After years of dealing with logistical issues linked to their affiliation with their University Athletic Association (UAA), the Washington University football team and athletic department have announced that the football program will become an associate member of the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) starting in 2018.
One would think that the defending champion Seattle Seahawks, looking to become the first back-to-back champions since the Patriots in 2003-04, would rule the headlines before this Sunday’s Super Bowl. Throw in a miraculous comeback in the NFC Championship Game and a vocal leader such as cornerback Richard Sherman, and it seems like a sure bet that Seattle would be in the spotlight.
A loss to Carnegie Mellon University gave the Bears their second losing season in five years as Wash. U. finished 4-6 overall, including an 0-5 road mark and a 1-2 record in University Athletic Association play.
On Senior Day, the Washington University football team completed an inspiring performance and forced four turnovers in a 28-17 victory over Case Western Reserve University on Saturday at Francis Field.
Five turnovers, an ineffective offense and a fatigued defense added up to the Washington University football team conceding the most points in its 27-year Founders Cup history in a 44-23 loss to the University of Chicago Maroons on Saturday in Chicago, Ill.
Following a 40-point victory over Hendrix College, the Washington University football team was in a good position to build on its recent success before playing a winless Maranatha Baptist University team, but the game was cancelled last week.
Playing in front of the largest home crowd of the season, the Washington University football team capitalized on big plays from on all sides of the ball to stain Hendrix College’s spotless 4-0 record with a 59-19 victory on Saturday at Francis Field.
In its 1,000th game in school history, the Washington University football team lost to Berry College, which had yet to win a game since being established as a football team last season.
After starting last season 1-2, Washington University’s football team defeated Centre College to spark a seven-game winning streak and make the playoffs for just the second time in school history. But the 2014 Bears squandered a chance at a repeat on Saturday in a dispiriting 50-20 loss at Centre.
In his first career start, senior quarterback Sam Van Doren led the Bears to a 24-19 win over North Park University, the team’s first victory of the season.