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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

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

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

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

Wis.-Whitewater and Mount Union meet again

Wisconsin-Whitewater and Mount Union have dominated Division III college football the past seven seasons and when it comes time to determine the national champion: The Warhawks have been on one sideline and the Purple Raiders on the other. The top-seeded, two-time defending champion Warhawks (14-0) and Mount Union (14-0) will meet for an unprecedented seventh consecutive time in...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2011  |  Discuss

Div. III rivals take roads less traveled

SALEM, Va. When the traveling party for 6-6 OhioState takes its fifth private charter flight of the season on Dec. 27, eachplayer will have two seats to himself, enough food on hand for the day and 550worth of gifts from the Gator Bowl waiting upon arrival in Jacksonville, Fla. When the players and coaches for 14-0 Mount Union loaded two buses Tuesdaynight in Alliance, Ohio, en...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

No. 2 Mount Union advances beating No. 25 Centre 30-10

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- No. 2 ranked Mount Union defeated No. 25 ranked Centre (Ky.) 30-10 in the second round of the NCAA Football Playoffs Saturday at Mount Union Stadium. The Purple Raiders (12-0) make their 20th straight trip to the quarterfinal round where they will host No. 9 ranked Wabash (12-0) next Saturday, Dec. 3 at noon at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance. Junior running back...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 26, 2011  |  Discuss

Mount Union beats Benedictine 47-7

ALLIANCE, Ohio Junior quarterback Matt Piloto (Rotonda West Fla.Lemon Bay) completed 18 of 23 passes for 206 yards, and junior running back Jeremy Murray (Martins FerryMartins Ferry) rushed for 64 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 2-ranked Mount Union (AFCA and to a 47-7 victory over Benedictine (Ill.) in a NCAA Division III first-round playoff game at Mount...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 19, 2011  |  Discuss
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