2005-06 Football News

  • Bennett Named Honorable Mention All-American and Third Team All-West Region
    December 18, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? Brandon Bennett, a sophomore offensive lineman from San Marcos, CA, has been named to the D3-Football.com Honorable Mention All-American team and third team All-West Region team in voting announced recently by D3football.com.
  • ALTON NAMED COSIDA ESPN THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN
    December 06, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? Senior Tim Alton, a Bearcat defensive back from Oregon City, has been named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American team.
  • Bearcats Take on PLU After Long Break
    November 28, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? After a three-week layoff, the Willamette University football team is set to take the field again this Saturday when they host Pacific Lutheran University at 6:00 p.m. at McCulloch Stadium.
  • BENNETT, BROCK, AND KHOURY LEAD BEARCATS ALL-NWC SELECTIONS
    November 24, 2005
    Brandon Bennett, Quentin Brock, and Megdy Khoury were all selected to the 2005 All-Northwest Conference First Team last week, headlining a list of 18 Bearcat football players that received All-NWC recognition.
  • FOOTBALL SEASON IN REVIEW: 2005 Bearcats Answer Questions On Way to Another Winning Season
    November 21, 2005
    Coming into the 2005 season the Willamette University football team had many question marks. The Bearcats, who were coming off a 7-4 season in which they lost in the first round of the national playoffs, were in search of an identity.
  • Dean, Alton Earn Regional Academic All-American Awards
    November 13, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? Defensive Back Tim Alton and running back Kevin Dean have been named to the ESPN the Magazine District 8 CoSida Academic All-American team for their outstanding success on the field and in the classroom.
  • Linfield Wins NWC Title with Victory Over Bearcats
    November 12, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? Linfield College affirmed its hold on the nation‚??s #1 ranking and won the Northwest Conference title as the Wildcats defeated the Willamette University football team (5-4 overall, 3-1 NWC), 63-21, at McCulloch Stadium Saturday night.
  • BEARCATS HOST TOP-RANKED LINFIELD IN SHOWDOWN FOR NWC TITLE
    November 10, 2005
    MCCULLOCH STADIUM ‚?? It all comes down to one game for the Willamette University football team. The Bearcats, winners of five straight, will host top-ranked and undefeated Linfield this Saturday with both the Northwest Conference title, and a possible trip to the NCAA Division III National Playoffs, on the line.
  • Ticket Information: Linfield Versus Willamette Saturday November 12
    November 07, 2005
    Because of a larger than normal crowd for Saturday‚??s game between the Bearcats and Linfield College, tickets can be purchased at the Sparks Center on the campus of Willamette University from noon until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12.
  • Bearcats Win Another OT Thriller, 40-34, Over Whitworth
    November 05, 2005
    SPOKANE, WA ‚?? Down 11 points with six minutes to play and facing a fourth down and five, the Willamette University football team staged a furious comeback capped by Tyler Gill‚??s interception and Quentin Brock‚??s 20-yard touchdown run as the Bearcats defeated Whitworth College 40-34 in overtime Saturday afternoon at the Pine Bowl in Spokane.
  • O'Rourke Named NWC Defensive Player of the Week
    November 01, 2005
    Devin O‚??Rourke, a sophomoire linebacker from Eatonville, WA, has been named the Northwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week as he collected 19 tackles, including several key stops, in the Bearcats 34-27 win over PLU.
  • Brock's Three TDs And Goal Line Stand Give Bearcats 34-27 Win Over PLU
    October 29, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? Quentin Brock scored three touchdowns and the Willamette defense came up with a goal-line stand late in the 4th quarter as the Willamette University football team improved its record to 4-3 with a 34-27 win over Pacific Lutheran University in a Northwest Conference game Saturday night at McCulloch Stadium.
  • Khoury, Randall Earn Player of the Week Honors
    October 11, 2005
    Salem, OR. - Linebacker Megdy Khoury (SR. Elko, NV) has been named the Northwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week and Wesley Randall was named Special Teams Player of the Week in leading the Bearcats to a 34-28 victory over Southern Oregon on Saturday.
  • Bearcats With in 2OT Thriller Over Southern Oregon, 34-28
    October 08, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? Ryan Hernandez raced 25 yards on the first play of the second overtime period and the Bearcat defense stuffed Jacobe Krizman on a fourth and two to end the game as the Willamette University football team defeat Southern Oregon University 34-28 Saturday night at McCulloch Stadium.
  • Speckman Featured in USA TODAY Article
    October 06, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? Bearcat football coach Mark Speckman has been featured in an USA Today article. You can find the story at the link listed below.
  • Last Minute Heroics Give Bearcats 21-17 Win Over UPS
    October 01, 2005
    TACOMA, WA ‚?? Michael Plank hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass from Cameron Walton with 57 seconds to play as the Willamette University football team spoiled homecoming with a 21-17 win over the University of Puget Sound Saturday afternoon.
  • BEARCATS LOOK TO BUILD ON MOMENTUM FROM LAST WEEK'S VICTORY AS NWC PLAY OPENS THIS WEEK
    September 30, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? After a convincing 52-20 win over visiting Menlo College last weekend, the Willamette University football team will look to build on the momentum from that victory when they play at the University of Puget Sound this Saturday.
  • Sweet Named NWC Defensive Football Player of the Week; Wilbon, Bicocca, Gregoire and Durham Get Honorable Mentions
    September 28, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? Linebacker Phillip Sweet (JR, Albany, OR) has been named the Northwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his 14-tackle performance in leading the Bearcats to their first win of the season last week against Menlo College.
  • Wilbon's Three Second Half TDs Leads Willamette to 52-20 Win Over Menlo College
    September 24, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? Steve Wilbon scored three times in the second half and the Willamette University football team scored on its first five possessions after halftime as the Bearcats (1-3) won their first game of the season with a convincing 52-20 win over Menlo College (0-4) Saturday afternoon at McCulloch Stadium.
  • BEARCATS LOOK TO HOMECOMING GAME FOR FIRST WIN OF SEASON
    September 22, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? The Willamette University football team is still in search of its first win of the year after losing 31-13 to Azusa Pacific last Saturday. Willamette, 0-3 on the season, will host Menlo College this Saturday in what will be the Bearcats homecoming game.
  • Bearcats Lose to Azusa Pacific 31-13
    September 17, 2005
    AZUSA CA ‚?? Missed opportunities spelled defeat for the Willamette University football team as the Bearcats fell to 0-3 on the season with a 31-13 loss to Azusa Pacific, the No. 20 ranked team in the NAIA.
  • BEARCATS TRAVEL TO CALIFORNIA TO FACE NO. 20 AZUSA PACIFIC
    September 15, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? The Willamette University football team travels to Azusa, California this weekend to play the Azusa Pacific University Cougars, a team ranked No. 20 in the latest NAIA poll.
  • Bearcats Lose to No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor, 45-24
    September 10, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor rolled up 38 first-half points, handing the Willamette University Bearcats their second straight defeat, 45-24, in a non-conference game Saturday afternoon at McCulloch Stadium. It was the season-opener for the Crusaders, who came into the game as the No. 2 ranked team in the country‚?¶ and they showed why right from the start.
  • 2005 FALL BEARCATS SPORTS WEEKLY UPDATE
    September 09, 2005
    MEN‚??S SOCCER
  • BEARCATS SET TO HOST NO. 2 MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR SATURDAY
    September 09, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? The Willamette University football team will be looking for their first win of the season this Saturday when they play host to No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor of Texas.
  • LISTEN LIVE TO BEARCAT'S SEASON OPENER
    September 03, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? Bearcat fans can listen live over the internet to tonight's game at Western Oregon. The game is being simulcast on KBZY 1490 and via Stretch Internet through the Willamette website.
  • Wolves Beat Willamette in Season Opener
    September 03, 2005
    MONMOUTH, OR ‚?? Mark Thorsen tossed four touchdown passes as the Western Oregon University Wolves avenged last year‚??s opening day defeat by beating the Willamette University football team 35-0 in a non-conference game.
  • BEARCATS SET TO OPEN 2005 SEASON SATURDAY AT WESTERN OREGON WITH 14 NEW STARTERS
    September 01, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? The Willamette University football team opens its 2005 season this Saturday when they travel to Monmouth to face Western Oregon University at 7 pm for a non-conference match-up.
  • Bearcats Again Play Nation's Top Teams as They Look to Return to Playoffs For Second Straight Season
    August 24, 2005
    SALEM, OR ‚?? 2004 was a year that could have gone in either direction for the Willamette University football team. After a heartbreaking double-overtime loss to eventual national runner-up, the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in Texas, and a 20-13 defeat at the hands of Eastern Oregon, Coach Mark Speckman‚??s team could have written off the rest of 2004.
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