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Kids Day coming Aug. 24 - August 21st 2016
First- through eight-grade boys and girls are invited to take part in an informal skills clinic hosted by Linfield players

Annual Rutschman Reunion set for June 4 - May 31st 2016
All former Linfield athletes, coaches, and friends of Coach Ad Rutschman are invited to attend the annual Rutschman Reunion

Sporting News picks Linfield No. 1 - May 25th 2016
In its annual college football preview edition, the national publication places Linfield atop its preseason Top 25 poll 2016 Schedule

Coaching staff takes wraps off 2016 class - May 10th 2016
A platoon of talented players make commitments to continuing Linfield's tradition of winning seasons and extended playoff runs 2016 Schedule

Kevin Nelson is new voice of the Wildcats - May 5th 2016
2016 graduate takes over football play-by-play position and will serve Linfield as community partnership representative

Wildcats receive postseason honors - December 20th 2015
Led by stars Alex Hoff and Sam Riddle, Linfield is well represented on conference, region and All-America awards lists All-America teams

St. Thomas runs past Linfield 38-17 - December 12th 2015
The Tommies pile up 389 yards rushing, denying the Wildcats a trip to the NCAA championship final | Postgame

Linfield, St. Thomas on a collision course - December 10th 2015
West Region heavyweights Linfield and St. Thomas battle in the NCAA semifinals Saturday at 12:30 p.m. PST in St. Paul, Minnesota Watch Live | Listen Live | Coach Smith Interview |

Texas-sized comeback! 'Cats head to semis - December 5th 2015
With 492 yards passing from Tom Knecht and two fumble recoveries by Alex Hoff, Linfield climbs a 21-point hole to stun UMHB 38-35 | Audio Highlights | Postgame |

Cru, Wildcats renew high-stakes rivalry - November 29th 2015
Meeting for the fourth time Saturday in McMinnville, Linfield and Mary Hardin-Baylor continue their competitive postseason series Reserve Tickets | Updated Bracket |

Knecht, Reimer key 38-22 win over Cortland - November 28th 2015
Tom Knecht throws for two second-half TDs and Jake Reimer has a career-high 11 tackles as Linfield advances to NCAA quarterfinals

Linfield to host Cortland State Saturday - November 22nd 2015
A 48-10 win over Whitworth earns the Wildcats a second-round matchup against the Red Dragons of Cortland State Reserve Tickets | Updated Bracket

Whitworth rematch plays out like the first - November 21st 2015
Led by Spencer Payne's 188 all-purpose yards and Sam Riddle's 4 TD passes, Linfield wins its first-round playoff test with ease

Sweet 16: Honors abound for 2015 Wildcats - November 18th 2015
Quarterback Sam Riddle, end Alex Hoff and coach Joseph Smith sweep the major awards as the NWC all-star team is announced

Johnson snags NWC, D3football honors - November 17th 2015
Two punt return touchdowns have earned Kennedy Johnson NWC Student-Athlete of the Week and Team of the Week acclaim D3football Team of the Week

NWC Deja Vu: Linfield to host Whitworth - November 15th 2015
The top two teams from the Northwest Conference are rematched in the first round of the Division III playoffs at Maxwell Field 32-team Bracket | Ticket Sales

Unbeaten and playoff bound! - November 14th 2015
Led by Kennedy Johnson's two punt returns for touchdowns and Spencer Payne's 105 rushing yards, No. 2 Linfield beats PLU 38-10

With Payne, There's Gain - November 10th 2015
Spencer Payne earns NWC Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week honors after a single-game, record-breaking performance against UPS

'Cats clinch record 7th title, NCAA berth - November 7th 2015
Spencer Payne runs for 210 yards, Sam Riddle has four TD passes, and Linfield totals six sacks in a 72-3 romp over Puget Sound

Payne, Hoff lead 'Cats to 24-0 road win - October 31st 2015
Spencer Payne runs for 103 yards and Alex Hoff records three sacks plus two tackles for loss as Linfield blanks George Fox 24-0 | Audio Highlights (.mp3)

Tom Knecht is 'Ready to Go' - October 28th 2015
A promising career in real estate awaits the trustworthy and capable quarterback

SportsCenter features Linfield's Streak - October 28th 2015
Coach Joseph Smith is interviewed live on ESPNews, discussing Linfield's remarkable streak of 60 winning seasons Watch the Interview

Wildcats take command of NWC title race - October 24th 2015
Spencer Payne piles up 224 all-purpose yards and the Linfield defense records eight sacks in a 52-10 win over No. 25 Whitworth | Audio Highlights (.mp3)

Second half eruption buries Willamette - October 17th 2015
28 points in the third quarter precedes 14 fourth-quarter points as Linfield beats Willamette 49-7 to clinch winning season No. 60 | Audio Highlights (.mp3)

The Streak turns 60 - October 17th 2015
Once upon a time, no one talked much about Linfield's winning seasons streak, but achieving 60 winning seasons hasn't been easy

Traveling to Salem for the football game? - October 16th 2015
Willamette officials offer several reminders pertaining to tickets, stadium seating, parking and alcohol Listen Live | Watch Live | story |

Farlow, McClean tabbed for NWC awards - October 13th 2015
Linebacker Jason Farlow and punter Kevin McClean claim NWC Student-Athlete of the Week honors after Linfield's huge win

Friendships Matter Most - October 13th 2015
Sharing common experiences with teammates are what make football fun, says Linfield's Kyle Belcher

Wildcats lower the boom on Boxers, 77-10 - October 10th 2015
Led by Sam Riddle's three first-half touchdown passes, No. 3 Linfield sends Pacific to the canvas in an early NWC clash | Audio Highlights

Hoff, Riddle power Wildcats past Pioneers - October 3rd 2015
Third-ranked LInfield piles up 539 yards while holding Lewis & Clark to 135 in a 73-0 blowout at Portland's Griswold Stadium

Two Forks in the Road - September 21st 2015
Eric Pitassi's transfer to Linfield four years ago guides the senior offensive guard to a new career path

Wildcats run roughshod on Bulldogs, 44-7 - September 19th 2015
Four turnovers translate into 23 points for No. 3 Linfield, which beats Redlands to push its home record vs. SCIAC teams to 17-0 | Audio Highlights (.mp3)

Ready or Not, Eli's Coming - September 15th 2015
Gregarious linebacker Eli Biondine is poised for outstanding senior campaign

No. 3 Linfield spanks No. 22 Chapman 52-14 - September 12th 2015
The Wildcats' offense sputters at times but defense and special teams more than make up for it with three returns for touchdowns | Audio Highlights (.mp3)

Homecoming comes early, 'Cats face Chapman - September 11th 2015
Third-ranked LInfield hosts No. 22 Chapman Saturday in rematch of last season's first-round NCAA playoff game; kickoff is 12:30 pm Watch Live (Pay-Per-View) | Listen Live

Bountiful Harvest - April 30th 2015
Coach Joseph Smith announces a talented and versatile group of incoming freshmen who have made commitments to Linfield 2015 Schedule

Schultz gets chance to showcase skills - April 22nd 2015
Offensive lineman Steven Schultz receives an invitation for an on-field workout in front of members of the Seahawks coaching staff

Football broadcasts moving to FM dial - April 9th 2015
A new partnership with student-operated KSLC 90.3 FM brings McMinnville listeners every Linfield football game throughout the fall 2015 Schedule

Jackson Vaughan is Coordinator of the Year - January 9th 2015
With his defense dominating Division III opponents, Linfield's longtime assistant coach receives recognition from FootballScoop

Smith, Hoff, 4 others earn national awards - December 20th 2014
Wildcats Joseph Smith is named Division III Coach of the Year while Alex Hoff is a unanimous first team All-America selection Coaches of the Year | All-Americans

Playoff road ends at Whitewater - December 13th 2014
Defending Division III champion UW-Whitewater battles Linfield into the fourth quarter before the Warhawks pull it out, 20-14 Stats | Watch the Videocast | Post Game |

Nothing to Lose and Everything to Gain - December 12th 2014
Linfield's otherworldly season continues in Wisconsin as the 'Cats prepare for defending champion UW-Whitewater Watch, Listen, Gather

Watch, Listen or Gather in Person - December 10th 2014
There are five ways to follow the action of Linfield's semifinal football game against Wisconsin-Whitewater Watch LIve | Listen Live | Live Statistics |

Linfield's Great Eight - December 9th 2014
As they did on the football field, the Wildcats dominate all-region balloting with a region-best eight honorees Complete All-Region Teams

Linfield reaches NCAA semis with 45-7 win - December 6th 2014
Alex Hoff has five sacks, Sam Riddle passes for five TDs and LInfield earns a rematch with defending champ UW-Whitewater Stats | Audio Highlights | Post Game |

The Toast of Texas! 'Cats top Cru 31-28 - November 29th 2014
Linfield wins its first NCAA road playoff game, advancing to play Widener (Pa.) in next week's quarterfinals Stats | Audio Highlights | Post Game |

After giving thanks, 'Cats head to Texas - November 25th 2014
A date with unbeaten and second-ranked Mary Hardin-Baylor awaits Northwest Conference co-champion Linfield in Belton, Texas Listen Live | Watch Live | Live Statistics |

Honors mirror Wildcats' winning season - November 25th 2014
Thirteen Linfield Wildcats are honored with places on the all-Northwest Conference team; three others receive honorable mention NWC All-Star Team | Players of the Year | Coaches of the Year |

Playing for Parker - November 22nd 2014
With their fallen teammate watching from above, the Linfield Wildcats roll up 505 yards on Chapman in a 55-24 NCAA first-round win | Audio Highlights (.mp3)

Moore's presence felt during playoff win - November 22nd 2014
The nation watches as Linfield returns to the football field for the first time since Parker Moore's shocking death

Conley pegged for special teams award - November 18th 2014
Kicker Cayman Conley is voted as NWC Student-Athlete of the Week for his performance in Linfield's regular season finale

Linfield hosts Chapman in NCAA playoffs - November 16th 2014
The Wildcats and Panthers kick off Saturday at noon at Maxwell Field, reprising their season-opening tussle in Orange, Calif. Complete NCAA Bracket | Linfield Playoff History

Linfield mourns loss of Parker Moore - November 16th 2014
A random act of violence takes the life an engaging campus leader and team-first football player Memorial Service (Thursday 7 p.m.)

Wildcats silence Boxers 59-0 - November 15th 2014
Spencer Payne and Sam Riddle combine for 223 rushing yards as Linfield claims its sixth straight berth in the NCAA playoffs | Audio Highlights (.mp3)

Metter scores NWC Special Teams honor - November 11th 2014
Kicker Michael Metter, the league's leading scorer through eight games, is tabbed as the special teams performer of the week

House of Payne - November 8th 2014
Spencer Payne returns to the lineup after a four-week layoff and gains 112 all-purpose yards as Linfield pounds Puget Sound 73-10 | Audio Highlights (.mp3)

Jones, Bearcats shock Wildcats 31-28 - November 1st 2014
Dylan Jones runs for 166 yards and three touchdowns as Willamette halts Linfield's 41-game regular-season win streak | Audio Highlights (.mp3)

Early onslaught dooms Pioneers - October 25th 2014
Linfield rolls up 42 first-quarter points on Lewis & Clark then coasts to a 59-7 Northwest Conference victory | Audio Highlights (.mp3)

D-Line Delight - October 18th 2014
Linfield's defensive line has a banner day with six sacks while the offense piles up 719 yards in a 65-13 drubbing of Whitworth | Audio Highlights (.mp3)

Wildcats host Whitworth at Homecoming - October 17th 2014
Linfield plays its second straight home game today when the Pirates of Spokane come calling at Maxwell Field Watch Live (Pay-Per-View) | Listen Live (No Charge) | Live Stats |

Alumni invited to join Walk of Honor - October 13th 2014
Prior to Saturday's game, graduated football players from all eras form a gauntlet that welcomes current players to the field

Wildcats flatten first-year Bruins 59-0 - October 11th 2014
Linfield holds NWC neighbor George Fox to 82 total yards in the first football meeting between the two schools since 1942 | Audio Highlights

Riddle is NWC offensive weapon of the week - October 7th 2014
First-year starting quarterback Sam Riddle earns league recognition for a five-touchdown performance in Linfield's win over PLU

Linfield drubs PLU, takes NWC upper hand - October 4th 2014
QB Sam Riddle passes for four TDs, runs for another, and the Wildcat defense holds PLU to 81 second-half yards in a road romp

Wildcats' new look follows old traditions - September 23rd 2014
In the first overall since 1998, Linfield upgrades its home football uniforms to modern standards, yet remains true to its roots

When push comes to shove, 'Cats bite 'Dogs - September 20th 2014
Fifth-ranked Linfield holds defending SCIAC champion Redlands to 156 yards and three points in a 36-3 rout at Ted Runner Stadium | Audio Highlights (.mp3)

Riddle solves Chapman puzzle, Wildcats win - September 13th 2014
Quarterback Sam Riddle comes off the bench to throw for 268 yards and two TDs as Linfield rallies to beat Chapman 21-14 | Audio Highlights (.mp3)

Dress Rehearsal - September 2nd 2014
Linfield football fans can catch a sneak peek of the 2014 team Saturday, Sept. 6, when the Wildcats play an intra-squad scrimmage


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