Wartburg Knights

Overall record: 9-3 - Conference: 6-1
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/7 at MacMurray W, 58-7 BX
9/14 at Bethel L, 30-17 BX RC P
9/21 vs. Carthage W, 27-10 BX RC
10/5 vs. Simpson * • W, 34-24 BX RC
10/12 vs. Buena Vista * • W, 37-29 BX
10/19 at Luther * • W, 24-21 BX
10/26 at Dubuque * • W, 22-15 BX RC RC
11/2 vs. Coe * • L, 24-10 BX RC
11/9 vs. Central * • W, 16-14 BX RC
11/16 at Loras * • W, 59-3 BX
11/23 at Illinois Wesleyan W, 41-7 BX RC
11/30 at Bethel L, 34-27 BX RC P
Overall record: 9-3 - Conference: 6-1
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
10/5 vs. Simpson * • W, 34-24 BX RC
10/12 vs. Buena Vista * • W, 37-29 BX
10/19 at Luther * • W, 24-21 BX
10/26 at Dubuque * • W, 22-15 BX RC RC
11/2 vs. Coe * • L, 24-10 BX RC
11/9 vs. Central * • W, 16-14 BX RC
11/16 at Loras * • W, 59-3 BX

2013

Schools Conf All
Wartburg 6-1 9-3
Simpson 5-2 7-3
Coe 4-3 7-3
Central 4-3 6-4
Dubuque 4-3 5-5
Buena Vista 4-3 4-6
Luther 1-6 2-8
Loras 0-7 1-9

What We're Reading

  • »Chris Norton vows he'll walk to collect diploma
  • Today, former Luther football player Chris Norton can stand on his own and walk with minimal assistance. He is a ways from leisurely strolls, but he plans to collect his diploma on foot come spring 2015.
  • »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.
  • »Coe's Weymiller gets pro day call
  • Coe second team D3football.com All-American Frank Weymiller wasn't sure he'd be able to participate in Iowa State's pro day. Then a call came at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Past Records

2014 (12-1, 7-0 IIAC)
2013 (9-3, 6-1 IIAC)
2012 (6-4, 4-3 IIAC)
2011 (8-2, 6-2 IIAC)
2010 (10-1, 8-0 IIAC)
2009 (6-4, 5-3 IIAC)
2008 (10-3, 7-1 IIAC)
2007 (8-2, 7-1 IIAC)
2006 (8-2, 6-2 IIAC)
2005 (7-3, 6-2 IIAC)
2004 (8-3, 6-2 IIAC)
2003 (11-1, 8-0 IIAC)
2002 (10-2, 8-1 IIAC)
2001 (8-2, 7-2 IIAC)
2000 (9-1, 9-1 IIAC)
1999 (10-1, 10-0 IIAC)

Team Quick Facts

Wartburg

Knights

Coach: Rick Willis (Cornell '88)
Conference: IIAC
Enrollment: 1729
Location: Waverly, IA
Colors: Orange, Black
Stadium: Walston-Hoover Stadium (4800)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

December 2, 2014
Looking for lucky No. 13
Wartburg has trailed for less than 40 minutes all season. But after laying waste to the MIAC's best...
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
UWW bracket: Wartburg survives, Johnnies pick up win
St. Thomas pushed Wartburg to the brink, while St. John's picked off eight passes, Wabash advanced...
September 16, 2014
A long way to go for Wartburg
Was beating Bethel one of the Wartburg football team’s goals coming into this season? Of...
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...
November 26, 2013
Knight and day difference for Wartburg
Wartburg’s journey to the IIAC title hit a speed bump with a loss to conference rival Coe. But...
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 2, 2013
Wartburg Falls to Coe
WAVERLY, Iowa—The Wartburg football team (6-2 overall, 4-1 IIAC) fell 24-10 to Iowa Conference...
October 26, 2013
Knights Win Fifth-Straight with Victory over Spartans
DUBUQUE, Iowa-- The Wartburg football team (6-1 overall, 4-0 IIAC) won its fifth-straight game with...
September 17, 2011
#13 Wartburg Moves to 3-0 with 27-7 Victory over Buena Vista
WAVERLY, Iowa—The 13th-ranked Wartburg College football team moved to 3-0 on the year and 1-0...
September 3, 2011
Second Half Propels Knights to Victory
MONMOUTH, Ill.—The No. 15 Wartburg College football team used a 21-point second half scoring...
February 7, 2011
Wartburg assistant gets La Crosse job
Knights defensive coordinator Joel Dettwiler, who was also a finalist at UW-River Falls, gets the...
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...
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...
November 6, 2010
Knights earn automatic playoff bid, share of league title
PELLA – Wartburg College head coach Rick Willis was thinking a total team win after his No....
October 30, 2010
Knights win close-knit contest, move to 8-0
WAVERLY – On a day when visiting Luther College held the lead in several statistical categorie...
October 23, 2010
Knights' Homecoming a success
WAVERLY – Danny Stiefel won’t soon forget his first Homecoming game at Wartburg College.
October 21, 2010
Defense wins championships, but ...
In the first half of last weekend’s first-place showdown at then-No. 6 Coe, a different hero...
October 16, 2010
Knights take IIAC lead, topple Coe
CEDAR RAPIDS – Prior to a key Iowa Conference clash with No. 8-ranked Coe Oct. 16, Wartburg...
October 9, 2010
Knights remain unbeaten, topple BV
STORM LAKE – Wartburg College’s 28-0 Iowa Conference win at Buena Vista’s J. Leslie...
September 25, 2010
Knights pitch shutout, remain unbeaten
WAVERLY – Wartburg College continued its early-season defensive strength, holding Loras College...
September 23, 2010
Wartburg game notes - Loras - Sept. 25
Wartburg vs. Loras, Saturday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m. – Walston-Hoover Stadium, Waverly – Series...
September 16, 2010
Wartburg game notes - Cornell - Sept. 18
Wartburg vs. Cornell, Saturday, Sept. 18, 1 p.m. – Walston-Hoover Stadium, Waverly –...
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...
September 4, 2010
Monmouth shut down
Saturday night's shocker had to be Wartburg's manhandling of Monmouth, Alex Tanney.
October 25, 2006
A playoff run through Iowa
About once a season, Keith McMillan hits the road and files a column about what it's like in a...
September 28, 2006
Confidence key to regaining success
A few seasons of playoff-level success create healthy expectations in a program. But those runs can...