• Kelly out at Widener
    December 14, 2018
    The Widener athletic department announced Friday that head football coach Mike Kelly is no longer employed at the university. Kelly posted a record of 4-6 in 2018.
  • Tickets punched for Week 11 and beyond
    October 28, 2017
    Monmouth and St. Norbert claimed spots in the MWC title game, while Chapman clinched a return to the playoffs. Plus, Eureka stands one step away and Widener reached a milestone. More in the national roundup.
  • Pride returning at Widener ahead of schedule
    October 26, 2017
    After a couple of years outside of the playoffs or bowl game picture, Widener controls its own destiny here in the final three weeks of the season. And for a young team, sometimes that's all you can ask. More in Around the East.
  • Alvernia adding football
    October 05, 2016
    Alvernia University, a Division III school in Reading, Pa., has announced it is joining the ranks of Division III football-sponsoring programs starting in the fall of 2018. Barring other changes, that would bring the number of schools sponsoring Division III football that year to 251.
  • Centennial, MAC pull out of ECAC bowls
    November 05, 2015
    With the ECAC taking postseason bowl games away from local campuses and relocating them all to Connecticut, two Mid-Atlantic conferences are saying 'no, thanks' and holding their own postseason games instead.
  • Wrapup: Linfield advances, Hobart, John Carroll hold on
    November 29, 2014
    Hobart got an interception on its own 2-yard line with 15 seconds left and John Carroll survived a potential game-winning field goal attempt as each advanced to the quarterfinals. More in the second-round playoff roundup.
  • UMHB bracket: Late kicks give MAC split
    November 22, 2014
    Widener lived by the late field goal, but Delaware Valley died by it as Christopher Newport's Mason Studer drilled a 38-yarder as time expired for the win. More coverage from the UMHB bracket.
  • Widener, Hampden-Sydney, Macalester all clinch bids
    November 15, 2014
    The Pride goeth into the NCAA playoffs as the MAC champs, while Hampden-Sydney backs in after losing on Saturday and Macalester won the MWC in dramatic fashion. The roundup of games affecting the playoff picture.
  • Playing to perfection in the MAC
    November 13, 2014
    Delaware Valley and Widener have been building to this point all season. This weekend there are bragging rights, a rivalry trophy, the conference title and playoff seedings all on the line.
  • Friday night: Widener knocks off Rowan
    September 06, 2014
    The Pride got the season off on the right foot, while McDaniel rallied late and Trine and Manchester didn't even finish. More from Friday night's action.
  • Widener coach leaving for Syracuse
    February 14, 2014
    Bobby Acosta became the third D-III head coach in 13 months to get hired at Syracuse, and Widener will soon have its third head coach in as many seasons.
  • Widener picks TCNJ's Acosta to succeed Collins
    January 22, 2013
    Widener hires The College of New Jersey offensive coordinator Bobby Acosta to succeed Isaac Collins, who left for Division II Seton Hill.
  • Widener coach takes Division II job
    December 19, 2012
    Isaac Collins will face another stiff rebuilding challenge at Seton Hill, which has gone 4-40 over the past four seasons.
  • Oshkosh breaks up a pack of purple
    December 01, 2012
    UW-Oshkosh continues its first-ever playoff run, moving to the semis with a comeback win in OT at Linfield. Mount Union, UMHB and St. Thomas all advance as well.
  • Junior's spectacular senior season
    November 27, 2012
    Mount Union's Jasper (Junior) Collins has always had the talent, but at least some of his development is a credit to a man who will be on the opposing sideline: his uncle, Widener coach Isaac Collins.
  • Second round: Tommies, UWO rally, the rest roll
    November 24, 2012
    Mount Union, Wesley, Hobart and Widener all won going away, with the battles waiting later in Saturday's second-round games. Updated bracket, scoreboard inside.
  • Widener and Salisbury keep defensive coordinators up at night
    November 20, 2012
    In perhaps the only Saturday playoff game without a clear favorite, whichever defense, Widener or Salisbury, can figure out how to slow the potent offense on the other side is likely to move on.
  • Football takes a back seat
    November 01, 2012
    Division III football has only taken a few schedule changes due to Sandy, which brought heavy damages to coastal areas in New Jersey and New York. But in those places, the challenges are great.
  • Hobart has playoffs in sight
    November 01, 2012
    Hobart coach Mike Cragg doesn't like to look ahead, but he has to suspect it's on most of the players' minds. Plus, the breakdown of the MAC automatic bid shakeup.
  • Top 25 wrap: Kehres passes Bear Bryant
    October 20, 2012
    Larry Kehres passed Bear Bryant on college football's wins list, Oshkosh ended Whitewater's WIAC streak, Widener rallied, plus two QBs nearly set a D-III record and more in Saturday's Top 25 wrapup.
  • Muhlenberg wins with huge fourth; Widener, CSS survive
    September 17, 2011
    The Mules scored 27 points in the fourth quarter to beat McDaniel, while Lycoming and Greenville nearly did the same.
  • Manlove elected to Hall of Fame
    May 24, 2011
    Former Widener and Delaware Valley coach Bill Manlove, who took Widener to the 1977 Stagg Bowl, was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
  • NJAC to take up MAC's challenge
    November 11, 2010
    In 2012 and 2013, after the MAC-PAC challenge conclusion, the MAC will turn to the east.
  • D-III has company as Miseri adds football
    October 18, 2010
    Misericordia will bring the number of MAC schools sponsoring football to 10 and push Division III over the 240 mark in 2012 when its first team takes the field.
  • Delaware Valley picked first in MAC
    August 02, 2010
    Delaware Valley has been picked to finish first in its pursuit of a third consecutive Middle Atlantic Conference championship in the 2010 preseason coaches poll.
  • Taking pride in opening victory
    September 11, 2007
    The tricky thing about hype is that you're expected to live up to it. And N.C. Wesleyan and Widener met for the first time Saturday each with their own baggage of high aspirations.
  • More strange doings at Widener
    October 08, 2002
    When a team ekes out a 20-14 overtime win by taking its own blocked field goal in for a touchdown amidst confusion by players and officials and leaving fans just short of dumbfounded, it should qualify as a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. Unless we’re talking about Lycoming at Widener. Then it’s simply par for the course.
  • Widener tops Lyco on miracle finish
    October 05, 2002
    On a day in which Mike Warker completed just seven of 30 passes and neither team scored a point in the first half, it took an overtime reminiscent of Central's "Miracle in the Mud" 2000 playoff victory against Linfield to decide the game.
  • Game continues for lucky pair
    April 22, 2002
    Tony Beckham won’t get to play for the team he grew up following, the Chicago Bears, but lining up for his favorite PlayStation squad will make him just as happy.
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