2017 Ashland University Football News

  • 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.
  • Wilcox Named Second-Team CoSIDA Academic All-America
    December 12, 2017
    A successful and honors-filled senior season for Ashland University wide receiver Matthew Wilcox ended on Tuesday (Dec. 12) afternoon with Wilcox landing on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Division II football Academic All-America second team.
  • Shaheen Catches Third NFL TD In Rout Of Bengals
    December 10, 2017
    Former Ashland University All-American tight end Adam Shaheen caught his third National Football League touchdown pass for the Chicago Bears on Sunday (Dec. 10) in a 33-7 win at the Cincinnati Bengals. In the process, he joined some very select company.
  • Tarnowski Earns First-Team AFCA All-America Award
    December 06, 2017
    Travis Tarnowski has earned many honors in his four seasons leading Ashland University’s football team’s offense. On Wednesday (Dec. 6) morning, the Eagles' senior quarterback added the biggest – first-team All-America.
  • Owens Earns AFCA Regional Coach Of The Year Award
    December 05, 2017
    For the second time in three years and the third time overall, Ashland University head football coach Lee Owens is the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) NCAA Division II Region 3 Coach of the Year.
  • Tarnowski Lands D2CCA Super Region Player Of The Year Honors
    December 01, 2017
    The plaudits keep coming for Ashland University senior quarterback Travis Tarnowski, as he was named the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) Super Region 3 Offensive Player of the Year on Friday (Dec. 1) morning.
  • No. 9 Ashland Loses In Super Region Semifinal To Bisons
    November 25, 2017
    Ashland University’s football team came within 10 points of a couple program firsts, but, ultimately, lost to Harding on Saturday (Nov. 25) afternoon, 34-24, in an NCAA Division II Super Region Three semifinal at Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field.
  • #EagleNation Spotlight – Bourne Made The Right Call
    November 24, 2017
    The difference between winning and losing can be many different things. For Ashland University senior safety Kevin Bourne, it’s a little more than 60 miles.
  • #EagleNation Spotlight – Ogi’s Time Has Come
    November 22, 2017
    The path to success doesn’t always follow a straight line. Ashland University sophomore tailback Luke Ogi’s collegiate career has had its fits and starts, but he came up big for the No. 9-ranked Eagles in their second NCAA Division II postseason victory, 21-18, on Saturday (Nov. 18) afternoon against Northwest Missouri State.
  • No. 9 Eagles Continue Playoffs At Home Vs. Bisons
    November 21, 2017
    The game notes for Week 13 of the 2017 Ashland University football season.
  • Tarnowski Named Harlon Hill Trophy Candidate
    November 20, 2017
    Ashland University senior quarterback Travis Tarnowski is one of 34 NCAA Division II football players nominated for the Harlon Hill Trophy, the D-II Player of the Year award, as announced on Monday (Nov. 20) morning.
  • Ashland-Harding Playoff Tickets On Sale Starting Monday
    November 19, 2017
    Tickets for the Ashland University-Harding NCAA Division II second-round playoff game will go on sale on Monday (Nov. 20) at 2 p.m.
  • No. 9 Eagles Knock Off Defending-Champ Bearcats, 21-18
    November 18, 2017
    There was little that was “normal” about Saturday (Nov. 18) afternoon’s Super Region Three quarterfinal at Jack Miller Stadium/Martinelli Field. Except for the final result.
  • #EagleNation Spotlight – Bolins Share Ashland Playoff Bond
    November 17, 2017
    Football players spanning two or more generations in one family certainly isn’t a rare occurrence. Two or more generations of football playoff participants in the same family is something rarer – and special.
  • Wilcox Earns Spot On CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    November 16, 2017
    For the sixth year in a row, Ashland University’s football team has a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District selection.
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