2012 Northern Arizona Football Headlines
May 14, 2013
Four Lumberjacks Earn NSCA All-American Awards
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) has awarded four Lumberjacks with their annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year awards.
May 14, 2013
Bauman on 2013 CFPA FCS Running Back Award Watch List
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - College Football Performance Awards, the largest awards organization in D-I college football, recently announced its watch list for the 2013 CFPA FCS Running Back Award, and NAU running back Zach Bauman earned a spot on the list.
May 9, 2013
47 Student-Athletes to Participate in Spring Commencement
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Forty-seven NAU student-athletes will receive their degrees from the university this Friday and Saturday as part of the spring 2013 commencement ceremonies. In addition to the 13 student-athletes who earned their degrees at the conclusion of the fall 2012 semester, the Lumberjack athletics department produced 60 total graduates during the 2012-13 academic year.
May 8, 2013
Abbott, Vegas Earn Lumberjack Service Awards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU football offensive lineman Jake Abbott and track and field thrower Kasandra Vegas have been named the male and female recipients of the 2012 Lumberjack Service Awards, signifying them as the top student-athletes in giving back to the community.
April 29, 2013
Football’s Gilleo, Willis Sign NFL Free Agent Contracts
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Former Lumberjack offensive lineman Trey Gilleo and cornerback Devin Willis signed free-agent NFL contracts over the weekend following the NFL draft. Both All-Big Sky selections last season, Gilleo signed with the New York Jets while Willis was picked up by the Green Bay Packers.
April 27, 2013
Blue Edges Gold in 2013 Spring Football Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Before a crowd of 1,152 fans on a 70-degreee day in Flagstaff NAU’s defense in Blue recorded four sacks and an interception and held the Gold offensive unit to just one touchdown to score a 44-34 win in the 2013 NAU Blue & Gold Spring Game.
April 26, 2013
Spring Game Saturday; Honorary Coaches Announced
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After 14 practices over the last five weeks the NAU football team will close its spring season with the Blue & Gold Spring Game at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Lumberjack Stadium. The game will be televised live on FOX Sports Arizona and FOX College Sports Pacific.
April 19, 2013
Quarterbacks Bringing Out the Best in Each Other in Spring
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – As the NAU football spring season has progressed a three-way battle to replace two-year starter Cary Grossart as the team’s starting quarterback has continued to unfold.
April 18, 2013
Football’s Home Game vs. Montana to Air on ROOT SPORTS
SEATTLE, Wash. – The NAU football team’s Family Weekend game against Montana on Sept. 28 will kick off at 6:00 p.m. and be televised live on ROOT SPORTS.
April 11, 2013
Hess, Connell Honored as Top Golden Eagle Scholar-Athletes
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., honored 169 Northern Arizona University student-athletes on Thursday for their scholastic and athletic accomplishments at the 35th annual Golden Eagle Awards.
April 10, 2013
Football to Hold First of Three Spring Scrimmages Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - As the NAU football team reaches the midway point of Spring ball, the squad will conduct the first of three scrimmages during its Friday session from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Upper fields.
April 8, 2013
Football Spring Game to Feature Honorary Coach Contest
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University Football wants you to tell us why you think should be an honorary coach for the 2013 NAU Football Blue & Gold Spring Game.
April 5, 2013
Football Progressing Through Early Stages of Spring Camp
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - With five practices down and 10 to go for the NAU football team in spring ball, competition is fierce and preparation for the 2013 season is in full force as the squad works its way to its nationally-televised spring game on April 27.
March 29, 2013
Plough Joins Football Staff as Wide Receivers Coach
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Tim Plough has joined the football staff as the new wide receivers coach at Northern Arizona University for the 2013 season.
March 27, 2013
Spring Football Game Announced, Will Be Broadcast by FOX Sports Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona Blue-White spring football game will be held on Saturday, April 27 at Lumberjack Stadium at 2:30 p.m. FOX Sports Arizona will televise the game live and it will precede the Arizona Diamondbacks-Colorado Rockies telecast on FSAZ.
March 25, 2013
Football Team Opens Spring Practice Tuesday, March 26
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team opens spring practice on Tuesday with the first workout of the 2013 offseason at the NAU Practice Fields.
March 16, 2013
Northern Arizona Football Announces 2013 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2013 Northern Arizona University football team will host five home games highlighted by Big Sky rival Montana on Family Weekend and games against South Dakota and North Dakota who will visit Flagstaff for the first time in program history.
March 6, 2013
Pro Day Starts NFL Dreams for Former Lumberjacks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Several Northern Arizona football players worked out for NFL scouts Wednesday on campus for the annual Pro Day and posted impressive results.
March 5, 2013
Football Hosts Pro Day Wednesday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona football program will host its Pro Day workouts on Wednesday, March 6 at the Walkup Skydome and South Fields. The activities begin at 9 a.m.
February 6, 2013
Northern Arizona Signing Day Headquarters
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program will announce its 2013 recruiting class on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at its 2013 National Signing Day event at Granny's Closet (218 S. Milton Road, Flagstaff, Ariz.). The football, soccer, and track and field programs can sign student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to attend NAU in the fall starting Wednesday.
February 6, 2013
Football Inks 19 Player Signing Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program signed 19 student-athletes who committed to attend school and play football for the Lumberjack program, Head Coach Jerome Souers announced Wednesday.
February 5, 2013
Big Sky Honors 41 NAU Student-Athletes as Fall All-Academic
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona football, volleyball, soccer and men's and women's cross country teams placed a total of 41 student-athletes on the fall 2012 Big Sky All-Academic Teams as recognized by the conference office. The 41 honorees were part of a department-strong 3.12 cumulative GPA posted by its more than 300 student-athletes during the fall semester.
January 27, 2013
Football’s Hess Headlines 2013 NFF Scholar Athlete Class
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Northern Arizona football fullback Jake Hess will join Arizona State linebacker Brandon Johnson headlining the 2013 NFF Scholar Athlete Class by the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Football Foundation at the 32nd Annual Chapter Awards Banquet, March 2, 2013, at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort.
January 18, 2013
Football to Hold National Signing Day Event at Granny’s Closet
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program will announce its 2013 recruiting class on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at its 2013 National Signing Day event at Granny’s Closet (218 S. Milton Road, Flagstaff, Ariz.).
January 17, 2013
Q&A with Trey Gilleo – Casino del Sol College All-Star Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona senior offensive lineman Trey Gilleo, a product of Kingman, Ariz., played in the Casino del Sol College All-Star Game on Jan. 11 in Tucson with more than 100 collegiate players in front of 100 professional scouts. Trey talked to Media Relations Director Steve Shaff about his experience.
January 10, 2013
Celebration of Life Service to Honor Jeff Lewis to be Held on Jan. 19
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A celebration of life service to honor Northern Arizona University assistant football coach and former NFL quarterback Jeff Lewis will be held on January 19 at 11 a.m. at Christ’s Church of the Valley’s Scottsdale Campus. Lewis passed away on Jan. 5 in Phoenix.
January 8, 2013
Football’s Gilleo Chosen for Casino del Sol College All-Star Game in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. - Northern Arizona senior offensive lineman Trey Gilleo, a product of Kingman, Ariz., has been selected to play in the Casino del Sol College All-Star Game. The game will be played at Kino Stadium in Tucson on Friday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. with more than 100 players participating in front of 70 professional scouts.
January 7, 2013
Football Earns No. 20 Ranking in Final Polls
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program was ranked 20th in both of the final Football Championship Subdivision polls released Monday. It is the eighth time in school history the Lumberjacks have been listed in a final poll and first time since the 2003 season.
January 5, 2013
NAU Mourns the Loss of Hall of Famer and Assistant Football Coach Jeff Lewis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University assistant football coach Jeff Lewis, a former Lumberjack quarterback who is a member of the NAU’s Athletics Hall of Fame, died Saturday in Phoenix.
January 3, 2013
Football’s Hess Named to FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team
CLEVELAND – Northern Arizona senior fullback Jake Hess was one of 54 student-athletes named to the 15th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team presented by KP Sports, the FCS ADA announced. Three conferences had seven student-athletes named to the All-Star Team, including the Big Sky Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference and the Southern Conference.
December 28, 2012
Where Are They Now: Hall of Fame Kicker Goran Lingmerth
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Goran Lingmerth was having a good day. The Swedish-born kicker had made seven field goals, scoring all 21 points in the Lumberjacks game against Idaho. The game was in hand and the team was set to run the clock out. Then the sideline phone rang.
December 27, 2012
Football’s Shanks Named CFPA Punt Returner of the Year
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Senior Austin Shanks was named the recipient of the FCS Punt Returner of the Year by the College Football Performance Awards.
December 24, 2012
Where Are They Now? Former Lumberjacks Team Up on Pacific Beach’s Hottest New Location
PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. - When Tom Winn and Peter Cich last played together in Northern Arizona’s 2001 I-AA playoff game against Sam Houston State, they never envisioned they would team up again. But earlier this year, they partnered with two other investors to open the Duck Dive in Pacific Beach, in San Diego, Calif.
December 21, 2012
Football’s Wilder Named to Walter Camp All-America Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior punter Andy Wilder was named to the prestigious Walter Camp All-America first team. The team was selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the Football Championship Subdivision schools and certified by the accounting and auditing firm, Marcum LLP.
December 12, 2012
Football’s Wilder Adds AP All-America Honor
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior punter Andy Wilder was named to the Associated Press All-America second team on Wednesday. Wilder was one of 15 Big Sky Conference players selected to the AP All-America team.
December 10, 2012
Football Program Announces Individual Awards at Banquet; Places Three on Sports Network All-America Teams
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team celebrated the 2012 season at its annual banquet Sunday night at the High Country Conference Center. Junior running back Zach Bauman was named the Offensive Player of the Year, while safety Lucky Dozier was selected the Defensive Player of the Year. Punter/kicker Andy Wilder was the chosen the Special Teams Player of the Year.
November 20, 2012
22 Student-Athletes Honored on All-Big Sky Football Squad
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team placed nine players on the All-Big Sky first- and second-team squads among the 22 players honored overall on the teams announced Tuesday. The Lumberjacks were represented with four players on the first-team squads, including two-time selection running back Zach Bauman on the first-team offense.
November 18, 2012
Football Not Selected for FCS Playoff Field
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team was not selected for the 20-team Football Championship Subdivision playoffs despite an 8-3 overall record and 6-2 record in the Big Sky Conference.
November 17, 2012
Football Defeated by Cal Poly; Playoff Berth Decided Sunday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The No. 15 Northern Arizona football team lost a chance to claim a share of the Big Sky Conference title with a 42-34 loss to No. 17 Cal Poly Saturday at the Walkup Skydome. Cal Poly finished at 7-1 in a three-way tie with Eastern Washington and Montana State in the standings.
November 15, 2012
NAU Coaches Luncheon Thursday Nov. 15
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department will conduct its third NAU Coaches Luncheon event of the 2012-13 season, Thursday, November 15 at Noon at Collins Irish Pub located at 2 N. Leroux St. in downtown Flagstaff.
November 15, 2012
Senior Class Set the Foundation for Special Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona football program will celebrate the careers of 15 seniors prior to kickoff of Saturday’s game against Cal Poly. They have come to the program from all corners of the country, recruited from as far east as Miami, Fla., to Seattle in the Northwest and the beaches to the west in San Diego.
November 15, 2012
New Lumberjack FanFest & Game Day Shuttle System Available Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Lumberjack FanFest and new Lumberjack Game Day Shuttle System will run again Saturday, November 17 as NAU takes on Cal Poly at 4:00 p.m.
November 10, 2012
Football Loses Triple Overtime Thriller to Southern Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Southern Utah scored in the third overtime and stopped Northern Arizona to prevail in a thrilling game 35-29 at the Walkup Skydome Saturday afternoon.
November 10, 2012
Game Day Feature: Walker Smiling All the Way to End Zone
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - When Offensive Coordinator Rich Scangarello came to the Northern Arizona football program last spring, he struggled with how to use Dejzon Walker. He has it figured out now based on Walker’s recent performance.
November 9, 2012
Football Hosts Southern Utah for the HintonBurdick Grand Canyon Trophy Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – What does Northern Arizona have in common with Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State and Notre Dame? All have posted current win streaks of eight or more games heading into action this Saturday. The Lumberjacks host Big Sky rival Southern Utah at 2 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome with a chance to claim a share of the Big Sky Conference title and further improve their resume for Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
November 9, 2012
Football Players Hess and Hasquet Earn Capital One Academic All‐District® Honors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Senior fullback Jake Hess and sophomore linebacker Austin Hasquet were both named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All‐District® 8 Football Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
November 8, 2012
Operation Hat Trick On Duty at NAU
Flagstaff, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University (NAU) is participating in a national program called Operation Hat Trick (OHT), a co-branded program that generates royalties that go back to support NAU and the Veteran’s Administration General Post Fund. Alumni, fans, and supporters of NAU can purchase officially licensed NAU caps that support the University and our American military veterans.
November 7, 2012
Saturday’s Football Game is Armed Forces and Emergency Services Appreciation Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Saturday’s football game against Southern Utah is Armed Forces and Emergency Services Appreciation Day. All members (current or retired) of our armed forces and/or members of our emergency services (fire, police, EMT) who attend the game in either your uniform or who present a valid form of ID will receive free admission.
November 6, 2012
Northern Arizona and Southern Utah to Play for HintonBurdick Grand Canyon Trophy
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – When Northern Arizona and Southern Utah meet Saturday in the Walkup Skydome in the first Big Sky Conference game between the schools, the winner will claim the inaugural HintonBurdick Grand Canyon Trophy.
November 3, 2012
Football Wins Eighth Straight, Remains in First Place in Big Sky
POCATELLO, Idaho - The 12th-ranked Northern Arizona football team won its eighth consecutive game with a 50-10 victory over Idaho State at Holt Arena. With the win, NAU remained in first place in the Big Sky Conference at 6-0 and started 8-1 for just the second time in school history.
November 2, 2012
First-Place Football Travels to Idaho State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team is road tested. After dropping their season opener at Arizona State, the Lumberjacks have won four straight away from Flagstaff, winning games in Las Vegas, Montana, North Dakota and Colorado. The Lumberjacks take on Idaho State at 3 p.m. Saturday at Holt Arena with a chance to continue their winning ways and setup an exciting finish at home with historic opportunities.
October 29, 2012
Football Notes: Kicker Wilder Playing Big Role in Team Success
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Junior kicker Andy Wilder waited for his chance to play a major role on the Northern Arizona football team, totaling just 11 kicks over his first three seasons in the program. But he is having a big impact and playing a starring role in the historic season for the Lumberjacks.
October 27, 2012
Football Survives Road Test at Northern Colorado
GREELEY, Colo. – The Northern Arizona football team overcame three turnovers with a big play defensive effort and late field goal to escape with a 12-10 victory over Northern Colorado Saturday on a brisk afternoon at Nottingham Field. Andy Wilder’s 18-yard field goal sealed the game with 15 seconds left, giving the Lumberjacks their fourth come-from-behind effort of the season.
October 26, 2012
Football Travels to Northern Colorado Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The No. 13 Northern Arizona football team hits the road for the first of two straight away from Flagstaff to take on Northern Colorado Saturday at 12:35 p.m. Arizona time.
October 22, 2012
Football Notes: Battle Honored as Defensive Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – Junior cornerback Anders Battle was named the ROOT SPORTS Defensive Player of the Week, the Big Sky Conference announced Monday. Battled joined North Dakota wide receiver Greg Hardin (offensive) and Cal Poly kicker/punter Bobby Zalud (special teams) among the players honored for games played on Saturday, Oct. 20.
October 20, 2012
Homecoming Preview, FanFest and Game Day Shuttle Information
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Nothing would make the alumni returning to Flagstaff this weekend for the 88th Homecoming happier than a victory over UC Davis. On Saturday, the Lumberjacks host the Aggies in the first meeting between the schools in school history, looking to extend a winning streak dating back to the second game of the season.
October 20, 2012
Homecoming Feature: Phillips Making Loud Impact Despite Hearing Loss
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Brandon Phillips woke up one morning three years ago and couldn’t hear out of his left ear. He kept checking by snapping his fingers next to his ear. Nothing. In an instant, life as he knew it in every sense had changed.
October 20, 2012
Northern Arizona Football Wins Sixth Straight, Posts Homecoming Victory
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 16th-ranked Northern Arizona football team won for the sixth consecutive game and improved to 4-0 in Big Sky Conference play with a 21-7 Homecoming victory over UC Davis in the first meeting between the schools.
October 19, 2012
Homecoming Profile: Associate Director of Bands Elliott Tackitt
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - On a sunny, fall afternoon in Flagstaff, the NAU Marching Band practiced its Homecoming routine, diligently preparing for what could be its biggest crowd to date in the 2012 football season.
October 13, 2012
Football Wins Behind Strong Fourth Quarter at UND
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Quarterback Cary Grossart threw for a career-high 363 yards and four touchdowns to lead 16th-ranked Northern Arizona to a 45-38 victory over North Dakota, spoiling the UND Homecoming at the Alerus Center.
October 11, 2012
16th-ranked Football Travels to UND for First Time in 27 Years
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team will get its first look at new Big Sky Conference member North Dakota Saturday in Grand Forks, N.D. Kickoff is set for 1:07 p.m. at the Alerus Center Arizona time.
October 9, 2012
Football’s Hess a Semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy
DALLAS, Texas – Northern Arizona senior fullback Jake Hess has been named a candidate for the 2012 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards. He is one of 35 players from the Football Championship Subdivision among the 147 nominees who comprise the list of semifinalists for the 2012 William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.
October 1, 2012
Football Notes: Team Heads into Bye Week on a High Note
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona football team jumped to No. 18 in the Sports Network FCS Top 25 Monday after its 24-10 victory over Portland State on Saturday. The Lumberjacks were also ranked in the FCS Coaches Poll for the first time this season at No. 21.
September 29, 2012
Football Improves to 4-1 with Fourth Straight Win on Family Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. â The No. 22 Northern Arizona football team won their fourth consecutive game with a 24-10 victory over Portland State in front of a Family Weekend crowd of 9,107 at the Walkup Skydome.
September 27, 2012
Family Weekend: DeBoskie Brothers Playing Together Again
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Saturday’s crowd will feature families from around the country visiting their sons, daughters, brothers and sisters for the annual Family Weekend game. The Lumberjacks feature a family connection as well that will be showcased on the field with the DeBoskie brothers against Portland State.
September 24, 2012
Football Garners National Ranking, Numerous Player of the Week Honors
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona’s win over Montana registered across the country as the Lumberjacks made their 2012 debut in the Sports Network FCS Poll on Monday by virtue of their three-game winning streak that started over Football Bowl Subdivision member UNLV on Sept. 8.
September 22, 2012
Football Upsets No. 14 Montana, Snaps 14-Game Losing Streak to Griz
MISSOULA, Mont. – The Northern Arizona football team snapped a 14-game losing streak and upset No. 14 Montana Saturday with a 41-31 victory. It was the first win for NAU over Montana since 1997 and the first win in Missoula since 1986.
September 20, 2012
Football Travels to No. 14 Montana; Game Watching Party at Granny’s
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team opens Big Sky Conference play Saturday at No. 14 Montana in the league opener for both teams. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:40 p.m.
September 15, 2012
Northern Arizona Posts 69-0 Win over Fort Lewis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team posted a 69-0 victory over Division II Fort Lewis Saturday night to improve to 2-1 on the season.
September 14, 2012
Historic Win at UNLV Ramps Up Excitement for Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off an upset victory over UNLV last Saturday, the Northern Arizona football team returns home this week to host Fort Lewis College in the home opener for the Lumberjacks. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. For tickets contact the Central Ticket Office at 928-523-5661.
September 11, 2012
Football's Crissup Part of 2012 Hall of Fame Class to be Inducted Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Former football standout Jake Crissup will be inducted into the Northern Arizona University Athletics Hall of Fame as one of four members of the class of 2012. Crissup, a native of Tulsa, Okla., started four seasons at the linebacker position under former head coach Steve Axman and current head coach Jerome Souers.
September 10, 2012
Football’s Bilbrey and Wilder Earn ROOT SPORTS Honors
OGDEN, Utah – The upset victory on Saturday over UNLV garnered additional attention with the recognition of two Northern Arizona players with ROOT SPORTS Player of the Week honors for games played on Saturday, Sept. 8.
September 8, 2012
Football Upsets UNLV for First FBS Win Since 1987
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Andy Wilder kicked a 33-yard field goal with 12 seconds left to complete the come-from-behind upset win by Northern Arizona over UNLV 17-14. It was the first win over a Football Championship Subdivision team for the Lumberjacks since 1987.
September 7, 2012
Wilkinson, Football Take on Rebels in Las Vegas Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team travels to Las Vegas to renew a regional rivalry with the UNLV Rebels Saturday at 7 p.m. Leading the defensive effort will be Las Vegas native Tim Wilkinson, who gets a rare opportunity to play in his hometown.
September 4, 2012
Football Update: Lumberjacks Preparing for UNLV Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior Austin Shanks made a big return to the field against Arizona State after sitting out a 2011 season that started with an injury and ended with a season on the sidelines.
September 2, 2012
Return of Big Sky TV Announced by Big Sky and America ONE Sports
OGDEN, Utah - The Big Sky Conference and America ONE Sports recently agreed to a three-year contract extension, allowing fans and alumni to enjoy free video streams of most football, volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball games held in Big Sky venues. The new contract also calls for events to be available through iOS and Android mobile devices free of charge.
August 30, 2012
Football Defeated at Arizona State
TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State scored on six of its first seven first half possessions and handed Northern Arizona a 63-6 loss in the season opener for both teams.
August 29, 2012
Football Opens Season at Arizona State Thursday, Aug. 30
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona football team opens its 2012 season at Arizona State Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in Sun Devil Stadium. The game will be televised nationally on the Pac-12 Network and broadcast on the Lumberjack Radio Network on 105.1 The Big Talker.
August 29, 2012
Football Position Preview: Secondary
Northern Arizona Media Relations will provide a position preview every day leading up to the season opener against Arizona State on Aug. 30. Aug. 22: Tight Ends; Aug. 23: Wide Receivers; Aug. 24: Offensive Line; Aug. 25: Quarterbacks; Aug. 26: Running Backs/Fullbacks; Aug. 27: Defensive Line; Aug. 28: Linebackers; Today: Secondary; Aug. 30: Kickers/Schedule.
August 29, 2012
Football Position Preview: Special Teams
Northern Arizona Media Relations will provide a position preview every day leading up to the season opener against Arizona State on Aug. 30. Aug. 22: Tight Ends; Aug. 23: Wide Receivers; Aug. 24: Offensive Line; Aug. 25: Quarterbacks; Aug. 26: Running Backs/Fullbacks; Aug. 27: Defensive Line; Aug. 28: Linebackers; Aug. 29: Secondary; Today: Kickers/Schedule.
August 28, 2012
Football Position Preview: Linebackers
Northern Arizona Media Relations will provide a position preview every day leading up to the season opener against Arizona State on Aug. 30. Aug. 22: Tight Ends; Aug. 23: Wide Receivers; Aug. 24: Offensive Line; Aug. 25: Quarterbacks; Aug. 26: Running Backs/Fullbacks; Aug. 27: Defensive Line; Today: Linebackers; Aug. 29: Secondary; Aug. 30: Kickers/Schedule.
August 27, 2012
Football Position Preview: Defensive Line
Northern Arizona Media Relations will provide a position preview every day leading up to the season opener against Arizona State on Aug. 30. Aug. 22: Tight Ends; Aug. 23: Wide Receivers; Aug. 24: Offensive Line; Aug. 25: Quarterbacks; Aug. 26: Running Backs/Fullbacks; Today: Defensive Line; Aug: 28: Linebackers; Aug. 29: Secondary; Aug. 30: Kickers/Schedule.
August 26, 2012
Football Position Preview: Running Backs
Northern Arizona Media Relations will provide a position preview every day leading up to the season opener against Arizona State on Aug. 30. Aug. 22: Tight Ends; Aug. 23: Wide Receivers; Aug. 24: Offensive Line; Aug. 25: Quarterbacks; Today: Running Backs/Fullbacks; Aug. 27: Defensive Line; Aug: 28: Linebackers; Aug. 29: Secondary; Aug. 30: Kickers/Schedule.
August 25, 2012
Football Position Preview: Quarterbacks
Northern Arizona Media Relations will provide a position preview every day leading up to the season opener against Arizona State on Aug. 30. Aug. 22: Tight Ends; Aug. 23: Wide Receivers; Aug. 24: Offensive Line; Today: Quarterbacks; Aug. 26: Running Backs/Fullbacks; Aug. 27: Defensive Line; Aug: 28: Linebackers; Aug. 29: Secondary; Aug. 30: Kickers/Schedule.
August 24, 2012
NAU-TV, FOX Sports Arizona Announce Fall NAU Athletics TV Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU-TV will televise and distribute 15 Fall events in high definition to air on local cable, FOX Sports Arizona and Fox College Sports, and online on www.NAU-TV.com. A record nine games will air live on FOX Sports Arizona or FOX Sports Arizona Plus, including three football games airing live on basic cable throughout the state of Arizona for the first time. NAU-TV coverage begins with NAU soccer hosting Arizona at noon Sunday.
August 24, 2012
Football Position Preview: Offensive Line
Northern Arizona Media Relations will provide a position preview every day leading up to the season opener against Arizona State on Aug. 30. Aug. 22: Tight Ends; Aug. 23: Wide Receivers; Today: Offensive Line; Aug. 25: Quarterbacks; Aug. 26: Running Backs/Fullbacks; Aug. 27: Defensive Line; Aug: 28: Linebackers; Aug. 29: Secondary; Aug. 30: Kickers/Schedule.
August 23, 2012
Football Position Preview: Wide Receivers
Northern Arizona Media Relations will provide a position preview every day leading up to the season opener against Arizona State on Aug. 30. Aug. 22: Tight Ends; Today: Wide Receivers; Aug. 24: Offensive Line; Aug. 25: Quarterbacks; Aug. 26: Running Backs/Fullbacks; Aug. 27: Defensive Line; Aug: 28: Linebackers; Aug. 29: Secondary; Aug. 30: Kickers/Schedule.
August 22, 2012
Football Position Preview: Tight Ends
Northern Arizona Media Relations will provide a position preview every day leading up to the season opener against Arizona State on Aug. 30. Today: Tight Ends; Aug. 23: Wide Receivers; Aug. 24: Offensive Line; Aug. 25: Quarterbacks; Aug. 26: Running Backs/Fullbacks; Aug. 27: Defensive Line; Aug: 28: Linebackers; Aug. 29: Secondary; Aug. 30: The Schedule.
August 21, 2012
Two-Day Blood Drive Hosted by NAU Athletics Set for Walkup Skydome
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics department will host a two-day blood drive at the Walkup Skydome Sept. 12-13. Appointments are available from 10 a.m. -3 p.m. on Wednesday and 1-6 p.m. on Thursday.
August 17, 2012
Defense Forces Four Turnovers; Kicking Game Showcased in Football Scrimmage
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second consecutive scrimmage, the defense and kicking game were strong as the Northern Arizona football team prepared for its season opener at Arizona State on Aug. 30. The defense forced four turnovers and held the offense without a touchdown.
August 16, 2012
Football Team Looks for More Improvement in Second Scrimmage
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – There was a common theme following Thursday’s practice with both sides of the ball wanting better execution in the second scrimmage of the preseason. The Lumberjacks take the field Friday night at 5:30 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome. It is free and open to the public.
August 15, 2012
Fall Single Game Tickets on Sale; Season Tickets Sell at Record Numbers
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - NAU Athletics is proud to announce that all single game tickets are on sale now for Football, Soccer, and Volleyball. Season tickets for football continue to exceed last year’s numbers with soccer and volleyball not far behind. Always remember that the best way to support your NAU Lumberjacks is to purchase season tickets.
August 14, 2012
Football Just Outside Top 25 in First Sports Network Poll
OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona was ranked No. 27 in the Sports Network Preseason poll just outside of the Top 25 released on Monday. The Lumberjacks received 259 votes in the first poll.
August 14, 2012
Select-A-Seat Event Garners Ticket Purchase from Cardinals’ Player Patrick Peterson
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletic department hosted a Select-A-Seat event for the upcoming football season Tuesday night and got a commitment for season tickets from Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson.
August 14, 2012
Willard Reaves: “All I wanted was to be a Lumberjack”
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Former Lumberjack All-American Willard Reaves was inducted into the Flagstaff Sports Foundation Hall of Fame Monday night in a ceremony at the Little America Hotel. For Reaves, it was a special homecoming to receive an honor that culminated a long list of accolades garnered during his career.
August 12, 2012
NAU Announces Select-A-Seat Event, Record Football Season Ticket Sales
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - NAU Athletics is proud to announce a NAU Football season ticket Select-A-Seat event on Tuesday, August 14 at 5 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome.
August 11, 2012
Get to Know Football Player Justin Jungblut
The Northern Arizona football team is currently conducting fall practice in preparation for the season opener against Arizona State on Aug. 30. Meet the Lumberjack newcomers who have joined the program and look to make an impact on the field this season in a series of profiles. Today: Justin Jungblut.
August 10, 2012
Defense Looks Impressive in First Scrimmage
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona defensive unit had a strong first scrimmage, aided by nine sacks in the first of three scrimmages scheduled for the Lumberjacks leading up to the season opener at Arizona State. NAU ran 72 plays on the night at the Walkup Skydome.
August 9, 2012
Get to Know Football Player Jesse Brantley
The Northern Arizona football team is currently conducting fall practice in preparation for the season opener against Arizona State on Aug. 30. Meet the Lumberjack newcomers who have joined the program and look to make an impact on the field this season in a series of profiles. Today: Jesse Brantley.
August 9, 2012
Football Holds Scrimmage Friday Night; Earns Top 15 Ranking by Phil Steele’s
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team will hold its first scrimmage of the fall drills Friday night at 5:30 p.m. inside the Walkup Skydome. The scrimmage is expected to be 50-60 plays.
July 30, 2012
Football Team Opens 2012 Practice Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University football team opens practice on August 3 with a workout from 3-5 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome. The Lumberjack team will report on Thursday for team physicals.
July 27, 2012
Former Basketball Standouts McClintock and Wahl Headline Hall of Fame Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Former football standout Jake Crissup, basketball standouts Dan McClintock and Alyssa Wahl, the all-time leading scorer in the history of the women basketball program, and volleyball announcer Dug Tryon will be inducted into the Northern Arizona University Athletics Hall of Fame in September, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos announced.
July 25, 2012
Seven Lumberjacks Named to Sports Madness Preseason Teams
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior running back Zach Bauman was named to the College Sports Madness Preseason All-America Third team, the website announced.
July 22, 2012
Mirich Enshrined in College Football Hall of Fame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Former Lumberjack Rex Mirich was enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, becoming the first player from Northern Arizona to earn the rare distinction.
July 21, 2012
NAU Football Season Tickets On Sale Now For As Low As $90
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU introduced new football prices for the 2012 season during the “Creating Lumberjack Pride” press conference last month.
July 17, 2012
Big Sky Preseason Polls Announced
PARK CITY, Utah – The Northern Arizona football team is predicted to finish seventh by the coaches and ninth by the media in the Big Sky Preseason polls released Sunday at the Media Days event.
July 16, 2012
Big Sky unveils new logo, brand
OGDEN, Utah - The Big Sky Conference unveiled its new logo and branding campaign Monday as part of the league’s Summer Kickoff in Park City, Utah.
July 15, 2012
Bauman Named to Big Sky Preseason All-Conference Squad
OGDEN, Utah (July 15, 2012) - Co-reigning Big Sky Conference champion Montana State placed six players on the preseason All-Conference Team. The squad was chosen by select media and sports information directors in the league, and released Sunday at the start of the Big Sky’s Summer Kickoff in Park City, Utah.
July 12, 2012
Football’s Zach Bauman Named to Walter Payton Watch List
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.(Sports Network) – Northern Arizona junior running back Zach Bauman was one of the 20 nominees named to the Walter Payton Award Watch List.
July 3, 2012
Playing with Purpose: Senior Jarret Bilbrey
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior defensive lineman Jarret Bilbrey was not always headed in the right direction growing up. But special people in his life motivated and guided him to be the person and player he is today. He honors them every day.
July 2, 2012
Big Sky Welcomes New Members
OGDEN, Utah - After more than a year of anticipation, the Big Sky Conference officially grew Sunday as Southern Utah University and the University of North Dakota became full members of the league, while Cal Poly and UC Davis joined as affiliate-football members.
June 28, 2012
Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Schedule Announced
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Arizona Cardinals Football Club will return to Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff in late July to begin their 2012 training camp.
June 15, 2012
Jerome Souers' High Mountain Challenge Brackets
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Jerome Souers' High Mountain Challenge Brackets are now available.
June 14, 2012
Pac-12, ASU Announce ASU/NAU Date and Time For 2012 Game
TEMPE. Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University football team will open play in 2012 on the road versus Arizona State on Thursday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Sun Devil Stadium. The game was selected for Thursday to accommodate the brand new Pac-12 Television Network. It will be part of the new Network’s first college football night, the second game of a doubleheader.
June 6, 2012
NAU Reduces Football Ticket Prices, Re-Introduces Sports Pass
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona University announced lower season and single-game ticket prices for the 2012 football season, making games at the remodeled Walkup Skydome more affordable.
June 5, 2012
NAU Athletics Partners with Kinsey Elementary for NFL PLAY 60 Field Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Student-athletes, coaches, and NAU Athletics staff members volunteered their time Tuesday to help run a field day for the students of Kinsey Elementary school. The event was part of the NFL PLAY 60 initiative, which encourages kids to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity. More than 20 NAU Athletics volunteers helped make the event a success.
May 30, 2012
NAU Athletics Summer Camps to Take Place in June and July
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Young sports enthusiasts and aspiring collegiate athletes will have the opportunity to participate in summer camps hosted by a variety of NAU coaching staffs in June and July. Five different NAU athletic programs will hold camps, beginning with women’s basketball on June 8.
May 29, 2012
Former Lumberjack Lance Kriesien Talks About Playing Football in Serbia
Lance Kriesien played for the Lumberjacks from 2005-08, finishing his career ninth on the career passing list for 3,522 yards, ninth in total offense with 4,704 yards, ninth in passing attempts with 507 and ninth in completions with 298. Overall, he contributed 38 touchdowns including 15 rushing, 21 passing touchdowns and four receiving in 33 career games. He blogs about his experience in Serbia.
May 22, 2012
Former Football Player Rex Mirich Named to College Football Hall of Fame
DALLAS, Texas – Former Lumberjack football player Rex Mirich was named to the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2012 Divisional Class, The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced Tuesday. Mirich, who played for then Arizona State College at Flagstaff, joins a class of four players and three coaches that will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame during the Enshrinement Festival, July 20-21 in South Bend, Ind.
May 18, 2012
VP Campos, Coach Souers to Participate in Armed Forces Day Parade
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos and Head Football Coach Jerome Souers will participate in the annual Armed Forces Day Parade, hosted by the Military Order of the Purple Heart. The parade will take place 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19 in downtown Flagstaff.
May 8, 2012
Former Wide Receiver Paden to Miss Graduation for NFL Job Audition
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior wide receiver Khalil Paden will have to miss his graduation on Saturday. He has a job interview.
April 28, 2012
Football Caps Spring with Blue-White Scrimmage; Bauman Tallies 146 Yards Rushing
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Running back Zach Bauman rushed for 146 yards with two touchdowns to account for 20 points to lead the White team to a 62-53 win over the Blue in the annual Blue-White Spring Scrimmage Saturday afternoon.
April 27, 2012
Football Holds Blue-White Spring Game Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team holds their Blue-White Spring game Saturday at the Upper Practice Fields. All of the day's activities begin at 10 a.m. with a FREE Fan Fest on the Outdoor Lower Practice Fields, followed by an 11 a.m. kickoff to the Blue-White scrimmage.
April 26, 2012
NAU Announces Scoring System for Spring Game and Fan Fest Activities
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - For the first time in football program history the 2012 NAU Blue-White Spring Game will feature a point scoring system. All of the days activities begin at 10 a.m. with a FREE Fan Fest on the Outdoor Lower Practice Fields, followed by an 11 a.m. kickoff to the Blue-White scrimmage on the Outdoor Upper Practice Fields.
April 25, 2012
Spring Game to Feature Six Honorary Coaches
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football Blue-White Spring Game will feature six honorary coaches on Saturday, representing the NAU campus, local media and Lumberjack Alumni. The honorary coaches will help the Lumberjack staff coach the game.
April 19, 2012
Four Student-Athletes Earn NSCA All-America Honors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Four Northern Arizona University student-athletes have been recognized as All-Americans through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, an organization that honors student athletes dedicated to strength training and conditioning. The NSCA selected Brian Riley and Benjamin Bachelier of the NAU football team as well as Ethi Ethridge and Chelsea Bednarz of the women’s soccer team.
April 15, 2012
Football Heads into Final Two Weeks of Spring Practice
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team completed their third full week of spring practice with a scrimmage in cold and windy conditions Friday. But Head Coach Jerome Souers likes what he seen so far out of his team and the play in the second scrimmage.
April 10, 2012
DIRECTV Sports Networks and Big Sky Conference Announce Inaugural 2012 Football Schedule on ROOT SPORTS
SEATTLE, Wash. – DIRECTV Sports Networks and the Big Sky Conference have announced the telecast schedule for the upcoming 2012 football season with a total of 12 games to be televised on the ROOT SPORTS branded regional sports networks.
April 4, 2012
Q&A with NAU Hall of Famer and Wide Receiver Coach Jeff Lewis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Jeff Lewis begins his first season on the staff at Northern Arizona University, returning to his alma mater as the wide receivers coach. Lewis previously coached three seasons at the University of Louisville. He was the offensive administration assistant in 2007 and 2008 before being promoted to wide receivers coach in 2009. He served as assistant football coach at Prescott High School last season, coaching the quarterbacks and wide receivers.
April 2, 2012
Football Hires Scangarello as Offensive Coordinator and Hall of Famer Jeff Lewis as Wide Receivers Coach
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Rich Scangarello and Jeff Lewis have both been hired to join the Northern Arizona football staff, Head Coach Jerome Souers announced.
March 29, 2012
Kicker Andy Wilder Filling Several Shoes
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Rising junior Andy Wilder has big shoes to fill with the graduation of kicker Matt Myers and punter Drew Zamora last season, filling the kicker role for the Lumberjacks in this spring in preparation for the 2012 season. After waiting on the sideline for the last three seasons, he is ready to take the field.
March 27, 2012
Football Opens Spring Practice
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team opened spring practice in preparation for the 2012 season and their first game against Arizona State Tuesday. The Lumberjacks conducted a two-hour practice with their large returning group, new mid-year signees and spring walk-ons.
March 26, 2012
Football Team Opens Spring Practice March 27
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team opens spring practice on Tuesday with the first workout of 2012 at the NAU Practice Fields.
March 8, 2012
Football Announces 2012 Schedule in New Look Big Sky Conference
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2012 Northern Arizona football team will host five home games in a new look Big Sky Conference schedule with the addition of four football schools to the conference this season.