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Four Gusties Named MIAC Football First Team All-Conference

The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference released its football postseason awards Tuesday and four Gustavus student-athletes were named First Team All-Conference – Matt Berkner (Sr., Sleepy Eye, Minn.), Brayton Finch (Jr., Mount Morris, Ill.), Brice Panning (Jr., Hamburg, Minn.), and Michael Veldman (Jr., Becker, Minn.).

Holtan, Veldman Named October Student-Athletes of the Month

Volleyball setter Nora Holtan (Sr., Rochester, Minn.) and football quarterback Michael Veldman (Sr., Becker, Minn.) have been named Gustavus Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Month, which is voted on by the Gustavus Sports Information Department and presented by Thrivent Financial.

Veldman Named MIAC Offensive Player of the Week

Michael Veldman (Sr., Becker, Minn.) passed for 417 yards - the second most in his career - and accounted for five total touchdowns as Gustavus cruised to a 62-28 win at Carleton for the Gusties' fourth consecutive victory. For his performance, Veldman has been named MIAC Football Offensive Player of the Week. 

Offensive Outburst Guides Football Over Carleton 62-28

The Gustavus football team Saturday afternoon scored early and often, cruising to a 62-28 victory over Carleton for its fourth consecutive victory, improving to 5-3 overall and 4-2 in the MIAC. The Knights fall to 3-6 overall and 2-5 in the league.

Football Earns 500th All-Time Win in Shutout Fashion, 42-0 Over Augsburg

Another strong defensive performance paired with a scoring outburst in the first half propelled the Gustavus football team to a 42-0 shutout victory over Augsburg on Saturday afternoon at Hollingsworth Field. The convincing win marks the 500th all-time victory for the Gustavus football program, which is in its 102nd season. Gustavus is now one of 57 NCAA Division III institutions with at least 500 wins.

Stout Defense, Strong First Half Propel Football to 27-14 Homecoming Win Over Concordia

A strong defensive performance with a lopsided time of possession resulted in the Gustavus football team defeating Concordia 27-14 Saturday afternoon on its Homecoming. The Gusties controlled possession for more than 41 minutes and held the MIAC’s top rushing attack to a pedestrian 20 yards on 23 carries. The Gusties snap a three-game losing streak to improve to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the MIAC, while the Cobbers drop to 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the league.

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.