2018-19 Football News
  • Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Mike Burton To Supervise Division II Football Officials

    The longtime supervisor of football officials for the GNAC, Mike Burton is stepping down to become the NCAA's first national supervisor of football officials for Division II.

  • Friday, March 1, 2019

    Central Washington Elevates Fisk To Head Coach

    After three years as an assistant with the Wildcats, Chris Fisk has been named Central Washington's head football coach. He succeeds Ian Shoemaker, who left for Division I FCS Eastern Washington.

  • Monday, February 25, 2019

    Shoemaker Departs CWU For Division I FCS Ranks

    After five seasons in which he led Central Washington to a pair of GNAC championships, Ian Shoemaker has been named the offensive coordinator at Division I FCS power Eastern Washington.

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    GNAC, Lone Star Form Football Scheduling Alliance

    The two NCAA Division II Super Region 4 conferences agreed to play 26 non-conference games over the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

  • Thursday, January 31, 2019

    Cougars' Punter Hall Nets Don Hansen All-American Honors

    The senior is named to the Don Hansen Division II All-America Third Team after he led the conference in punting. He earned First Team All-GNAC honors as both a kicker and punter.

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019

    Viva Italia! Hennessey Signs Pro Deal With Italian Club

    Two months are completing his stellar Central Washington career, GNAC Offensive Player of the Year Reilly Hennessey signs with the Parma Panthers of the Federazione Italiana Di American Football.

  • Friday, December 14, 2018

    Azusa Pacific's Berry Named D2CCA Football All-American

    The GNAC Defensive Player of the Year picks up his second All-America award as the senior is selected to the D2CCA Football All-America Second Team.

  • Friday, December 14, 2018

    Berry, Highburger Finalists For Cliff Harris Award

    Azusa Pacific's All-American and GNAC Defensive Player of the Year, along with Western Oregon's three-time First Team All-GNAC selection, are among the Division II finalists for the Cliff Harris Award.

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018

    Moore, Berry Honored With AFCA All-American Honors

    Central Washington offensive lineman James Moore and Azusa Pacific linebacker James Berry are named by coaches to the American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches' All-America Team.

  • Friday, November 30, 2018

    Five GNAC Players Earn D2CCA All-Super Region 4 Honors

    Azusa Pacific's Aaron Berry, Central Washington's James Moore and Western Oregon's Bo Highburger earn first-team selections to lead five total GNAC picks to the D2CCA All-Super Region 4 Team.

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018

    Cougars Can't Overcome Early Deficit In Playoff Opener

    The Great Northwest Athletic Conference's representative in the Division II Football Playoffs ran into undefeated Tarleton State in Saturday's postseason battle.

  • Friday, November 16, 2018

    Book Smarts: Tingstad, Wataru On Academic All-District Team

    Western Oregon senior tight end Caleb Tingstad and Azusa Pacific senior offensive lineman Jonah Wataru are among the selections to the Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-Super Region 4 Football Team.

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    Top Shelf: Hennessey, Berry Lead Football All-GNAC Team

    Leaders on the conference's top two teams, Central Washington quarterback Reilly Hennessey and Azusa Pacific linebacker Aaron Berry lead the 2018 GNAC Football All-Conference Team.

  • Monday, November 12, 2018

    Co-Champ Cougars Capture Team Of The Week Honors

    Tight victories have defined Azusa Pacific in 2018. It used another one on Saturday to capture a share of the GNAC title along with additional honors from the conference.

  • Sunday, November 11, 2018

    Zu Field Trip: Cougars Selected For NCAA Football Playoffs

    Thanks to its road victory over Central Washington on Saturday, Azusa Pacific is among the 28 teams selected to the NCAA Division II Football Playoffs. The Cougars face Tarleton State on Saturday.

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    More Than Just A Title On The Line In Ellensburg

    Football Weekly Notebook: When Central Washington and Azusa Pacific meet in the final game of the regular season, both will be playing for more than just the GNAC championship.

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    Oh Brother, You Art Thou On The Football All-Academic Team

    Brothers Caleb Tingstad of Western Oregon and Andrew Tingstad of Humboldt State lead a total of 42 selections to the 2018 GNAC Football All-Academic Team. Both are among eight with GPAs or 3.70 or better.

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    Arcata Prepares To Say Goodbye To Humboldt Football

    Football Weekly Notebook: The Redwood Bowl will host one last football game on Saturday as Humboldt State hosts in-state rival Azusa Pacific in the final home game for the Lumberjacks' program.

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    Record Effort Puts Wildcats Close To Another Trophy

    Football Weekly Notebook: After rolling to a GNAC-record 719 yards of total offense in Saturday's win over Simon Fraser, Central Washington is one game away from at least a share of another conference title.

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    Central Washington Inches Closer To Conference Title

    Football Weekly Notebook: With its 48-10 win over Western Oregon to complete a series sweep of its Oregon rivals, Central Washington edges even closer to its second-straight GNAC championship.

  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    Saldana Boots Record, Wildcats Take Lead In Standings

    Football Weekly Notebook: Western Oregon's Adrian Saldana knocked off one of the oldest records in the GNAC books while Central Washington took control in the conference title race.

  • Monday, October 8, 2018

    Ranked Road Win Carries CWU To GNAC Team Of The Week

    The No. 21 Central Washington football team went on the road Saturday and knocked off nationally-ranked Azusa Pacific to earn GNAC Team of the Week honors.

  • Tuesday, October 2, 2018

    Cougars, Wildcats Ready For Nationally Streamed Battle

    Football Weekly Notebook: Azusa Pacific and Central Washington will battle for first place on Saturday in a game that will streamed nationally on the Division II Football Showcase on ESPN3.

  • Thursday, September 27, 2018

    Central Washington Unveils Renovated Tomlinson Saturday

    Central Washington will host West Texas A&M on Saturday in the first-ever night game at Tomlinson Stadium after the first-ever renovations to the 59-year-old facility.

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Conference Teams Hope Home Is Where The Wins Are

    Football Weekly Notebook: The home field has provided varied success for GNAC teams. As Western Oregon gets ready to close the bulk of its home schedule, Central Washington prepares to return to a renovated field.

  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Top Two Football Teams Looking For Even More Separation

    Football Weekly Notebook: While we are only a quarter of the way through the GNAC season, Azusa Pacific and Central Washington are already trying to space between them and the rest of the conference.

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    Cats March Into Second Week Of GNAC Play As Winners

    Football Weekly Notebook: Azusa Pacific and Central Washington hold true to the form set in the GNAC Preseason Coaches Poll, vaulting to the top of the standings after week one of conference play.

  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    Clan, Cougars Take Wins Into Week Two Of Season

    Football Weekly Notebook: Simon Fraser and Azusa Pacific enter conference play against each other as the only undefeated teams while Central Washington looks to begin the title defense in earnest at Western Oregon.

  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    True North Rises To GNAC Team Of The Week

    Simon Fraser got off the schneid to snap its losing streak in supreme fashion, rolling to a 54-7 victory in week one. The blowout victory earned the Clan GNAC Team of the Week honors.

  • Friday, August 31, 2018

    GNAC Football Season Preview: Central Washington

    Our fifth and final GNAC 2018 Football Video Preview features a Central Washington program that would not only like to repeat as GNAC champions, but is also hungry to avenge last year's playoff loss.

  • Thursday, August 30, 2018

    GNAC Football Season Preview: Azusa Pacific

    In the fourth of our GNAC Football Video Previews, we feature an Azusa Pacific team that expects to compete for its fourth GNAC championship after finishing third last year.

  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    GNAC Football Season Preview: Western Oregon

    In the third of our GNAC Football Season Previews, we feature a Western Oregon program that will face a tough schedule to improve on last year's 3-8 overall record.

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    GNAC Football Season Preview: Humboldt State

    In the second of our five GNAC Football Video Season Previews, we feature a Humboldt State program that aims to finish strong in its final season of competition.

  • Monday, August 27, 2018

    GNAC Football Season Preview: Simon Fraser

    In the first of our five GNAC Football Video Season Previews, we feature a Simon Fraser squad that looks to improve under first-year head coach Thomas Ford and a veteran lineup.

  • Friday, August 24, 2018

    It's DII Football Showcase Time For Wildcats, Cougars

    The Sat., Oct. 6 showdown in SoCal between the teams picked to finish first and second in the GNAC Preseason Poll will be featured on ESPN3 as part of the NCAA Division II Football Showcase.

  • Friday, August 17, 2018

    Three Players, Wildcats On D2Football.com Preseason Radar

    Central Washington's James Moore and Tyler Hasty and Azusa Pacific's Weston Carr earn D2Football.com Preseason All-American Team honors. The Wildcats are also ranked No. 6 on the website's preseason top-25.

  • Monday, August 13, 2018

    National Coaches Poll Puts Central Washington In Top-25

    The defending GNAC champions are picked No. 9 in the AFCA Preseason Division II Coaches' Poll. Azusa Pacific and Humboldt State are also among teams receiving votes.

  • Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Wildcat Repeat: CWU Top Cat In Preseason Football Poll

    After posting only the second undefeated regular season in conference history, Central Washington is picked by coaches to repeat as the GNAC football champion in 2018.

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    Humboldt State To Discontinue Football After 2018 Season

    Citing financial constraints within the university and athletic department, Humboldt State has announced that it will discontinue its intercollegiate football program following the 2018 season.