2010-11 Northern Athletics Conference Football News

  • Peterson named head football coach at Maranatha
    April 15, 2011
    WATERTOWN, Wis. -- Andy Peterson, the associate head coach of the Maranatha Baptist Bible College football program, has been named the head football coach.
  • Lakeland senior selected to NFL Combine
    March 30, 2011
    SHEBOYGAN, Wis. -- Senior cornerback Isiah Calhoun has been selected to participate in the NFL National ELITE Combine in Indianapolis, Ind., at the Lucas Oil Stadium on April 15-16, 2011. The Pontiac, Mich., native was one of 14 players to advance out of the Regional Combine at the Players Indoor Sports Center in Naperville, Ill., on March 12.
  • Division III conferences in Midwest announce historic partnership
    February 01, 2011
    MILWAUKEE -- A partnership of four NCAA Division III athletic conferences including the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW), Midwest Conference (MWC), Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) and Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) announce a historic agreement with the Midwest Football Officials' Alliance – Division III (MFOA-DIII) and former National Football League (NFL) official Bill Carollo to oversee all Football officiating operations beginning with the 2011 seasons. As the principle operator of MFOA-DIII, Carollo will serve as the Coordinator of Officials on behalf of all four conferences and will be joined by Tom Fiedler and Jim Lapetina as Assistant Coordinators for the MFOA-DIII.
  • Rockford hires new coaches and trainer
    January 20, 2011
    ROCKFORD, Ill. -- The Rockford College Regents opened the 2011 Spring semester with several changes in the Athletic Department. After three exhaustive, nationwide searches, the Regents hired new coaches to the lead the football and women's soccer programs, as well as a new head athletic trainer. New to the Regents athletics family are head football coach Vic Wallace, head women's soccer coach Scott Westbrook, and athletic trainer Keith Garnett, ATC.
  • CUC seniors head to Minnesota for All-American Bowl
    December 16, 2010
    RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Five Concordia University Chicago football players will have a final opportunity to don the helmets and shoulder pads on Dec. 18 when they travel to Minneapolis to play in the All-American Bowl.
  • AU's Langhurst named AFCA All-American
    December 13, 2010
    AURORA, Ill. -- The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced the 2010 Division III Football All-American team, which includes one member of the Spartans football program, senior defensive back Mike Langhurst (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville H.S.). AU finished the season with a 7-3 overall and 5-2 record in the Northern Athletics Conference.
  • Copeland wins second All-Region honor
    December 10, 2010
    RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Khyree Copeland (Jacksonville, Fla. – Potter's House Academy) of Concordia University Chicago was named a second-team running back to the D3football.com All-North Region team for 2010. The honor was the second given to Copeland by the organization who named him a third-team back in 2009.
  • Winsey's field goal propels North to victory
    December 07, 2010
    SALEM, Va. -- The 2010 Division III Football Senior Classic lived up to its billing as the game came down to a Dan Winsey (Concordia Wisconsin) field goal with 6 seconds remaining and the North trailing, 18-17.
  • Copeland, Gaines headline All-NAC football awards
    November 23, 2010
    WAUKESHA, Wis. -- The Northern Athletics Conference has announced the awards for the 2010 football season and headlining the awards were Concordia Chicago's Khyree Copeland, named Offensive Player of the Year, and Wisconsin Lutheran's Kaylan Gaines, named Defensive Player of the Year. The awards are voted on by the conference's head coaches.
  • Benedictine to take on St. Thomas in NCAA first round
    November 15, 2010
    LISLE, Ill. -- The Benedictine University football team is the No. 8 seed in the west region of the NCAA Division III Football Playoffs and will travel to St. Paul, Minn. to take on the No. 1 seed, the University of St. Thomas on Saturday, November 20 at 12 p.m.
  • Copeland becomes CUC's first 3,000-yard man
    October 12, 2010
    RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- While the last five years of Concordia University Chicago football under head coach Lonnie Pries have provided many memorable moments, the Oct. 9 Homecoming game gave a capacity crowd of 1,500 a particularly unique milestone to witness. Senior running back Khyree Copeland (Jacksonville, FL/Potter's House Academy) became the first player in team history to rush for 3,000 yards in his career in the Cougars' 38-21 win over Wisconsin Lutheran College.
  • Cougars preseason pick for NAC football title
    August 11, 2010
    WAUKESHA, Wis. -- Concordia Chicago was selected as the top team in the Northern Athletics Conference preseason football poll, followed by Lakeland and Concordia Wisconsin, the conference announced Wednesday. The poll was voted on by the eight conference head football coaches.