2020-21 Tartan Football News

  • Nine Carnegie Mellon Football Players Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    June 10, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had nine members named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Football Team on Thursday after having eight receive the honor each of the previous two seasons. To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be a starter or significant reserve and maintain a GPA of 3.3 or better.
  • Tartan Football Announces 2021 Incoming Class
    May 18, 2021
    Carnegie Mellon University Head Football Coach Rich Lackner has announced the Tartans 2021 recruiting class. The Tartans will welcome 23 newcomers that hail from 14 different states.
  • Football Lands 15 on All-PAC Team
    April 28, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had 15 members earn All-Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) distinction, announced by the conference office following voting by the league coaches on Wednesday. The Tartans place four on the first team and six on the second team while four were tabbed honorable mention with one named to the sportsmanship team.
  • Football April 23rd Against Saint Vincent Canceled
    April 22, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University and Saint Vincent College Athletics Departments announced Thursday as a result of COVID-19 protocols that its Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) crossover football game scheduled for Friday, April 23 at Gesling Stadium has been canceled.
  • Jaeb Garners Weekly PAC Football Honors
    April 20, 2021
    Sophomore punter Casey Jaeb (San Jose, Calif./Bellarmine Prep) was honored by the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) for his play at Westminster College on Friday night.
  • Nine Carnegie Mellon Football Players Named to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society
    April 19, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team had seven student-athletes named to the 2021 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers.
  • Tartans Strong Second Half Start Doesn’t Hold at Westminster
    April 16, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, Friday night for a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) showdown against the Titans of Westminster College. The Tartans drop a 32-22 contest to move to 2-2, 1-2 while Westminster remains perfect at 4-0, 3-0.
  • Bikulege Named PAC Offensive Player of the Week; Brod Honored by D3football.com
    April 13, 2021
    Carnegie Mellon University senior running back Luke Bikulege (Greer, S.C./St. Joseph's Catholic) was named Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Offensive Player of the Week while senior defensive end Sam Brod (Austin, Texas/Vandegrift) was recognized nationally on the D3football.com Team of the Week. The honors come after the Tartans’ 20-7 win over Geneva College Friday, April 9.
  • Bikulege Turns in Career Night in Leading Tartans to 20-7 Win Over Geneva
    April 09, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team defeated the Golden Tornadoes of Geneva College Friday night, 20-7, in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) contest on the turf at Gesling Stadium. The win marked the 11th straight for the Tartans over Geneva and moves their overall record to 2-1, 1-1, while Geneva is now 0-3, 0-2.
  • Tartans Sweep Weekly PAC Football Honors
    April 05, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University football program swept the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) weekly honors following a 51-0 win at Waynesburg University Thursday, April 1. Junior wide receiver Ben Armbrester (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Eastern) was recognized on the offensive side, junior corner back Sean Knight (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) on the defensive side, sophomore placekicker Hayden Hairston (Milton, Ga./Milton) on special teams and freshman quarterback Ben Mills (The Woodland, Texas/Woodlands) received the Rookie of the Week accolade.
  • Tartans Shutout Waynesburg, 51-0
    April 01, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team traveled to Waynesburg University Thursday evening for a crossover Presidents’ Athletic Association (PAC) contest and left with a 51-0 victory. The shutout for the Tartans was the first since 2015. The win evens the Tartans overall record at 1-1 while the Yellow Jackets are now. 0-2. Both teams remain 0-1 in the PAC as the game doesn’t count towards the conference standings.
  • Bikulege Scores Twice, as Tartans Lose PAC Opener to Grove City
    March 25, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University football team opened its 2021 spring season hosting the Wolverines of Grove City College on Thursday evening. The Tartans dropped a 24-14 contest in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) showdown on the turf at Gesling Stadium. The Wolverines are now 2-0, 1-0 in PAC play.
  • Brian Khoury, 2017 Graduate, Signs With Baltimore Ravens
    March 19, 2021
    Carnegie Mellon University 2017 graduate Brian Khoury has been signed by the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. Khoury becomes the first Tartan under the direction of 33-year head coach Rich Lackner to be signed by a NFL team. Khoury signed an undisclosed contract with the Ravens on Wednesday as a long snapper.
  • Carnegie Mellon Changes Visitor Guidance for Outdoor Events
    March 18, 2021
    Recreation is an essential component of campus life. It contributes to the student experience and to the health and well-being of our students – physically, mentally and emotionally.
  • Football Opener March 19th at Waynesburg Postponed
    March 11, 2021
    The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics announced Thursday that its football game with Waynesburg University scheduled for Friday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. at John F. Wiley Stadium in Waynesburg has been postponed. The game has been tentatively rescheduled for Thursday, April 1 at John F. Wiley Stadium.
  • Football Alum Billy Joraskie: A Budget Analyst for PA State Senator Pat Browne
    December 18, 2020
    Billy Joraskie, who graduated Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Politics, and an additional major in Philosophy, in 2012, spent the spring of 2011 in D.C. opted to make a more immediate impact in local government following his graduation.
  • Thirty-Four Tartans Honored as Top Academic Athletes
    December 09, 2020
    Although the traditional fall and winter seasons haven’t been on display for Carnegie Mellon University this year, the excellence of the university’s student-athletes is still impacting the entire community. Each winter for the past six years, the CMU Department of Athletics has celebrated its top academic athletes at the Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Celebration during finals week. And while an in-person celebration is on hold for now, the highest-performing junior and senior student-athletes in each undergraduate college and on each team are still being recognized for their academic performance.
  • 127 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Fall Academic Honors
    December 02, 2020
    A total of 127 Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were named to the University Athletic Association’s (UAA) All-Academic Recognition list for the fall sports teams, as announced Wednesday, December 2.
  • Tartan Careers - Erik Dehkes
    November 02, 2020
    Football junior Erik Dehkes spent the 2020 summer as a Research Assistant in the CAO’s Lab within the Carnegie Mellon Psychology Department, working under Dr. Mahon.
  • Athletics Celebrates Fall Senior Student-Athletes
    October 20, 2020
    Despite not being able to compete this semester, the Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Department paused to celebrate its seniors on Saturday, October 17, as the program recognized the career accomplishments of fall senior student-athletes. Forty-six seniors were recognized from men’s and women’s cross country, football, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball. The athletics department hosted a celebration in conjunction with the university’s 2020 Virtual Homecoming.
  • Tartan Football Releases 2020 Roster
    September 17, 2020
    While the 2020 season has been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carnegie Mellon University head football coach Rich Lackner, in what would be his 35th year on the sidelines at the helm of the Tartans, has released the roster for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • PAC Announces 2021 Spring Football Schedule; Tartans to Play Five Games
    September 17, 2020
    The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) has announced a preliminary spring scheduling model and postseason championship opportunity for football after competition was postponed in August in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • Longtime Equipment Manager, Bill Francis, Announces Retirement
    September 08, 2020
    Carnegie Mellon University equipment manager Bill Francis has announced his retirement after 29 years at the university, effective September 8.