2017 Manchester University Football

  • Two gain Hampshire Society accolades
    April 13, 2018
    Seniors Eric Beard (Findlay, Ohio) and Robby Davis (Cayuga, Ind.) represented Manchester University on the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Society announced Wednesday, April 11.
  • Thelen joins MU staff
    February 08, 2018
    Former Alma College of Michigan standout Justin Thelen has joined the Manchester University football staff as a defensive backs coach, according to head coach Nate Jensen.
  • Nelson tabbed D3Football.com second team All-American
    December 16, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Senior special teams’ standout Dakota Nelson (Fairland, Ind.) added to an impressive resume of 2017 postseason awards Friday night, Dec. 15.
  • Nelson earns D3Football all-North Region award
    December 06, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University senior Dakota Nelson earned first-team all-North Region honors with the announcement of D3Football.com’s all-region awards Wednesday, Dec. 6.
  • Spartans announce 2017 team awards
    December 06, 2017
    A pair of seniors spotlighted individual honors during Manchester University’s post-season banquet Sunday, Dec. 3.
  • Nelson named Hero Sports D3 FB Hero of Week
    November 17, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. - Just two days removed from being named the 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Year, Manchester University senior Dakota Nelson (Fairland, Ind.) added another award to his growing cadre Friday, Nov. 17.
  • Special Team POTY award spotlights MU all-HCAC selections
    November 15, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Senior wide receiver/special teams standout Dakota Nelson highlighted 13 Manchester University student-athletes in the 2017 all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors, released Wednesday, Nov. 17.
  • Nelson nominated for HERO of the Week Award
    November 14, 2017
    Senior wide receiver Dakota Nelson (Fairland, Ind.) has been nominated for the D3 Football HERO of the Week award, an award from HERO Sports that recognizes the best individual performances of the week for NCAA sports.
  • Senior Style – Bronze Ball stays at Manchester
    November 11, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Many moments have defined the gridiron series between Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foes.
  • MU, AU battle for Bronze Ball
    November 10, 2017
    The clash for the coveted Bronze Ball trophy concludes the 2017 season for Manchester University and visiting Anderson University Saturday, Nov. 11.
  • Nelson named HCAC Player of Week
    November 06, 2017
    Senior wide receiver Dakota Nelson (Fairland, Ind.) represented Manchester University on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s Player of the Week announcement for Oct. 30-Nov. 5.
  • Cardiac Comeback – Spartans run win streak to three
    November 04, 2017
    HANOVER, IND. – Coaches around the globe are akin to say sports and results of those activities can come down to inches.
  • Black and Gold face final road trip
    November 02, 2017
     A two-game win streak is on the line as Manchester University returns to the road for the final time this season Saturday, Nov. 4.
  • Winning Ways – MU hits .500 mark overall and in HCAC play
    October 28, 2017
    RICHMOND, IND. – Five first half drives of 55 yards or more wound up with Manchester University crossing the Earlham College goal line in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action Saturday, Oct. 28.
  • On The Road Again - Earlham match-up next for MU
    October 27, 2017
    Fresh off a thrilling 28-21 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference win over Bluffton University Oct. 21, Manchester University faces a trip to Earlham College Saturday, Oct. 28.
  • Late rally propels MU to second league win
    October 21, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Taking nearly 2000 fans on a white-knuckle rollercoaster ride over 60 minutes Saturday, Oct. 21, Manchester University and Bluffton University squared off in an old-fashioned donnybrook.
  • Set of back-to-back home games continues
    October 19, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University moves into the home stretch of the 2017 season Saturday, Oct. 21, as Bluffton University visits Carl W. Burt Memorial Field.
  • Henderson highlights Homecoming battle
    October 14, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – One by air and one by ground got Manchester University into the end zone Saturday, Oct. 14.
  • Homecoming 2017 - Black and Gold open two straight at home
    October 13, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Rose-Hulman takes a northern trip to Manchester University as part of Homecoming 2017 festivities Saturday, Oct. 14.
  • Nelson garners second 2017 HCAC weekly award
    October 09, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. - Senior football student-athlete Dakota Nelson (Fairland, Ind.) represented Manchester University on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's Player of the Week awards release for the period of Oct. 2-8.
  • Frenetic Finish – Spartans rally to HCAC road win
    October 07, 2017
    DEFIANCE, OHIO – What a difference a minute can make.
  • MU takes eastern trek Saturday
    October 05, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – It’s the 52nd edition of the Manchester University – Defiance College series Saturday, Oct. 7.
  • Black and Gold stopped on road
    September 30, 2017
    FRANKLIN, IND. – A high-flying Franklin College passing attack proved to be too much for Manchester University Saturday, Sept. 30.
  • Spartans start two-game road swing
    September 28, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. - Looking to even its 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference record, Manchester University (1-2 overall, 0-1 HCAC) faces off against preseason favorite and six-time defending champion Franklin College Saturday, Sept. 30.
  • Beard recognized by National Football Foundation
    September 27, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University senior football student-athlete Eric Beard (Findlay, Ohio) is one of 181 individuals named semifinalists for the National Football Foundation’s William V. Campbell Trophy presented by Fidelity Investments in an announcement made Wednesday, Sept. 27.
  • Spartans Subdued – Home, HCAC opener goes way of MSJ
    September 23, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A fast start for the host Manchester University Spartans wasn’t enough to overcome a strong finish by the visiting Mt. St. Joseph University Lions Saturday, Sept. 23.
  • HCAC, home opener on Black and Gold docket
    September 21, 2017
    The four-game home portion of Manchester University’s 2017 schedule gets underway at Carl W. Burt Memorial Field Saturday, Sept. 23.
  • Special events surround 2017 home opener
    September 15, 2017
    Mt. St. Joseph University’s visit to Carl W. Burt Memorial Field serves as more than just Manchester University home and Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football opener Saturday, Sept. 23.
  • Nelson earns HCAC weekly award
    September 11, 2017
    Manchester University senior Dakota Nelson (Fairland, Ind.) rolled up over 250 all-purpose yards (256), including a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, in route to earning his third career Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honor Monday, Sept. 11.
  • Happy Homecoming – Spartans aid head coach in special win
    September 09, 2017
    ALMA, MICH. – The memories of Bahlke Field and the lower peninsula of Michigan, fondly known as The Mitten, are thick for Manchester University head football coach Nate Jensen and his family.
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