• 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.
  • Resolve is one key piece -- hard work is another
    September 19, 2017
    Amid several rivalry games and conference openers this past weekend, the extra pain of summer workouts and long days is showing its gain.
  • 2017 Football Season Preview
    September 16, 2017
    With a plethora of starters returning from last year’s 6-2 squad, Middlebury has its sights set atop the NESCAC standings this fall.  The Panthers welcome back several players in key positions, but will have some holes to fill on the offensive line.
  • NESCAC adds ninth game
    April 28, 2017
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference has long had 10 football teams, but played just an eight-game schedule. That will change this fall.
  • The long, hard road to the upper tier
    October 25, 2016
    No team becomes good overnight, but there are several Northeast teams that are rising stars and are nipping at the heels of the legacy big dogs.
  • 5-0 WNE leaves drama to others
    October 03, 2016
    Especially after a weekend of close and crazy games in the Northeast, Western New England has been leaving little doubt all season.
  • Panthers quarterback pipeline runs deep
    October 04, 2015
    Jared Lebowitz was drawn away from Vermont to pursue his football dreams. He felt the pull to come back home and is now waiting his turn to put up big numbers for Middlebury. More in Around the Northeast.
  • Climbing stairs and climbing up the NESCAC
    September 28, 2015
    The Jumbos showed support for their teammate and his family's battle with Alzheimer's. Tufts players raised funds and awareness, then delivered a season-opening win on the road.
  • Ten D-III players make active NFL rosters
    September 09, 2015
    Ali Marpet was the star of Division III on draft day, but he's not the only rookie who made an active NFL roster. Here's a rundown of who you could see on Sundays this fall.
  • Middlebury's great round trip
    October 28, 2014
    The bus barreling up I-95, through the small towns along Route 103 and up Route 7 back to Middlebury, Vt., was spilling over with euphoria. Middlebury had done something that nobody had done since 2001. But the bus had been just as excited on the way down as well.
  • Roundup: Middlebury snaps Trinity's streak
    October 25, 2014
    Trinity (Conn.) had won 53 consecutive home games, dating to 2001, but Middlebury put an emphatic end to that streak on Saturday. Plus, Montclair took over first in the NJAC and Hiram picked up a fourth win for the first time since ...
  • Family has split loyalties
    October 07, 2014
    Kyle Rudolph plays offensive line for Amherst, while his younger brother Ryan is on the Middlebury O-line. That makes for some interesting game days for this family from California.
  • Pair of BC transfers hit the NESCAC
    September 23, 2014
    Austin Lommen went from Boston College to Williams and Win Homer transferred from there to Middlebury. Going from a power conference to the eight-game NESCAC should be an interesting transition.
  • 2014 NFL season opens with nine D-III alumni on rosters
    September 01, 2014
    Derek Carrier and Jordan Gay are the new names in the league, which is a good reminder that the D-III players who make it in the NFL are often the most persistent.
  • Paquette Joins Football Coaching Staff
    June 18, 2014
    Cornwall, Vermont native Ryan Paquette has joined the football coaching staff at Middlebury College. He will also serve as the department's strength and conditioning coach. Paquette comes to Middlebury from Maine Maritime Academy, where he served as the defensive coordinator and strength and conditioning coach for the past two seasons.
  • Hauschka Featured In ESPN.com Article
    June 13, 2014
    It speaks volumes about Pete Carroll that he listened. It says even more about Steven Hauschka that he spoke up. With Seattle trailing 17-13 early in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game, and facing a 4th-and-7 from the 49ers' 35-yard line, the Seahawks coach was about to send Hauschka out to try a 53-yard field goal.
  • Foote Honored by the National Football Foundation Vermont Chapter
    May 06, 2014
    Adding to his accolades off the football field, recent Middlebury graduate McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) was honored at the Vermont Chapter's National Football Foundation 2013 awards ceremony on the campus of Castleton State. Foote was a recipient of the chapter's Collegiate Scholar-Athlete Award.
  • Hauschka's Secret to Success: Relaxation
    April 18, 2014
    Maintaining a strict routine and meditating to cope with stress are two of Middlebury graduate Steven Hauschka's keys to becoming a successful placekicker in the National Football League.
  • Super Bowl Champion Steven Hauschka '07 to Visit Middlebury
    April 02, 2014
    Seattle Seahawks’ kicker and Super Bowl Champion Steven Hauschka will visit his alma mater on April 17-18. The ’07 Middlebury graduate will be doing events both on and off campus over the two-day period. Hauschka will speak and be interviewed by Sports Illustrated senior writer Alex Wolff during a presentation on Thursday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the McCullough Social Space on campus. The event is open to Middlebury College ID holders only, with free tickets available at the box office on April 3. A public event will take place on Friday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Middlebury Union High School with donations benefiting “Project Graduation”. A meet and greet will follow.
  • Hauschka Signs Three-Year Deal With Seahawks
    March 17, 2014
    Former Middlebury College kicker Steven Hauschka ’07 has agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks worth $9.15 million with $3.35 million guaranteed. Hauschka originally signed with Seattle in Sept. of 2011 after he was released by the Denver Broncos. He is now one of the top-10 highest-paid kickers in the NFL.
  • Foote Selected as a Recipient of Prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
    March 11, 2014
    Middlebury football student-athlete McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has been named one of just 29 fall male student-athletes from around the nation in all three divisions to be awarded a National Collegiate Athletic Association Postgraduate Scholarship.
  • Hauschka Wins Super Bowl with Seattle Seahawks
    February 02, 2014
    Former Middlebury College kicker Steven Hauschka ’07 contributed a game-high 11 points to help lead the Seattle Seahawks to a 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The kicker became Middlebury's first team sport world champion since 1910 graduate Ray Fisher was a part of the Cincinnati Reds World Series team in 1919.
  • Midd Goes to the Super Bowl
    January 29, 2014
    Super Bowl Media Day is an event that needs to be experienced to be believed. Hundreds of sports journalists, television personalities, and camera crews swarm, first to the tables topped with pastries, then to the players entering the arena. Out comes Richard Sherman, sardonically taking pictures of the media members flashing him with strobes; out comes quarterback Russell Wilson, all 5’10 and ¾’’ of him calm, cool, and collected; out comes head coach Pete Carroll, a jovial smile permanently fixed on his face. Behind them—and out of the glare from the jostling horde—is Seahawks’ kicker Steven Hauschka ’07.
  • Three Football Players Earns All-East Honors
    December 12, 2013
    Three members of the Middlebury College football team were honored when nationally-acclaimed D3football.com announced its four all-region teams. Senior quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) and senior offensive lineman Jack Allard (Natick, Mass.) were named to the first team, while senior tight end William Sadik-Khan (Chappaqua, N.Y.) was a third-team honoree. The threesome helped lead the team to a 7-1 mark in ’13, earning a share of the NESCAC Championship.
  • Foote Named Top Four Finalist For Gagliardi Trophy
    December 11, 2013
    Middlebury College football quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has been named one of four finalist for the 2013 Gagliardi Trophy given to the most outstanding football player in NCAA Division III by Jostens and the J-Club of Saint John's University of Minnesota. The Gagliardi Trophy, given annually since 1993, recognizes excellence in athletics, academics and community service. The award is named after John Gagliardi, Saint John's legendary Hall of Fame head football coach who retired in 2012 with 489 career victories, the most in college football history. The trophy will be presented on Wednesday, Dec. 18, in Salem, Va., at a banquet kicking-off a series of Division III Stagg Bowl championship events where the final four candidates will be on hand. Joining him as finalists are junior quarterback Kevin Burke from Mount Union (Ohio), senior linebacker Cole Klotz from Wisconsin-Whitewater and senior running back Octavias McKoy from Western Connecticut State.
  • Gagliardi final four heading to Salem
    December 10, 2013
    Mount Union quarterback Kevin Burke, Middlebury quarterback McCallum Foote, UW-Whitewater linebacker Cole Klotz and Western Connecticut running back Octavias McKoy will be heading to Salem for the Gagliardi Trophy ceremony.
  • Former Football Coach Mickey Heinecken To Be Honored
    December 10, 2013
    Former Panther football coach Mickey Heinecken will receive the George C. Carens Award for contributions to the game of football from the New England Football Writers. The All-New England team and several others will be honored at the annual banquet on Thursday, December 12, at the Montvale Plaza, in Stoneham, Mass. For more information, contact Dick Lipe at Bentley University at 781-891-2334. The award has been given annually since 1952.
  • Sadik-Khan Named National Academic All-American
    December 03, 2013
    Middlebury College tight end William Sadik-Khan (Chappaqua, N.Y.) has been named District I First-Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He is just the fourth player in school history to earn the award, joining Paul Righi (Men’s Basketball in ’82), John Humphrey (Men’s Basketball in ’88) and Andrew Harris (Men’s Basketball in ’08). Sadik-Khan and his teammates finished the season with a 7-1 mark, earning a share of the NESCAC Championship.
  • Four Football Players Earn Academic All-American Honors
    November 22, 2013
    Four members of the Middlebury College football team have been named District I First-Team Academic All-Americans by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Seniors McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.), William Sadik-Khan (Chappaqua, N.Y.) and Matthew Crimmins (Mendham, N.J.), along with junior Michael Dola (Arlington, Va.) were honored. The group helped lead the team to a 7-1 mark in ’13, earning a share of the NESCAC Championship.
  • Nine Football Players Earn NESCAC Honors - Foote Is Offensive Player Of The Year, Ritter Is Coach Of The Year
    November 19, 2013
    Nine members of the Middlebury College football team were honored when the league announced its all-conference teams. Senior McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) was named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight season, while head coach Bob Ritter earned Coach of the Year honors for the second time. Joining Foote on the first-team were senior offensive lineman Jack Allard (Natick, Mass.), senior tight end William Sadik-Khan (Chappaqua, N.Y.) and sophomore receiver Matthew Minno (Tallahassee, Fla.). Junior offensive lineman Blake Shapskinsky (Bayonne, N.J.) and junior receiver Brendan Rankowitz (Westport, Conn.) were named second-team All-NESCAC, as were junior defensive back Matthew Benedict (Eden, N.Y.) and sophomore linebacker Tim Patricia (Los Angeles, Calif.). Earning second-team special teams honors was Panther junior punter Michael Dola (Arlington, Va.). The group helped lead the team to a 7-1 mark in ’13, earning a share of the NESCAC Championship.
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