Linfield University breaks its own college football record for consecutive winning seasons

“The Streak” lives on at Linfield University, an NCAA Division III university with campuses in McMinnville and Portland, Oregon.

With its 52-23 win over Pacific University (Ore.) on Saturday, the Linfield Wildcats moved to 5-0 on the season and guaranteed themselves a 65th consecutive winning season. Continue reading

Men’s and women’s wrestling become first new Wildcat sports in quarter century

photo of Linfield wrestling gearLinfield University on Monday announced the addition of men’s and women’s wrestling teams, which will begin competition in the fall of 2022.

The university will hire a coach for the programs right away, and begin recruiting for next year. Men’s and women’s wrestling will become the 22nd and 23rd NCAA Division III sports at Linfield, which has a strong tradition of student athletics. Continue reading

Fall sports – Know before you go!

Student wears a mask on campusAs a symbol of its commitment to public safety and concern about the community, Linfield University implemented safety protocols to protect participants and spectators from further spread of the COVID-19 virus. These protocols started Aug. 20 and will remain in effect until at least the end of September, at which point they may change based on the most current state of COVID-19 cases. Continue reading

Linfield allows limited number of spectators by invite

Masked softball player throws a ballIn concert with the Northwest Conference (NWC), Linfield University Athletics will allow spectators on a limited basis and by invitation only, under state and local guidance, and following campus visitation policies as of April 10.

This latest policy pertains only to spring sports classified at Intermediate and Low Risk. Those sports include baseball, golf, lacrosse, rowing, softball, tennis (outdoor only), and track & field. High-risk sports and indoor sports, including indoor tennis, will not be allowed to have any spectators for the remainder of the academic year. Continue reading

Student-athletes step up to boost COVID-19 testing on Linfield campuses

Student-athletes step up to boost COVID-19 testing on Linfield campusesLinfield University student-athletes helped raise more than $165,000 this fall to support athletics and supplement testing at the school, which already has one of the most rigorous COVID-19 testing regimens in the State of Oregon.

National Public Radio reported in October that more than two out of three colleges in the United States with in-person classes either had no clear testing plan or were testing only students showing symptoms or having had a high risk of exposure. Linfield, which has 1,931 students, is not among them. The university reopened for in-person classes in August with an aggressive coronavirus-mitigation strategy that included providing COVID-19 tests for all students at the start of the semester. Continue reading