2013 Pirate Football News

June 25, 2014
No. 3: After 63-year off-season, Southwestern football returns
For the first time in 63 years the Pirates lined up on the gridiron on September 7 against Texas Lutheran being voted the No. 3 moment from the 2013-14 school year.

May 27, 2014
Southwestern beats Stuttgart Scorpions 48-7 in Germany
STUTTGART, GERMANY - The Southwestern University Pirates triumphed 48-7 over German Football League side the Stuttgart Scorpions on Sunday.

May 7, 2014
Pirates Renew Coaching Links With German Football League
GRANBURY, TEXAS – Southwestern University will head to Germany next week to prepare to face German Football League (GFL) team the Stuttgart Scorpions as part of a 12-day overseas tour organized by Global Football.

March 25, 2014
Spring camp starts for Pirates with preparation for Germany
GEORGETOWN -- The first full spring football camp started Monday for the Southwestern University football team as their sights are set on ending camp during a study abroad program in Germany.

March 19, 2014
Pirate football releases 2014 slate
GEORGETOWN – Head Coach Joe Austin and the Southwestern University football team has announced the 2014 schedule after being among the nation's leaders in attendance last season.

January 22, 2014
Southwestern has 69 student-athletes earn SCAC Academic Honor Roll honors
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its Student-Athlete Academic Honor Roll today for the 2013 fall term and 443 student-athletes made the list including 69 Pirates.

December 23, 2013
Austin and Team Stars & Stripes bring all-star trophy to SU
GEORGETOWN – Southwestern University head football coach Joe Austin proudly brought the Tazon De Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) trophy back after a 29-7 win for Team Stars and Stripes over Mexico’s CONADEIP All-Star Team over the weekend in Monterrey, Mexico. Austin served as the offensive coordinator for Team Stars and Stripes.

December 2, 2013
SCAC Announces 2013 Fall All-Sportsmanship Teams
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) today announced its sixth annual fall All-Sportsmanship teams. A total of 41 players were selected to the 2013 squad in the sports of men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball.

November 26, 2013
Trio of Pirates named to SCAC First Team on gridiron
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – A trio of Pirate football players earned Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference All-First Team honors with five others earning honorable mention honors in the first college football season for Southwestern University in over 60 years the league office announced Tuesday.

November 22, 2013
Toros to recognize Austin and partner with Pirates
GEORGETOWN – The Austin Toros of the NBDL have announced Southwestern University head football coach Joe Austin will deliver the honorary game ball for the Toros home opener Sunday, December 1 at the Cedar Park Center.

November 19, 2013
Austin named offensive coordinator for Bowl of the Stars
GRANBURY, Texas – For the second year in a row Southwestern University head football coach Joe Austin will join Global Football and Team Stars and Stripes in Mexico for the for the fifth annual Tazón de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars).

November 16, 2013
Pirates end historic season in Virginia
BUENA VISTA, Va. – Wet and sloppy field conditions added to a tough afternoon for the Southwestern University football team Saturday as the Pirates fell to Southern Virginia, 40-0, in non-conference football action Saturday.

November 12, 2013
Southwestern heads to Virginia for season finale
The Pirate football team looks for its first win at the regular season finale against NCAA newcomer, Southern Virginia, who makes the move from the NAIA ranks.

November 9, 2013
Southwestern falls on road to Trinity
SAN ANTONIO – The Southwestern University football team grabbed an early lead before the Trinity Tigers pulled ahead for a 58-20 victory Saturday afternoon in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference football action.

November 5, 2013
Pirates close out SCAC slate at Trinity
SAN ANTONIO – Southwestern heads to Trinity for a SCAC meeting with the Tigers and a rematch of an early season matchup.

November 3, 2013
Early deficit proves too large as Pirates fall on Homecoming
GEORGETOWN – A tale of two halves proved to be the difference Saturday as the Southwestern University football team fell to Austin College on Homecoming, 25-6 at Birkelbach Field.

October 30, 2013
Southwestern and Austin tangle in Homecoming battle
GEORGETOWN -- Southwestern will host its first Homecoming football contest in over 63 years as the Pirates host Austin College in a rematch from earlier this season.

October 19, 2013
Taylor eclipses 100 yards on the ground vs Trinity
GEORGETOWN – Tate Taylor ran his way to becoming the first Southwestern University football player to eclipse 100-yards on the ground this season as the Pirates fell to Trinity University 30-0 in non-conference action at Birkelbach Field Saturday afternoon.

October 15, 2013
Pirates and Tigers move rivalry to gridiron
The Pirates will host Trinity University for the first time since 1941 as Southwestern continues to battle for its first win of the season.

October 14, 2013
Erwin earns SCAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Southwestern University punter, Michael Erwin, was tabbed SCAC Player of the Week Monday as announced by the league office.

October 12, 2013
Southwestern drops heartbreaker 42-21 to Oklahoma Baptist
GEORGETOWN – A late rally for the Southwestern University football team fell short Saturday as the Pirates dropped a heartbreaker 42-21 to Oklahoma Baptist in non-conference action.

October 8, 2013
Pirates open home stand vs Oklahoma Baptist
The Pirates continue to search for their first win of 2013 as they host winless Oklahoma Baptist in the first of the final three home games of the year.

October 5, 2013
Austin holds Pirates scoreless in 31-0 loss
SHERMAN – For the first time during the 2013 season the Southwestern University football team was held scoreless as an early deficit proved too much to overcome in a 31-0 loss to Austin College Saturday afternoon.

October 1, 2013
Southwestern and Austin renew long-standing rivalry
The Pirates and Kangaroos will battle Saturday as both teams look for their first win of the 2013 season.

September 30, 2013
Shea earns second SCAC Player of the Week honor
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – For the second time this year, Southwestern University wide receiver Colten Shea was named SCAC Offensive Player of the Week announced by the league Monday.

September 28, 2013
Pirates second-half comeback falls short at Hendrix
CONWAY, Ark – The Southwestern University football team scored 16 unanswered points to erase an early deficit on the road Saturday before falling to Hendrix College 48-29 in a battle of first-year programs.

September 24, 2013
Southwestern heads to fellow first-year program Hendrix
GEORGETOWN -- The Pirate football team travels to Arkansas take on Hendrix College another first-year football program that revived its team this season as well.

September 21, 2013
Early deficit looms too large as Pirates fall to Tigers
GEORGETOWN – The Southwestern University football team fell behind early and could not overcome an early deficit as the Pirates fell to East Texas Baptist 56-10 Saturday night at Birkelbach Field.

September 18, 2013
Pirates look to ground high-scoring East Texas Baptist
The Southwestern University football team returns home to face East Texas Baptist Saturday at 7 p.m. What has become a tough Pirate defense will look to stop the high-flying Tiger offense.

September 18, 2013
Southwestern football ticket and tailgating information
GEORGETOWN – The Southwestern University Department of Athletics has announced additions to Game Day for Pirate football.

September 18, 2013
SU Football to Sport the Play for Rex Sticker
Several members of the Southwestern University Pirate football team will be wearing a special helmet decal featuring the Play for Rex logo as part of the Pediatric Awareness Month and in remembrance of Rex Fleming.

September 17, 2013
Smith to join Pirate Football Coaches Show at Burger University
GEORGETOWN – The Southwestern University Football Coaches Show with Joe Austin returns this Wednesday to Burger University at 8 p.m. with special guest, Head Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Francie Larrieu Smith.

September 16, 2013
Frisby named SCAC Defensive Player of the Week
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Southwestern University earned its second player of the week honors to open the season as linebacker Tyler Frisby was named SCAC Defensive Player of the Week announced by the league office Monday.

September 14, 2013
Pirates fall late at Bacone, 32-14
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Another solid effort from the Southwestern University defense gave the Pirates a lead at halftime. However Bacone College scored 21 unanswered points late in the second half to hold onto a 32-14 win Saturday night in non-conference college football action.

September 11, 2013
Colten Shea Touchdown
Colten Shea scored the first Pirate touchdown in 63 years on a 68-yard pass from Dante Smith. Watch the historic play here.

September 10, 2013
Shea earns SCAC Offensive Player of the Week honors
GEORGETOWN – More history continues for the Southwestern University football team Monday as Colten Shea was named Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week after a record setting performance in the return of Pirate football.

September 10, 2013
Pirates travel to Oklahoma to face Bacone in first road test
The Pirates hit the road for the first time in 2013 as they travel to Oklahoma to face Bacone College. Southwestern is not just in search of its first win of the season, but since the 1950 season after last week’s loss in the return of Pirate football

September 7, 2013
Pirates show resilience in historic return to the gridiron
GEORGETOWN – One of the most historic nights at Southwestern University saw the return of Pirate football with their first game since the 1950 season. Although the Pirates came up on the short end – falling 44-14 to Texas Lutheran Saturday night – there were plenty of bright spots for Southwestern.

September 6, 2013
Information for Southwestern Student and Faculty/Staff tickets
Southwestern University students, faculty and staff can pick up their football ticket(s) in advance for this week’s game versus Texas Lutheran University starting Wednesday, September 4th.

September 3, 2013
Southwestern makes historic return to gridiron Saturday
GEORGETOWN -- After more than 60-years since the last Southwestern University football team took a snap, the Pirates return Saturday for their season opener against Texas Lutheran University. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

August 29, 2013
Effort has Pirates excited for gridiron return
GEORGETOWN – Where do you start when you haven’t played a football game in over 60 years?

August 28, 2013
Southwestern Football Show returns to Burger U
GEORGETOWN – The Southwestern Football Show with Joe Austin returns to Burger University tonight at 8 p.m. and can be heard live on K-MAC Sports.

August 28, 2013
SCAC Media Days 2013 - Southwestern University Football
Southwestern University head football coach Joe Austin previews the 2013 season with SCAC Assistant Commissioner James Hill.

August 15, 2013
GEORGETOWN, Texas - After 63-years the football Pirates hit the Snyder practice fields, the former home field for Southwestern.

August 14, 2013
Round Rock Express to host Southwestern Football Night
GEORGETOWN, Texas – Southwestern University and the Round Rock Express have teamed up to host “Southwestern University Pirates Football Night” Saturday, August 24 when the Express host the Oklahoma City RedHawks at 7:05 p.m. at Dell Diamond.

August 14, 2013
Football Pirates ready for first practice
GEORGETOWN – Over 90 new faces graced the Southwestern University campus for the first time Tuesday and Wednesday as the Pirate coaches welcomed its first football team in over 63 years.

July 18, 2013
Twenty-four Pirates earn THSCA academic honors
GEORGETOWN – With just over three weeks before the start of football practice, 24 Southwestern University football players were honored by the Texas High School Coaches Association earning academic honors the association announced.

July 18, 2013
Southwestern Football Show with Joe Austin to kickoff in July
GEORGETOWN – Southwestern University and head football coach Joe Austin have announced “The Southwestern Football Show with Joe Austin” a weekly interactive coach’s show every Wednesday at 8 p.m. hosted by K-MAC Sports at Burger University.

July 16, 2013
Pirate athletic department announces two staff additions
GEORGETOWN – Southwestern University has announced the addition of two new staff members in the athletic training and sports information departments with the hiring of Curt Snyder and Phillip Dowden.

Head Coach:Joe Austin

Assistant Coaches: Tom Ross (Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator), Kenneth Eboh (Recruiting Coordinator/ Defensive Line), Bill Kriesel (Defensive Backs/Academic Success Coordinator), Byron Abram (Quarterbacks/Football Operations), Tim Byerly (Offensive Line/Video Coordinator), Joe Gutilla (Wide Receivers)