• MIAC quarterfinalists doing good work on defense
    November 28, 2018
    The Johnnies and Royals have their work cut out for them this week, but bring quality defenses into their quarterfinal matchups at UMHB at UWW. Joe Sager has more in a Road to the Stagg Bowl feature.
  • RPI, JHU eliminate East's top two
    November 24, 2018
    Brockport and Frostburg State were both bounced from the 2018 Division III playoffs, while Muhlenberg shut Randolph-Macon down and Mount Union, UW-Whitewater, St. John's and UMHB rolled. More in the full second-round wrapup.
  • St. Norbert stops Trine in its tracks
    November 17, 2018
    St. Norbert pulled off the first-round road win, while UW-Whitewater, Bethel and North Central cruised in the bottom left-hand corner of the bracket in the first round of the 2018 Division III football playoffs.
  • Top 25: NCC beats IWU, UST rallies, Salisbury upset
    November 03, 2018
    Wesley knocked off its unbeaten archrival, North Central handled Illinois Wesleyan, St. Thomas had to rally down two scores in the fourth quarter and Bethel made sure everyone knew it was ranked for a reason in Saturday's Division III football Top 25 action. 
  • Wooster senior voted to lead Good Works Team
    December 04, 2017
    Scots center Patrick Mohorcic was voted team captain of the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team, which is focused on community service. He's the second D-III captain in as many years, and one of several D-III players on the team.
  • Roundup: Coast Guard airs it out; Johnson wins 200th
    October 15, 2016
    There were lots of yards and lots of points in a few of Saturday's games, but Brockport's defense came through late and Hamilton won in an exciting finish. And Bethel got Steve Johnson his 200th career victory. That and more in Saturday's national roundup.
  • Top 25: Wartburg wins showdown; Muhlenberg upset
    September 12, 2015
    The Knights won a defensive battle at No. 19 Bethel, while F&M scored twice in the final five minutes to knock off No. 23 Muhlenberg. Whitewater and Wesley rolled in their season debuts. More in the Top 25 wrapup.
  • Season opens with epic defensive battle
    September 03, 2015
    Ursinus and a Division II school played to a scoreless regulation, then needed five overtimes to decide it. Meanwhile, elsewhere in Pennsylvania, F&M and Lebanon Valley renewed their rivalry with a high-scoring battle.
  • At home in the secondary
    October 28, 2014
    A team that works well together wins together. And as four of Bethel's defensive backs have discovered this season, apparently living together doesn't hurt either.
  • Ranked teams hand GAC, E&H, Chicago, UWSP first losses
    October 18, 2014
    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.
  • Wrapup: Linfield rallies, Bethel survives, Fisher rolls
    November 30, 2013
    Linfield scored the final 28 points to rally from a 21-3 deficit, while Bethel lost its starting quarterback but held Wartburg out of the end zone on their final play. St. John Fisher pulled the predicted upset. Full playoff wrapup.
  • Big Final Quarter Helps Royals Close Out Knights
    November 30, 2013
    With the game knotted at 14 heading into the final quarter, the Bethel University football team demonstrated perseverance and toughness—two principles the squad preaches every day—to defeat Wartburg College at home 34-27.
  • Wesley wins in final minute, JCU out
    November 23, 2013
    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.
  • Royals Rout St. Scholastica 70-13 in NCAA Playoff Game
    November 23, 2013
    Bethel University's football team made a statement in Saturday's opening round game of the NCAA Division III Championships, as they upended St. Scholastica on the Mall of America Field 70-13. That statement was that the Royals have no intention of leaving the postseason anytime soon.
  • Bethel Completes Perfect Regular Season with 28-7 Win
    November 16, 2013
    Already crowned 2013 MIAC football champions, Bethel wasn't satisfied with just a title. Instead they were thirsty for something that had only been done once before in program history—finish the regular season undefeated.
  • Royals Crowned MIAC Champions with 47-0 Win over St. Olaf
    November 09, 2013
    Bethel University will return to the NCAA Division III Playoffs for the eighth time in the last 14 years, as Saturday's 47-0 shutout against St. Olaf earned BU their fifth MIAC Football Championship in program history.
  • Royals Continue Win Streak with 55-6 Victory over Hamline
    November 02, 2013
    Quarterback Erik Peterson finished Saturday's conference tilt 18-of-23 for 282 yards, zero interceptions, and three touchdowns to help Bethel rout Hamline University on the road 55-6.
  • Top 25 wrap: Bethel wins, Wesley and Coe are upset
    October 19, 2013
    The No. 5 Royals scored in the final minute to top No. 9 St. Thomas, while Rowan upset the No. 11 Wolverines and Dubuque cruised past the 21st-ranked Kohawks.
  • Bethel brothers bring the chemistry
    October 16, 2013
    So often, football players describe their relationships with teammates like that of brothers. At Bethel, that relationship can be taken literally.
  • Top 25 wrap: Dutchmen, W&J post upsets
    October 12, 2013
    Lebanon Valley took down a Top 25 team and made a mess at the top of the MAC, while W&J knocked off Thomas More, Bethel cruised and St. Thomas survived.
  • Bethel Defense Stifles Cobbers in 45-22 Victory
    October 12, 2013
    Bethel University forced seven turnovers and recorded over 500 yards of offense to emerge victorious in Saturday's showdown of the final unbeaten teams within the MIAC.
  • Top 25 wrap: Linfield smothers PLU, Wesley rallies
    October 05, 2013
    Linfield pulled away from Pacific Lutheran in the fourth quarter, No. 10 Wesley rallied past Huntingdon late and No. 5 Bethel held off Augsburg. That and more from the Top 25.
  • Royals Run Wild in 58-14 Win over Carleton
    September 28, 2013
    A wet and windy day in Northfield, Minn., didn't stop Bethel's offense from finishing with nearly 60 points and 550 total yards.
  • Balanced Bethel Captures 47-14 Win over Buena Vista
    September 21, 2013
    For the second straight week, the Bethel University football squad used a dynamic team performance to take down a nonconference foe, as it was Buena Vista University that fell victim Saturday at J. Neilson Rollins Stadium in a 47-14 finish.
  • No. 8 Royals Open Season with 30-17 Victory over Knights
    September 14, 2013
    Bethel University kicked off the 2013 season Saturday afternoon with a 30-17 win over Wartburg College at Royal Stadium.
  • Look, ma, one hand!
    November 20, 2012
    Bethel was in a dogfight on the road with Concordia-Chicago, in front of a loud crowd against a team that wouldn't go away. This catch is our Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
  • Wittenberg posts huge first-round rally
    November 17, 2012
    Wittenberg put Heidelberg away after being down 18. Mount Union had little trouble and five road teams won first-round games on Saturday. The full wrapup and updated bracket.
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