2016 Manchester University Football

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    December 09, 2016
    2016 team awards announced A quartet consisting of seniors Matt Wirick (Granger, Ind.), Nathan Birk (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Andrew Coe (Roanoke, Ind.) and junior Jack Kay (Williamsport, Ind.) topped the list of 2016 team honors handed out by head coach Nate Jensen and his staff at the annual football end-of-the-year banquet Sunday, Dec. 4.
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    November 17, 2016
    Spartans place nine on all-HCAC squads Senior tight end Brandon Webb (Fort Wayne, Ind.) highlighted Manchester University’s selections to the 2016 all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football honors, released Wednesday, Nov. 16.
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    November 14, 2016
    Coe tabbed HCAC Special Teams weekly honoree GREENWOOD, IND. - Manchester University senior placekicker/punter Andrew Coe (Roanoke, Ind.) represented the Spartans' football team on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's Player of the Week awards for the period of Nov. 7-13.
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    November 12, 2016
    2016 season ends on upswing ANDERSON, IND. – An irascible smile crept across the face of Nate Jensen and members of the 2016 Manchester University Spartans, as the Bronze Ball entered Stauffer-Wolfe Arena Saturday, Nov. 13.
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    November 11, 2016
    Bronze Ball clash concludes season The annual meeting between Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rivals Manchester University and Anderson University concludes the 2016 season Saturday, Nov. 12.
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    November 05, 2016
    Home schedule concludes NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – In what has become a tradition of offensive shootouts between the two Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foes, Manchester University and Hanover College combined for more than 800 yards Saturday, Nov. 5.
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    November 04, 2016
    Hanover clash wraps up home schedule Hanover College pays a visit to Carl W. Burt Memorial Field in North Manchester, Ind., Saturday, Nov. 5, in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action.
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    October 31, 2016
    Coe gains Special Teams Player of Week accolade GREENWOOD, IND. - Manchester University senior placekicker/punter Andrew Coe (Roanoke, Ind.) was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week for the period of Oct. 24-30.
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    October 29, 2016
    Fighting To A Win – MU gains home, league victory NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. - After every home game on Carl W. Burt Memorial Field, fans see the Manchester University football team circle up in front of the home stand and sing the school fight song. On Saturday, Oct. 29, the rendition was different.
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    October 28, 2016
    MU begins back-to-back home games It’s week eight of the 2016 Manchester University gridiron campaign Saturday, Oct. 29.
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    October 22, 2016
    MU upended at Bluffton BLUFFTON, OHIO – A defensive effort that saw Manchester University produce a pair of takeaways and had a trio of upperclassmen register eight-or-more tackles spotlighted a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference road trip Saturday, Oct. 22.
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    October 21, 2016
    Two-game road set closes Saturday A Saturday, Oct. 22, visit to Bluffton University of Ohio is next on Manchester University’s schedule.
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    October 15, 2016
    Black and Gold upended in road back-to-back opener TERRE HAUTE, IND. – Junior linebacker Jack Kay (Williamsport, Ind.) recorded his fourth double-digit tackle total of the year, and freshman quarterback Harrison Price (Auburn, Ind.) tallied his first collegiate touchdown, highlighting a 44-9 loss at the hands of Rose-Hulman Saturday, Oct. 15.
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    October 14, 2016
    Spartans look to open road trip with strong outing A southern trek to Terre Haute, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 15, is next on the docket for Manchester University.
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    October 08, 2016
    Defiance side-steps Black and Gold NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Sophomore quarterback Tristan Chester (Charlestown, Ind.) figured in on both Homecoming 2016 touchdowns for Manchester University Saturday, Oct. 8, but it wasn’t enough to elude a hard-nosed defensive effort by visiting Defiance College.
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    October 07, 2016
    Homecoming 2016 tilt next for MU Manchester University looks to resume a strong recent run of success in Homecoming contests Saturday, Oct. 8.
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    October 01, 2016
    Spartans battle league leaders NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – In the wake of a hard-fought 41-27 loss at the hands of D3Football.com No. 19-ranked Franklin College Saturday, Oct. 1, Manchester University head coach Nate Jensen was looking forward.
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    September 30, 2016
    Back-to-back set at Carl W. Burt begins Saturday It’s the home Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener for Manchester University Saturday, Oct. 1.
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    September 24, 2016
    Strong first half highlights HCAC opener CINCINNATI, OHIO – Sophomore quarterback Tristan Chester (Charlestown, Ind.) threw for a personal single-game high 188 yards and a touchdown, as Manchester University kept things nearly even throughout the opening 30 minutes at Mt. St. Joseph University’s Schuler Field Saturday, Sept. 24.
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    September 23, 2016
    MSJ trip opens conference campaign Manchester University starts the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference section of its 2016 gridiron schedule Saturday, Sept. 24.
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    September 12, 2016
    Football, cross country tabbed on weekly league honors Three student-athletes represented Manchester University on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s weekly honors for the period of Sept. 4-10.
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    September 10, 2016
    Second half rally sends Alma past MU NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – While pouring over the final statistics to a second successive defeat at the hands of a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association opponent Saturday, Sept. 10, Manchester University head coach Nate Jensen was quick to point out positives.
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    September 09, 2016
    Spartans face second straight MIAA opponent NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University wraps up its 2016 non-conference schedule and a run of back-to-back home contests with Alma College’s visit to Carl W. Burt Memorial Field Saturday, Sept. 10.
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    September 06, 2016
    Birk claims HCAC defensive weekly award NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. - Senior linebacker Nathan Birk (Indianapolis, Ind.) represented Manchester University on the first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors for 2016-17, released Tuesday, Sept. 6.
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    September 01, 2016
    Hardee turns in big night, Spartans battle Trine tooth and nail NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A fan who might have taken a casual look at the scoreboard following the annual in-state non-conference NCAA Division III clash between Manchester University and Trine University wouldn’t have gotten the whole story.
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    August 31, 2016
    HCAC, MIAA clash opens campaign The 90th season of Manchester University football kicks off Thursday, Sept. 1. The Spartans, picked among the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s top five, host in-state non-conference NCAA Division III rival Trine University.
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    August 19, 2016
    Road Map: Black and Gold football looking at big picture First-year head Nate Jensen and the 2016 Manchester University football team have goals set. There are the usual winning season and Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference champion contenders noted as well as academic success.
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    August 10, 2016
    MU slated for top five on HCAC poll NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University was picked fifth on the 2016 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference preseason football coaches poll, released Aug. 10.
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    August 01, 2016
    Reflections from first football golf outing As a sports information director at three NCAA Division III institutions the last 15 years, I’ve seen a lot of names in trophy cases, stories, game programs and record books … even in regards to facilities I’ve visited.
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    July 27, 2016
    Ehret, Haston join MU staff Manchester University head football coach Nate Jensen recently announced the hiring of full-time assistants Chuck Ehret and Logan Haston.
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    July 26, 2016
    In Business: MU gridder gets new look at sports franchise Most days, Eric Wietholter would rather be out on the gridiron, perfecting his offensive lineman trade.
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    July 16, 2016
    Staying Connected: Jensen’s paths cross familiar places and faces It took one play for Nate Jensen to fall in love with the game of football.
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    July 13, 2016
    Birk nominated for Good Works award Manchester University rising senior football student-athlete Nathan Birk (Indianapolis, Ind.) is one of 165 nominees from across NCAA Divisions I, II and III and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for the prestigious Allstate/American Football Coaches Association’s Good Works Team. Birk was the lone Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference nominee.