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Football Loses to No. 9 Saint John’s 45-13

In the first home night game since 1988, the Gustavus football team dropped a 45-13 decision to No. 9 Saint John’s on Saturday night at Saint Peter High School’s Floyd B. Johnson Memorial Field. The Gusties drop to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the MIAC, while the Johnnies move to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the league.

Football Falters Late, Drops Home Opener to UW-Stout in Overtime 24-23

Despite holding a 17-0 lead though 43 minutes of play Saturday, the Gustavus football team suffered a deflating 24-23 overtime loss to UW-Stout in the home opener. The Blue Devils scored the game-tying touchdown with eight seconds remaining in regulation, scored a touchdown on their first overtime possession, and blocked the would-be game-tying extra point to complete the improbable comeback.

Football Bounces Back After Slow Start, Defeats Martin Luther 32-20 in Season Opener

It took some time for the Gustavus football team to find its footing Saturday in the season opener at Martin Luther College, but after trailing by two at halftime the Gusties made the necessary adjustments to outscore the Knights 14-0 in the final 30 minutes and came out on top 32-20.

2018 Football Season Preview

After three weeks of preseason camp, the Gustavus football team is set to kick off its 2018 campaign Saturday in nearby New Ulm, Minn. against Martin Luther College. Last season’s pedestrian 5-5 overall record and 4-4 mark in the MIAC for a fifth-place finish, which was hindered by injuries at key positions, are in the rear-view mirror and expectations are high within the Golden Gustie program.

Baseball Splits With Johnnies In MIAC Opener, Headlined By Game Two Walk-Off

The Gustavus baseball team opened Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play on Wednesday afternoon at Gustie Baseball Field, splitting with the No. 25/27-ranked Saint John's University, headlined by a 2-1 walk-off win in game two.

Decker Named MIAC Football All-Conference, Four Others Named To Second Team

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released its 2017 Football Postseason Awards Tuesday, with Casey Decker (Sr., Mapleton, Minn.) earning a spot on the First Team Defense, four on the Second Team, and three honorable mentions.

Veldman, Berkner Garner MIAC Football Player Of The Week Accolades

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its football Athlete of the Week awards this afternoon, with Gustavus quarterback Michael Veldman (Jr., Becker, Minn.) earning the Offensive Player of the Week honor and Matt Berkner (Jr., Sleepy Eye, Minn.) receiving the Defensive Player Of The Week award. 

Football Downed By No. 7/8 Johnnies 41-17

The Gustavus football team couldn't overcome a 34-point first half deficit during a 41-17 loss against the No. 7/8-ranked Saint John's University Johnnies Saturday afternoon at Clemens Stadium. 

Turnovers Prove Costly, Football Downed 27-17 At Concordia

Turnovers proved to be the difference in a 27-17 loss for the Gustavus football team at No. 16 Concordia-Moorhead on Saturday. The Gusties led 14-10 at halftime, but the Cobbers were able to turn an interception and a fumble recovery into 14 points, while holding the visitors to a field goal in the final 30 minutes to secure the victory. Gustavus drops to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, while Concordia remains unbeaten at 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the league.  

Late Push Cut Short In Football’s 20-12 Loss At UW-River Falls

The Gustavus football team was defeated 20-12 at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Saturday evening, as the Gusties wrap up their non-conference action with a 1-1 overall record.