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  • Kingsmen Pay Tribute to Borderline Victims in Game Against Poets; CLU 58, WC 21
    November 10, 2018
    WHITTIER, Calif. — The Cal Lutheran Kingsmen football team paid tribute to the 12 victims of the Borderline shooting by writing all of the names on the back of their helmets. The Kingsmen went on to defeat the Whittier Poets by a final score of 58-21 at Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon.
  • Kingsmen Second Half Comeback Falls Short Against Chapman
    October 20, 2018
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The Cal Lutheran football team was looking for its second straight comeback, but the Kingsmen came up short and were defeated by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) defending champion, Chapman Panthers, 33-29 on Saturday night in Rolland Stadium.
  • Goal Line Stand Stuns Sagehens; Cal Lutheran Shuts Out Pomona-Pitzer in Second Half FB: CLU 28, PP 24
    October 13, 2018
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The Cal Lutheran football team shut out Pomona-Pitzer in the second half, and added a goal line stand, as the Kingsmen prevailed, 28-24, over the Sagehens Saturday night in William Rolland Stadium.
  • Taking the long road to college football
    September 13, 2017
    Matt Younkers graduated from high school in 2009 and left for the Marine Corps about seven months later. Only seven years later did he end up in a college football uniform
  • Best road trips of 2015: Week 9
    August 10, 2015
    Spend Halloween where it's warm, for a change.
  • Tanney, Miller, Rogers key in HOF game
    August 05, 2013
    A game played minutes from Mount Union's campus had a distinct Division III feel on national TV on Sunday night, with Alex Tanney playing quarterback for the Cowboys for a full half.
  • Five Purple Raiders get free agent calls
    May 03, 2013
    No D-III player heard his name called, but 17 players, including five from Mount Union, have been signed or invited to minicamps.
  • Collins leads class of D-III pro hopefuls
    April 26, 2013
    Jasper Collins has the potential to be drafted into the NFL, continuing the streak of Mount Union receivers and Division III players getting shots in the league. Plus 20 players who'll get tryouts.
  • Backup takes the reins
    October 23, 2012
    Zach Shultis started the season kicking extra points for Cal Lutheran. Now he finds himself contributing to the other six points as well.
  • A Homecoming to Remember for Kingsmen Football in 56-7 Win
    October 20, 2012
    As expected the No. 8 Cal Lutheran Kingsmen gave a Homecoming crowd, of more than 3,000 what they came to see today as they handedly defeated Occidental 56-7 at Rolland Stadium.
  • Kingsmen Score 28 Unanswered to Roll Past Stags
    October 13, 2012
    After allowing Claremont-Mudd-Scripps to kick a field goal on their opening drive, No. 8 Cal Lutheran roared back with 28 unanswered points, including 21 in the first quarter to run past the Stags 45-10 Saturday night.
  • Kingsmen Take Down Bulldogs, Claim Inaugutal Smudge Pot
    October 07, 2012
    It has always been a rivalry. It has always been a competitive environment when the teams meet. It has always been a battle. Tonight was no different. No. 8 Cal Lutheran football stormed out to a 14-0 lead and never trailed en route to a 45-35 victory, claiming the inaugural Smudge Pot and defeating Redlands for the fifth consecutive meeting.
  • Buff State knocks off three-time champs
    September 15, 2012
    Buffalo State's 1-minute drill got the win for the Bengals, while the Cru took their show on the road, holding Wesley to negative rushing yards in winning Saturday's biggest battle.
  • Hey, it's you again
    September 11, 2012
    Linfield and Cal Lutheran have their annual regular season meeting this week. Even though Cal Lutheran's national profile has risen, the Kingsmen know they need a win, and then likely another in November.
  • Blanchard joins Bears after tryout
    May 13, 2012
    A bunch of Division III players were brought to rookie minicamps as undrafted free agents. UW-Whitewater quarterback Matt Blanchard impressed enough to get a contract.
  • NFL Scouts Enjoy Cal Lutheran "Pro Day"
    March 06, 2012
    Cal Lutheran football standouts Justin Haulcy-Bateman and Luis Villavicencio worked out for National Football League (NFL) scouts on Tuesday afternoon during the program's "Pro Day."
  • NFL Scouts to Attend CLU "Pro Day"
    March 04, 2012
    Cal Lutheran will hold its first National Football League (NFL) Pro Day on Tuesday, March 6. NFL scouts will be in attendance to observe Kingsmen All-American Defensive Backs Justin Haulcy-Bateman and Luis Villavicencio.
  • Haulcy-Bateman Named to D3football.com All-America First Team
    December 19, 2011
    Cal Lutheran senior corner back Justin Haulcy-Bateman became the first player in program history to earn D3football.com All-America First Team honors. He is one of only two corner backs in the nation to earn first team recognition this season.
  • Lapp to Play for Team Stars and Stripes
    December 14, 2011
    Cal Lutheran football team member Gio Lapp will play for Team Stars & Stripes at the third annual Tazón de Estrellas in Puebla, Mexico. The senior offensive lineman will join a group of about 50 NCAA Division III players which will take on the CONADEIP All Stars from Mexico.
  • Kingsmen Land Five D3football.com All-Region Selections
    December 06, 2011
    Cal Lutheran football placed five of its team members on the D3football.com All-West Region Team, announced on Monday. Senior Justin Haulcy-Bateman leads this group earning first team honors at the corner back position.
  • Richardson Named Finalist for D-III Coordinator of the Year
    December 05, 2011
    Cal Lutheran football coaching staff member Clay Richardson is a finalist for FootballScoop Division III Coordinator of the Year. The team's offensive coordinator orchestrated a unit that ranked third in the country averaging over 45 points per game.
  • Kingsmen Finish Season with Record Ranking
    December 04, 2011
    Since Head Coach Ben McEnroe took over the Cal Lutheran football program in 2007, the Kingsmen have continued their climb up the national polls. The 2011 season culminated with a D-III era program record No. 8 national ranking in the D3football.com polls.
  • Kingsmen Football Sweeps SCIAC Player of the Year Awards
    November 29, 2011
    Cal Lutheran football placed a new program record 17 of its team members on the All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Team. Cal Lutheran swept the SCIAC Player of the Year honors taking the offensive, defense, and newcomer awards.
  • Cal Lutheran Suffers Dramatic First Round Loss to Linfield
    November 19, 2011
    A 38-yard game-tying field-goal attempt by CLU sophomore kicker Peter Keks was blocked with 33 seconds remaining as No. 8 CLU's comeback attempt fell short in a 30-27 road loss to No. 5 Linfield on Saturday afternoon.
  • Separate ways
    November 17, 2011
    It seemed Cal Lutheran and Redlands were on a collision course for a first-round playoff meeting, but the two are headed in different directions. Jason Galleske talks with both for a Road to Salem feature.
  • Cal Lutheran O-Line Receives National Honor
    November 15, 2011
    The starting five on the Cal Lutheran football team's offensive line received D3football.com National Team of the Week honors for its performance during Saturday's road win over Occidental.
  • Cal Lutheran Draws Familiar Foe in NCAA Tournament First Round Matchup
    November 14, 2011
    It's déjà vu times two for the Cal Lutheran football team. For the third consecutive year, the Kingsmen will be on the road playing Linfield in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs.
  • Cal Lutheran Completes SCIAC Three-peat
    November 12, 2011
    CLU exploded for a program-record tying 70 points as the No. 8 Kingsmen cruised to a 70-20 victory over Occidental on Saturday afternoon at Jack Kemp Stadium. The win secured a third straight undefeated SCIAC season (8-1, 6-0 SCIAC) and outright SCIAC title.
  • No. 9 Cal Lutheran Earns Another Lopsided Win
    November 05, 2011
    Cal Lutheran scored on offense, defense and special teams during a 61-31 road win over Chapman on Saturday night at Ernie Chapman Stadium. A string of 45 unanswered points turned a 17-10 deficit into a blowout victory.
  • Cal Lutheran Earns Third Straight SCIAC Title
    October 29, 2011
    Cal Lutheran football had reason to celebrate following its 54-6 victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps during Homecoming Weekend. The win clinches the program's third straight SCIAC title and berth into the NCAA playoffs.
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1 Mary Hardin-Baylor (24) 15-0 624
2 Mount Union (1) 14-1 599
3 St. John's 12-1 566
4 UW-Whitewater 12-1 555
5 North Central (Ill.) 10-2 482
6 Johns Hopkins 12-2 457
7 St. Thomas 8-2 414
8 Muhlenberg 11-2 405
9 Hardin-Simmons 9-2 397
10 Bethel 11-2 396  
11 Whitworth 10-1 336  
12 Linfield 7-2 291  
13 Brockport 11-1 230  
14 Delaware Valley 9-2 223  
15 Illinois Wesleyan 8-2 197  
16 Berry 10-2 190  
17 John Carroll 9-2 168  
18 Wittenberg 9-1 162  
19 RPI 10-2 152  
20 Centre 10-2 137  
21 Washington and Jefferson 9-2 132  
22 Wheaton (Ill.) 8-2 109  
23 Wabash 9-1 105  
24 Randolph-Macon 9-3 91  
25 St. Norbert 10-2 83

Others receiving votes: Trine 73; UW-La Crosse 71; Wartburg 61; Wesley 59; Washington U. 58; Montclair State 49; Alfred 48; Ithaca 42; UW-Oshkosh 40; Central 29; Case Western Reserve 25; Baldwin Wallace 20; Salisbury 15; Trinity (Texas) 10; Hope 10; Redlands 6; Marietta 3; Trinity (Conn.) 3, MIT 2.

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