2017 Ashland University Football News

  • Ashland Athletics Finishes 12th In 2017-18 D-II Directors’ Cup
    June 14, 2018
    The final 2017-18 NCAA Division II Learfield Directors’ Cup standings are in, and Ashland University’s athletic department made a significant jump from 2016-17.
  • AU Takes Second In Presidents’ Trophy Race For 13th Year In A Row
    May 29, 2018
    Ashland University’s athletic department has maintained a high level of consistency over the years. That was reinforced once again on Tuesday (May 29) morning with the release of the 2017-18 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Presidents’ Trophy (all-sports) standings. Ashland finished second in the Presidents’ Trophy race for the 13th consecutive season.
  • Ashland University To Induct Six Hall Of Famers In 2018
    May 16, 2018
    The rich tradition of Ashland College/University athletics is reflected within its Hall of Fame, which, with the addition of six more standouts in 2018, now has more than 200 members.
  • Daugherty, Giunta, Wilcox Named Student-Athletes Of The Year
    May 15, 2018
    Ashland University began its fourth decade of naming Student-Athletes of the Year with the announcement on Tuesday (May 15) afternoon of the 2017-18 honorees – senior forward Andi Daugherty (women’s basketball), and senior center Dominic Giunta and senior wide receiver Matthew Wilcox (football).
  • #EagleNation Spotlight - Griffin To Begin Post-AU Career In Japan
    May 08, 2018
    Former Ashland University cornerback Michael Griffin will the start of his post-Eagle football career in Japan, as he will play the 2018 season in the semi-pro X-League for the Nojima Sagamihara Rise.
  • #EagleNation Spotlight – Coach K Preps For Time With Browns
    April 30, 2018
    Kyohei Kosaka’s American football coaching journey has taken him nearly 7,000 miles from Tokyo, Japan, to Ashland, Ohio. The next step in “Coach K’s” coaching journey will be just less than 60 miles away, as he will join the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns this summer as an unpaid assistant coach.
  • Pringle, Track And Field Dominate Third ASHPYs
    April 29, 2018
    Ashland University junior Myles Pringle is a three-time NCAA Division II national champion. On Sunday (April 29) night, Pringle was a four-time ASHPY award winner, highlighting the third Eagle athletics awards show, presented by AU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in the Upper Convocation Center.
  • Third ASHPY Awards Slated For Sunday Night
    April 26, 2018
    Fast becoming an end-of-school-year Ashland University Athletics tradition, the third annual ASHPY awards, presented by AU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, will be Sunday (April 29) at 7 p.m. in the Upper Convocation Center.
  • #EagleNation Spotlight – Ice Cream Social Another Hit
    April 23, 2018
    The third annual Student Athlete Academic Recognition Ice Cream Social took place on Monday (April 23) night at the Accent Room, and the event was a hit with administration, students and faculty alike.
  • Gold Tops Purple, 12-0, As Spring Football Concludes
    April 21, 2018
    The 2018 Ashland University spring football season came to an end on Saturday (April 21) night, as, in the annual Purple and Gold Spring Game at Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field, Gold topped Purple, 12-0.
  • Ashland Football Camps To Begin May 20
    April 12, 2018
    Two months of 2018 Ashland University football camps will begin on May 20.
  • Ten Eagles Named To NFF Hampshire Honor Society
    April 11, 2018
    As announced by the National Football Foundation on Wednesday (April 11) morning, 10 Ashland University football players are members of the 2018 NFF Hampshire Honor Society.
  • Football Golf Outing, Spring Game To Cap Busy April
    April 09, 2018
    Ashland University’s football team will start its third full week of spring practices on Monday (April 9) afternoon – continuing the offseason process which will culminate in the annual Purple & Gold Spring Game on April 21 at 7 p.m. at Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field.
  • Five Eagles Earn Don Hansen All-America Recognition
    March 23, 2018
    Spring practice en route to the 2018 season is underway, but one more set of 2017 awards have been announced for Ashland University’s football team.
  • Owens, Assistants To Make Speaking Rounds In Ohio
    February 08, 2018
    Fresh off adding more than 40 new players to the 2018 roster, Ashland University's football coaching staff is heading out into the state of Ohio for a couple upcoming speaking engagements.
  • Owens Announces 2018 AU Football Signees, Transfers
    February 07, 2018
    The list of 2018 Ashland University football player additions.
  • Ashland University Releases 2018 Football Schedule
    February 06, 2018
    National Signing Day is a time for college football programs to look to the future. For Ashland University’s football team, the immediate future involves the 2018 regular-season schedule, which was released on Wednesday (Feb. 7) afternoon. The 10-game slate is split between five home games and five road games, and comes on the heels of a 2017 campaign in which the Eagles finished 11-2 with a first-round NCAA Division II postseason home win and a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship. The Eagles ended the campaign ranked 10th in the final 2017 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Coaches' Top 25 poll. 
  • Giunta Earns 2017 Fall GLIAC Commissioner's Award
    January 26, 2018
    Ashland University senior center Dominic Giunta has capped a quite successful 2017 season by earning one of 12 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Awards for the fall 2017 athletic campaign, as announced by the GLIAC on Friday (Jan. 26) morning.
  • 2018 Eagle Football Recruits, Schedule To Be Announced On Feb. 7
    January 22, 2018
    The 2018 football National Signing Day is Feb. 7, and there will be numerous ways for Ashland University football fans to follow along as the next set of Eagle recruits becomes official.
  • Ninety-Six Eagles Land 2017 Fall GLIAC Academic Honors
    January 17, 2018
    Ninety-six Ashland University fall student-athletes have earned Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference academic recognition, as the conference's 2017 fall All-Academic Excellence and All-Academic lists were released on Wednesday (Jan. 17) morning.
  • Eight Eagles Earn Don Hansen Super Region Recognition
    January 11, 2018
    The 2017 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-Super Region Three teams were revealed on Thursday (Jan. 11), and eight Ashland University football players landed honors.
  • Owens Earns Honorary Member Status At AFCA Convention
    January 08, 2018
    Ashland University head football coach Lee Owens was named an Honorary Member of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) on Monday (Jan. 8), during the AFCA Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Ashland Trio Earn Spots On D2Football.Com All-America Team
    January 05, 2018
    The 2017 D2Football.com All-America team was released on Friday (Jan. 5) morning, and three Ashland University players – junior defensive end James Prater Jr., senior quarterback Travis Tarnowski and senior center Dominic Giunta – have earned recognition.
  • Shaheen, Meder Conclude 2017 NFL Campaigns
    December 31, 2017
    The 2017 National Football League seasons for former Ashland University All-Americans Adam Shaheen and Jamie Meder have come to an end.
  • Tarnowski Named Finalist For Greater Cleveland Sports Award
    December 28, 2017
    Ashland University senior quarterback Travis Tarnowski has been named a finalist in the Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year category for the 18th Greater Cleveland Sports Awards, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Prater Jr. Advances As 2017 Cliff Harris Award Finalist
    December 20, 2017
    Ashland University junior defensive end James Prater Jr. was named on Wednesday (Dec. 20) afternoon as one of the finalists for the 2017 Cliff Harris Award, presented to the top defensive player in the country representing Division II, III and NAIA colleges and universities.
  • Giunta, Tarnowski Land Spots On AP All-America Team
    December 19, 2017
    As center and quarterback, Ashland University seniors Dominic Giunta and Travis Tarnowski are the two players who start every play for the Eagles’ high-powered offense. Giunta and Tarnowski continue to garner impressive offseason awards, as well. Following their selections on the first and second teams, respectively, on the 2017 Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) All-America Football Team, Giunta and Tarnowski are first- and second-teamers, respectively, on the 2017 Associated Press Division II All-America Team.
  • Eagles End 2017 Season At No. 10 In AFCA Coaches’ Poll
    December 18, 2017
    An 11-2 record, an NCAA postseason victory and a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship all contributed to Ashland University’s football team ranking No. 10 in the final American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Coaches’ Top 25 poll of 2017.
  • Giunta, Tarnowski Named 2017 D2CCA All-Americans
    December 13, 2017
    As announced on Wednesday (Dec. 13) morning, Ashland University senior center Dominic Giunta (first team) and senior quarterback Travis Tarnowski (second team) have earned spots on the 2017 Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) All-America Football Team.
  • Prater Jr. Named As Cliff Harris Award Nominee
    December 13, 2017
    Ashland University junior defensive end James Prater Jr. is a nominee for the 2017 Cliff Harris Award, as announced on Wednesday (Dec. 13) afternoon.
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