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Wisconsin-Whitewater beats Mount Union to win Division III title

Matt Behrendt and his Wisconsin-Whitewater teammates spent last year's NCAA Division III playoffs on the sideline, three-time national championship left out of the playoffs, and a chance to win their fourth title in a row, They started what they hope is a new streak Friday night with a 52-14 victory over Mount Union. ''Talking for the seniors, it was the best thing...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Familiar foes: Mount Union and Wis-Whitewater

It will be familiar opponents when Mount Union and Wisconsin-Whitewater meet in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for the Division III football national champion on Friday night at Salem Stadium. But there will a new twist this time around. The teams have been the last two standing in Division III in eight of the past nine seasons, but the Purple Raiders of Mount Union (14-0) got there...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Mt. Union edges N. Central 41-40 in D-III semi

Kevin Burke rushed for 131 yards with two scores and led Mount Union to a late touchdown and a 41-40 victory over North Central (Ill.), on Saturday, securing the 17th trip to the Division III championship game for the Purple Raiders. Down 40-35 in the fourth, Mount Union drove 65 yards in 31 seconds to go ahead with 1:07 left. Burke completed 12 of 19 passes for 163 yards and one...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Mount Union's Kehres Steps Down

((HT: STOhio/NewsNet5 Cleveland)) A lot of you know that we spend our time looking after good stories- regardless of the level of popularity and size of the market. Our next piece of evidence takes you to Alliance, Ohio and with the Mount Union football team. They have ruled Division III under the head coaching of Larry Kehres. Since he took over as head football coach in the...
Via Online Sports Guys
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

A legacy of winning - and more

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- He had meetings, and administrative work, and players that needed talking to about things not related to football, and plenty of hands to shake. In that way, Larry Kehres was a lot like just about every football coach at every college and university in the country. But Kehres was not like every other coach, and it got to the point -- a "point" that...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

11-time NCAA champ will remain Mount Union AD

Mount Union's Larry Kehres, who won 11 NCAA Division III championships in 27 seasons while compiling a remarkable 332-24-3 record, is stepping down as head football coach to remain athletic director. His son, Vince, will replace him in charge of the Purple Raiders. Larry Kehres, in his 39th year working at his alma mater, began working as an assistant football coach and professor...
Via AP on Fox
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Mount Union legend steps down

The winningest coach in college football history is stepping down. Mount Union University announced Wednesday morning that Larry Kehres will remain as the Alliance, Ohio, school's athletic director but is handing the coaching reigns to his son, Vince.In 27 seasons, Kehres posted an astounding record of 332-24-3 and won 11 Div. III national championships, the last of which came...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Mount Union Claims 11th D-III Title

Mount Union's senior class was already familiar with Salem, Virginia, having earned their fourth consecutive trip to the Stagg Bowl a week ago, but one thing they weren't familiar with was victory. After three consecutive title game losses to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the Purple Raiders seniors were in danger of being the first Mount Union class in more than...
Via Double Coverage Football
December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Mount Union wins 11th D-3 championship

SALEM, Va. (AP) -- Mount Union is back on top of Division III football, and failure was the inspiration. Kevin Burke led two second-half touchdown drives and the Purple Raiders ended a three-year losing streak in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl with a 28-10 victory over St. Thomas of Minnesota on Friday night. Those three straight losses, coach Larry Kehres said, gave him a sense of urgency...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

While We’re Waiting… Another Title for Mount Union, Killing NFL Kickoffs, and MOAR VAREJAO RUMORS!

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Considering how football crazy this state is, I’m always somewhat surprised that Mount Union’s dominance isn’t a bigger deal. “The 2012 senior class was 0-for-3,...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Mount Union beats St. Thomas in Stagg Bowl

SALEM, Va. (AP) -- Mount Union is back on top of Division III football. Kevin Burke led two second-half touchdown drives and the Purple Raiders ended a three-year losing streak in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl with a 28-10 victory over St. Thomas of Minnesota on Friday night. The victory gave Mount Union coach Larry Kehres his 11th national title in 16 appearances in the Stagg Bowl...
Via Fox Sports North
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Mount Union to face newbie St. Thomas for D3 title

The numbers are staggering, as if there must be a typo. But there is none. In 27 years as the head football coach at Mount Union, Larry Kehres' Purple Raiders have played 358 games and won 331. They've lost 24, and tied three. His winning percentage of .929 is easily the best in college football history, and five of his losses have come in the NCAA's Division III national...
Via Fox Sports
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Mount Union seniors have a job to finish

Nick Driskill is busy this week. One last game as Mount Union's vocal, on-field leader awaits the senior safety, bringing with it all the preparation, nerves and obligations that come with Div. III college football's one fleeting moment on the national stage. Still, Driskill has allowed his mind to wander, ever so briefly, about why the team Mount Union will face Friday night...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Seriously, Why is Mount Union Still in Division III?

If you're a Division III football fan you know all about Wisconsin-Whitewater's recent dominance. The Warhawks have played in every championship game since 2005, and have won four of the last five Stagg Bowls. I don't want to take away from the Warhawks successes, but with their 2012 team reeling at 5-3 I'm far more impressed by the team they've faced in each...
Via Double Coverage Football
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Kehres out to tie Bryant for 4th in coaching wins

Larry Kehres, coach of NCAA Division III powerhouse Mount Union, will go for his 323rd career victory on Saturday when the Purple Raiders take on Otterbein - a win that would tie him with the legendary Paul ''Bear'' Bryant for fourth on college football's all-time list. Kehres is 322-24-3 in his 27th season, all at Mount Union. Bryant won 323 games at Alabama...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

COLLEGE SPORTS BUCKET LIST: No. 82

One thing that hasn't happened much so far in the journey through the best that college sports has to offer in the MTB College Sports Bucket List is a lot of Wisconsin.  Sure we've featured MSOE (Milwaukee School of Engineering), but that seems so long ago (No. 99). Well, that changes a bit today as we feature a public university from the home state today.  Before we...
Via Madtown Badgers
May 22, 2012  |  Discuss

You again: Whitewater vs. Mount Union, Game 7

They've taken it one game at a time. Now, it's one for all time. UW-Whitewater's football team takes its 44-game winning streak - fifth-longest in NCAA history, any division or level - into the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in Salem, Va., at 6 p.m. Friday (ESPN2). For the seventh consecutive year, the Warhawks' opponent in the Division III championship game is the University...
Via Fox Sports
December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Whitewater wins 3rd straight D-III title

Levell Coppage didn't have to be superman this time for Wisconsin-Whitewater. The defense had that covered, and even set up Coppage to grab some glory, too. Coppage scored on a 1-yard run set up by the defense and the Warhawks won their third consecutive Division III national championship, and fourth in five years, beating Mount Union 13-10 on Friday night in the seventh consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Move over, Mount Union

SALEM, Virginia What had been a driving rain slowed about the time the final drive ended, about the time a dominating Wisconsin-Whitewater defense got its final stop, just a few minutes before players from both teams stood on the field and cried. What was left was staying on the field. Hugs were exchanged, a few helmets were thrown some in joy, some in pain and disgust -- and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

UW-Whitewater wins third straight DIII title

Levell Coppage didn't have to be superman this time for Wisconsin-Whitewater. The defense had that covered, and even set up Coppage to grab some glory, too. Coppage scored on a 1-yard run set up by the defense and the Warhawks won their third consecutive Division III national championship, and fourth in five years, beating Mount Union 13-10 on Friday night in the seventh consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Whitewater wins another D-III title

By HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports WriterSALEM, Va. (AP) -- Levell Coppage scored on a 1-yard run and Wisconsin-Whitewater shut down Mount Union until the closing minutes to win its third consecutive Division III national championship, 13-10 on Friday night in the seventh consecutive title game meeting between the schools. The victory was the 45th in a row for the Warhawks (15-0), who...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Whitewater 13, Mount Union 10

Levell Coppage scored on a 1-yard run and Wisconsin-Whitewater shut down Mount Union until the closing minutes to win its third consecutive Division III national championship, 13-10 on Friday night in the seventh consecutive title game meeting between the schools. The victory was the 45th in a row for the Warhawks (15-0), who haven't lost since Mount Union beat them in the 2008...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Mt. Union and Wisconsin-Whitewater Meet in D-III Title Game ‘The Stagg Bowl’ for 7th Consecutive Year

The 14-0 Mt. Union (Ohio) Purple Raiders and the 14-0 Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks meet tonight in the Stagg Bowl*—the NCAA Division III Championship Game—in Salem, Virginia. This is the seventh consecutive Division III season to end with Mt. Union and Whitewater playing in the title game. Mt. Union and Wisconsin-Whitewater meet in the Stagg Bowl for a 7th consecutive season...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Headlinin’: Stagg Bowl goes primetime with the usual suspects

Making the morning rounds. • So we meet again. The Division III national championship is on the line in Salem, Va., which means the same thing it always means: Mount Union is playing Wisconsin-Whitewater. The Purple Raiders and Warhawks are on opposite sides of the Stagg Bowl for the seventh consecutive season, each having taken three titles apiece since 2005 — with a combined...
Via Dr. Saturday
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss

Whitewater, Mount Union are at it again

Every fall, 239 football teams take to the practice fields with their eyes on a trip to Salem, Va., to play for the NCAA Division III championship. For the past six years, 237 of those teams have watched the same two play for that championship.Friday night, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and The University of Mount Union (Ohio) will meet in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl for...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss
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