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  • Statesmen light up scoreboard in Boz debut
    September 08, 2018
    The Hobart football team scored early and often on the way to a 62-24 victory over Morrisville State this afternoon. First-year Head Coach Kevin DeWall’s first Hobart win was a record-setting day for junior quarterback Ryan Hofmann and sophomore kicker Kyle Hackett.
  • Ten D-III alums start season on NFL rosters
    September 04, 2018
    Dan Arnold, Matt Gono and Brandon Zylstra are the newest Division III names to make NFL rosters, but Alex Tanney is on a Week 1 roster as well, along with others. Here's the full list.
  • Draft: Joseph, Gono hoping to get the call
    April 22, 2018
    Dubuque cornerback Michael Joseph and Wesley lineman Matthew Gono are two players who could get selected in the upcoming NFL draft, but they're not the only ones who have a shot at the league. Adam Turer talks with candidates about their road to the pros.
  • DeWall welcomes Hadley, Garvey to coaching staff
    March 20, 2018
    GENEVA, N.Y.—Hobart College Head Football Coach Kevin DeWall '00 has begun to round out his coaching staff for the 2018 season. He recently announced that Greg Hadley and Art Garvey '13 will join the Statesmen while Mike Green '14 will get a new responsibility.
  • Cragg steps down; DeWall steps in
    March 05, 2018
    Longtime Hobart coach Mike Cragg has moved on into a role in advancement for the school after 23 years as head coach. His former assistant, Kevin DeWall, who was most recently cut loose as Endicott head coach, will take over.
  • Hobart's Cragg Moves to Advancement
    March 02, 2018
    Hobart College Head Football Coach Mike Cragg has announced that after 32 years coaching at Hobart, he will transition into the Office of Advancement as the Senior Director of Development for Athletics, a role that combines Cragg's background with his dedication to providing opportunities for students to succeed as scholars and athletes.
  • DeWall ’00 tapped to lead Hobart football
    March 02, 2018
    Hobart College Interim Director of Athletics Brian Miller announced today that Kevin DeWall '00 has been appointed the 24th head coach of the Statesmen football program. DeWall will be the first alum to lead Hobart on the gridiron since Francis L. "Babe" Kraus '24 guided the program in 1942. The 2000 Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year, DeWall received a bachelor's degree in biology at Hobart, earning Dean's List honors in each of his four years on campus where he was a member of the Orange Key and Druid honor societies.
  • Wilkes brings in Hobart assistant
    February 10, 2018
    After its first winless season since 1981, Wilkes turns to Jon Drach, Hobart's offensive coordinator, to get the Colonels back in contention as Wilkes' new head coach.
  • Shed breaks career mark, Statesmen win on Senior Day
    November 04, 2017
    GENEVA, N.Y.—The Hobart College football team celebrated its senior class with a 34-7 win over St. Lawrence University on Boswell Field today. Senior wide receiver Brandon Shed caught three passes for a game-high 121 yards, breaking the Hobart career record for receiving yards.
  • No longer beasts, East trying to break back through
    October 19, 2017
    No East Region team has finished the season in Salem since 1999, and it has been 10 years since an East team has even been to the semifinals. Adam Turer explores the reasons why in Around the Nation.
  • Strong 2nd half carries Hobart to victory at Hartwick
    October 14, 2017
    The Hobart College football team dominated both sides of the ball during the second half of a 49-27 non-conference win at Hartwick College this afternoon. The Statesmen improve to 5-2 overall, while the Hawks fall to 3-4.
  • Statesmen shut out Engineers for 1st league win
    October 07, 2017
    GENEVA, N.Y.—The Hobart defense had three takeaways and pitched its first shutout since Sept. 1, 2012, as the Statesmen earned a 30-0 triumph over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Liberty League football action at Boswell Field this afternoon. Hobart only allowed the Engineers to reach the red zone twice and both times the visitors came away empty handed.
  • Statesmen double up Gulls
    September 23, 2017
    Hobart senior quarterback Shane Sweeney and a stout defense led the Statesmen to a 34-17 victory over Endicott College on Boswell Field this afternoon. He threw for 321 yards and four touchdowns, breaking a career record and matching another. Sweeney was 22-of-32 passing, raising his career completions total to 472, eclipsing the old standard of 455 held by Shawn Mizro '07. Sweeney also pulled even with Mizro with career touchdown pass No. 61. Sweeney will head into next week's game with 5,965 career passing yards, 132 short of Mizro's record.
  • Wrapup: Avoiding the blues
    September 09, 2017
    Luther opened its blue turf with a big win, while several playoff hopefuls (Hobart, Hope, Stevenson and more) avoided going 0-2 to open the season. More in the Week 2 wrapup.
  • Defense cages Cardinals to lead Hobart to victory
    September 09, 2017
    GENEVA, N.Y.—The Hobart College football team bounced back in a major way Saturday as they defeated St. John Fisher 31-3 on Boswell Field. The Statesmen evened their record at 1-1 while the Cardinals fall to 0-2.
  • New York conferences start postseason bowl
    July 09, 2017
    The Empire 8 and Liberty League won't be sending their top at-large teams to the ECAC postseason bowl games, rather, they'll square off in a New York State bowl game this November.
  • Buffalo State heading to Liberty League
    March 29, 2017
    The final touches are being put on the Liberty League's long-awaited seventh football program, nearly two years after the NEWMAC added the sport and brought two LL affiliate members home.
  • Upstate-to-West Palm combination serves Statesmen
    November 17, 2016
    Hobart receiver Brandon Shed hails from sunny West Palm Beach, so handling winter in upstate New York is something he wasn’t prepared for. But his quarterback, Shane Sweeney, calls Geneva, N.Y., home.
  • #21/22 Hobart clinches NCAA playoff berth
    November 12, 2016
    GENEVA, N.Y.—The nationally ranked Hobart College football team produced a season-high 544 yards of offense in a 56-27 win over the University of Rochester that clinched a share of the Liberty League Championship and the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA playoffs. Junior quarterback Shane Sweeney threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns. Junior wide receiver Brandon Shed pulled in five passes for a game-high 132 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Top 25: Wesley in control; St. Lawrence, Stevenson slip
    November 05, 2016
    Case Western Reserve rallied to remain in playoff contention, while Wesley knocked off its archrival, Hobart handed St. Lawrence its first loss and Wilkes rallied past Stevenson in Week 10's Division III Top 25 action.
  • Roundup: Two for 200
    October 22, 2016
    Carnegie Mellon's Rich Lackner and Washington U's Larry Kindbom became the fourth and fifth active coaches to reach the 200-win milestone for their careers, just hours apart. That and more in Saturday's national roundup.
  • Another late comeback gives Hobart 500th win
    October 22, 2016
    GENEVA, N.Y.—For the fourth time this season, the No. 24 Hobart College football team rallied from a fourth quarter deficit and pull out a victory, the program's 500th all-time win. Junior quarterback Shane Sweeney threw an 18-yard TD pass to junior wide receiver Brandon Shed with 1:47 remaining for the game-winning score against Springfield College. With the 12-7 victory, Hobart improved to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the Liberty League. The loss drops Springfield to 4-4, 3-2. The 19 combined points are the fewest in a Hobart game since the Statesmen defeated Rensselaer 10-0 in 2009.
  • Top 25: UWW wins WIAC clash; Central, Huntingdon fall
    October 01, 2016
    No. 2 UW-Whitewater came away with the road win at No. 8 UW-Platteville, while Dubuque ruined Central's unbeaten record, Huntingdon fell on the road and Hobart survived. More in Saturday's Top 25 roundup.
  • Hobart wins wild one over Merchant Marine 38-35
    October 01, 2016
    Hobart remained undefeated, winning a wild Liberty League contest over Merchant Marine 38-35. The game featured eight lead changed, including four in the fourth quarter. Senior wide receiver Jack Pfohl caught seven passes for a career-high 126 yards in the game. He caught two TD passes, including the 57-yard game winner with just 19 seconds left in the contest.
  • #25 Statesmen defuse Bombers 23-3
    September 17, 2016
    GENEVA, N.Y.—The 25th-ranked Hobart College football team turned in its most complete performance of the season under the lights at Boswell Field, posting a 23-3 non-conference win over Ithaca College on Homecoming and Family Weekend. The Statesmen piled up 324 yards of offense, while limiting the Bombers to 177.
  • Ithaca moving to Liberty League
    December 17, 2015
    The Bombers are changing conferences for all sports, but make no mistake -- this move is primarily about football. The Liberty League still needs to find another school or football program in order to keep its automatic bid. More on D3sports.com.
  • Top 25: T.More clinches; Wesley, St. Lawrence denied
    November 07, 2015
    Salisbury kept Wesley from wrapping up the New Jersey Athletic Conference title, while Hobart kept St. Lawrence out of the playoffs for at least one more week. More in the Top 25 wrapup.
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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.

The D3football.com Top 25 is voted on by a panel of 25 coaches, Sports Information Directors and media members from across the country, and is published weekly. Points are awarded on a 25-24-23-22-etc. basis.