2016 PFL News News
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    2017 Football National Signing Day

    Several Pioneer Football League members revealed their 2017 commitments, Wednesday, during football's national signing day.

  • Monday, January 30, 2017

    Pioneer Football League names 576 student-athletes to 2016 Academic Honor Roll

    The Pioneer Football League has recognized 576 student-athletes from its 11 member institutions to the Fall 2016 PFL Academic Honor Roll.

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016

    PFL trio named to STATS FCS All-America Teams

    A trio of Pioneer Football League athletes were named to the 2016 STATS FCS All-America Teams, Tuesday.

  • Monday, December 19, 2016

    Payne, Saubert and Cooney named to AFCA All-America Teams

    Stetson defensive back Donald Payne was tapped for his third First-Team All-America honor this postseason and led a group of three Pioneer Football League athletes named to the 2016 AFCA Football Championship Subdivision Coaches’ All-America Team, Monday.

  • Monday, December 19, 2016

    Payne selected to Walter Camp FCS All-America Team

    Stetson senior defensive back Donald Payne was one of only 26 athletes named to the 2016 Walter Camp Football Championship Subdivision All-America team, Monday.

  • Thursday, December 15, 2016

    Payne tabbed First-Team All-American by Associated Press, leads trio named to squads

    Three Pioneer Football League athletes were named to the 2016 Associated Press All-America Teams, Thursday.

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016

    PFL Kickoff Capsule: Week 14

    San Diego continues play in the NCAA Division I Football Championship when it meets six-time defending national champion and top-seeded North Dakota State in a 3:30 p.m., Saturday second-round contest that will be available digitally on ESPN3.

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Seven PFL student-athletes named to CoSIDA Academic All-America Teams

    Seven Pioneer Football League student-athletes were named to the 2016 Academic All-America® Division I Football Teams as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Dayton’s Christopher Beaschler named PFL Scholar-Athlete of the Year; leads 24th Annual Academic Teams

    Dayton redshirt senior linebacker Christopher Beaschler earned his second consecutive Pioneer Football League Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, leading a group of 53 student-athletes named to the 24th annual Academic All-PFL Teams, as selected by the league’s sports information directors.

  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Pioneer Football League Announces 24th Annual All-PFL Teams

    Fifty-seven student athletes have been named to the 24th All-Pioneer Football League teams, Tuesday. All selections were made by the league’s coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own student-athletes.

  • Monday, November 28, 2016

    Stetson’s Payne becomes first three-time winner, highlights 2016 Pioneer Football League Major Award recipients

    Stetson redshirt senior defensive back Donald Payne was named the Pioneer Football League’s Defensive Player of the Year for a third consecutive year, highlighting the league’s 2016 Major Award recipients, presented Monday.

  • Saturday, November 26, 2016

    PFL Kickoff Capsules: Week 13

    The Pioneer Football League's champion San Diego makes its second NCAA Division I Football Championship appearance when it tavels to in-state foe Cal Poly, an at-large pick from the Bid Sky Conference, for opening round action, Saturday on ESPN3.

  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    The PFL Weekly Report: Week 13

    San Diego makes its second ever appearance in the Division I Football Championship when it travels to in-state foe Cal Poly for first round action.

  • Sunday, November 20, 2016

    San Diego faces rematch with Cal Poly in FCS Football Championship opening round

    San Diego's road to Frisco, Texas will begin with a return trip to San Luis Obispo, California and a Sunday rematch against Cal Poly in the opening round of the Division I Football Championship.

  • Friday, November 18, 2016

    PFL Kickoff Capsules: Week 12

    Four games – two each in Florida and North Carolina – will wrap up the 2016 regular season slate across the Pioneer Football League. San Diego seeks to wrap up the first perfect run through PFL play by any team since 2010 when it meets Campbell.

  • Monday, November 14, 2016

    The PFL Weekly Report: Week 12

    The final regular season week of PFL play will occur in the Sunshine and Tar Heel states with two games each in North Carolina and Florida. San Diego will look to complete the first perfect PFL campaign since 2010 with its Week 12 contest at Campbell.

  • Friday, November 11, 2016

    PFL Kickoff Capsules: Week 11

    Ten of the PFL's 11 members are in action during Week 11, the penultimate week of the FCS regular season.

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    Dayton's Beaschler tapped for STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award Watch List

    Dayton linebacker Christopher Beaschler was one of seven additions to the STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award Watch List, Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016

    San Diego's Lawrence added to STATS FCS Walter Payton Award Watch List

    San Diego quarterback Anthony Lawrence was one eight additions to the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award Watch List, updated Wednesday.

  • Monday, November 7, 2016

    The PFL Weekly Report: Week 11

    San Diego gets its first opportunity to clinch a share of the PFL title and claim the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Football Championship tournament with its Week 11 contest against Stetson.

  • Friday, November 4, 2016

    PFL Kickoff Capsules: Week 10

    All 11 PFL teams will be in action during Week 10 with five league outings on the slate. Dayton and Marist, the PFL's two second-place teams, will highlight the week's action. Dayton hosts Valparaiso in its home finale while Marist is Florida-bound to face Stetson.

  • Thursday, November 3, 2016

    Dayton's Beaschler one of 12 finalists for 2016 NFF Campbell Trophy

    The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that University of Dayton linebacker Christopher Beaschler is one of 12 finalists for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments®.

  • Thursday, November 3, 2016

    Thirteen PFL student-athletes named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams™

    Thirteen Pioneer Football League student-athletes were named to the 2016 College Sports Information Directors Association Academic All-District™ Teams, Thursday. Eight of the league's 11 members had one student-athlete recognized on the teams.

  • Monday, October 31, 2016

    The PFL Weekly Report: Week 10

    With league-leading San Diego playing an exhibition contest, the PFL's one-loss teams will each be in action. Dayton and Jacksonville will each host in Week 10 while Marist will take to the road.

  • Friday, October 28, 2016

    PFL Kickoff Capsules: Week 9

    A showdown for first place in the Pioneer Football League will unfold at high noon in Poughkeepsie, New York, when San Diego and Marist – the league's last remaining unbeaten squads – take to the field at Tenney Stadium.

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Butler and North Dakota State to play 2019 at Target Field

    North Dakota State University and the Minnesota Twins today announced that the NDSU football team will host Butler University at Target Field in Minneapolis on August 31, 2019. It will be the first meeting between the two schools.

  • Monday, October 24, 2016

    The PFL Weekly Report: Week 9

    League unbeatens Marist and San Diego square off in the marquee matchup of Week 9 in the PFL that will go a long way to determine the league's champion with four weeks remaining.

  • Friday, October 21, 2016

    PFL Kickoff Capsules: Week 8

    League leaders Marist and San Diego face home tests during Week 8 of the football campaign, one week prior to their Week 9 battle.

  • Monday, October 17, 2016

    The PFL Weekly Report: Week 8

    Week 8 PFL action will unfold across the country with league leaders Marist and San Diego returning to their respective home fields this week before their upcoming Week 9 showdown.

  • Friday, October 14, 2016

    PFL Kickoff Capsules: Week 7

    It's another five game week across the Pioneer Football League, with all three league unbeatens in action.

  • Monday, October 10, 2016

    The PFL Weekly Report: Week 7

    Two of the PFL's unbeaten squads will face road tests in Week 7 as San Diego travels to Drake while Marist heads south to meet Morehead State. PFL unbeaten Jacksonville returns to action with a home test against Dayton.

  • Friday, October 7, 2016

    Campbell-Jacksonville PFL contest canceled due to Hurricane Matthew

    Saturday's Pioneer Football League contest between Campbell and Jacksonville has been canceled due to damage caused by Hurricane Matthew's passage through North Florida.

  • Friday, October 7, 2016

    PFL Kickoff Capsules: Week 6

    Five games dot the Week 6 schedule across the Pioneer Football League. League unbeatens San Diego and Marist will each be in action. San Diego returns to the West Coast to host Davidson while Marist takes to the road for a contest at Butler.

  • Monday, October 3, 2016

    The PFL Weekly Report: Week 6

    Three unbeatens remain in the Pioneer Football League and all three will face league competition in Week 6. San Diego and Jacksonville will look to remain unbeaten with home tiles while Marist takes its unblemished league mark on the road.

  • Friday, September 30, 2016

    PFL Kickoff Capsules: Week 5

    Week 5 features another five Pioneer Football League contests. Four of the league's contests will see a 1-0 team travel to face an 0-1 team. Among that quartet of contests, preseason favorite San Diego travels to Butler to continue a series that has seen the Toreros win the last four meetings.

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    Six PFL Student-Athletes named to NFF Campbell Trophy semifinalist list

    Six Pioneer Football League student-athletes have been named as semifinalists for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy presented by Fidelity Investments and The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.

  • Monday, September 26, 2016

    The PFL Weekly Report: Week 5

    After a wild opening week, the second week of PFL play has potential for mayhem as well. Four 1-0 squads are on the road in PFL action during Week 5 with three PFL games pitting a 1-0 squad against an 0-1 team.

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016

    PFL Kickoff Capsules: Week 4

    The first week of Pioneer Football League action will have 10 of the league's 11 members in action. Morehead State and Drake will get the 2016 race underway in Des Moines, Iowa in a 1 p.m. (ET) kick off.

  • Monday, September 19, 2016

    The PFL Weekly Report: Week 4

    Dayton and San Diego - the Pioneer Football League's defending co-champions - will square off in the marquee match up of the league opening weekend slate of five conference games across the country.

  • Thursday, September 15, 2016

    PFL Kickoff Capsules: Week 3

    Nine of the Pioneer Football League's members will be in action during Week 3, the final weekend before league play starts. Two of the league's members will appear on ESPN3 this week with the other seven contests available online.

  • Monday, September 12, 2016

    The PFL Weekly Report: Week 3

    Nine PFL teams are in action during Week 3, the final full week of nonconference action before league action begins next week.

  • Thursday, September 8, 2016

    PFL Kickoff Capsules: Week 2

    For the first time in 2016 all 11 Pioneer Football League teams will be action with Jacksonville opening its season with a trip to Liberty in a game to be aired on ESPN3. In addition, Stetson will host Warner in the PFL's other contest televised on ESPN3. Seven other league contests will be presented on different video offerings.

  • Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    Morehead State athletic director Hutchinson to serve as FCS Chairman

    Morehead State University Director of Athletics Brian Hutchinson will serve as chair of the Division I Football Championship Committee in 2016-17.

  • Monday, September 5, 2016

    The PFL Weekly Report: Week 2

    All 10 Pioneer Football League teams are in action during Week 2 play. Drake travels to nationally-ranked South Dakota State, highlighting the week's action, while Jacksonville kicks off the season at Liberty.

  • Sunday, September 4, 2016

    PFL Players of the Week: Week 1

    The PFL Weekly Honors were awarded to Campbell's De'Shawn Jones (offensive), Valparaiso's Kellan Hughes (defensive) as well as Campbell's Trey Sanders and Valparaiso's Jake Simpson (co-special teams).

  • Thursday, September 1, 2016

    PFL Kickoff Capsules: Week 1

    With the 24th Pioneer Football League campaign kicking off Thursday night, the PFL website presents kickoff capsules for all 10 contests involving PFL teams during the opening week.

  • Monday, August 29, 2016

    The PFL Weekly Report: Week 1

    The 24th season of Pioneer Football League play begins Thursday when Campbell hosts Bluefield. Nine other league members will start their 2016 campaign this Saturday.

  • Friday, August 5, 2016

    Stetson's Payne named to STATS preseason watch list

    Stetson senior defensive back Donald Payne was one of 22 players named to the STATS FCS Defensive Player of the Year Watch List, Friday.

  • Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Morehead State's Gahafer named to STATS preseason watch list

    Morehead State senior quarterback Austin Gahafer has been listed on the STATS FCS National Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Watch List.

  • Monday, August 1, 2016

    PFL trio named to STATS FCS Preseason All-America Teams

    Drake senior tight end Eric Saubert, Stetson senior defensive back Donald Payne and Dayton senior return specialist Christian Searles were the Pioneer Football League student-athletes named to the STATS FCS Preseason All-America Teams, Monday.

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Fourteen First-Team All-PFL returnees highlight Preseason All-PFL Team

    Thirty student-athletes were named to the 2016 Preseason All-Pioneer Football League Team as selected by the league’s head coaches, Tuesday morning.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016

    Defending champions deemed dominant as San Diego edges Dayton in PFL Preseason Coaches' Poll

    For the sixth consecutive year, the University of San Diego has been picked to win the Pioneer Football League regular-season race in a preseason vote of the league's coaches.

  • Friday, July 15, 2016

    Five PFL student-athletes named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

    Five Pioneer Football League student-athletes were among 165 nominees from across the country for the 25th edition of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.