2016 Ashland University Football News

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    February 17, 2017
    Shaheen, Cudworth Earn 2016 Fall GLIAC Commissioner’s Awards Ashland University junior tight end Adam Shaheen (football) and senior outside hitter Alli Cudworth (volleyball) each have earned 2016 fall Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Awards, the conference announced on Friday (Feb. 17) morning.
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    February 01, 2017
    Ashland University Releases 2017 Football Schedule Bob Dylan famously sang, “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” Thanks to a new-look Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Ashland University’s football schedule will have some changes from recent years. The Eagles released their 2017 schedule on Wednesday (Feb. 1), a slate which features 11 regular-season games – two non-conference contests followed by nine within the GLIAC.
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    February 01, 2017
    2017 Eagle Football National Signing Day Class The list of 2017 National Signing Day signees for Ashland University football.
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    January 30, 2017
    Ashland Native Farnsworth Named Eagle Cheer/Dance Coach Ashland University Director of Athletics Al King announced the hire of Denise Farnsworth as the Eagles’ new head cheerleading and dance team coach on Monday (Jan. 30).
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    January 29, 2017
    This Week In #EagleNation – A Full, Key Slate As January ends and February begins, things for Ashland University’s 2016-17 winter sports programs are starting to crystalize. And, with nearly an entire month left in the regular-season, it’s possible a championship already can be clinched, as the Eagle women’s basketball team could claim its sixth Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division title in seven seasons this week.
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    January 27, 2017
    Locker Honoring Royce On Display In Troop Lobby A locker commemorating the career and College Football Hall of Fame induction of former Ashland University All-American defensive end Bill Royce is on display in the first-floor lobby at the Robert Troop Center.
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    January 26, 2017
    Shaheen Garners First-Team All-America Honors From D2Football.com A 2016 season filled with honors for Ashland University junior tight end Adam Shaheen became even more so on Thursday (Jan. 26) morning.
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    January 25, 2017
    76 Ashland Student-Athletes Earn GLIAC Fall Academic Honors Seventy-six Ashland University fall student-athletes have earned Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference academic recognition, as the conference’s All-Academic Excellence and All-Academic lists were released on Wednesday (Jan. 25) morning.
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    January 23, 2017
    2017 Eagle Football Recruiting Class To Be Revealed On Feb. 1 The start of the 2017 recruiting class for the Ashland University football program will take shape on Feb. 1, and there will be many ways for Eagle fans, the general AU community and the public at large to follow National Signing Day.
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    January 18, 2017
    Eagle Trio Earn Don Hansen All-Super Region Four Honors Three Ashland University football players – junior tight end Adam Shaheen, senior right guard Zachary Douglass and junior quarterback Travis Tarnowski – have earned spots on the 2016 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-Super Region Four team.
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    January 05, 2017
    Eagle Tight End Shaheen To Enter NFL Draft Record-setting Ashland University junior tight end Adam Shaheen will forgo his final season of eligibility to enter the 2017 National Football League Draft.
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    January 01, 2017
    Meder Ends First Season As Starter For Browns Former Ashland University All-American defensive lineman Jamie Meder finished his second full National Football League season, and first as a starter, for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday (Jan. 1) afternoon.
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    December 28, 2016
    Meder Earns First AFC Special Teams Player Of The Week Honor Jamie Meder played just eight special teams snaps for the Cleveland Browns during Sunday’s (Dec. 24) 20-17 home win over the San Diego Chargers. The most important of those snaps, Meder’s first career National Football League blocked field goal to keep the Browns in the lead, has led to Meder earning his first AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award on Wednesday (Dec. 28) morning.
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    December 24, 2016
    Meder’s Blocked FG Helps Browns Win First Game Of 2016 The first blocked field goal of Jamie Meder’s National Football League career helped the Cleveland Browns to their first win of the 2016 season, a 20-17 decision at home over the San Diego Chargers on Saturday (Dec. 24) afternoon.
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    December 19, 2016
    Ashland Football 19th In Final AFCA Division II Poll Ashland University's football team is 19th in the final American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Coaches' Top 25 poll, released on Monday (Dec. 19) afternoon.
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    December 18, 2016
    Meder Makes Three Stops For 0-14 Browns Former Ashland University All-American defensive lineman Jamie Meder recorded a solo tackle and two assisted stops in the Cleveland Browns’ 33-13 loss on Sunday (Dec. 18) afternoon at the Buffalo Bills.
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    December 14, 2016
    Shaheen Lands Spot On D2CCA All-America First Team For the second consecutive season, Ashland University junior tight end Adam Shaheen has earned All-America status from the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA).
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    December 11, 2016
    Meder Makes Three Solo Stops In Latest Browns Loss Returning from a bye week, former Ashland University All-American defensive lineman Jamie Meder made three solo tackles in the Cleveland Browns’ 23-10 home loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday (Dec. 11) afternoon.
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    December 07, 2016
    Eagles Shaheen, Douglass Earn AFCA All-American Honors Ashland University junior tight end Adam Shaheen (first-team) and senior right guard Zachary Douglass (second-team) each have earned spots on the 2016 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Coaches’ All-America Teams, announced on Wednesday (Dec. 7) morning.
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    December 05, 2016
    Eagle All-American Royce To Be Inducted Into College HOF On Tuesday Bill Royce will become Ashland University’s second member of the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday (Dec. 6) night.
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    December 04, 2016
    AU’s Gency Named Cliff Harris Award Nominee Ashland University senior inside linebacker Brandon Gency has been named a nominee for the 2016 Cliff Harris Award.
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    December 02, 2016
    Eagle Trio Earns D2CCA All-Super Region Honors Three Ashland University football players have earned All-Super Region 4 recognition from the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA).
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    November 30, 2016
    Shaheen Named To D-II Academic All-America First Team The honors continue to pile up for Ashland University junior tight end Adam Shaheen, as he has earned first-team College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America honors in NCAA Division II.
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    November 27, 2016
    Meder Starts, Makes Five Stops As Browns Fall To 0-12 For third time in 2016, former Ashland University All-American defensive lineman Jamie Meder recorded five total tackles, picking up a solo and four assists for the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns on Sunday (Nov. 27) in a 27-13 home loss to the New York Giants.
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    November 21, 2016
    Eagles’ Shaheen A Nominee For 2016 Harlon Hill Trophy Ashland University junior tight end Adam Shaheen is one of 42 nationwide nominees for the 2016 Harlon Hill Trophy, awarded to the NCAA Division II football Player of the Year.
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    November 20, 2016
    Meder Makes Two Stops As Browns Fall To 0-11 Former Ashland University All-American defensive lineman Jamie Meder recorded two solo tackles for the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns in a 24-9 home loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday (Nov. 20) afternoon.
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    November 17, 2016
    #EagleNation Spotlight – Coach K The National Football League has sought to bring football to the global masses, an effort which includes regular-season games in both England and Mexico. Closer to home, Ashland University’s football program has had its own international flavor this fall, as Kyohei Kosaka served as an observer of American football and helped coach linebackers during the 2016 season.
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    November 15, 2016
    Ohio Health Player Of The Game - Week 11 Senior tight end/punter Austin Bruns is the Week 11 Ashland University Ohio Health Player of the Game.
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    November 15, 2016
    Fourteen Eagles Earn 2016 GLIAC Season-Ending Honors Fourteen Ashland University football players have earned postseason honors from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, as the league’s 2016 football postseason awards and all-conference teams were announced on Tuesday (Nov. 15) afternoon.
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    November 14, 2016
    AU Football No. 16 In Regular-Season-Ending AFCA Poll Ashland University’s football team is 16th in the final regular-season American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) NCAA Division II Coaches’ Top 25 poll, released on Monday (Nov. 14) morning.
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    November 12, 2016
    No. 20 Ashland Claims GLIAC South Title In Win At ODU The No. 20-ranked Ashland University football team defeated Ohio Dominican, x-x, in Columbus on Saturday (Nov. 12) to win its second-consecutive Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic South Division title.
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    November 11, 2016
    Meder Starts, Makes Three Stops On National TV On Thursday (Nov. 10) night, Ashland University football fans heard the words “Jamie Meder, Ashland University” on national television. Cleveland Browns fans, however, just saw another loss.
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    November 09, 2016
    Wirick Retiring As AU Cheerleading, Dance Coach There is a certain symmetry in Vicki Wirick’s retirement choice.
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    November 09, 2016
    #EagleNation Spotlight – "The Ideal Ashland Eagle Football Player” Redshirt senior Ashland University football linebacker and special teams captain Zach Bernhard has put together a resume that includes volunteering at the Ashland hospital’s Emergency Department, trips to the Navajo Indiana Reservation in Arizona, an internship at Stryker Three Rivers Orthopaedic & Spine Products, among other things.
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    November 08, 2016
    Ohio Health Player Of The Game - Week 10 Senior tailback Vance Settlemire is the Week 10 Ashland University Ohio Health Player of the Game.
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    November 08, 2016
    No. 20 Eagles Finish Regular Season With Key Game At ODU The preview of Week 11 of the 2016 Ashland University football season.
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    November 07, 2016
    Settlemire Repeating Late-Season Touchdown Run Ashland University senior tailback Vance Settlemire scores touchdowns in bunches. And he does so during crunch time at the end of the season.
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    November 07, 2016
    Eagle Football Up To No. 20 In AFCA Coaches Poll Ashland University’s football team has moved up one spot to No. 20 in the latest American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II Coaches’ Top 25 poll, released on Monday (Nov. 7) morning.
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    November 07, 2016
    AU Football Ninth In Super Region 4 Heading Into Week 11 Heading into the final regular-season weekend of the 2016 season, Ashland University’s football team is ranked No. 9 in Super Region 4 in the NCAA Division II regional rankings released on Monday (Nov. 7) afternoon.
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    November 06, 2016
    This Week In #EagleNation – Positioning And New Beginnings The second week of November is a big one in Eagle Nation – two teams continuing to position for potential NCAA Division II postseason berths, one awaiting a postseason call, one continuing its winter season and two more starting their 2016-17 campaigns.
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