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McClean garners NWC Special Teams honor - October 25th 2016
The senior punter averages 36.8 yards per attempt in a key Northwest Conference game last week at Whitworth

Amazing Grace - October 24th 2016
Following advice of his high school coaches, Kela Grace lands at Linfield

Riddle, 'Cats pass by Pirates, win 45-31 - October 22nd 2016
Sam Riddle throws for 5 TDs, assuring Linfield of its 61st straight winning season and clearing the path to an eighth NWC crown | Audio Highlights |

Gaining the Upper Hand - October 21st 2016
Whitworth tests its nation-leading passing attack against the Linfield defense in a game that matches two NWC front-runners Watch Live (12:30) | Listen Live (12:30) | Live Stats |

Linfield blows past Willamette 40-0 - October 15th 2016
Weathering stiff winds and bouts of rain, Linfield contains the NWC's leading rusher while posting its first shutout of the season | Audio Highlights

Weather may factor into historic rivalry - October 14th 2016
Rain and wind could provide some interesting plot twists to the lengthy local rivalry between Linfield and Willamette Watch Live (1:00) | Listen Live (1:00) | Live Stats |

Arkans is NWC's top Defensive Player - October 13th 2016
A game-changing interception in a win at Pacific earns Mikey Arkans Northwest Conference Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week

A Perfect 10 - October 10th 2016
Placing team objectives above his own make Skylor Elgarico a quintessential ’Cat

'Cats shake off early woes, drub Boxers - October 8th 2016
Four first-half turnovers hold Linfield in check before the Wildcats capitalize on Mikey Arkans' game-changing interception return | Audio Highlights

Linfield overwhelms Lewis & Clark 59-7 - October 1st 2016
Sam Riddle passes for six scores and the Wildcats roll up 717 yards on the undermanned Pioneers during a happy Homecoming weekend | Audio Highlights | Video Highlights |

Pioneers come calling for Homecoming - September 30th 2016
Linfield and Lewis & Clark meet for the 81st time today in the Northwest Conference opener for both schools Watch Live (1:00) | Listen Live (1:00) | Live Stats |

Second-half eruption buries Wildcats 66-27 - September 17th 2016
No. 5 Mary Hardin-Baylor outscores Linfield 42-7 following halftime to score its first win over the 'Cats in five meetings | Audio Highlights

High Risk, High Reward - September 16th 2016
It's not often to Top-5 teams meet this early in the season but fans catching the Linfield at UMHB game should be in for a treat Coach Smith Preview | Listen Live | Watch Live |

Star Turn - September 14th 2016
Oregon State's loss is Linfield's gain as Johnny Carroll becomes a big-play target

Wildcats dominate Panthers 48-14 - September 10th 2016
Sam Riddle throws five touchdown passes, including two to Johnny Carroll and No. 3 Linfield rolls past Chapman 48-14 | Audio Highlights

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)


Football Game Highlights vs. Willamette (10-15-16) 10/17/2016
Football Press Conference (10-11) 10/11/2016
Football Press Conference (10-4) 10/04/2016
Game Highlights versus Lewis & Clark (10-1) 10/01/2016
Coach Joseph Smith UMHB Game Preview (9/14) 09/14/2016
Joseph Smith 01/21/2016
Football Season in Review 01/19/2016
Football Press Conference (12/8/15) 12/08/2015
Football Press Conference (11/24/15) 11/25/2015
Football Press Conference (11/17/15) 11/17/2015
Football Press Conference (11/10/15) 11/15/2015
Football Press Conference (11/3/15) 11/04/2015
Football Press Conference (10/27) 10/27/2015
Football Press Conference (10/20) 10/21/2015
Football Press Conference (10/13) 10/14/2015
Football Press Conference (10/6) 10/06/2015
Football Press Conference (9/15/15) 09/15/2015
Football Press Conference 09/08/2015
Football Postseason Wrapup 12/15/2014
Whitewater Post Game News Conference 12/13/2014
Football Press Conference (12/9/14) 12/09/2014
Widener Post Game News Conference 12/08/2014
Football Press Conference (12/2/14) 12/02/2014
Post Game News Conference (11/29/14) 11/30/2014
Football Press Conference (11/25/14) 11/25/2014
Football Press Conference (11/18/14) 11/18/2014
Football Press Conference (11/11/14) 11/11/2014
Football Press Conference (11/4/14) 11/04/2014
Cat Chat with Jeremy Patrick and Steven Shultz 10/30/2014
Football Press Conference (10/21) 10/22/2014
Football Press Conference (10/14/14) 10/14/2014
Football Press Conference (10/8/14) 10/08/2014
Football Press Conference (9/23/14) 09/23/2014
Football Press Conference (9/16/14) 09/16/2014
Football Press Conference (9/11/14) 09/11/2014
2014 Highlight Clip (Short Version) 03/14/2014
2013 Postseason Press Conference 01/09/2014
Football Postgame News Conference 12/09/2013
Football Press Conference (12/3) 12/03/2013
Football Postgame Press Conference (11/30) 11/30/2013
Football Press Conference (11/26) 11/26/2013
Football Postgame Press Conference 11/23/2013
Football Press Conference (11/20) 11/20/2013
Football Press Conference (11/12) 11/12/2013
Football Press Conference (10/29) 10/30/2013
Cat Chat with Tyler Steele 10/28/2013
Football Press Conference (10/22) 10/22/2013
Football Press Conference (10/15) 10/16/2013
Pacific Lutheran Game Highlights 10/10/2013
Football Press Conference (10/8) 10/09/2013
Football Press Conference (10/1) 10/02/2013
Football Press Conference (9/25) 09/25/2013
Cal Lutheran Game Highlights 09/22/2013
Football Press Conference (9/17) 09/19/2013
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