Win at Baldwin-Wallace
BEREA, Ohio—No. 2 ranked Mount Union clinched at least a share of its 19th consecutive (22nd...
October 30, 2010
#2 Mount Union Runs Through Otterbein
WESTERVILLE, Ohio--Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) had a career-high 37 carries as he...
October 23, 2010
No. 2 Mount Union Blanks Capital at Homecoming
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union sophomore running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry)...
October 18, 2010
Garcon's great one-handed catch
You may have seen it on Sunday Night Football, or on one of the highlight shows afterward, but his...
October 18, 2010
#2 Mount Union Hosts OAC-Rival Capital For Homecoming
ALLIANCE, Ohio--No. 2 ranked Mount Union hosts Ohio Athletic Conference rival Capital for homecoming...
October 16, 2010
Murray Rushes For 224 as #2 Mount Union Handles Heidelberg
Sophomore running back Jeremy Murray rushed for a career-high 224 yards on 30 carries, leading the...
October 11, 2010
#2 Mount Union Comes Home to Host Heidelberg
ALLIANCE, Ohio--No. 2 ranked Mount Union hosts Heidelberg in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup...
October 9, 2010
Purple powers: Record crowd, odd win
Division III superpower UW-Whitewater drew a record crowd, while Mount Union went on the road and...
October 9, 2010
#2 Mount Union Runs Past Marietta
MARIETTA, Ohio--No. 2 ranked Mount Union got a career-best 170 yards rushing from sophomore running...
October 4, 2010
#2 Mount Union Heads to Marietta For OAC Matchup Saturday
MARIETTA, Ohio--No. 2 ranked Mount Union plays its fourth road game in five weeks when it plays...
October 2, 2010
Murray, Ryder Help #2 Mount Union Grind Out 27-0 Win over #8 Ohio Northern
ALLIANCE, Ohio--Sophomore running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) ran for two...
October 1, 2010
Mount Union Linebacker Sam Kershaw Named Semifinalist for "Academic Heisman"
DALLAS, Texas--University of Mount Union senior linebacker Sam Kershaw (West Jefferson/West...
September 27, 2010
#2 Mount Union Hosts #8 Ohio Northern in Key OAC Football Matchup
ALLIANCE, Ohio--No. 2 ranked Mount Union hosts No. 8 ranked Ohio Northern in a key Ohio Athletic...
September 25, 2010
#2 Mount Union Ends Season Opening Three-Game Road Trip With 51-0 Win at Wilmington
WILMINGTON, Ohio—Zac Lemmon (Granville/Granville) and Cecil Shorts (Cleveland/Collinwood) each...
September 18, 2010
#2 Mount Union Rolls Over John Carroll in OAC Opener, 51-7
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio—No. 2 ranked Mount Union scored on each of its first four possessions...
September 13, 2010
ATN Podcast: First look
Usually we don't get a chance to see Mount Union in person before November at the earliest. But we...
September 11, 2010
Mount Union survives opener
The Purple Raiders' defense will have a lot to work on in video this week.
September 11, 2010
#2 Mount Union Takes Two To Get Win No. 1 at UW-Oshkosh
The No. 2 ranked University of Mount Union football team turned two first half turnovers into two...
August 20, 2010
Ending purple's reign
There's one question on every contender's mind in Division III football: How do we keep UW-Whitewate...
August 5, 2010
Warhawks start out on top
UW-Whitewater has won the title before, but even then, the Warhawks lost Justin Beaver and Danny...
December 20, 2008
It took all 60 for Purple Raiders' 10th
A fourth-quarter interception that was returned 78 yards for a touchdown likely scarred UW-Whitewate...
March 26, 2008
Garcon studying for test at next level
Pierre Garcon certainly made his presence felt in Division III football, from his conference rookie...
December 15, 2007
UW-Whitewater wins first Stagg Bowl, 31-21 over Mount Union
The third trip to Salem proved to be the best for UW-Whitewater as the Warhawks defeated No. 1...
December 15, 2007
Mount's reign washed out
As the rain fell at Stagg Bowl XXXV Saturday, the reign fell as well.
December 17, 2006
Mount Union pulls away from UWW in Stagg Bowl rematch
Mount Union outscored UW-Whitewater 21-3 in the second half of play, en route to winning an...
December 14, 2006
Sizing up the finalists
Except among the purple-clad throng of fans that usually heads south to Salem this time of year,...
November 30, 2006
The familiar faces are just that
Although they've done it this season in three different manners – near-perfection, just-enough...
December 17, 2005
Same time next year?
We haven't seen the last of Mount Union or UW-Whitewater. Assuming the key components stay healthy...
December 17, 2005
Freshman leads Mount Union to eighth national title
SALEM — Nate Kmic ran for 185 yards and three touchdowns as the Mount Union Purple Raiders...
December 1, 2005
Eager for another shot
Linfield and UW-Whitewater are meeting for the first time ever and Bridgewater hasn’t played...
November 16, 2005
Picking playoff surprises, disappointments
Almost 200 of the teams that kicked off in September are done. But Division III finally got its...
September 28, 2005
Garcon fitting in at Mount Union
The allure of playing for a national power pulled sophomore wide receiver Pierre Garcon to Mount...
December 14, 2004
Is the Mount Union dynasty over?
Why, now that the grinches from Belton, Texas, have stolen the holiday from the people of Alliance...
December 11, 2004
UMHB's rally downs Purple Raiders, puts Crusaders in Stagg Bowl
With an improbable 17-point fourth quarter, Mary Hardin-Baylor handed Mount Union its first home...
December 20, 2003
Johnnies hand Mount Union its first-ever Stagg Bowl loss
Mount Union can be beaten after all. It just took college football’s all-time winningest coach...
December 18, 2003
Let us tell you about Salem
We’ve had the opportunity to go around the nation this year, both literally and figuratively....
December 21, 2002
Is it time for Mount Union to move out of Division III?
Before the past few weeks, the rumbling had stopped. But come December, just like in 1999, the call...
December 15, 2001
Stagg Bowl XXIX: Mount Union 30, Bridgewater (Va.) 27
Chuck Moore made his last day as a Purple Raider his best. The fifth-year senior and Gagliardi...
December 13, 2001
Stagg Bowl XXIX predictions
Believe it or not, two years ago our panel of experts picked the result of Stagg Bowl XXVII...
December 16, 2000
Salem weekend made for great memories
When kicker Rodney Chenos sealed Mount Union's 10-7 win over St. John's on Saturday, he probably...
December 21, 1999
Five rounds, five journeys
My playoff odyssey might not have been as interesting or nearly as long as Pacific Lutheran's, but I...
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