Olivet Comets

What We're Reading

  • »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.
  • »Hope QB eyes big season, med school
  • Michael Atwell said he came to Hope because he wanted to study chemistry and biology, while continuing to play football for a few more seasons.
  • »Orr overcomes to get NFL shot
  • In many ways, Clinton Orr had an even tougher childhood than the one in Blind Side. Orr overcame periods of homelessness. Violence. Drugs. Crime. Poverty. Hunger. And stays at a juvenile detention center.

Past Records

2014 (6-4, 3-3 MIAA)
2013 (6-4, 2-4 MIAA)
2012 (0-10, 0-6 MIAA)
2011 (1-9, 1-5 MIAA)
2010 (0-10, 0-6 MIAA)
2009 (0-10, 0-6 MIAA)
2008 (1-9, 0-6 MIAA)
2007 (6-5, 6-1 MIAA)
2006 (6-4, 5-2 MIAA)
2005 (5-5, 4-3 MIAA)
2004 (8-2, 5-2 MIAA)
2003 (4-6, 0-6 MIAA)
2002 (5-4, 3-3 MIAA)
2001 (1-9, 0-5 MIAA)
2000 (2-8, 0-5 MIAA)
1999 (0-9, 0-6 MIAA)

Team Quick Facts



Enrollment: 1008
Location: Olivet, MI
Colors: Scarlet, White
Stadium: Cutler Athletic Complex (2200)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

October 28, 2014
Right place, right time
It's dangerous punting from your own end line. But for the punt block unit, it could also have been...
October 25, 2014
Olivet rolls past Kalamazoo, 30-14
The Olivet College football team defeated Kalamazoo College, 30-14, in a Michigan Intercollegiate...
October 18, 2014
Olivet stunned by Hope, 42-35, in overtime
The Olivet College football team was stunned by Hope College, 42-35, today in overtime at Smith...
October 11, 2014
Olivet football squanders lead in 46-42 loss to Trine
The Olivet College football team led Trine (Ind.) University, 42-24, before the Thunder scored 21...
October 4, 2014
Olivet College football team stuns Bulldogs, 28-21
Junior Jason Barbosa caught three touchdown passes before sophomore Damorria Lilly scored a...
September 20, 2014
Olivet routs Aurora, 49-20
The Olivet College football team out-gained Aurora (Ill.) University in total yards, 527-269, en...
September 6, 2014
Olivet defeats Wilmington, 41-24, in season-opener
Junior Braden Black threw for 349 yards, sophomore Damorria Lilly ran for 133 yards and junior Jason...
November 2, 2013
Olivet football team falls to Albion, 42-28
The Olivet College football team lost 42-28 to Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA)...
October 26, 2013
Olivet football team comes from behind to nip Adrian, 21-17, on late touchdown pass
Sophomore Braden Black (Battle Creek/Harper Creek) threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Kyle...
October 12, 2013
Olivet football team loses to Hope, 47-14
The Olivet College football team fell to Hope College, 47-14, before a standing room only Homecoming...
October 5, 2013
Full wrap: North Park wins a CCIW game
North Park ends its 89-game CCIW losing streak, and Olivet, St. Lawrence and Western Connecticut...
October 5, 2013
Olivet football team rallies to beat Alma, 20-13, in overtime
The Olivet College football team overcame a 10-0 halftime deficit to beat Alma College, 20-13, in...
September 28, 2013
Olivet football team downs North Park, 14-10, to improve to 4-0
The Olivet College football team defeated North Park (Ill.) University, 14-10, today at Holmgren...
September 21, 2013
Olivet football team defeats Rockford, 34-7, for straight win to open 2013 season
The Olivet College football team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 34-7 over Rockford (Ill.)...
September 14, 2013
Olivet football team beats Wisconsin Lutheran, 14-10, in home-opener
The Olivet College football team held Wisconsin Lutheran College scoreless in the second half en...
September 7, 2013
Black's record-setting day leads Olivet football team to 48-27 season-opening win at Wilmington
Sophomore quarterback Braden Black broke the single-game school records for touchdown passes (six)...
December 24, 2011
Trine assistant jumps to Olivet
Dan Pifer, who was offensive coordinator at Trine, including during their playoff run, will take on...
November 24, 2011
MIAA, NATHC to start 'Challenge Series'
The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Northern Athletics Conference have announced...
November 19, 2011
Coach retires after two years at Olivet
Rich Hulkow came to Olivet after having had success at the high school level. The Comets were 1-19...
October 18, 2011
Comets say good-bye to three years of frustration
Don't confuse the tears and hugs at Olivet on Saturday for consulation or sorrow.
October 15, 2011
Olivet ends skid, Trinity delivers statement
The Comets hadn't won since September 2008, while Trinity (Texas) made a statement and W&L...
October 15, 2011
The streak is over! Olivet College football team celebrates Homecoming with 14-10 win over Kalamazoo
The streak is over! The Olivet College football team celebrated Homecoming with a 14-10 win over...
September 3, 2011
Olivet football team comes up just short against Cornell, 36-35
Senior co-captain James Williams returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown, caught a 39-yard...
December 23, 2009
Olivet hires coach of high school state champs
President Donald Tuski has announced the appointment of Rich Hulkow as head football coach at...