2013 NORTHERN COLORADO FOOTBALL

April 14, 2014
Twenty-one Bears named to Dean's Citation List
Northern Colorado student-athletes from 12 sports were named to the Dean's Citation List for Fall 2013.

April 10, 2014
Football - Spring Game Promo
The UNC Bears Football team is currently in its spring season, and will play its Spring Game Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 12:00PM.

February 17, 2014
UPDATE: Head Football Coach Earnest Collins Discusses Full 2014 Recruiting Class
Head Bears football coach Earnest Collins discusses the full list of signees from its 2014 recruiting class.

February 14, 2014
Collins completes staff with Scott Aligo
With a vacancy on his coaching staff, Earnest Collins Jr. remembered a hard-working student assistant from his days at Kansas, gave said assistant a call and filled the defensive ends coaching position with Scott Aligo.

February 5, 2014
The 2014 football class stands at 28
Head Coach Earnest Collins Jr. and the Northern Colorado football staff announced the addition of 28 players

January 30, 2014
Four former Bears working behind the scenes at Super Bowl XLVIII
Four University of Northern Colorado alumni will be working behind the scenes in New Jersey this week as the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks prepare for Super Bowl XLVIII.

January 21, 2014
Vincent Jackson named Bucs Man of the Year
Former Bears standout Vincent Jackson was recently honored by Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL for his work on and off the field.

January 4, 2014
Collins tabs Kerr as defensive coordinator
Larry Kerr, who has spent two years as the head coach at L.A. Valley College, returns to Colorado to be the next defensive coordinator at Northern Colorado.

December 19, 2013
Football has five named to All-Colorado Second Team
Clarence Bumpas, Courtney Hall, Gavin Miller, Jake Solomon and Dimitri Stimphil were all named to the NFFCC Second Team on Thursday.

November 26, 2013
Bumpas named to Second-Team
Senior Clarence Bumpas was named to the Second-Team on the Big Sky All-Conference squads, while 13 others were named honorable mention.

November 23, 2013
Football season ends with senior day loss
Despite forcing three turnovers, the Northern Colorado football team couldn't get the 'W' for 25 seniors, falling 42-14 against Cal Poly.

November 19, 2013
Football Preview: Cal Poly
Prior to the final kickoff of the season, the Northern Colorado football team will honor its 25 seniors before they take the field against Cal Poly. Kickoff is 12:05 and the senior presentations will occur about 20 minutes prior.

November 17, 2013
Sunday's look back at football
Northern Arizona recorded just 15 more yards on offense than Northern Colorado, but won the scoreboard battle in the 11th game of the year.

November 16, 2013
Bears fall 24-7 on the gridiron at #12 Northern Arizona
The Northern Colorado football team couldn’t snap its losing skid at 12th-ranked Northern Arizona on Saturday, falling 24-7 on the Lumberjacks Senior Day.

November 12, 2013
Football Preview: at Northern Arizona
The Northern Colorado football team plays its final road contest of the 2013 season on Saturday at Northern Arizona. The Bears are looking for their first-ever win over the Lumberjacks in Big Sky Conference play, while NAU hopes to keep the momentum moving towards a playoff bid.

November 10, 2013
Sunday's look back at football
Northern Colorado's defense held North Dakota to just four rushing yards in the game, the lowest total in two seasons.

November 9, 2013
Football sees lead slip away at North Dakota
For the second-straight week, turnovers were the difference in the game for Northern Colorado football.

November 5, 2013
Football preview: at North Dakota
Northern Colorado takes to the road the next two weeks for a pair of dome games, starting Saturday at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks against North Dakota.

November 4, 2013
Darren Dunn tabbed as next Director of Athletics
Houston's Deputy Director of Athletics Darren Dunn will be the Bears new leader.

November 3, 2013
Sunday's look back at football
For the fifth time in the last eight meetings, the game against Montana State was decided by seven points or less.

November 2, 2013
Football rallies twice, falls 35-28 to fifth-ranked Montana State
Northern Colorado blocked three kicks and led by one, 28-27 with 9:41 remaining, but #5 Montana State pulls out the 35-28 win at Nottingham.

October 29, 2013
Football Preview: #5 Montana State
After a rare mid-season bye week, the Northern Colorado football team returns to action on Saturday hosting fifth-ranked Montana State in a nationally televised contest.

October 19, 2013
Comeback falls short for football
The Bears scored 18 of the final 21 points in the game, but it was not enough as UC Davis won 34-18 on Family and Friends weekend.

October 16, 2013
Football Preview: UC Davis
Northern Colorado returns home to host Big Sky Newcomer UC Davis on Saturday for Family & Friends Weekend. Both teams were members of the Great West Football Conference and renew their rivalry at Nottingham Field at 1:35 p.m.

October 13, 2013
Sunday's look back at football
Senior Jace Davis broke the school's Division I career receiving yards record on Saturday and now has 2,409 yards.

October 12, 2013
Football can't get over the hump, loses in a shootout at Idaho State
The Northern Colorado football team dropped a shootout at Idaho State, falling 40-26 on Saturday afternoon.

October 9, 2013
Football Preview: at Idaho State
Northern Colorado remains on the road, playing just its third away game of the season on Saturday at Idaho State. The Bears have won four of the last five meetings against the Bengals, and both teams are looking for their first win in Big Sky Conference action in 2013.

October 5, 2013
Football falls to Hornets
Despite senior quarterback Seth Lobato returning to the Northern Colorado starting lineup, the football team wasn’t able to break into the win column, falling 37-21 at Sacramento State on the Hornets Homecoming.

October 2, 2013
Lobato named a semifinalist for NFF Campbell Trophy
Senior quarterback Seth Lobato was today named a semifinalist for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy, endowed by HealthSouth, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation in the sport of football.

September 30, 2013
Football Preview: at Sacramento State
Northern Colorado takes to the road for just the second time this season, playing at Sacramento State on Saturday for the Hornets Homecoming.

September 29, 2013
Sunday's look back at football
The Northern Colorado football team came close to a comeback against Southern Utah on Homecoming on Saturday.

September 28, 2013
Southern Utah spoils Homecoming for football
A strong second-half defensive effort by the Northern Colorado football team couldn’t quite make up for two touchdowns by Southern Utah in the final 1:02 of the first half as the Thunderbirds spoiled the Bears Homecoming, 27-21.

September 24, 2013
Football Preview: Southern Utah
Northern Colorado hosts Southern Utah for the 56th annual Homecoming game and the Big Sky Conference opener for both clubs.

September 22, 2013
Sunday's look back at football
Quite a few freshmen for the Bears posted notes worth mentioning in a look back at Saturday's game against #7 Northern Iowa.

September 21, 2013
Football falters against #7 Panthers
Sometimes a football game isn’t just a game. Sometimes, it’s a place for a 14-year-old boy with a rare disease to get away from the challenges of his everyday life and enjoy time with a college team, no matter what the scoreboard says.

September 17, 2013
Saturday set as Live Like Austin Day
The Northern Colorado football team welcomes Austin Ervin back to campus on Saturday as the Bears take on Northern Iowa on the gridiron.

September 17, 2013
Football Preview: #7 Northern Iowa
Northern Colorado returns home for back-to-back games, hosting #7 Northern Iowa and Southern Utah in consecutive games. The Panthers are third-straight ranked team to come to Nottingham Field.

September 15, 2013
Sunday's look back at football
A 58-minute lightning delay didn't damper the spirits of the football teams in Laramie on Saturday.

September 14, 2013
Football falls 35-7 at Wyoming
The Bears amassed 340 yards of total offense on 78 plays and sacked the Cowboys quarterback, Brett Smith, four times.

September 10, 2013
Football Preview: at Wyoming
Wyoming and Northern Colorado meet on the gridiron Saturday for the first time since 1949.

September 8, 2013
Sunday's look back at football
The Bears are tied for tops in the nation in red zone offense, scoring every time they reach it through the first two games.

September 7, 2013
Final drive falls short for football
The Northern Colorado football team totaled 497 yards of total offense, but three turnovers helped Colorado State-Pueblo win a 41-36 shootout at Nottingham.

September 3, 2013
Football Preview: Colorado State-Pueblo
The Northern Colorado football team looks to stretch its winning streak to five straight when it hosts Colorado State-Pueblo for Youth Day on Saturday.

September 1, 2013
Sunday's look back at Langston
The Northern Colorado football team won its fourth-straight game with a 31-10 victory over Langston at Nottingham on Saturday.

August 31, 2013
Big plays help lead football to season opening victory
Junior wide receiver Dimitri Stimphil took just 27 seconds to score two touchdowns in the third quarter to help lift the Bears to a 31-10 win.

August 28, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Sean Alexander
Senior defensive lineman takes his turn in front of the mic and explains why he'd like to meet Will Smith and be on "The Voice."

August 28, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Christian Reddick
Running back Christian Reddick sits down with UNCBears.com to share who he thinks people should follow on Twitter and why he'd like to face his own head coach from his playing days.

August 27, 2013
Football Preview: Langston
The Bears kick off the 2013 season on Saturday, hosting Langston at 1:35 p.m. at Nottingham Field.

August 24, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Joe Carroll
From Beethoven to China, senior offensive lineman Joe Carroll hits on several interesting topics in his turn in front of the microphone.

August 23, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Tromaine Dennis
Senior running back Tromaine Dennis sat down to talk with UNCBears.com. NOTE: PRACTICE SATURDAY HAS BEEN MOVED TO 8:30 AM!

August 21, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Tanner Ellingsen
After not playing for two seasons, senior punter Tanner Ellingsen returns to the Blue & Gold for a final go-around. After Wednesday, he sat down with UNCBears.com to talk football and so much more.

August 20, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Jake Solomon
Coming off an injury that saw him miss over half the 2012 season, senior offensive guard Jake Solomon sits down to talk about his comeback.

August 19, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Waylon Lolotai
Following Monday morning's camp, senior tight end Waylon Lolotai took his turn in front of the microphone.

August 19, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Isiah Jones
Senior defensive end Isiah Jones sat down with UNCBears.com after the second practice on Monday to answer the gauntlet of questions.

August 18, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Emanuel Hamilton
For senior defensive back Emanuel Hamilton, there's no place like home and the fun he's having on the football field.

August 17, 2013
Football sees pluses and minuses in scrimmage
In the lone scrimmage of the fall, offense and defense took their turns at shining.

August 16, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Tyler Olker
Senior offensive lineman Tyler Olker sat down after probably the hottest practice of fall camp on Friday afternoon to discuss football and life.

August 16, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Clarence Bumpas
Senior linebacker Clarence Bumpas waxed poetic on everything from his coaches to child abuse on Friday between practices.

August 15, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Tim Tancik
Senior quarterback Tim Tancik stepped to the microphone Thursday evening after practice to discuss football and his teammates.

August 15, 2013
'Bears Camp' - The Freshman Experience
This is the second video in a four-part series, 'Bears Camp,' chronicling the 2013 Northern Colorado Football training camp. In this episode Northern Colorado Video went inside the program with the newcomers -- the freshmen.

August 14, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Dave Eden
Senior kicker Dave Eden sits down with UNCBears.com to discuss fall camp and his teammates.

August 14, 2013
Bears pair with Precious Child to benefit giveSPORTS program
At Saturday's football scrimmage, bring your gently used sports equipment to help benefit the 2nd Annual Jessica Ghawi giveSPORTS Equipment Drive.

August 12, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Will Jefferson Jr.
Senior wide receiver Will Jefferson Jr., opens up about life, football and America's game after Monday's second practice.

August 12, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Gavin Miller
Senior defensive end Gavin Miller is the newest participant to UNCBears.com's series of questions during fall camp.

August 11, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Austin Wilbers
An opinionated Austin Wilbers sat down with UNCBears.com after the conclusion of practice on Sunday evening to share his thoughts on 2013 football.

August 10, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Quentin Hildreth
Senior running back Quentin Hildreth visited with UNCBears.com between the first and second practice on Saturday.

August 10, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Timi Niweigha
Second-year player Timi Niweigha sat down after the second of two practices on Saturday to give his thoughts on Northern Colorado football.

August 9, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Conor Sparacio
After an emotional Friday, senior linebacker Conor Sparacio sat down with UNCBears.com for his turn at through the eyes of a senior.

August 8, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Zak Thrall
After Thursday's football practice, senior center Zak Thrall sat down to discuss music and football.

August 8, 2013
Bears Football starts anticipated fall camp
The Northern Colorado football team began its 2013 fall camp on Sunday, August 4. This will be the third season Earnest Collins Jr. is coaching (and motivating) the Bears.

August 7, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Ryan Holmes
Day three of camp -- suddenly moved to the morning -- saw senior defensive end Ryan Holmes talking with UNCBears.com about everything UNC Football.

August 6, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Seth Lobato
Senior quarterback Seth Lobato took his turn on the hot seat after practice on Tuesday to answer questions about his teammates and other random topics.

August 5, 2013
Through the eyes of a senior: Jace Davis
Senior wide receiver Jace Davis sat down with UNCBears.com to answer questions about UNC Football and a few other hot topics.

July 29, 2013
Football's preseason camp just around the corner
Are you ready for some Northern Colorado football? Camp begins at 3:25 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, and all practices are open to the public.

July 19, 2013
Another day equals more Football preseason nods
Four Bears are represented on Phil Steele's Preseason All-Conference and All-America teams, and five were tabbed by College Sports Madness on its Preseason All-Big Sky Conference team.

July 15, 2013
Football picked 8th, Bumpas selected to preseason team
The Bears won their last three games and four of their last five in 2012, and that momentum led to their middle-of-the-pack selection Monday at the 2013 Big Sky Kickoff.

July 11, 2013
Bumpas again named to Buck Buchanan Award Watch List
For the second consecutive season, Northern Colorado linebacker Clarence Bumpas begins the year on one of the most prestigious lists in FCS Football: the Buck Buchanan Award Watch List.

July 2, 2013
65 Bears named to UNC Dean's List or Honor Roll
All 19 sports had at least one honoree earn a spot on the academic distinction lists for the University of Northern Colorado.

July 1, 2013
Bumpas named Sports Network Preseason All-American
Senior linebacker Clarence Bumpas was named to the Sports Network FCS Preseason All-America Second Team, despite playing in only five games for the Bears a year ago.

June 14, 2013
Collins announces assistance to Springs evacuees
The Bears' scheduled camp at Vista Ridge High on Tuesday, June 18, will be free to all evacuees, and all money already turned in will go to the Red Cross to assist victims of the Colorado fires.

April 20, 2013
Late scores lead Blue to victory in spring game
Northern Colorado Blue scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to seal a 21-13 win over White in the annual "Battle of the Bears" spring game.

April 20, 2013
Collins pleased with his third spring with the Bears
Northern Colorado Football played its third spring scrimmage under head coach Earnest Collins Jr. on Saturday, and he and the players are excited for 2013.