2008-09 Northern Athletics Conference Football News

  • Aurora's Meyer named All-American
    December 29, 2008
    AURORA, Ill. -- Aurora University Spartan football senior defensive back Matt Meyer (Yorkville, IL/Yorkville H.S.) was named 2008 D3football.com and Associated Press (AP) Little America Second-Team All-America teams. AU finished the season with a 9-2 overall and 7-0 record in the Northern Athletics Conference.
  • Spartans named D3football.com All-Region
    December 10, 2008
    AURORA, Ill. -- D3football.com announced the 2008 Football All-Region teams, which include members of the Aurora University football program on the North All-Region team. AU finished the season with a 9-2 overall and 7-0 record in the Northern Athletics Conference.
  • Spartan named to D3football.com team of the week
    November 08, 2008
    AURORA, Ill. -- Aurora University Spartan football player, junior defensive back Tony Musaraca (Sugar Grove, IL/Kaneland HS), was named to the D3football.com Team of the Week after having been named the Northern Athletics Conference Football Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending November 2, 2008.
  • Regents look to make a difference
    October 22, 2008
    ROCKFORD, Ill. -- For years, people have said that it takes a village to raise a child. On Saturday, October 25, the Rockford College Athletic Department and the Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement (JACCE) will do a little extra to help influence Rockford youth. The groups have teamed to participate in national Make a Difference Day when the Rockford College football team hosts Aurora University at Sam Greeley Field on the campus of Rockford College.
  • Inaugural Lutheran Bowl to take place Saturday
    October 22, 2008
    MEQUON, Wis. -- Saturday, Oct. 25 is the date set for the first annual Lutheran Bowl featuring the football squads of Wisconsin Lutheran College and Concordia University Wisconsin. The winner of this 1:00pm showdown at Century Stadium on the Concordia Campus will be awarded the Luther Cup.
  • Funk named to D3Football.com Defensive Team of the Week
    September 24, 2008
    AURORA, Ill. -- Aurora University Spartan football player, junior defensive end Pat Funk (Morris, IL/Morris H.S.) was named to the D3football.com Defensive Team of the Week after having been the Northern Athletics Conference Football Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending September 21, 2008.
  • Rivalry aside, local college football fans can help food pantry this Saturday
    September 15, 2008
    LISLE, Ill. -- When North Central College and Benedictine University square off in football this Saturday evening (Sept. 20/7:00 p.m.), the regional rivalry will no doubt be intense on the field at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. However, prior to the game, fans and faithful from both schools will have the chance to put "partisanship" aside for the good of the community.
  • Concordia Wisconsin tabbed to win inaugural Northern Athletics Conference football title
    August 06, 2008
    MILWAUKEE -- Concordia University Wisconsin is selected to win the 2008 Northern Athletics Conference Football Championship, according to the conference's preseason coaches' poll.
  • Northern Athletics Conference Football Media Day to take place on August 6
    August 03, 2008
    WAUKESHA, Wis. -- The first-ever Northern Athletics Conference Football Media Day will take place on August 6 to kick-off the first season of football competition in the conference.
  • AU adds to football staff
    July 15, 2008
    AURORA, Ill. -- The 2008 football season will have a new look for the Aurora University Spartans as Rich Duncan announced the hiring of two new members to the Spartan coaching staff. Matt Kalb and Brandon Sturman will join the AU staff for the upcoming 2008 season.
  • Spartan selected Preseason All-American
    July 01, 2008
    AURORA, Ill. -- Aurora University Spartan football senior defensive lineman Marcus Goedken was selected to the 2008 Consensus Draft Services (CDS) Preseason All-America Team.
  • WLC Football names Murphy as defensive coordinator
    May 06, 2008
    MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Ben Murphy, former Wisconsin Lutheran College football standout, returns to the sidelines to serve as the team’s defensive coordinator, head coach Dr. Dennis Miller announced Thursday.
  • CUW names new football coach
    April 10, 2008
    MEQUON, Wis. -- Greg Etter, Carthage College defensive coordinator for the past six seasons, has been named the new head football coach at Concordia Wisconsin replacing long-time Falcon mentor Jeff Gabrielsen who announced his retirement ten days ago.
  • CUW's Gabrielsen announces retirement
    March 13, 2008
    MEQUON, Wis. -- Long-time Concordia head football coach Jeff Gabrielsen has announced his retirement from the college coaching ranks to accept a position as Athletic Director at New Berlin Eisenhower High School. Gabrielsen's name has been synonymous with Falcon football success since 1983. Prior to that time he played six seasons of professional football after graduating from Ripon College.
  • Northern Athletics Conference releases 2008 football schedule
    October 17, 2007
    VERONA, Wis. -- The inaugural football schedule for the Northern Athletics Conference has just been released by the conference office. The 2008 season marks the first season of competition for NAC members in the sport of football.