2019-20 Football News

  • Chapman Athletics Town Hall Recap
    July 29, 2020
    Chapman Athletics hosted another Town Hall on July 28 for student-athletes and their families to deliver updates and answer question on the impact of the cancellation of high-risk sports through the end of the school year.
  • Chapman Athletics and SCIAC Update on Fall 2020
    July 24, 2020
    In accordance with public health guidance and safety standards, as well as NCAA Resocialization recommendations, the SCIAC Presidents have unanimously agreed to cancel conference competition for NCAA categorized high-contact risk sports in the fall semester.
  • Chapman sets new high for SCIAC All-Academic selections
    July 16, 2020
    Nearly half of Chapman University student-athletes were recognized when the SCIAC released its annual All-Academic list today. Chapman set a new program high with 250 SCIAC All-Academic selections, far surpassing the previous high of 221.
  • SCIAC working towards safe return to play
    June 19, 2020
    Chapman University Athletics will host a virtual Town Hall for student-athletes and their families to give an update on the CU Safely Back plan.
  • Chapman Athletics announces annual awards
    May 08, 2020
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards show went virtual to safely announce the annual awards.
  • It’s a mindset for Scholar-Athlete of the Year winner Ryan Moles
    May 07, 2020
    The team was always on his mind but this award goes to offensive lineman Ryan Moles. The four-year starter and highly decorated right tackle is Chapman University’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
  • Chapman suspends face-to-face classes and athletic events
    March 11, 2020
    Chapman University is canceling all athletic events, including practices and games for all varsity, club and intramural sports until further notice. 
  • D3football.com recognizes Keefe as First Team All-American
    December 21, 2019
    Junior Dillon Keefe was again recognized as an All-American, this time by D3football.com. The website dedicated to Division III football chose Keefe as a First Team All-American linebacker.
  • Spriggs earns Honorable Mention for Comeback Player of the Year Award
    December 19, 2019
    The winners of the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award have been announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America in association with the Associated Press and the Fiesta Bowl Organization with Chapman University senior Hunter Spriggs earning one of the six Honorable Mentions.
  • AFCA honors Owens as Regional Coach of the Year
    December 10, 2019
    A year of firsts continued into the award season as head coach Bob Owens was honored as the American Football Coaches Association’s Region 5 Coach of the Year – the first such honor of Owens’ career.
  • Program-best seven selected to D3football.com All-Region teams
    December 10, 2019
    A program record seven Panthers earned spots on the D3football.com All-West Region teams. Head coach Bob Owens headlined the selections as the Coach of the Year with junior Dillon Keefe being selected to the First Team.
  • Keefe earns first All-American honor
    December 04, 2019
    A historic season has led to the first career All-American honor for junior linebacker Dillon Keefe. Keefe was selected the American Football Coaches Association’s All-America Second Team following his monster season.
  • Historic season finishes with Second Round loss to Saint John's
    November 30, 2019
    The historic run for the 2019 Chapman University football team came to a close with a 55-26 loss to No. 8 Saint John’s in the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Football Championship. The Panthers finished the season with a 10-1 record overall – setting the new program record for wins in a season.
  • Tournament Notes: NCAA Second Round
    November 27, 2019
    No. 12 Chapman hosts No. 8 Saint John’s in the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Football Championship. Kickoff is scheduled for noon Pacific time in the first matchup between the two programs.
  • Tickets, parking available for football's second round game
    November 25, 2019
    Tickets are now on sale for the first postseason home game in Chapman football history. The Panthers are hosting Linfield on Sat., Nov. 23 at noon in Chapman Stadium.
  • Football advances after triple OT thriller
    November 23, 2019
    The Chapman University football team had never had an undefeated regular season but went 9-0 in 2019. They went on the road for their first two postseason appearances but were chosen to a host a First Round game in 2019. They had never won a playoff game but took down No. 20 Linfield in 68-65 in triple overtime to advance to the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Football Championship.
  • Playoff Notes: NCAA First Round
    November 22, 2019
    Chapman football is in the postseason for the third time in six years. The champions of the SCIAC will host Linfield College – the champions of the NWC – at noon on Saturday.
  • Football continues to make history with 16 All-SCIAC selections
    November 21, 2019
    The Chapman University football team continued to make history earlier this morning with 16 All-SCIAC selections, the most in program history. The Panthers took home four of the five major awards, including Defensive Athlete of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, the John Zinda Award and SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year.
  • NCAA playoff football coming to Orange County
    November 17, 2019
    Playoff football is coming to Orange County. With a program-best 9-0 record, the Chapman University football team will be hosting Northwest Conference champion Linfield in the First Round of the NCAA Division III Football Championship.
  • No. 13 football completes undefeated season at La Verne
    November 16, 2019
    The No. 13 Chapman University football team made history with a 28-17 victory over La Verne on Saturday. The Panthers became the first team in program history to finish a season undefeated, claiming Chapman’s third SCIAC title in the last six years.
  • SCIAC champs wrap up regular season at La Verne
    November 15, 2019
    It’s a cat fight to end the season. The Panthers of Chapman University head to La Verne to take on the Leopards in the 2019 regular season finale.
  • Wilbanks earns spot on CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
    November 14, 2019
    In the classroom and on the field, senior Jacob Wilbanks has been plowing the way for success. The Panthers’ team captain became the 38th football student-athlete and first since 2015 to be selected to the CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-District VIII Team.
  • Parkin earns national honor again
    November 12, 2019
    He’s been a menace to the Claremont Colleges and now he’s on D3football.com’s Team of the Week for the second week in a row. Senior Nathan Parkin was selected to the national honor roll after another week of multiple takeaways.
  • Ragas selected as SCIAC Special Team Player of the Week
    November 11, 2019
    Junior Nico Ragas made Chapman history on Saturday and has been named the SCIAC Special Teams Player of the Week. Ragas scored both of Chapman’s touchdowns in the second half – the last one on a kick return.
  • SCIAC title within reach for No. 15 Chapman football
    November 09, 2019
    The Chapman University football team looks to lock down a conference title as it welcomes Claremont-Mudd-Scripps to Chapman Stadium for the final regular season home game of 2019.
  • Football sends off seniors with SCIAC-clinching win
    November 09, 2019
    For the second time in three years, the Chapman University football team is headed to the postseason. The Panthers (8-0, 6-0 SCIAC) cruised to a 41-17 win over visiting Claremont-Mudd-Scripps to claim at least a share of the SCIAC title and the conference’s automatic qualification in the NCAA Division III Football Championship.
  • Parkin earns d3football.com Team of the Week honors
    November 05, 2019
    Senior Nathan Parkin became the third Panther to earn d3football.com Division III Team of the Week honors after helping the Chapman University football team to a crucial 26-21 victory over Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday evening.
  • Parkin picks off three passes, earns SCIAC award
    November 04, 2019
    Senior Nathan Parkin tallied three interceptions in a crucial 26-21 victory over Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday night, earning SCIAC Defensive Athlete of the Week.
  • Reyes repeats as SCIAC Offensive Athlete of the Week
    November 04, 2019
    For the second consecutive week, freshman Marcos Reyes has been selected as the SCIAC Offensive Athlete of the Week. Reyes had another big game, including scoring the game-winning TD.
  • Parkin's three picks key 26-21 win over Pomona-Pitzer
    November 02, 2019
    Senior Nathan Parkin  grabbed three interceptions and the Chapman University football team stayed undefeated with a 26-21 victory at Pomona-Pitzer. The Panther continued the best start in program history, moving to 7-0 and 5-0 in the SCIAC.
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