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Riddle among four Gagliardi finalists - December 6th 2016
QB Sam Riddle is one of four finalists for the Gagliardi Trophy, honoring the most outstanding football player in Division III Past Gagliardi Trophy Recipients

UMHB ends Linfield's season, 27-10 - November 26th 2016
Holding the 'Cats without an offensive touchdown, the top-ranked Crusaders avenge four consecutive playoff losses to Linfield

Opportunity for redemption awaits in Texas - November 23rd 2016
Looking to avenge its only loss of 2016, a healthy Linfield team squares off with playoff adversary Mary Hardin-Baylor Listen Live (9:30 PST) | Watch Live (9:30 PST) | Live Stats |

Riddle a semifinalist for Gagliardi Trophy - November 21st 2016
Linfield's record-setting quarterback is among 10 semifinalists for the prestigious award honoring the nation's top D-III player Vote for Sam

Wildcats corral Cowboys, set up rematch - November 19th 2016
Linfield holds Hardin-Simmons scoreless in the second half, earning a second round NCAA rematch with Mary Hardin-Baylor | Press Conference

Cowboys are far from an easy playoff draw - November 18th 2016
Linfield enters the NCAA playoffs having won seven straight games, but faces a formidable battle with 11th-ranked Hardin-Simmons Listen Live (9:30 PST) | Watch Live (9:30 PST) | Live Stats |

Riddle, Smith top NWC all-star list - November 15th 2016
22 Wildcats, topped by QB Sam Riddle and coach Joseph Smith, are chosen to the Northwest Conference all-star team Complete NWC All-Star Team

Shocker: Linfield sent to Hardin-Simmons - November 13th 2016
The NWC champs must travel to Abilene, Texas, for a first-round NCAA playoff against the American Southwest Conference runner-up Full Playoff Bracket

On to the Playoffs! 'Cats drop PLU 27-10 - November 12th 2016
Sam Riddle passes for 367 yards and 2 TDs and Spencer Payne runs for 89 yards, sending Linfield to the postseason on a roll |

Lutes come calling for Hall of Fame Game - November 11th 2016
A win over rival PLU locks up the NWC championship outright for Linfield and gives the 'Cats momentum heading to the NCAA playoffs Watch Live (12:30) | Listen Live (12:30) | Live Stats |

'Cats trounce Loggers, clinch NCAA berth - November 5th 2016
Spencer Payne runs for 108 yards and Reed Peterson pulls in two TDs for No.7 Linfield, which wraps up an eighth straight NWC crown

One Win and the 'Cats are In - November 4th 2016
A victory at Puget Sound Saturday assures Linfield its record eighth-straight Northwest Conference title and NCAA playoff berth Listen Live (12:30) | Watch Live (12:30) | Live Stats |

Mirror Images - November 1st 2016
Even after four years at Linfield, most still cannot tell the Lewis twins apart

Smith earns 100th win as 'Cats top Bruins - October 29th 2016
Linfield's Joseph Smith becomes the fastest coach to reach 100 win as his Wildcats earn an important 50-14 win over George Fox | Video Highlights | Audio Highlights |

County Cousins Clash - October 28th 2016
Northwest Conference title aspirations –not to mention local bragging rights– rest on the outcome of the Linfield-George Fox game Watch Live (1:00) | Listen Live (1:00) | Live Stats |

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 | Video Highlights | 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 D3football.com 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 D3football.com 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 | SI.com 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

Videos

Football Press Conference (11-22-16) 11/23/2016
Football Press Conference (11-15-16) 11/16/2016
Pacific Lutheran Game Highlights (11-12-16) 11/12/2016
Linfield Football Press Conference 11-8-16 11/08/2016
Football Press Conference (11-1-16) 11/01/2016
Football Game Highlights vs. George Fox (10-29-16) 10/29/2016
Football Press Conference (10-18-16) 10/18/2016
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
Football Press Conference (9/17) 09/18/2013