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  • Susquehanna Comes Back but Falls in Overtime
    September 15, 2018
    Quarterback Michael Ruisch was 11-for-22 for 217 yards and three touchdowns in the second half while receiver Mitch Carsley had four catches for 106 yards and a TD as the Susquehanna University Football team erased an early 24-0 deficit to tie the game at 34-34 before falling to Muhlenberg College by a 37-34 margin in overtime Saturday afternoon in a Centennial Conference game on Amos Alonzo Stagg Field in Selinsgrove.
  • Susquehanna Wins Thriller over Johns Hopkins
    September 08, 2018
    The Susquehanna University Football team was in a back-and-forth battle all day with nationally ranked Johns Hopkins and in the end the River Hawks posted a 37-35 victory to remain undefeated in the Centennial Conference opener and home opener for Susquehanna Saturday on Amos Alonzo Stagg Field in Selinsgrove.
  • Susquehanna Seniors Shine in Final Home Game
    November 04, 2017
    Senior Cameron Ott rushed for 138 yards and three touchdowns while fellow senior Nick Crusco was 19-for-26 for 206 yards and accounted for two more scores as the Susquehanna University Football team rebounded for a 33-10 victory over McDaniel College in a Centennial Conference game Saturday on Amos Alonzo Stagg Field in Selinsgrove.
  • River Hawks receiver ready to run again
    November 01, 2017
    Tommy Bluj's final season was derailed by an injury, but he's determined to come back and play again. More on Susquehanna's senior leader in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
  • Susquehanna Runs Over Ursinus in Key Centennial Victory
    October 21, 2017
    Cameron Ott rushed for 175 yards on 27 carries to lead the Susquehanna University Football team to a 21-14 victory over Ursinus College in a Centennial Conference matchup Saturday afternoon on Amos Alonzo Stagg Field in Selinsgrove.
  • Susquehanna Returns Home to Face Diplomats
    September 22, 2017
    The Susquehanna University Football team returns home after consecutive road games to face Franklin & Marshall. The River Hawks enter the game with a 2-1 overall record and a 1-1 Centennial Conference mark. The Diplomats are tied for the conference lead with a 3-0 overall record and 2-0 record in Centennial games.
  • Two Late Interceptions Seal Susquehanna Victory
    September 16, 2017
    Jason Brougham and Connor Thompson each intercepted passes in the fourth quarter for the Susquehanna University Football team as the River Hawks came from behind to post a 14-11 victory over Muhlenberg Saturday afternoon on Frank Marino Field at Scotty Wood Stadium in Allentown.
  • Susquehanna Drops Back-and-Forth Battle with Johns Hopkins
    September 09, 2017
    Senior Nick Crusco connected with fellow senior Diamente Holloway for a 44-yard touchdown with just 1:24 left in the game to give the Susquehanna University Football team a 34-31 lead but No. 16 Johns Hopkins answered with a scoring drive in the closing minute to survive for a 38-34 victory in the Centennial Conference opener Saturday afternoon on Homewood Field in Baltimore.
  • Susquehanna Ready for Challenge at #16 Johns Hopkins
    September 08, 2017
    Susquehanna hits the road for the first time in 2017 with a challenging matchup against John Hopkins in the first Centennial Conference game for each team. The Blue Jays enter the game ranked #16 in the latest D3football.com poll. The River Hawks opened the 2017 season with a defensive battle and a 7-6 win over Lycoming College in Selinsgrove last Saturday while the Blue Jays opened the season on Friday night and needed to come from behind to post a 32-29 overtime win over Washing ton & Lee.
  • Susquehanna Defense Shines in 7-6 Win in Opener
    September 02, 2017
    A balanced defensive attack that held Lycoming College scoreless for the final three quarters of the game and surrendered just two field goals led to a 7-6 win for the Susquehanna University Football team in the season opener and a battle for the Stagg Hat Trophy Saturday afternoon on Amos Alonzo Stagg Field in Selinsgrove.
  • A tree grows in Allentown
    September 14, 2016
    Mike Donnelly's coaching tree continues to develop new branches. There are now six D-III head coaches who learned under the tutelage of the Muhlenberg legend. More in Around the Mid-Atlantic.
  • 10 games to watch in 2016
    August 29, 2016
    There's a new Around the Mid-Atlantic columnist, but he's no stranger to D3football.com readers. Here are the 10 games in the region that caught Andrew Lovell's eye when he studied the USA South, ODAC, and Centennial schedules.
  • Susquehanna vacates 2015 season
    August 13, 2016
    A prominent alumnus, member of the board of trustees, and the person for whom Susquehanna named its stadium paid the tuition bill of a starter on the Crusaders football team. That has led to a whole host of consequences spanning the 2015 season, 2016 and beyond.
  • Starting off strong at Susquehanna
    September 29, 2015
    The first coaching transition at Susquehanna in 26 years has been a smooth one so far. The Crusaders are off to their best start since 2011 behind rookie head coach Tom Perkovich.
  • Briggs steps aside after quarter-century at Susquehanna
    December 10, 2014
    After a 25-year career that included 127 wins and a trip to the 1991 national semifinals, Steve Briggs will move into a new role at Susquehanna.
  • Centennial cultivates coaching longevity
    October 23, 2013
    Gettysburg's Barry Streeter has the longest tenure of any Division III coach, but several others in the Centennial Conference have many years under their belts, too.
  • Best road trips: Week 8
    August 12, 2013
    With no Friday night games, we take an opportunity to see a couple of former rivals to play, just not each other.
  • This isn't track season
    November 01, 2011
    A snowy surface isn't exactly the ideal track for hurdling, either, but that's what this running back did to avoid two defenders on the way to the end zone. It's our Play of the Week, sponsored by the City of Salem.
  • A great start for great finishes
    September 03, 2011
    Week 1 has already had some great endings with a 49-yard field goal from a freshman as time expired and a stuffed two-point conversion to end an upset bid.
  • Longtime Susquehanna assistant dies
    January 11, 2011
    Bob Pittello had been involved with the Susquehanna program for 48 of the past 63 seasons.
  • Conference shuffle set to begin
    October 25, 2005
    As talked about last week, major conference realignment in the Centennial and Middle Atlantic is all but set to take place. Official announcements were expected in the next few days.
  • Susquehanna to kick off new stadium
    September 02, 2000
    Now in its 102nd season, Susquehanna football ushers in a new era on Saturday, Sept. 23, when the Crusaders host Dickinson in the first game at Nicholas A. Lopardo Stadium.
  • Bidding farewell to Stagg Field
    November 05, 1999
    Tomorrow Susquehanna closes Amos Alonzo Stagg Field in style. After 101 years, the school will bid farewell to the grounds which Stagg once roamed as well as break ground for the new Nicholas A. Lopardo Stadium. The playing surface itself will be rotated, occupying part of the same area, and will retain the name Stagg Field.
  • Susquehanna still disputes Stagg's official record
    October 20, 1999
    Amos Alonzo Stagg's official NCAA record doesn't include the 21-19-3 mark he posted as co-coach of Susquehanna.
  • Alfred cancels season opener over hazing incident
    September 01, 1998
    Alfred University President Edward G. Coll announced "harsh measures" against students believed to have been involved in alleged hazing of freshman football players at a party Saturday evening in an off-campus residence. As part of the disciplinary actions, Coll announced that Alfred has canceled, and will attempt to forfeit, its scheduled home game against Susquehanna -- an unprecedented action in Alfred's history.
  • Starting off strong at Susquehanna
    Susquehanna has a new head football coach for the first time in 26 years. The Crusaders have responded to rookie head coach Tom Perkovich and are off to their best start since 2011.
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