2018 PFL News News
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019

    35 PFL student-athletes named to 2019 NFF Hampshire Honor Society

    Thirty-five Pioneer Football League student-athletes, representing seven member institutions, were named members of the 2019 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced Wednesday.

  • Friday, March 1, 2019

    Landon Fox Hired to Lead Valpo Football Program

    Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Landon Fox has been hired as the 18th head coach of the Valparaiso University football program.

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    2019 Schedule Release Central

    Catch each of the PFL member's 2019 schedules as they are released in one quick list.

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Valpo Football Coach Dave Cecchini Accepts Position at Bucknell University

    Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Dave Cecchini has stepped down as the Crusaders' head football coach to accept the same position at Bucknell University.

  • Friday, January 18, 2019

    Pioneer Football League names 543 student-athletes to 2018 Academic Honor Roll

    The Pioneer Football League has recognized 543 student-athletes from its 10 member institutions to the Fall 2018 PFL Academic Honor Roll.

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    Stetson awards head coach Roger Hughes contract extension

    Coming off the best season in more than 65 years, Stetson Football coach Roger Hughes has been rewarded with a contract extension that will keep him on the sideline for the Hatters through at least the 2021 season.

  • Monday, January 7, 2019

    2018 Postseason Awards Hub

    The Associated Press was the first to present its FCS All-America Teams, Tuesday, with five Pioneer Football League athletes were recognized.

  • Friday, January 4, 2019

    Three PFL student-athletes named FCS Academic All-Stars

    Three Pioneer Football League student-athletes were among 47 student-athletes selected by the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) to its 21st Annual Academic All-Star Team.

  • Friday, January 4, 2019

    Stetson tight end Donald Parham to play in 2019 Reese's Senior Bowl

    Stetson tight end Donald Parham, a consensus FCS First Team All-American, has been selected to particpate in the 2019 Reese's Senior Bowl.

  • Friday, December 21, 2018

    Todd Stepsis Named Drake University Head Football Coach

    Todd Stepsis, the architect of the Drake football team’s nationally ranked defense, has been named the head coach of the Drake University football team, director of athletics Brian Hardin announced Friday, Dec. 21.

  • Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    Marist alumnus Jason Myers named to NFL Pro Bowl

    New York Jets kicker Jason Myers, a 2013 Marist graduate, was selected for his first Pro Bowl on Tuesday.

  • Monday, December 10, 2018

    Fox steps down at Drake

    Drake football head coach Rick Fox announced Monday, he is stepping down from his position at Drake University

  • Monday, December 10, 2018

    Four PFL Student-Athletes Named to Google Cloud Academic All-America Teams

    Four Pioneer Football League student-athletes were named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Teams, Monday, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    Dayton’s Tucker Yinger named PFL Scholar-Athlete of the Year, leads 26th Academic All-PFL Teams

    Dayton redshirt senior running back Tucker Yinger was named the 2018 Pioneer Football League Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Wednesday, leading a group of 50 student-athletes named to the 26th Academic All-PFL Teams, as selected by the league’s athletic communications directors.

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    Four-Time First-Team selections Christian and Smith Highlight 26th All-PFL Teams

    Sixty student-athletes have been named to the 26th 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.

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    Morehead State's Austin named AFCA FCS Assistant Coach of the Year

    Morehead State Associate Head Football Coach Milo Austin has been selected the Football Championship Subdivision Assistant Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association.

  • Monday, November 26, 2018

    San Diego’s Lawrence, Drake’s Clayberg Highlight 2018 PFL Major Award Recipients

    For a second consecutive year, San Diego junior quarterback Anthony Lawrence has been named the Pioneer Football League’s Offensive Player of the Year. In addition, Drake defensive lineman Nathan Clayberg was named the PFL Defensive Player of the Year, the duo leading the league’s 2018 Major Award recipients, presented Monday.

  • Monday, November 19, 2018

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 13

    San Diego will head east for the second consecutive week, this time for an NCAA FCS Playoff First-Round contest against Nicholls, Saturday, in a game that can be seen on ESPN3.

  • Monday, November 12, 2018

    The Pioneer Football League Weekly Report: Week 12

    San Diego enters Week 12 seeking its third-straight unblemished PFL campaign but will face a Marist squad seeking its best finish since 2013. Meanwhile, Stetson and Drake also seek their season's sixth PFL win as the regular season comes to a close.

  • Monday, November 12, 2018

    Two PFL athletes earn National Player of the Week accolades

    San Diego quarterback Anthony Lawrence and Drake safety Will Warner were recognized as the STATS FCS National Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, Monday.

  • Sunday, November 11, 2018

    PFL Players of the Week: Nov. 11

    San Diego's Anthony Lawrence and Drake's Will Warner put together PFL record performances while Drake's Danny Donley had a game-winning performance to capture the Week 11 PFL awards.

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    Marist’s Juston Christian Named To Walter Payton Award Watch List

    Senior wide receiver Juston Christian of the Marist football team has been named to the Watch List for the Walter Payton Award, which is presented to the most outstanding offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.

  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    Stetson's Donald Parham Added to STATS FCS Payton Award Watch List

    Stetson tight end Dnald Parham has been named to the Walter Payton Award Watch List, which is presented to the most outstanding offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.

  • Monday, November 5, 2018

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 11

    San Diego will look to clinch a share of its fifth-straight and 10th overall PFL title when it hosts Davidson in Week 11. Meanwhile, second-place Stetson and Marist will each face road tests as they seek to stay in touch with the Toreros.

  • Sunday, November 4, 2018

    PFL Players of the Week: Nov. 4

    A trio of sophomores swept the PFL's Week 10 honors as Jacksonville's Calvin Turner Jr., San Diego's Nick Friedel and Stetson's Matias Gasc were named the league's honorees, Sunday.

  • Thursday, November 1, 2018

    Stetson's Jareem Westcott named to STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award Watch List

    Stetson freshman Jareem Westcott was one of nine freshmen added to the STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award Watch List, Thursday, which is presented to the FCS freshman player of the year.

  • Monday, October 29, 2018

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 10

    Des Moines, Iowa will be the focus of the PFL regular-season race as league-leader San Diego travels east to face second-place Drake in a key Saturday contest. Marist and Stetson, the league's other two second-place squads, will face home tests in Week 10.

  • Monday, October 29, 2018

    San Diego's Armstead earns STATS FCS National honor

    San Diego junior Michael Armstead was named the STATS FCS National Special Teams Player of the Week, becoming the third PFL athlete to earn national recognition this season.

  • Sunday, October 28, 2018

    PFL Players of the Week: Oct. 28

    Stetson running back Jareem Westcott, Drake safety Sean Lynch and San Diego return specialist Michael Armstead were named the PFL Players of the Week, following Week 9 action.

  • Monday, October 22, 2018

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 9

    Four teams are in the hunt for the PFL regular season title entering Week 9 but only league-leading San Diego will play at home this weekend while the second-place trio of Drake, Marist and Stetson each on the road during Week 9.

  • Sunday, October 21, 2018

    PFL Players of the Week: Oct. 21

    Marist wideout Juston Christian, Morehead State safety Sayyid Kanu and Stetson kicker Jonny Messina were named the PFL Players of the Week for Week 8, Sunday.

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 8

    League-leader San Diego will look to stay atop the standings when it travels to Butler to kick off Week 8 action around the PFL. The three teams following the Toreros also will be in action with Stetson and Marist at home while Drake will take to the road.

  • Monday, October 15, 2018

    Dayton's Cook named STATS FCS National Freshman of Week

    Dayton redshirt freshman quarterback Jack Cook has been named STATS FCS Freshman of the Week by after his record-setting performance in Saturday’s 36-34 loss at Pioneer Football League leader San Diego.

  • Sunday, October 14, 2018

    PFL Players of the Week: Oct. 14

    San Diego quarterback Anthony Lawrence, Stetson linebacker Colby Duncan and Valparaiso return specialist Bailey Gessinger claimed the PFL's Week 7 individual awards, Sunday.

  • Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Dayton's Jack Cook Named To STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award Watch List

    Dayton redshirt freshman quarterback Jack Cook has been named to the Watch List of the STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award. The Rice Award is given annually to the top freshman football player in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

  • Monday, October 8, 2018

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 7

    PFL co-leaders Drake and San Diego will both be at home while seeking to stay atop the league standings in Week 7. San Diego hosts a Dayton team that handed it its last PFL loss… in 2015. Meanwhile, Drake will host a northward-bound Stetson club

  • Sunday, October 7, 2018

    PFL Players of the Week: Oct. 7

    Marist's Juston Christian put forth an FCS leading 274-yard receiving performance to earn the league's Offensive Player of the Week honor. Meanwhile, Drake's Nathan Clayberg and Dayton's Kyle Butz earned the defensive and special teams honors, respectively.

  • Monday, October 1, 2018

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 6

    Drake and Butler, two of the PFL's 1-0 teams, will meet Saturday in the annual Battle of the Bulldogs as both will seek to keep pace with San Diego, the league's other 1-0 team entering Week 6 of the season.

  • Sunday, September 30, 2018

    PFL Players of the Week: Sept. 30

    San Diego's Anthony Lawrence (Offense), Drake's Kieran Severa (Defense) and Marist's Mekhai Johnson (Special Teams) were each named PFL Players of the Week, Monday.

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    Five PFL student-athletes named NFF Campbell Trophy semifinalists

    Five Pioneer Football League student-athletes have been named as semifinalists for the 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy presented by Fidelity Investments and The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.

  • Monday, September 24, 2018

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 5

    All 10 PFL teams are in action during Week 5, with a full slate of PFL contests on tap. The league's top contest takes place on the west coast when preseason favorite San Diego hosts early unbeaten Stetson.

  • Sunday, September 23, 2018

    PFL Players of the Week: Sept. 23

    Dayton's Tucker Yinger and Sean Smith earned the PFL's Offensive and Special Teams honors, respectively, while Stetson's Reggie Gantt was the league's Defensive Player of the Week for Week 4.

  • Monday, September 17, 2018

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 4

    The Pioneer Football League's 26th regular-season race gets underway in Week 4 with a pair of league contests on the slate.

  • Sunday, September 16, 2018

    PFL Players of the Week: Sept 16

    Drake's Grant Kraemer tied a school record with six touchdown throws while his Bulldogs teammate Will Warner handled a pick six in a win against Missouri S&T. Meanwhile, Davidson's Corey Coppola blocked three kicks in a win against Guilford.

  • Monday, September 10, 2018

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 3

    For the first time in 2018, all 10 PFL members are scheduled to enjoy a Saturday football game.

  • Sunday, September 9, 2018

    PFL Players of the Week: Sept. 9

    The PFL's Sept. 9 Weekly Honors are presented to Stetson's Donald Parham (Offensive) and San Diego's David Tolbert (Defensive) and Tanner Kuljian (Special Teams).

  • Friday, September 7, 2018

    Four PFL alumni dot NFL rosters on opening day

    As the National Football League season began Thursday night, four Pioneer Football League alumni were on active rosters across the league.

  • Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    Five PFL athletes earning second degree while playing in 2018

    Five Pioneer Football League student-athletes are among nearly 1,200 football student-athletes who have already earned their undergraduate degrees and are playing football this fall while pursuing their second degree.

  • Monday, September 3, 2018

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 2

    After posting a 6-2 record during the opening weekend, nine of the PFL's 10 teams are scheduled to be in action around the nation.

  • Monday, September 3, 2018

    Butler's Temple named STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Week

    Butler wide receiver Pace Temple was named the STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Week, Monday, after leading all FCS wideouts with 14 receptions in Week 1 action.

  • Sunday, September 2, 2018

    PFL Players of the Week: Sept. 2

    The PFL's Sept. 2 Weekly Honors are presented to Butler's Pace Temple (Offensive) and Drew Bevelhimer (Special Teams) as well as Davidson's Harrison Hill (Defensive).

  • Monday, August 27, 2018

    The Pioneer Football League Report: Week 1

    Nine of the PFL's 10 teams will be in action during the opening weekend of college football play. Morehead State will open the league's 2018 slate with a Thursday contest followed by eight games across the league Saturday.

  • Thursday, August 2, 2018

    Marist's Willie Barrett named to STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award Watch List

    Marist linebacker Willie Barrett was named to the 2018 STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award Preseason Watch List, Thursday.

  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018

    San Diego's Anthony Lawrence named to STATS FCS Walter Payton Watch List

    For a second consecutive season, San Diego quarterback Anthony Lawrence has been named to the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award Preseason Watch List.

  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    Defending Champion San Diego edges Dayton in PFL Preseason Coaches’ Poll

    For the eighth 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.

  • Monday, July 30, 2018

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

    Thirty-one student-athletes were named to the 2018 Preseason All-Pioneer Football League Team as selected by the league’s head coaches and announced Monday.

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018

    Four PFL athletes among Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® nominees

    Four Pioneer Football League student-athletes were among 169 nominated for the 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®.