Starting last spring, the quarterback field for the Washington University football team was wide open. Heading into preseason this August, not even head coach Larry Kindbom was sure who would be under center for the Bears.
The Washington University football team lost a tough one to the University of Wisconsin Whitewater Saturday at Francis Field, dropping the third and final game of their season-opening home stand, 40-21.
Because Washington University has historically had one of the most successful athletic programs in Division III, it is generally not difficult for the Bears to schedule top opposition. It is not often, however, that three separate Wash. U. teams face highly ranked competitors on the same weekend this early in season.
The Washington University football team was able to rebound from last week’s loss to claim a 28-12 win over the University of Chicago Saturday at Francis Field.
The Washington University football team struggled to impose themselves on both sides of the ball, opening their season with a 28-7 loss against Carnegie Mellon University Saturday.
A number of All-Americans have made their mark on Francis field: Wash. U. boasts a grand total of 156 academic All-American selections. This week, however, a pair of Bear athletes earned similar honors before their seasons had even started, as junior football player Ben Marcus and junior women’s soccer player Maggie Crist both earned selections as preseason All-Americans.
Most college football teams play in a conference. So, when it became evident that the Washington University football team would be without a conference for the 2017 season, it created a bit of a scheduling nightmare for head coach Larry Kindbom.
Throwing together a new calendar in 18 months is a lot like finding partners for a group project the day before it’s due.
In a unique twist to the term “student athletics,” the Washington University football team had to do just that for the 2017 season.
Two good quarterbacks, two good offenses, one Bill Belichick. The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will head down to Houston for Super Bowl LI this Sunday.
Student Life’s sports staff has assembled prop bets for Sunday’s Super Bowl.