2011 Football News

June 10, 2012
Blugold Football Beats Limerick 58-2 in Celtic Classic V in Ireland
LIMERICK, Ireland (Blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugolds kicked off their Global Football summer visit to Ireland with a convincing 58-2 win over the University of Limerick Vikings.

June 1, 2012
Blugold Football Headed to Ireland with Global Football
GRANBURY, Texas (Blugolds.com) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is the latest school from the United States to head overseas on an American football and cultural sightseeing adventure with Global Football and will visit Ireland from June 9 to 16.

May 3, 2012
Six Blugold Football Players Earn NFF Honor Society Recognition
DALLAS, Texas (Blugolds.com) – Six UW-Eau Claire football players have been named to the National Football Foundation’s (NFF) 2012 Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF recently announced.

April 4, 2012
Football Announces 2011 Team Award Winners
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire football team has announced the team award winners from the 2011 season.

March 25, 2012
Blugolds Participate in Special Olympics' Polar Plunge
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - A number of UW-Eau Claire student-athletes and coaches competed in the 2012 Eau Claire Polar Plunge, organized by Special Olympics Wisconsin, on February 26 at Half Moon Beach in Carson Park.

January 25, 2012
Blugold Football to Play at Home Six Times in 2012
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire football team will play six home games and four on the road in 2012 as next season’s complete schedule was announced today.

December 21, 2011
Six Former Blugolds Named to WIAC Football All-Time Team
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) announced today the Football All-Time Team that will be recognized in conjunction with the conference’s upcoming Centennial Celebration. All-Time Teams are being selected in those men’s and women’s sports that have been classified as “championship” sports at some point during the conference’s 100-year history. Additional teams will be released on a weekly basis throughout much of the 2011-12 academic year.

November 16, 2011
Football Honored with Nine All-Conference Selections
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Led by two first team selections, nine members of the UW-Eau Claire football team earned all-conference recognition, the WIAC announced today.

November 15, 2011
Coltan Ellis Receives D3football.com Weekly Honor
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire football player Coltan Ellis (So.-Rice Lake, Wis.) has been named to the week 11 D3football.com Team of the Week presented by Scoutware.

November 13, 2011
Abe Ward Earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire football player Abe Ward (Sr.-Faribault, Minn.) has been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Six first team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

November 12, 2011
Football Ends Season on Positive Note at River Falls
RIVER FALLS, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire football team finished the 2011 season on a high note, defeating UW-River Falls 27-21 at Ramer Field today.

November 9, 2011
Football Preview: UW-Eau Claire at UW-River Falls
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The Blugolds and Falcons will meet for the 92nd time in history, and the second time this season, Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Ramer Field for the final game of the season.

November 8, 2011
Austin Goetsch Named to D3football.com Team of the Week
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire football player Austin Goetsch (Jr.-Waunakee, Wis.) has been named to the week 10 D3football.com Team of the Week presented by Scoutware.

November 5, 2011
Football Drops Home Finale to Top-Ranked Warhawks
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Despite keeping the score close early against No. 1-ranked UW-Whitewater, the UW-Eau Claire football team was unable to keep up and fell 37-22 at Carson Park.

November 2, 2011
Football Preview: UW-Eau Claire vs. UW-Whitewater
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The Blugolds and No. 1-ranked Warhawks are meeting for the 63rd time in history Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Carson Park in Eau Claire.

October 29, 2011
Football Jumps out to Early Lead but Can't Hold on at Platteville
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire football team got out to a 14-0 lead but couldn’t hang on and ended up falling 31-21 to UW-Platteville at Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium today.

October 26, 2011
Football Preview: UW-Eau Claire at UW-Platteville
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The Blugolds and Pioneers are meeting for the 50th time in history Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium in Platteville.

October 22, 2011
Football Loses Heartbreaker to UW-Stevens Point at Home
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire football team never trailed until the final seconds in a 28-24 loss to UW-Stevens Point at Carson Park today.

October 19, 2011
Football Preview: UW-Eau Claire vs. UW-Stevens Point
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The Blugolds and Pointers are meeting for the 79th time in history Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Carson Park in Eau Claire.

October 18, 2011
David Goodman Named to D3football.com Team of the Week
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire football player David Goodman (Sr.-Neenah, Wis.) has been named to the week seven D3football.com Team of the Week presented by Scoutware.

October 18, 2011
Three Blugolds Earn Weekly WIAC Accolades
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Three UW-Eau Claire student-athletes have been named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athletes of the Week, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.

October 15, 2011
Football Gets Back on Track with 31-21 Win over UW-La Crosse
LA CROSSE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire football team got back on track with a 31-21 victory over UW-La Crosse at Veterans Memorial Field today.

October 12, 2011
Free Admission for Veterans for Oct. 22 Football Game vs. Stevens Point
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - On October 22, veterans and their immediate family will be admitted free to the UW-Eau Claire vs. UW-Stevens Point football game at Carson Park, which is set for a 1 p.m. kickoff. Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniform.

October 11, 2011
Football Preview: UW-Eau Claire at UW-La Crosse
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The Blugolds and Eagles are meeting for the 79th time in history Saturday. Kickoff is set for 11:30 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex for La Crosse's Homecoming.

October 8, 2011
Football Loses to UW-Oshkosh on Homecoming
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - Despite leading UW-Oshkosh 13-0 at one point early in the game, the UW-Eau Claire football team gave up 16 unanswered points in the second half to fall to the Titans 23-16 at Carson Park today.

October 5, 2011
Football Preview: UW-Eau Claire vs. UW-Oshkosh
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The Blugolds and Titans are meeting for the 63rd time in history Saturday. The game is the Eau Claire's Homecoming game. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Carson Park in Eau Claire.

October 4, 2011
Three Blugolds Earn WIAC Athlete of the Week Honors
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Three UW-Eau Claire Blugolds have been named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athletes of the Week, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.

October 1, 2011
Football Tops UW-Stout 24-10 in Menomonie
MENOMONIE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – With two second half touchdowns, the UW-Eau Claire football team was able to get by UW-Stout to win 24-10 at Don & Nona Williams Stadium in both teams’ conference opener today.

September 29, 2011
David Goodman Named William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist
DALLAS, Texas (Blugolds.com) - Selected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced 127 semifinalists for the 2011 William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation, and the candidates for the 2011 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments.

September 28, 2011
Football Preview: UW-Eau Claire at UW-Stout
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The Blugolds and Blue Devils are meeting for the 89th time in history Saturday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Don & Nona Williams Stadium. The Blue Devils will be celebrating their 100th year of football and it is also Homecoming. The winning team will claim the "War on I-94" trophy. The game is also the WIAC opener for both teams.

September 27, 2011
Mitch Olson Named to D3football.com Team of the Week
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – UW-Eau Claire football player Mitch Olson (So.-New Auburn, Wis./Chi-Hi) has been named to the week four D3football.com Team of the Week, the organization announced today.

September 24, 2011
Football Takes Down River Falls in Home Opener
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Playing in its home opener, the UW-Eau Claire football team defeated UW-River Falls 38-17 at Carson Park today.

September 22, 2011
Football Preview: UW-Eau Claire vs. UW-River Falls
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The Blugolds and Falcons are meeting for the 91st time in history Saturday. The game is the Blugolds' Hall of Fame Game and kickoff is set for 1 p.m. The game is a non-conference contest as part of the WIAC's cost-cutting measures.

September 19, 2011
Blugold Marching Band Set to Perform at Football Games
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The internationally-renowned UW-Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band will perform at halftime of all four Blugold home football games this year, Director of Athletics Scott Kilgallon has announced.

September 13, 2011
Three Blugolds Honored with WIAC Weekly Honors
MADISON, Wis. (Blugolds.com) – Three UW-Eau Claire student-athletes have been named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Athletes of the Week, WIAC Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Matt Stanek announced today.

September 10, 2011
Football Stuns Nationally Ranked Saint John's
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire football team came out scoring right away and never looked back in a 47-19 victory over 25th-ranked Saint John’s University (Minn.) at Clemens Stadium today.

September 7, 2011
Football Preview: UW-Eau Claire at #25 St. John's (MN)
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The Blugolds and Johnnies are meeting for the 13th time in history Saturday. The game is set to kick off at 1 p.m. at Clemens Stadium in Collegeville, Minn.

September 3, 2011
Football Loses Season Opener in Final Seconds
McKenzie, Tenn. (Blugolds.com) – Bethel University (Tenn.) handed the UW-Eau Claire football team a 26-21 loss after scoring a touchdown with 13 seconds left to play in the Blugolds’ season opener at Wildcat Stadium tonight.

September 1, 2011
Football Looking to Bounce Back in 2011
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - With a lot of experience returning in 2011, the UW-Eau Claire football team is looking to move up in the conference standings this season.

September 1, 2011
Football Preview: UW-Eau Claire at Bethel University (TN)
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com) - The Blugolds and Wildcats are meeting for the fourth time in history Saturday. The game will be played under the lights at Wildcat Stadium with kickoff set for 7 p.m.

August 15, 2011
WIAC Preview: UW-Whitewater Picked To Win Football Crown
MADISON, Wis. - Two-time defending NCAA Division III national champion, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is the preseason choice to win the 2011 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) football title, according to the league’s sports information directors.