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Michael Zweifel Wins 2011 Gagliardi Trophy

Dec 14, 2011
University of Dubuque senior wide receiver/defensive back Michael Zweifel was named the 2011 recipient of the Gagliardi Trophy, awarded to the top all-around student-athlete in Division III in a ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Salem Civic Center.

Hanus Leads Three Spartans on Beyond Sports Network Pre-season Team

Jun 27, 2012
The University of Dubuque football team will showcase three individuals who were named to the 2012 Beyond Sports Network (BSN) DIII Football Pre-Season Team.

Hanus Nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

Jul 7, 2012
University of Dubuque senior quarterback Wyatt Hanus has been named one of 117 nominees for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team as announced by Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA).

Spartans Ranked #23 in BSN Pre-season Top-25

Aug 15, 2012
The Spartans opened the 2012 BSN poll at #23, after returning from an Iowa Conference championship season in 2011.

Spartans Picked as IIAC Favorite

Aug 17, 2012
Spartans Football Picked as IIAC Favorite in Coaches Poll

Pre-season Scrimmage Information

Aug 19, 2012
Pre-season Scrimmage Information

Opening Night Victory for Returning IIAC Champions

Sep 1, 2012
The University of Dubuque football team scored in every quarter of their 2012 opener in front of a nearly sellout crowd. The Spartans improved to 1-0 after a 39-21 victory over Augustana College Vikings on Saturday night under the lights.

Battle of the Bridge Favors #23-ranked Pioneers

Sep 8, 2012
A renewed "Battle of the Bridge" for the University of Dubuque football team and the University of Wisconsin Platteville between the two border schools which began in 2005 returned in 2012 featuring sponsorship by Dairy Queen of Dubuque and Platteville. The Spartans fought a valiant effort on Saturday against #23-ranked Platteville, but fell short in the final outcome 52-35.

Parents/Alumni Football Potluck

Sep 10, 2012
Parents/Alumni Football Potluck info.

Pointers Take Advantage of Spartan Turnovers

Sep 15, 2012
The University of Dubuque football team turned the ball over twice in the opening half of play and that was all was needed for the UW-Stevens Point Pointers to gain momentum and end first half with a 28-7 lead. UD scored a touchdown in the third quarter on a 33 yard catch by Austin Morgan from Wyatt Hanus, but the Pointers would finish the night 55-14 over the Spartans.

Hanus Named Semi-Finalist in 2012 NFF National Scholar-Athlete

Sep 27, 2012
Hanus Named Semi-Finalist in 2012 NFF National Scholar-Athlete.

Spartans Have No Dutch Luck

Sep 29, 2012
The University of Dubuque football team opened their 2012 Iowa Conference season on the road Saturday and would end the afternoon with 537 yards of offense, ran 100 total offensive plays, held possession time advantage by nearly 15 minutes, but lost to the Central Dutch 24-31.

Morgan Named to D3football.com Team of the Week

Oct 1, 2012
University of Dubuque wide receiver Austin Morgan has been named to the Week 5 D3football.com Team of the Week presented by Scoutware. Morgan caught an Iowa Conference (IIAC) and UD record 21 passes in the Spartans 31-24 loss at Central.

Spartans Hold Norse Scoreless

Oct 6, 2012
The University of Dubuque football team scored in the first three quarters on Saturday en route to a 29-0 dominating road victory.

University of Dubuque and Coe College to Tackle Alzheimers

Oct 11, 2012
The University of Dubuque and Coe College football teams have joined together to tackle Alzheimers when they play on October 13, 2012.

Spartans Lose Double Overtime Thriller

Oct 13, 2012
The University of Dubuque Spartans football team playing in front of a large homecoming crowd on Saturday would give the fans plenty of excitement to watch.

Spartans Miss Game Tying Opportunity

Oct 20, 2012
The University of Dubuque football team marched down the field as time ran out to give them one chance at tying the game on Saturday only to have a 37 yard field goal sail wide to the right and suffer their third IIAC loss in the final minutes of the game by a 31-34 final.

Spartans Hold on to Victory in Offensive Shoot Out

Oct 27, 2012
The University of Dubuque football team held on as the visiting Simpson Storm rallied back after trailing 38-6 to put in scare into the Spartans when the offensive shoot out finally ended 45-40 in favor of the host Spartans.

Hanus Named IIAC Performer of the Week

Oct 29, 2012
University of Dubuque senior Wyatt Hanus was named IIAC Football Offensive Performer of the Week.

Spartans Retain Key in Key City Clash

Nov 3, 2012
The University of Dubuque football team retained the Key to the City after capturing the Key City Clash on Saturday by a 45-0 score over Loras College.

Four Spartans Named Academic All-District

Nov 8, 2012
For the second consecutive year the University of Dubuque Football team had four student-athletes named to the Capital One Academic All-Region 8 Football Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Seniors Wyatt Hanus, Miles Hookstead, and Stephen Vassalotti along with junior Tyson Carter were each named to the First Team for UD.

Spartans Take Exciting Victory in Overtime

Nov 10, 2012
The University of Dubuque football battled their way back and tied for 2nd in the Iowa Conference on Saturday, but it wasn't easy for the Spartans. UD won the game 34-28 over Buena Vista.

Hanus Named Iowa Conference Offensive MVP

Nov 12, 2012
The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced today its major football awards and All-Conference team for the 2012 season. University of Dubuque senior quarterback Wyatt Hanus has been named the 2012 IIAC Football Offensive Most Valuable Player.

Hanus Named 2012 Gagliardi Trophy Finalist

Nov 20, 2012
The University of Dubuque is proud to announce senior quarterback Wyatt Hanus was named a finalist for the 2012 Gagliardi Trophy given to the most outstanding football player in NCAA Division III.

Vote for Wyatt Hanus for Gagliardi Trophy

Nov 24, 2012
The online Gagliardi Trophy voting site has been activated. Spartan fans vote for quarterback Wyatt Hanus.

Hanus to Play in D3Senior Classic

Nov 30, 2012
The D3 Senior Classic Committee is proud to announce the coaching staffs and player rosters for the for the 4th annual, 2012 D3 Senior Classic, to be played on Friday, December 7, 2012 in Salem Stadium, Salem Virginia. The Spartans Wyatt Hanus will play quarterback for the North team.

Zweifel Named Finalist for IIAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Dec 4, 2012
The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced today the five male and five female finalists for the 2011-2012 Duane Schroeder IIAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards.

Hanus & Hookstead Named Academic All-America

Dec 4, 2012
University of Dubuque seniors Wyatt Hanus and Miles Hookstead have been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division III Football Team

Zweifel Wins 2011-12 IIAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Jan 3, 2013
The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced today that former University of Dubuque football player Michael Zweifel (Whitewater, Wis. / Whitewater) has been named the Duane Schroeder IIAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Year for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Durnin Joins UD Football Staff

Jan 11, 2013
The University of Dubuque announced the appointment of Mike Durnin as Assistant Head Coach for the Spartans football team. Durnin joins the Spartans after being the head football coach at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, the past five seasons. He will enter his 26th year in the coaching ranks, and will be coaching the linebackers at UD.

2012 Football Awards Program

Jan 18, 2013
The University of Dubuque Football coaching staff will be hosting the 2012 Football Awards Program on Sunday, February 10th (Note that this is a rescheduled date). The program will be take place in McCormick Gymnasium from 3:00-5:00 pm.

2012 Football Awards Announced at Banquet

Feb 11, 2013
The University of Dubuque football coaches announced several team awards at the 2012 end of season banquet held on February 10, 2013.

Hanus Set to Participate in Vikings Rookie Minicamp

May 1, 2013
University of Dubuque senior quarterback Wyatt Hanus has been invited to participate in the Minnesota Vikings Rookie Minicamp. Hanus, the 2012 Iowa Conference Offensive MVP and Gagliardi Trophy finalist, will attend the Rookie Minicamp May 3rd through May 5th in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Six Spartans Named NFF Hampshire Society Members

May 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque was honored to have six student-athletes earn 2013 NFF Hampshire Honor Society accolades. The Spartans earning honors include: Ian Cooper, Wyatt Hanus, Miles Hookstead, Trevor Runkle, Malcolm Stewart, and Stephan Vassalotti. The Iowa Conference was represented by 26 student-athletes from University of Dubuque, Central College, Luther College, Simpson College and Wartburg College.

Carter Nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

Jul 16, 2013
University of Dubuque senior long snapper Tyson Carter has been named one of 151 nominees for the 2013 Good Works Team as announced by Allstate Insurance Company and American Football Coaches Association. College Football’s top community service award, the award recognizes a select group of student-athletes who have made a commitment to enriching the lives of others while contributing to the greater good of their communities.

UD Football Selected 4th in IIAC by 2013 Coaches Poll

Aug 26, 2013
The University of Dubuque football team was chosen to finish fourth in the Iowa Conference by the 2013 coaches poll recently released.

Spartans Football Opens with 35-24 Road Victory!

Sep 7, 2013
The University of Dubuque football team engineered a hard fought victory on the road Saturday night by a 35-24 score over the UW-La Crosse Eagles. The Spartans scored on their first two possessions and never looked back in the squad's opening victory of the 2013 season.

Rutenbeck Honored by IIAC

Sep 9, 2013
University of Dubuque junior wide receiver Tyler Rutenbeck was named IIAC Football (Offensive) Performer of the Week. Rutenbeck caught five passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns in the Spartans 35-24 win over UW-La Crosse.

Spartans Lose Home Opener 38-24

Sep 14, 2013
The University of Dubuque football team held a 7-0 lead after the first quarter of action Saturday night, but lost to #9-ranked UW-Platteville by a 24-38 score.

Spartans Lose Home Opener 38-24

Sep 14, 2013
The University of Dubuque football team held a 7-0 lead after the first quarter of action Saturday night, but lost to #9-ranked UW-Platteville by a 24-38 score.

Spartans Rally on Road

Sep 21, 2013
The University of Dubuque football team dug themselves a giant hole to begin on Saturday night against the Stevens Point Pointers after turning the ball over in three out four of their first possessions in the game. The Spartans in a blink of an eye were down 0-21 to the host Pointers in the opening quarter of play. UD responded by holding the Pointers to just one touchdown in the final three quarters and outscored them 28-10. As time ran out, the Pointers captured the victory by a slim margin of 31-28 at home.

Carter Named a NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award Semifinalist

Oct 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque football team's Tyson Carter has been selected as one of the best and brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today the 170 candidates for the 2013 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments.

Spartan Open IIAC With Victory Over Dutch

Oct 5, 2013
The University of Dubuque football team opened league play on Saturday with a 23-21 victory over the Central College Dutch on Chalmers Field. The Spartans led early 3-0 and at halftime 10-7 and stretched the lead in the final half to 23-14 before the Dutch scored in the final minute of play to slice the Spartan lead to 23-21 as time expired.

Prull Earns IIAC Performer of the Week

Oct 7, 2013
University of Dubuque kicker Curtis Prull was named IIAC Football (Special Teams) Performer of the Week. Prull set a new school record with three field goals in the Spartans 23-21 victory over Central College. The sophomore made field goals of 20, 24, and 37 yards. He was also 2-2 on extra point attempts.

Snitker Named IIAC Performer of the Week

Oct 7, 2013
University of Dubuque linebacker Blaine Snitker (Waukon, Iowa/Waukon) was named IIAC Football (Defensive) Performer of the Week. The sophomore outside linebacker finished with 7 tackles (five solo), a sack, and an interception in which he returned 31 yards for a touchdown in the Spartans 23-21 victory over Central College.

Spartans Score Early in Homecoming Victory

Oct 12, 2013
The University of Dubuque football team scored twice in just 5:06 of Saturday's game to remain perfect in Iowa Conference play with a 2-0 record. The Spartans shocked the Luther Norse with a nine play 49 yard scoring drive in 4:21 on a 10 yard pass from Bryan Bradshaw to Chris Bagley. The ensuing kick-off bounced off the Norse return specialist and the Spartans recovered on the Norse 10 yard line. Two plays later Kyle Acker rushed from six yards and a Spartan touchdown. The Spartans never trailed in the 56-20 victory over Luther College on homecoming.

Spartans Victorious Over #21-Ranked Coe

Oct 19, 2013
The battle of the unbeatens in Iowa Conference play on Saturday was reduced by one on Saturday. The University of Dubuque Spartans (4-2 overall, 3-0 in IIAC) scored early and often as they captured the contest over the #21-ranked Coe College Kohawks on their homecoming by a 38-14 score. It was the Kohawks first loss of the season and dropped them to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in IIAC action.

Spartans Receive Votes in D3football Top 25 and Coaches Poll

Oct 21, 2013
The University of Dubuque Football team is beginning to receive national recognition in the polls after their 38-14 win over previously unbeaten Coe College. UD received 14 votes in the D3football Top 25 for Week 7 and 13 votes in the AFCA Division III Coaches Poll. The Spartans are off to a 4-2 start and sit atop the Iowa Conference at 3-0.

Bradshaw Named Iowa Conference Male Athlete of the Week

Oct 21, 2013
University of Dubuque senior Bryan Bradshaw was named Iowa Conference Male Athlete of the Week and IIAC Football (Offensive) Performer of the Week. Bradshaw completed 17 of 26 passes for 311 yards and five touchdowns in the Spartans 38-14 victory over previously unbeaten Coe College.

Spartans Suffer First IIAC Loss 15-22

Oct 26, 2013
The University of Dubuque Spartans were looking to remain unbeaten in Iowa Conference play on Saturday, but the visiting Wartburg College Knights scored on a 17 yard pass play with :35 seconds left of the game to take the lead and the victory by a 22-15 score.

Spartans Lose High Scoring, Record Breaking Day

Nov 2, 2013
The University of Dubuque football began the afternoon looking to hold on to a tie for the conference lead, but for the second week in a row, UD lost the lead in the final seconds. UD led 46-43 with 1:31 left in the contest with the ball on the Simpson 35 yard line. The Storm scored on a touchdown to the corner of the endzone capping off a six play 65 yard drive in just :58 seconds. UD moved the ball ball inside the Storm 48 yard line with just :02 left on the clock. As time ran out the Spartans last pass attempt to the endzone was knocked away by a Storm defender.

Bradshaw Named to D3football.com Team of the Week

Nov 5, 2013
University of Dubuque senior Bryan Bradshaw has been named to the Week 9 (Nov. 1-2) D3football.com Team of the Week. Bradshaw set UD and Iowa Conference records with 500 yards passing and 513 yards of total offense vs. Simpson.

Spartans Place Four on First Team Academic All-District Team

Nov 7, 2013
The University of Dubuque Football team placed four student-athletes on the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team as selected by CoSIDA for their performance in the classroom, in the community, and on the football field. Spartans selected were Tyson Carter, Doug Lillibridge, Zach Marotta, and Blaine Snitker. The 2013 voting marks the third straight year that the Spartans have placed four individuals on the First Team and 14 total all-district honorees in Head Coach Stan Zweifel’s five seasons at UD.

Spartans Blank Duhawks for Second Consecutive Year

Nov 9, 2013
The University of Dubuque Spartan football team kept the key in the 2013 Key City Clash and extended the streak to three consecutive victories. The Spartans have outscored the Duhawks 101-0 the past two seasons (45-0 in 2012 and 56-0 in 2013). The host Spartans converted in all six redzone opportunities in the 56-0 romp on Chalmers Field.

Spartans Bitten by Beavers in Final Minute

Nov 16, 2013
The University of Dubuque football team would like to get three minutes back this season. On the road at the Buena Vista University Beavers on Saturday, the Spartans were feeling confident leading by nine points with 5:22 left of the game 28-19. BV used a nine play 60 yard drive in 2:29 to pull within two points 26-28 on a two yard touchdown run. The Beavers attempted an onside kick and successfully recovered with 2:47 remaining. BV used five plays and moved the ball to the Spartan 15 yard line for the 25 yard field goal and it was good for the lead 29-28. UD would get the ball with just 58 seconds left and moved the ball down to the BV 25 yardline. The Spartans aired it out to the endzone and the pass was incomplete as time ran out, 29-28 favoring BV. For the second week in a row, the host Beavers captured the win in the final minute. The two teams would finish the Iowa Conference 4-3.

Five Spartans Named First Team All-IIAC Football

Nov 20, 2013
The University of Dubuque placed five student-athletes on the First Team All-Iowa Conference with four coming from the offensive side of the ball. The Spartans defense had one First Team performer and three Second Team honorees. Earning First Team All-IIAC were Kyle Acker, Bryan Bradshaw, Dominique Ravenell, Tyler Rutenbeck, and Blaine Snitker. All five First Team selections are first time honorees.

UD’s Schmidt Named AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year

Nov 27, 2013
The American Football Coaches Association is proud to announce its 2013 Assistant Coach of the Year winners. NCAA Division III Assistant Coach of the Year is, University of Dubuque’s Michael Schmidt.

Carter & Lillibridge Named Academic All-America

Dec 3, 2013
University of Dubuque seniors Tyson Carter and Doug Lillibridge have been named to the 2013 Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Division III Football Team. Carter earned First Team recognition while Lillibridge was a Second Team honoree.

2013 Key City Clash Gives Back to Local Charity

Dec 4, 2013
The University of Dubuque and Loras College continued their intense rivalry on the football field in 2013 in the Key City Clash football game. The proceeds from this year’s contest were presented to Opening Doors Maria House – Teresa Shelter. The 2013 donation marks the sixth consecutive year the two schools have given back to the Dubuque community. The schools donated a check of $2,500 to Opening Doors on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.

Rutenbeck Named First Team D3football All-Region

Dec 9, 2013
University of Dubuque wide receiver Tyler Rutenbeck was named First Team D3football All-Region. Rutenbeck leads Division-III with 22 touchdown receptions. He is the fourth UD receiver to earn All-Region honors since 2009. The D3football All-American team will be announced on Friday, December 20th during pregame coverage of the Stagg Bowl.

All-American Honors Continue for Rutenbeck

Dec 19, 2013
University of Dubuque wide receiver Tyler Rutenbeck added a third All-American accolade with his selection to the First Team AP Little All-American Team on Thursday afternoon. Rutenbeck has also been named AFCA Division III All-American and First Team BSN All-American. He finished the season with 68 catches for 1,269 yards and a Division-III best 22 touchdown receptions for the Spartans.

Hanus Named Finalist for Duane Schroeder Iowa Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Dec 19, 2013
University of Dubuque graduate Wyatt Hanus was named a finalist for the Duane Schroeder Iowa Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. A standout on the Football field and in the classroom, Hanus was the IIAC Offensive MVP in 2012 and a two-time Academic All-American.

Hanus Named Duane Schroeder IIAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Jan 15, 2014
The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) announced today that former University of Dubuque football player Wyatt Hanus has been named the Duane Schroeder IIAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Year for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Football Honors Student-Athletes at Season Banquet

Feb 16, 2014
The University of Dubuque football team held their end of the season banquet on Sunday, Feb. 16 and awarded several special awards. The 2013-14 senior class helped set 33 school records, finished their four years at UD with an Iowa Conference winning percentage of .589, and finished with 58 Academic All-Iowa Conference selections.