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MEQUON, Wis. - A day after welcoming over 120 student-athletes to the program, the Concordia University Wisconsin football team took the field for their first official practice, as they geared up for the start of the 2011 campaign. The Falcons practiced in helmets, jerseys, and shorts under sunny skies and temperatures in the upper-70s at Century Stadium.
Head Coach Greg Etter, entering his fourth season, sent his team through a two-hour session. CUW began practice with stretching drills before splitting into groups and working on 1-on-1 drills. The Falcons participated in 20 minutes of pass skeleton drills prior to ending the session with 10 minutes of 100-yard conditioning runs.
CUW opens its season against Augsburg College on Sept. 3 at 1 p.m. at Century Stadium. Prior to its season opener the program will hold a special dedication ceremony for all military veterans, past and present, who have fought for our country.
Those interested in attending should contact defensive line coach Keith Collins, who is also the post commander of the Peter Wollner Post No. 288 of the American Legion. Collins can be reached at (262) 334-1555 or at (262) 618-4824.
News and Notes…
Welcome Back Winsey: Former CUW star Dan Winsey, an All-American and four-time first team all-conference performer between 2007-10, will be on hand as a special teams consultant. He will help the kickers and punters with their mechanics and technique during training camp. The big-leg, right footer holds the school record for field goals in a season (13) and career (42).
Allen Knows The Drill: Dan Winsey isn't the only All-American on the coaching staff. Wilbur Allen, a 2007 American Football Coaches Association All-American returns for his third season as a defensive line coach. During his playing career he wreaked havoc an opponent quarterbacks and running backs as a nose tackle, earning three-consecutive first team all-conference honors. Allen helped the 2007 squad finish fourth in DIII in total defense (223.2) and sixth in scoring defense (12.8). That season the defense also shutout five opponents.
April 20, 2012 2012 Football junior varsity schedule announced
December 27, 2011 Pass defense ranked first in national rankings
November 28, 2011 Concordia Single Season Football Records
November 24, 2011 Football NAC-MIAA Challenge begins next fall
November 18, 2011 NAC Football Awards: Damaschke is Co-Freshman of the Year
November 17, 2011 Football’s pass defense ranked No. 2 in latest NCAA football rankings
November 12, 2011 CUW football comes back to defeat Lakeland 28-23
November 10, 2011 Battle for the Cheese Bowl on November 12th
November 10, 2011 Falcon Special Teams gearing up for Lakeland
November 9, 2011 Falcon ’N Focus: Walker leads CUW Defense
November 5, 2011 Concordia Chicago interceptions lead to 31-14 win over CUW
November 4, 2011 Cougar football hosts CUW on Saturday
October 29, 2011 Lutheran Bowl: CUW at WLC
October 29, 2011 Furious comeback falls short, Football drops NAC road contest
October 24, 2011 Damaschke earns NAC Player of the Week honor
October 22, 2011 Football handles Aurora; Damashke throws for 215 yards, 3 TDs
October 19, 2011 Aurora Spartans visit CUW on Saturday
October 15, 2011 Football drops Homecoming contest to Benedictine
October 13, 2011 Falcons take on pre-season NAC favorite Benedictine
October 11, 2011 Joseph Paul is NAC Offensive Player of the Week
October 8, 2011 Damaschke, Paul lead Football to 59-7 NAC victory
October 6, 2011 Falcon football travels to Maranatha Saturday
October 1, 2011 Football routs Rockford for first win of the season
September 28, 2011 CUW football travels to Rockford Saturday
September 17, 2011 Falcons fall to Carthage 20-3
September 14, 2011 ”Out of the frying pan...”
September 13, 2011 Football Players Lead Second Annual Youth Clinic
September 10, 2011 No. 6 Bethel Runs Past CUW in Non-Conference Action
September 9, 2011 Football Hosts No. 6 Bethel in Non-Conference Action Saturday
September 3, 2011 Football Drops 34-31 Thriller to Augsburg
September 2, 2011 Football Proud To Announce Military Veterans Day
September 2, 2011 Football Senior Class Honors Veterans with Memorial Bench
September 1, 2011 Augsburg comes to Century Stadium Saturday
August 26, 2011 Czerwiec’s Role as Falcon Team Leader Grows
August 17, 2011 Football Opens Camp With Two-Hour Practice
August 15, 2011 Football Coaches Tab Benedictine for 2011 Title
August 8, 2011 Football 2011 Season Preview: Defense Will Dictate
August 5, 2011 15th Annual Football Golf Outing a Success
August 3, 2011 Rogers, May Named To IWS Preseason All-State Team