Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Gets Big Quarterfinal Test In Wabash (Ind.)It's always fun to beat your rival, but it feels even better to do it twice in a season. And when you do it to advance in the NCAA Playoffs, it's that much more special. The St. Thomas football team, ranked No. 4 nationally, beat rival St. John's 38-19 on Saturday to advance to the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals.
Tommies Blog: Rival St. John's Next After 57-14 Playoff WinThe No. 4-ranked St. Thomas football team knew what was at stake Saturday if it beat La Verne (CA) in its first round NCAA Playoff game. First of all, a victory guaranteed another week of football. It also most likely meant a rematch with their biggest MIAC rival. That's exactly the stage this week after the Tommies routed the Leopards 57-14 to improve to 11-0 on the season.
Tommies Blog: NCAA Bid Claimed, St. Thomas Goes For MIAC Title At GustavusThe St. Thomas football team clinched an NCAA bid after beating Carleton 80-3 on Saturday in its final regular season home game. The Tommies also moved up to No. 4 in the D3football.com national poll.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Takes 4-0 Record To AugsburgThere are two unbeaten teams left after three weeks of MIAC play and if your choices were St. Thomas and Gustavus, there is a bet to be won somewhere. St. Thomas shouldn't be a huge surprise at 2-0 in league play, but the Gusties have been piling up points as they've gotten league victories over Hamline, Augsburg and Carleton.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas/St. John's Rivalry Takes National Stage SaturdayOne of the great rivalries in small-college football takes center stage on Saturday as No. 8-ranked St. John's hosts No. 12-ranked St. Thomas at Clemens Stadium in Collegeville. And for both programs, it's a game that can go a long way in determining the outcome of the league champion at the end of the year.
Tommies Blog: Defense Dominates In 51-7 Win Over UW-La CrosseSt. Thomas opened its home schedule Saturday with a convincing 51-7 victory over UW-La Crosse. The Tommies led 23-0 at the half and scored the game's first 30 points.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Preps For La Crosse In Home OpenerThe St. Thomas football team entered the 2015 season ranked No. 18 in the country in Division III, coming off an 8-3 season and returning several starters. The Tommies lived up to that billing, and then some, in their season opener at UW-Eau Claire last Saturday night.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Looking To Start Strong At UW-Eau ClaireThe St. Thomas football team is looking to build off an 8-3 season in 2014 that included a trip to the NCAA Division III Playoffs. The journey for the Tommies starts Saturday night across the border in Wisconsin as they face a team that won just one game last year.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Football Fall Camp Starts With 134 PlayersIt's already feeling like fall around the state this week, with only some of that having to do with the cooler temperatures and wind. Over in St. Paul, coaches and 134 players with the St. Thomas football program reported for fall camp on Aug. 18. They've already been working out and holding practices for about a week. The season opener is just around the corner as the Tommies travel to UW-Eau Claire on Saturday, Sept. 5.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Ranked No. 18 In Preseason PollThe St. Thomas football program has returned from its nearly two-week trip to Italy to play football and take part in community service. It didn't take long for the first "way too early" poll to come out ahead of the 2015 season. A poll released by The Sporting News Magazine has the Tommies ranked No. 18 nationally in Division III.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Holds Spring Game, Preps For Italy TripSt. Thomas football coach Glenn Caruso got a glimpse into his immediate future last weekend as his squad hosted its annual spring game. St. Thomas was actually the first Division III program to host a spring football game back in 2009, ahead of a foreign trip to Canada. It's a contest that's scored, but bears absolutely zero meaning as far as winning, and gives die-hard program followers a chance to see what's ahead for the future of the program.
Tommies Blog: Rally Falls Short For St. Thomas At WartburgA late rally that included an onside kick recovery late in the fourth quarter came up just short for the St. Thomas football team in a 37-71 loss at Wartburg Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Playoffs.