Football Season Preview: Blugolds Set to Open 2014 at St. Thomas

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. ( - For the third year in a row, the UW-Eau Claire football team will open its season by competing against the University of St. Thomas (Minn.). This year's game will be played at St. Thomas with kickoff set for 1:10 p.m. Saturday, September 6.

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Team Information
2014 Roster
2014 Schedule
2013 Overall Record: 2-8
Home/Away: 1-3/1-5
WIAC Record/Finish: 2-5/T-6th
Letterwinners Returning/Lost on Offense:  13/12
Letterwinners Returning/Lost on Defense:  16/7
Letterwinners Returning/Lost at Kicker:  1/1
Starters Returning/Lost on Offense:  5/6
Starters Returning/Lost on Defense:  7/4
Starters Returning/Lost at Kicker:  0/1
Returning All-WIAC:  Isiah Cage, Jr., OL (2013-Second); Erik Hulman, Jr., LB (2013-Honorable); Clint Larsen, Jr., WR (2013-Honorable)

Head Coach
Name: Todd Glaser
Alma Mater: UW-Eau Claire, 1993
Record at UW-Eau Claire: 39-43 (8 years)
Career Record: 52-60 (11 years)

Team History
First Year: 1917
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2 (1998, 2007)
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 3-2
WIAC Championships: 9 (1922, '48, '56, '63, '64, '81, '83, '98, 2001)

Additional Information

  • WIAC Preview
  • Blugolds have a tough schedule this season. Five opponents are ranked in preseason top 25, six are receiving votes. Five of the first six games are against opponents who are ranked or receiving votes.
  • Sam Cummings is Blugolds' new defensive coordinator. Cummings played for the Blugolds (2003-07) and replaces Mark Sipple who was the Blugolds' defensive coordinator since 2003.