2009 SVSU Football News

Red Defeats White in Annual Spring Game, 6-2
[4/17/10] - UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University football team hosted their annual Spring Game today (April 16). The Red Team came out victorious over the White Team, 6-2.

Football To Play Annual Spring Game
[4/9/10] - UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The SVSU football team will play its annual spring game on Saturday, April 17 at 11:00 am.

Football Announces 2010 Recruits
[2/3/10] - UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - Saginaw Valley State University head football coach Jim Collins announced today (Feb. 3) that 24 student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to play football for the Cardinals in 2010.

Callaway and Jacobs Perform Well in Catus Bowl Loss
[1/9/10] - KINGSVILLE, Tx. - John Jacobs (Prudenville, Mich. / Midland Dow HS) and Robert Callaway (Mt. Morris, Mich./Flint Beecher HS) both performed well in the 2010 Catus Bowl as their East Team fell to the West Team by a score of 16-0.

John Jacobs Earns Another All-American Honor
[12/7/09] - WACO, Texas — Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) linebacker John Jacobs and Wayne State (Mich.) runningback Joique Bell headline the 2009 AFCA Division II Coaches’ All-America Team announced today by the American Football Coaches Association.

Four Cardinal Football Players Travel To East Coast Bowl
[11/30/09] - PETERSBURG, Va. - Four members of the Saginaw Valley State University football team traveled to participate in the 2009 East Coast Bowl.

Three Cardinals Earn All-Super Region #3 Honors
[11/25/09] - ST. PAUL, Minn. - Three Saginaw Valley State University football players were named to the 2009 Daktronics Super Region #3 Team.

Cardinals End Season With Heartbreaking Loss
[11/14/09] - KEARNEY, Neb. – The Saginaw Valley State University football team ended their 2009 season with a heartbreaking loss to Nebraska Kearney today (Nov. 14) by a score of 21-35.

Jacobs Named GLIAC "Defensive Back" of the Year, 13 Cardinals Receive All-GLIAC Nod
[11/11/09] - BAY CITY, Mich. - Saginaw Valley State University football player John Jacobs (Prudenville, Mich. / Midland Dow HS) was was named the 2009 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) "Defensive Back" of the Year in balloting conducted by the league’s head coaches.

John Jacobs Named GLIAC Defensive "Player of the Week"
[11/9/09] - BAY CITY, Mich. - Saginaw Valley State University senior linebacker John Jacobs has been selected as the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Defensive "Player of the Week".

Football to Travel to Nebraska-Kearney For NCAA Playoffs
[11/8/09] - UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University football team will be making its first appearance in the NCAA DII Playoffs since the 2005 season.

#22 Cardinals Defeat Bulldogs, 41-7
[11/7/09] - UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State football team defeated Ferris State University today (Nov. 7) in their final game of the 2009 regular season, 41-7.

SVSU Football to Host NCAA Viewing Party
[11/7/09] - UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – Fans are invited to attend a viewing party Sunday afternoon inside Wickes Hall 115 on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University as the SVSU football team awaits its postseason fate.

#24 Cardinals Pick Up Big Win Over Oilers, 24-16
[10/31/09] - The Saginaw Valley State University football team picked up an important Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) win today (Oct. 31), 24-16 over the University of Findlay. Both teams were tied for second place in the GLIAC and ranked inside the top eight in the NCAA Division II Regional Ranking this past week.

SVSU Football Moves Back Into AFCA Top-25
[10/26/09] - WACO, Tex – The Saginaw Valley State Univeristy football team landed back in the AFCA Top-25 this week after a 38-28 victory at Michigan Tech.

Cardinals Defeat Huskies, 38-28
[10/24/09] - HOUGHTON, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University football team claimed their seventh victory of the 2009 season as they defeated Michigan Tech University today (Oct. 24), 38-28.

Football Travels To Michigan Tech
[10/22/09] - UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University football team travels north this weekend for a key GLIAC contest against the Michigan Tech Huskies.

SVSU Moves to Third in Regional Rankings
[10/19/09] - UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University football team moved up to the third spot in the NCAA DII Regional Rankings released today (Oct. 19).

Cardinals Defeat Eagles, 42-14
[10/17/09] - UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University football team used dominating team play on both sides of the ball to come away with a 42-14 win over Ashland University today (Oct. 17) in front of a home crowd of 5,283.

Cardinals Ranked Fifth in DII Regional Ranking
[10/12/09] - UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University football team earned the fifth spot in the NCAA DII Regional Rankings released today (Oct. 12).

SVSU to Host First-Annual Armed Forces Day
[10/12/09] - UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University Athletic Department will be recognizing members of all branches of the military on Oct. 17, 2009 at H.R. Wickes Memorial Stadium.

SVSU to Host Take a Kid to the Game Day
[10/12/09] - UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – Saginaw Valley State University invites all area children to attend their upcoming football game at noon, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, against Ashland University. Children have the opportunity to experience a college football game as the Cardinals hosts NCAA Football’s eleventh annual “Take A Kid to the Game” (TAKG) program presented by Coca-Cola and sponsored by other Corporate Champions, AT&T and Pontiac.

#24 Cardinals Slay Dragons, 40-21
[10/10/09] - TIFFIN, Ohio – The #24 Saginaw Valley State University football team captured its fifth victory of the 2009 season, as they traveled to Tiffin, Ohio and defeated Tiffin University Dragons, 40-21.

16th Ranked Cardinals Fall Late to Northern, 23-20
[10/3/09] - UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The #16th ranked Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) football team fell to Northern Michigan University in a heartbreaking 23-20 homecoming game day loss today (Oct. 3).

#19 Cardinals Defeat Indianapolis, 34-13
[9/26/09] - INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The 19th-ranked Saginaw Valley State University football team was on the road again this weekend, traveling to Indianapolis, Ind. for a match-up with the University of Indianapolis Greyhounds.

#23 Cardinals Defeat Timberwolves, 32-27
[9/19/09] - UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. –The Saginaw Valley State University football team claimed the 36th annual “Axe Bowl” trophy with a 32-27 victory over Northwood University today (Sept. 19).

#16 Cardinals Fall to #1 GVSU, 38-7
[9/12/09] - ALLENDALE, Mich. – The #16 ranked Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) football team fell to #1 Grand Valley State University (GVSU), 38-7.

John Jacobs Named GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week
[9/8/09] - BAY CITY, Mich. - The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has named Saginaw Valley State University senior linebacker John Jacobs (Prudenville, Mich./Midland Dow) "Defensive Player of the Week" after leading the Cardinals to their second-straight road win to start the season, a 21-13 triumph over Wayne State University. Hillsdale College junior quarterback Troy Weatherhead (Grand Rapids, Mich./Comstock Park) was named GLIAC Football "Offensive Player of the Week" for helping the Chargers to a 37-35 home win over Michigan Technological University. Northwood University junior placekicker Pat Sijan (Novi, Mich./Novi) was tabbed "Special Teams Player of the Week" after kicking the Timberwolves to a come-from-beind win at home over Northern Michigan University, 23-21.

Saginaw Valley Jumps Eight Spots in AFCA Poll to #16
[9/7/09] - WACO, TEX.– The Saginaw Valley State University football team moved up to #16 in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) poll this week (Sept. 7) after their victory over Wayne State last weekend. The Cardinals will travel to face #1 Grand Valley State University this weekend (Sept. 12) in Allendale at 7:00 PM.

#24 Cardinals Soar Over Wayne State, 21-13
[9/5/09] - DETROIT, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University football team won their second game of the 2009 season and their 16th straight over Wayne State in a 21-13 victory today (Sept, 5).

Dowdell Selected GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week for Football
[9/1/09] - BAY CITY, Mich. - Saginaw Valley State University junior quarterback Charles Dowdell (Ft. Wayne, Ind./Indiana State) was named GLIAC Football "Offensive Player of the Week" after leading the Cardinals to a road upset of No. 8 California University of Pennsylvania. Ferris State University junior linebacker Kyle Fitzpatrick (Vestaburg, Mich.) earned "Defensive Player of the Week" honors for leading the Bulldogs to season-opening win over Tiffin University. Wayne State University junior defensive back Stan Thornton (Cincinnati, Ohio/Withrow) was named "Special Teams Player of the Week" for his efforts in WSU’s win over Mercyhurst College (Pa.).

SVSU Football Ranked #24 in Latest AFCA Poll
[9/1/09] - WACO, TEX.– The Saginaw Valley State University football team was ranked #24 by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) this week (Sept. 1) after their upset victory over California (Pa.) last week. The Cardinals will travel to face Wayne State this weekend (Sept. 5) as they open the GLIAC portion of their 2009 GLIAC schedule.

Cardinals Upset #8 California (Pa.) to Open 2009
[8/27/09] - CALIFORNIA, Pa. – The Saginaw Valley State University football team opened the 2009 season on the road against #8 California (Pa.) with a thrilling 23-17 upset win.

Radio for SVSU Football in 2009
[8/25/09] - UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – The Saginaw Valley State University football team will open its 2009 season Thursday night (Aug. 27) on the road against California (Pa.) at 7:00 pm. Cardinal fans will be able to listen to the game live on the radio at 100.5 FM in the Tri-City area. The game will also be broadcast on the web at www.espn1009.com.