2011 Colorado School of Mines Football Headlines

March 1, 2012
Mines Football Releases Spring Practice Schedule
Colorado School of Mines head football coach Bob Stitt has announced the dates and times of 14 spring practices that will culminate with the annual spring football game on Saturday, April 7, 2012, as announced on Thursday afternoon.

February 1, 2012
Oredigger Football Inks 27 On National Signing Day
Colorado Mines head football coach Bob Stitt announced the signing of 27 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to enroll in classes and join the Orediggers' football team for the 2012 season. The list includes 12 players from Colorado, 12 players from Texas and three from Nebraska.

January 19, 2012
Accardi Named First Team All-American By D2Football.com
Colorado Mines junior punter Taylor Accardi added more honors to his 2011 season résumé when he was named First Team All-American by D2Football.com on Thursday morning when the website released its All-America squads.

January 18, 2012
Oredigger Football Releases 2012 Schedule
Six home games, including a Homecoming tilt against Western New Mexico and a mid-October home contest against CSU-Pueblo, highlight the 11-game 2012 Colorado Mines football schedule released by CSM athletic department officials on Wednesday afternoon.

January 5, 2012
Accardi, Garcia Named To BSN All-America Squads
After both turned in spectacular performances in 2011 in key roles for the Orediggers, quarterback Clay Garcia and punter Taylor Accardi were each named to the Beyond Sports Network All-American squads on Thursday.

January 4, 2012
Vigil Named Don Hansen Third Team All-Region
Colorado Mines senior linebacker Alex Vigil added at least one final award to his Oredigger career when he was named Don Hansen Gazette Third Team All-Region when the squads were announced on Wednesday afternoon.

January 3, 2012
CSM Football Program To Host Summer Camps
Head coach Bob Stitt and the entire Colorado Mines football staff will be hosting two camps this summer – a One Day Prospect Camp on June 22 and a Youth Camp on June 18-20.

December 23, 2011
Garcia, Accardi Lead Eight Orediggers On NFFCC Squads
Senior quarterback Clay Garcia and junior punter Taylor Accardi led a list of eight Colorado Mines football players on the 2011 National Football Foundation-Colorado Chapter squads when the team was released on Thursday evening.

December 20, 2011
Accardi Adds Another All-American Honor
Colorado Mines junior punter Taylor Accardi earned another All-American honor over the weekend when he was named to the 2011 AP Little All-American Second Team.

December 14, 2011
Accardi Named Daktronics First Team All-American
Colorado Mines’ junior punter Taylor Accardi claimed more postseason laurels on Wednesday when he was named Daktronics First Team All-American, as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

December 7, 2011
Garcia Named Academic All-America of the Year
Colorado School of Mines’ senior quarterback Clay Garcia added more postseason laurels to his resume on Wednesday morning when he was named the Capital One Division II Academic All-America of the Year for football, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

December 5, 2011
Garcia Named Finalist For William V. Campbell Trophy
Colorado Mines’ senior quarterback Clay Garcia, one of 16 finalists for the 2011 William V. Campbell Trophy, will find out if he is the winner when the announcement is made live during the 54th Annual National Football Foundation Awards Dinner on Tuesday.

November 30, 2011
Accardi named Daktronics Super Region 3 First Team All-Region
The junior punter currently leads Division II in punting (48.1).

November 17, 2011
Eight Oredigger football players earn All-RMAC honors
Accardi, Palmer, Gillis, Vigil, Garcia, Pawelek, Smith and Behrends earn recognition.

November 12, 2011
#5 Nebraska-Kearney defeats #20 Mines, 45-21
CSM had just 254 yards of total offense on Saturday afternoon.

November 11, 2011
Clay Garcia one of 22 regional finalists for 2011 Harlon Hill
Garcia was a Harlon Hill finalist in 2010.

November 10, 2011
Garcia earns Capital One First Team Academic All-District honors
Garcia was a First Team Academic All-American in 2010.

November 7, 2011
Oredigger football #20 in AFCA National Poll and #10 in Super Region #3 Rankings
CSM on the road at #5 Nebraska-Kearney this Saturday.

November 5, 2011
#23 Mines gets past Chadron State, 31-24
Dan Palmer scored a 21-yard touchdown with 3:12 to give Mines the victory.

October 31, 2011
CSM football moves up to #23 in AFCA National Top 25 Poll
Mines to host Chadron State this Saturday at 12:00 pm

October 30, 2011
Orediggers shutout Adams State in second half in 27-16 win
Defense comes up big with three picks and two blocked field goals in the win.

October 26, 2011
Garcia selected as one of 16 NFF National Scholar-Athletes
Each finalist will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship at the 54th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on December 6 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, and one of the 16 will be announced as the 22nd recipient of the William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation.

October 25, 2011
Garcia earns honors from the RMAC and NFFCC
Mines football back in AFCA National Poll at #25.

October 22, 2011
CSM withstands late rally from Western State in 48-33 win
Dan Palmer finished the game with three touchdowns bringing his season total to 16.

October 18, 2011
Mines places 12 on 2011 Academic All-RMAC Football Teams
Clay Garcia a unanimous First Team selection. Curren Vite garners Second Team honors.

October 15, 2011
CSM holds off late charge from Colorado Mesa to earn a 28-20 victory
Diamond Gillis caught eight passes for 189 yards in the win.

October 6, 2011
Mines football suffers 23-6 setback against #11 CSU-Pueblo
Brown catches 10 passes for 120 yards in loss.

October 5, 2011
Garcia named D2Football.com Offensive Player of the Week
Garcia threw for 353 yards and five touchdowns helping Mines defeat Fort Lewis, 38-11.

October 4, 2011
CSM football to play game on national TV on Thursday, Oct. 6th
Game at CSU-Pueblo on CBS College Sports Network, Altitude Sports and Entertainment and will stream online at NCAA.com.

October 1, 2011
Aerial attack leads CSM to 38-11 win over Fort Lewis
Garcia threw five touchdowns while Brown caught a pair in the win for the Orediggers.

September 30, 2011
Listen to Head Coach Bob Stitt on The RMAC Radio Show
Listen to an interview with CSM head football coach Bob Stitt on The RMAC Radio Show.

September 29, 2011
Garcia selected as NFF National Scholar-Athlete candidate and William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist
Garcia was one of just 11 candidates from Division II.

September 24, 2011
Mines takes down Western New Mexico, 27-21, in OT
Clay Garcia ran for a 1-yard touchdown in OT to give the Orediggers the win on the road.

September 17, 2011
N.M. Highlands pulls off 40-34 upset of #20 CSM
Cowboys score winning TD with five seconds left

September 12, 2011
Dan Palmer named RMAC / Rawlings Offensive Player of the Week
CSM moves up to #20 in AFCA poll, #17 in D2Football.com poll

September 10, 2011
#24 CSM overwhelms S.D. Mines, 55-7
Orediggers will host NMHU on Sept. 17 to begin RMAC play

September 6, 2011
CSM football ranked in two Top 25 polls this week
Orediggers to host Hardrockers on Sept. 10

September 3, 2011
Orediggers begin season with 33-0 shutout victory at William Jewell
CSM to host S.D. School of Mines & Technology on Sept. 10

August 24, 2011
CSM football featured in 5280 Magazine
Orediggers set to begin season on September 3rd

August 22, 2011
CSM ranked #23 in D2Football.com Pre-Season Top 25 Poll
Orediggers were RMAC Co-Champions in 2010

August 19, 2011
Garcia earns Pre-Season All-American honors from CDFL
CSM to begin season on Sept. 3rd at William Jewell College

August 16, 2011
CSM receives votes in AFCA Pre-Season Top 25 Coaches Poll
Oredigger football team was ranked #19 in final 2010 AFCA poll

August 1, 2011
Orediggers tied for second in Pre-Season RMAC football poll
CSM lands six on Pre-Season All-RMAC teams

July 29, 2011
RMAC Football Media Day - August 1st
Watch RMAC Football Media Day live on AmericaOne

July 26, 2011
Schiechl signs free agent contract with NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars
All-time Division II leader in career sacks was runner-up for Upshaw Lineman of the Year award in 2010

June 20, 2011
Accardi, Doucet and Garcia earn Pre-Season All-American honors from CDS
Orediggers will begin 2011 season on September 3rd

June 3, 2011
CSM football to play game on national TV in 2011
Orediggers' game at CSU-Pueblo on October 6th will be aired on CBS College Sports Network