2017-18 Football News
  • Friday, May 4, 2018

    Three GNAC Football Players Taken In 2018 CFL Draft

    Led by the selection of GNAC Defensive Lineman of the Year Bo Banner by the Montreal Alouettes, three GNAC plays were taken in the 2018 Canadian Football League Draft.

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018

    Humboldt's Cappa Selected By Tampa Bay In NFL Draft

    The four-time GNAC Offensive Lineman of the Year is taken in the third round with the 94th pick and becomes the highest NFL Draft pick in conference history.

  • Tuesday, January 30, 2018

    Cory White Announced As HSU Interim Football Coach

    The Lumberjacks' offensive line coach the last two seasons, White assumes duties as Humboldt State's interim head coach after the resignation of longtime head coach Rob Smith.

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Ian Shoemaker Named Don Hansen Regional Coach of Year

    The fourth-year Central Washington head coach is selected as the Don Hansen Super Region 3 Coach of the Year as 18 GNAC athletes were named to the organization's 2017 All-Super Region 3 Team.

  • Monday, January 15, 2018

    Thomas Ford Named Simon Fraser Football Coach

    Ford comes to Burnaby after previous stints as an assistant coach at Puget Sound, Linfield and Southeastern Oklahoma State. He was most recently head coach at Stadium High School in Tacoma.

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    Unprecedented Haul On D2CCA, AP All-America Teams

    The conference lands six first-team selections and eight total selections on the D2CCA Football All-America Team and six selections on the AP Division II All-America Team, both record numbers for the GNAC.

  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017

    Carr Leads Three GNAC AFCA Football All-Americans

    Azusa Pacific wide receiver Weston Carr is named a First Team All-American by the AFCA while Humboldt State running back Ja'Quan Gardner and Central Washington linebacker Kevin Haynes are second-team picks.

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    Humboldt State Commits To Lumberjacks' Football

    Thanks to an aggressive alumni and community fundraising effort, Humboldt State will retain its intercollegiate football program and will play a full GNAC schedule in 2018.

  • Friday, December 1, 2017

    Haynes Leads 15 All-Super Region 4 GNAC Selections

    The GNAC Defensive Player of the Year is also named the Super Region 4 Defensive Player of the Year to lead an impressive 15 GNAC selections to the D2CCA All-Super Region 4 squad.

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Gardner Named Harlon Hill Award Finalist For Second Time

    The Humboldt State senior running back and GNAC Offensive Player of the Year is a finalist for the 2017 Harlon Hill Award, honoring the Division II Football Player of the Year.

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Simon Fraser Begins Search For New Football Coach

    Simon Fraser releases head coach Kelly Bates after three seasons leading the Clan football program on Burnaby Mountain. A national search for his successor is underway.

  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    Humboldt State's Cappa Invited To Reese's Senior Bowl

    The four-time First Team All-GNAC and GNAC Offensive Lineman of the Year becomes just the second player in conference history invited to participate in the yearly showcase of top college talent.

  • Saturday, November 25, 2017

    Lions Stun Wildcats In Double Overtime Playoff Thriller

    A 28-7 halftime lead doesn't stand up as Texas A&M-Commerce forced two overtime periods and stunned top-seeded Central Washington, 34-31, in the NCAA Division II football playoffs.

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    Playoff Football Returns To Ellensburg For Wildcats

    Football Weekly Notebook: Central Washington hopes that there is no place like home as it welcomes Texas A&M-Commerce in the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs.

  • Monday, November 20, 2017

    Humboldt State's Cappa Finalist For Gene Upshaw Award

    The four-time GNAC Offensive Lineman of the Year and four-time First Team All-GNAC selection is among eight finalists for the Gene Upshaw Division II Lineman of the Year award.

  • Monday, November 20, 2017

    Gardner, Revis Among 34 Nominees For Harlon Hill Award

    The Humboldt State running back and Western Oregon wide receiver are among eight players from Super Region 4 nominated for the award honoring the top football player in NCAA Division II.

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Gardner, Wildcats Lead 2017 Football All-Conference Team

    The senior running back from Humboldt State is named Offensive Player of the Year for the second time while Central Washington lands 10 on the first team and collects four of the seven special awards.

  • Monday, November 13, 2017

    Undefeated Season Earns CWU Red Lion Team Award

    Winning the conference title while achieving just the third undefeated regular season in GNAC history, No. 7 Central Washington football has been named the Red Lion/GNAC Team of the Week.

  • Sunday, November 12, 2017

    Wildcats Make DII Football Bracket, Receive 1st Round Bye

    The 2017 GNAC champions earned the No. 1 seed out of Super Region 4 and will face either Winona State or Texas A&M-Commerce in the second round of the NCAA Division II Football Playoffs on Sat., Nov. 25.

  • Friday, November 10, 2017

    Longtime Referee Bob Rose Set To Retire At End Of Season

    The longtime college football and basketball referee is hanging up his whistle after he handles duties in Saturday's GNAC football season finale between Central Washington and Humboldt State.

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    Wildcats, Lumberjacks Battle For GNAC Football Title

    Football Weekly Notebook: It will be a battle for the GNAC championship and for potential playoff berths as Central Washington and Humboldt State square off on ESPN3 as part of the Division II Football Showcase.

  • Friday, November 3, 2017

    Schwartz, Azusa Pacific Lead Football All-Academic Team

    A stellar four-year academic career for Jason Schwartz leads 17 selections for Azusa Pacific and 47 overall selections to the 2017 GNAC Football All-Academic Team.

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    Wildcats, Lumberjacks To Play For Title In Front Of Nation

    The Nov. 11 GNAC football game between Central Washington and Humboldt State has been picked up as part of the Division II Football Showcase to be streamed on ESPN3.

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    Central Washington One Win Away From GNAC Title Share

    Football Weekly Notebook: After its 34-23 win over Azusa Pacific in front of a WatchESPN audience, Central Washington is one win away from at least a share of its first title in five years.

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    Wildcats, Cougars To Showcase GNAC On National Stage

    Football Weekly Notebook: Central Washington and Azusa Pacific are sure to put on a great show as the game is streamed nationally as part of the Division II Football Showcase on WatchESPN.

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Another High-Scoring, Record-Setting Week In The GNAC

    Football Weekly Notebook: Four GNAC teams score 146 points between them in two games as a number of GNAC single-game and career records fall to open the second half of the conference schedule.

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    High-Scoring Affairs Punctuate End Of First Half Of Season

    Football Weekly Notebook: Central Washington and Western Oregon end the first half of the season with a pair of high scoring performances as the Wildcats take control in the title chase.

  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    Undefeated Teams Square Off In Ellensburg Saturday

    Football Weekly Notebook: There will be only one undefeated GNAC team after this weekend as No. 13 Central Washington & No. 17 Humboldt State meet on Saturday.

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Offense In The Spotlight As Teams Hit Paydirt Often

    Football Weekly Notebook: The GNAC's five teams combined to score 283 points as Azusa Pacific sets a scoring record and Humboldt State and Western Oregon play a high-scoring overtime game.

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    Wild Finishes, Blowout Punctuate Week 3 Of Season

    Football Weekly Notebook: Central Washington and Azusa Pacific play a close one with a wild finish, while Western Oregon and Humboldt State post blowouts in the third week of the season.

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017

    Western Oregon Mourns Death of Nick Lyngheim

    The freshman football player and 2017 graduate of Centennial High School in Gresham, Oregon, died as a result of an auto accident. He was 18 years old.

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    Wildcats, Lumberjacks Take Early Control Of GNAC Race

    Football Weekly Notebook: Central Washington prevails in a home game that was away and Humboldt State knocks off the defending champs to take early control in conference play.

  • Monday, September 11, 2017

    HSU Captures Team Of The Week After Big Road Win

    The Lumberjacks' win snapped an eight-game APU home win streak and a nine-game Cougar win streak against GNAC opposition.

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Football Teams Get Their Kicks Against Texas Foes

    Football Weekly Notebook: Azusa Pacific and Central Washington open up the 2017 season with big in-region victories in Texas as four of the league's five teams gear up for conference play in week two.

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Comeback Performance Earns CWU Team Of The Week

    Central Washington earns 2017-18's first Red Lion/GNAC Team of the Week selection with a gritty come-from-behind performance and big in-region win at Texas A&M Kingsville.

  • Thursday, August 31, 2017

    GNAC Football Video Preview: Central Washington

    The final installment of our GNAC Football Video Series spotlights Central Washington, the unanimous pick to finish second in the GNAC by conference coaches.

  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    GNAC Football Video Preview: Azusa Pacific

    Our latest 2017 GNAC Football Video Preview features defending conference champion Azusa Pacific, which was picked by coaches to repeat after its first NCAA Division II playoff appearance.

  • Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    GNAC Football Video Preview: Humboldt State

    Our latest GNAC Football Video Preview profiles Humboldt State, picked to finish third with an experienced senior class ready to return a GNAC championship trophy to Arcata.

  • Monday, August 28, 2017

    GNAC Football Video Preview: Western Oregon

    In our latest GNAC Football Video Preview, we focus on Western Oregon. The Wolves are looking to improve on their fourth place finish with a pair of experienced quarterbacks and All-GNAC receiver Paul Revis.

  • Sunday, August 27, 2017

    GNAC Football Video Preview: Simon Fraser

    In the first our 2017 GNAC Football Video Previews, we focus on Simon Fraser. The Clan looks to improve with experienced offensive specialists in their third year under head coach Kelly Bates.

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Azusa Pacific Picked To Win Fourth GNAC Football Title

    After going 8-0 in conference play in 2016 and earning its first NCAA Playoffs berth, Azusa Pacific is picked to win its fourth football title in the 2017 GNAC Preseason Football Coaches Poll.

  • Monday, August 14, 2017

    Azusa Pacific Opens Season With No. 13 Preseason Ranking

    Defending GNAC champion Azusa Pacific opens the season ranked No. 13 in the AFCA Preseason Division II Coaches Poll, jumping 12 spots from its 2016 finish. Central Washington & Humboldt State receive votes.

  • Monday, August 14, 2017

    GNAC Video Streaming Extends To More OTT Platforms

    In addition to its presence on Roku, GNAC.tv will now be available to Apple TV, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV users through apps developed by streaming partner Stretch Internet.

  • Friday, July 21, 2017

    Azusa Pacific Football Earns Top-15 Preseason Mentions

    The defending GNAC champions, who reached the Division II playoffs for the first time last year, earn preseason top-15 rankings from both Lindy's Sports and Street & Smith's.

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    Wildcats, Cougars Slated For DII Football Showcase Game

    The Oct. 28 meeting between Central Washington and Azusa Pacific in Ellensburg, Wash., is among 18 matchups selected for the NCAA Division II Football Showcase, which will be streamed on ESPN3 & the ESPN app.