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.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Seniors Play Final Home GameIt will be a bittersweet day for 17 seniors on Saturday as the St. Thomas football team plays its final regular season home game against Gustavus. It will also mark the end of their football careers as the Tommies are, at best, now a longshot for an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Playoffs.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Focused On 2-Game SeasonIt's now a two-game season for the St. Thomas football team, and assuming the Tommies win both of their remaining games, they'll be in virtually the same spot they were in at this time last year. The Tommies, ranked No. 24 in the latest Division III poll, went back and forth with Concordia (Moorhead) last Saturday in the fourth quarter and came away with a 35-32 victory over the Cobbers.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Looks To Rebound At St. OlafThe St. Thomas football team likely has to win the rest of its games after losing to St. John's last Saturday to get to the NCAA Playoffs. They still face tough league games against Bethel, the consensus MIAC favorite, Ausgburg, Concordia and Gustavus.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Faces Must-Win At AugsburgAfter handling Hamline 43-7 last week, the St. Thomas football team faces one of its tougher games of the 2013 schedule this Saturday. The Tommies (5-2, 3-2) face a must-win situation when they head to Minneapolis Saturday to face Augsburg (4-3, 3-3). Then again, when you have two MIAC losses and need to win out to have any shot at the NCAA Playoffs, every week is a must-win.