In a short matter of time, both Pedro and the Panda Game itself became national icons. NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Carleton College football team committed four turnovers—three of them in St. Olaf territory—and saw a 14-7 lead turn into a 33-21 defeat at the hands of its cross-town rival. 1979 was being called the Year of the Ravens. 82 – Michael Domagala, 2015; Michael Domagala, 2016, 54 – Nathaniel Behar, 2016; Jayde Rowe, 2016. The attendance at the Panda Game often was higher than that of the Vanier Cup that same season. Three of their five losses were by five points or less. 18 – Clem Chappell, Carleton vs. Laurentian, October 1, 1966; Scott Alexander, Carleton vs. Waterloo, October 13, 1973; John Dawley, Carleton vs. Ottawa, October 22, 1983; Jeff Morris, Carleton vs. Bishop’s, September 28, 1985; Leo Benvenuti, Carleton vs. Bishop’s, October 11, 1986, Ed Joseph, Carleton vs. Laval, October 5, 1996, Nate Behar, Carleton vs. Ottawa, September 20, 2014, Michael Domagala, Carleton vs. Toronto, September 22, 2018. 9025_180.jpg (JPEG Image, 143.56 KB) Download File. This was the first time in six years that the Ravens had won against their eternal foe. A blocked punt by the Gryphons lead to a touchdown and a last-minute heartbreaker. Athletics: Football | Carleton College Archives. The Ravens seemed to score every time they touched the ball. Contact Us. 7 – Don McGregor, Carleton vs. Ontario Agricultural College (Guelph), October 27, 1962; Mario Arnone, Carleton vs. RMC, 1977; Jeff Morris, Carleton vs. Bishop’s, October 11, 1986. Carleton University Ravens - football team news and updates The 1960s also saw the first football training camps, where tactical knowledge and skills, along with kinship, were developed. The Ravens football club moved from the mediocre Central Canada Intercollegiate Conference (CCIC) into the highly-competitive Ontario University Athletic Association (OUAA) in 1971. 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Lansdowne Live partner and Ravens alumnus John Ruddy has pledged $2.5 million to provide funding for the program and it would follow the private partnership model that has proved successful both financially and on the field with the Regina Rams and Laval Rouge et Or teams. Though they were the underdogs, the Ravens upset the Blues with an impressive 12-3 win. 1975 and 1976 were rough years for the team. The dressing room was in the attic and practices were held in a small, poorly-lit yard behind the school. It was in this newly-formed league that the long rivalry between the University of Ottawa and Carleton College began, and the Ravens became an integral part of college life. Tip Us Off; Carleton Varsity Athletics: Top eight moments of 2018-2019. [18] In 2015, the Ravens qualified for the playoffs for the first time since the 1996 season with a 5-3 record. This season was one of the best in Ravens' history, with Carleton holding first in the league until a final game with the University of Ottawa (U of 0). [19] The team suffered a setback in 2017 as they finished with a 3-5 record and out of the playoffs. High academic, Liberal Arts College at the Division III level Skip To Main Content . Found in: Photographic Prints -- General, circa 1970 to circa 1980 Series 1977/78 Sub-Series 1977/78 Folder .010a: Athletics: Football - Metric game vs. St. Olaf ("Liter Bowl"), 1977/78. [8]. 461 likes. After issuing a three-semester suspension to football player "John Doe" for sexual assault, Carleton College in Minnesota gave him the option of appealing the verdict. For the first time, in 1954, Carleton was in the running for a league title. Carleton Football Club. Contact the Carleton Archives to inquire about additional items. With the encouragement of coach Keith Harris, Ravens veterans Jim Sevigny, Norm Jamison, Jeff White and Kim McCuaig established this group to further football at Carleton and nurture lasting team kinship. After a 40-20 win over Bishop's, the Birds found themselves heading to the conference final for the first time since the days of Coach Harris (1962). They ended the season in a tie for second place with the Royal Military College (RMC), and won the first Panda game in 1955. 24 – Ross Reid, Carleton vs. York, October 27, 1969; Joe Barnabe, Carleton vs. Bishop’s, November 9, 1985; Mark Skidmore, November 16, 1985. The 1984 season was the best year the Ravens had had for years. However, on June 25, 2009, an announcement was made that the Lansdowne Live group, which owns the Ottawa Redblacks, the new Canadian Football League team, was in negotiations with the university to bring back the football program and play at a rebuilt Frank Clair Stadium to be shared with the CFL team and the Ottawa Gee-Gees. In 23C weather, the Ravens season came to an end with a 56-14 win for the Calgary Dinosaurs. Print; Grid ; Text; Choose A Location: Go; Season. [1] The football team has won one conference championship, winning the Dunsmore Cup in 1985 while playing in the Ontario-Quebec Intercollegiate Football Conference. This win, after a 12-game losing streak, put the Ravens in a three-way tie for second place in the O-QIFC. This was enough to put them into the playoffs, where they lost in the semi-finals to the Western Mustangs. The Originals, the first Carleton College football team, played its first organized game on a rainy October day in 1945. These three players, along with Murray Thrift, Larry Matheson and Earl Hammond, made the 1965 league all-star game. Though the Birds lost the first three games of the year, the season was redeemed when the Ravens brought "Pedro the Panda" home with a 30-21 win over the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees. Add to Calendar. Pat Stoqua, a Ravens basketball star, joined the team in 1977 and was a key contributor to the defence strategy. Players like Bob Amer, Dave Dalton and Gord Pranschke set league records. The 1978 team won a title at the Ontario-Quebec pre-season jamboree, and was ready for anything. The competition grew with the establishment of the Ontario Intercollegiate Football League, with the inclusion of the University of Ottawa, RMC, McMaster University, University of Waterloo and the Ontario Agricultural and Veterinary College at Guelph (now University of Guelph). A 10-9 win over Queen's, which was in the midst of negotiating the establishment of an elite league with Western, Toronto and McGill, was the highlight of the season. 47 – Michael Domagala, Carleton vs. Guelph, October 21, 2017, 45 – Jim McMillan, Carleton vs. Concordia, September 12, 1998. NCAAF News. The Ravens were on their way to a significant turnaround in 1953, with their first winning season. 2019 Carleton Football Statistics (HTML) MIAC Football Statistics (current season) NCAA Football Statistics (current season) CARLETON FOOTBALL HONOR ROLL (PDF) Carleton strikes quick in Homecoming win over Augsburg, Defensive effort leads Knights to 20-10 win at Lawrence, Knights snag another win, beat Augsburg by 36-34 tally, Christian Zaytoun ties school record with 6 TD passes as Carleton tops Hamline, Knights unable to hold off St. Olaf in Goat Trophy game, Carleton douses Lawrence to claim first win, 44-23. The Carleton Knights football team represents Carleton College in college football at the NCAA Division III level. Seas. 26 – Don McGregor, 1961; Michael Domagala, 2018, 25 – Jeff Morris, 1985; Jeff Morris, 1986, Michael Philbrick: Played in the CFL for nine seasons as a, This page was last edited on 3 December 2020, at 22:43. The Carleton Knights are the varsity athletic teams of Carleton College, ... With a 9-1 overall record, the 1992 team was selected to play in the NCAA Division III Football Tournament, losing in the first round to Central College (Iowa) 20-8. The new head coach, Bill Stanton, led the team to winning games against Loyola (now Concordia University) and McGill. They doubled their offensive output from the previous season and trimmed points allowed by 71. In 1958, after a 25-0 Gee-Gee victory, Pedro went on a world tour. For the first time in five years, no team shut the Ravens out, and player retention from year-to-year was on the rise. The program was started in 1883 and was very successful through the early 1960s, winning over 20 conference championships from 1895 to 1956. They defeated the Queen's Golden Gaels in the first round, but lost to the Guelph Gryphons in the semi-finals. 3 – Clem Chappell, Carleton vs. Laurentian, October 1, 1966; Scott Alexander, Carleton vs. Waterloo, October 13, 1973; John Dawley, Carleton vs. Ottawa, October 22, 1983; Leo Benvenuti, Carleton vs. Bishop’s, October 11, 1986, Nate Behar, Carleton vs. Ottawa, September 20, 2014. The results of these changes began to surface as early as the 1960 season, when the Ravens beat RMC twice in a row and non-winning games had small point spreads. The 1992 Carleton Knights football team represented Carleton College in the 1992 NCAA Division III football season. In 1947, the team entered the intermediate league with St. Patrick's College, the University of Ottawa and Queen's University. The 1960s were truly the Ravens' first Golden Age. The Ravens, the defending championship team, lost in a heartbreaking game against the Bishop's Gaiters. By 1968, the integrated Ravens team earned a second-place finish and sixth-place nationally. The Ravens were ninth in the country going into the 1984 Panda game. Material presented here may only be samples from a larger set. 9025_179.jpg (JPEG Image, 97.36 KB) Download File. For the third time that year, the Ravens would meet the Gee-Gees this time, in the O-QIFC semi-final. The 2013 team began the new era of Ravens football on September 2 against the Western Mustangs in London, Ontario with a 71-4 loss. 48 – Michael Domagala, Carleton vs. Toronto, September 10, 2016; Michael Domagala, Carleton vs. York, October 12, 2018. Wikis. Central Records | Carleton College Archives. The official 2020 Football schedule for the Macalester College Scots. Knights unable to hold off St. Olaf in Goat Trophy game . [15], While the group closely missed the May deadline, Old Crows Football Inc. and Carleton University announced on July 6, 2011 that the program would return in 2013. [10]. New competition dates TBD. September 15, 2018. The Old Crow Society serves as the living testimony of Carleton's football legacy. These two seasons were, in fact, winless, but the 1977, 1978 and 1979 seasons got the attention of the league and eventually the entire nation! Carleton College's student newspaper since 1877. open menu. College football forecasters predicted that the team would finish first or second in the eastern division. They would finish the season with eight losses in eight games as was expected for a program in its first year. The Carleton Ravens football team represents Carleton University, which is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Panda Game was, yet again, the deciding game for a playoff spot. [9]. In 2014, the Ravens earned the revived program's first win with an away victory against the Waterloo Warriors. Carleton College Football, Northfield, MN. During Smith's first season with the team, they beat the defending Vanier Cup champions the Queen's Golden Gaels. Tiny Hermann, a former Rough Rider star, agreed to volunteer his time as head coach. Carleton College Knights School History. Carleton competed in the Midwest Conference from 1922 to 1982 and won 9 conference football championships during that time. The Ravens entered 1980 with a positive outlook and the determination to take it one game at a time, with Coach Kealey being backed by a completely new team of assistant coaches. Log In Register Carleton College Archives. The game quickly became the most well-known football game in Canada behind the Grey Cup and the Vanier Cup. 12715_358.jpg (JPEG Image, 211.57 KB) Download File. Material presented here may only be samples from a larger set. When Coach Kealey joined the team in 1975, he vowed that the team would reach the College Bowl by 1980, and this dream was finally looking attainable. [11], The Old Crow Society, established in 1963, is a group of Carleton University football alumni. Predictions from NFL executives to local radio personalities pointed to a Ravens'victory. Back. The 1972 highlights included a phenomenal game against Waterloo, where the offence finally proved themselves with a 35-6 score. Carleton's first game in the OUAA was against the Varsity Blues. There was little carryover of players from the previous decade, but the new players were ready and willing pupils. The Ravens repeated their stellar performance from the previous year and won 24-13. Anne de Bellevue, Que. Get the latest Carleton College Knights news, scores, stats, standings, rumors, and more from ESPN. October 13, 2018 Knights snag another win, beat Augsburg by 36-34 tally With the injury bug … Spirits began to rise after a respectable loss to McGill and a close 19-18 win over Ottawa University. The "Ravens" name came from the Carleton College student newspaper staff in 1948, when they started using that moniker with no explanation. Although both morale and skill were at an all-time high, the McMaster team won, putting Carleton in second place. The Carleton College football team began its Homecoming game against Augsburg University with a bang and never let up, cruising to a 42-19 victory. Overall, the team finished with a 4-4 record that year, including a memorable Hail Mary Panda Game victory over the Ottawa Gee-Gees. 9025_178.jpg (JPEG Image, 115.92 KB) Download File. In the quarter-final game, the Ravens lead the Guelph Gryphons 17-16 with under two minutes to play. Football clubs were popular in the early years of the college, but it was not until 1891 that a team was organized under official sanction.The first formally organized football team played but two games in 1891, against Seabury Seminary in Faribault (the college boys easily beat the seminary students). In some ways it was a throwback to the power outage during Super Bowl XLVII as a third-quarter sprinkler delay may have benefitted the Carleton College football team in the Knights' 44-23 victory over visiting Lawrence University. The $5 million was raised and the team operates independently by Old Crows Football Inc. as a non-profit corporate entity that will fund and market the program. However, the next loss (19-7) against the Gee-Gees, ended the season. NCAA Tournament: 0 Years NCAA Champion: Ranked in AP Poll: 0 Times (Preseason), 0 Times (Final), 0 Weeks (Total) More School Info From the small group of war veterans in 1945 to its 78-member squad in 1998, Ravens football made a memorable contribution to the rich heritage of Carleton University and to sports in the Ottawa area. Meet Our Staff; CONTACT open menu. Citizens of Ottawa rallied to help out the newborn squad. The Ravens football program started in 1945 and was continuously in operation until 1998 when the program was disbanded. As a part of the restructuring of the Carleton University Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics, and the University Administration, the Ravens football team played its final game on October 31, 1998. Over the years, the Old Crows have provided support through fundraising, contests and selling concessions at the home games, like Crow Burgers. The 1996 season was truly the high point of the decade as the Ravens started out well with wins against Laval, Ottawa, and Bishop's. It is said that Pedro was even sent to Peru, Mexico and Europe.[20]. Fan support was at an all-time high and the Ravens took home their third Panda game in a row, a first in Ravens' history. [12], For a number of years, there had been movements to revive the team, but there was no real interest from the university. In 1987, the Panda came back to Carleton, but 1988 and 1989 proved to be years of famine in the land of the Ravens. 1991 brought another win against the Ravens' cross-town rivals, and 1992 brought four new assistant coaches. The team plays Canadian Interuniversity Sport football in the Ontario University Athletics conference. Harris was also the assistant director of Athletics while Norm Fenn, assistant coach, filled the position of director. Coach McCuaig left to work full time with the Athletics Department and was replaced by Brian Kealey. After this game, the Bishop's coach stated, "I said at the season's start that I felt Carleton had the best team in the conference and today they went out and proved it." No Data Available. This decision rendered the Panda Game tradition dead and left the Gee-Gees as the lone collegiate football team in the city for the first time in 53 years. Ravens football came to a grinding halt, with no inter-varsity team in the 1951 season after the loss of college grant money. Training camp had the Ravens practicing two or three times a day, with a largely veteran team that was hungry for a taste of success. A group of 11 Ottawa Sooners followed their former coach to Carleton, adding a new energy to the squad. In 1962, Carleton fought its way to the top of the Ottawa-St. Lawrence conference, ready to take the conference title. High academic, Liberal Arts College at the Division III level Carleton College Archives Found in: Recordings - General, 1930-2009 Series 1: Athletics Sub-Series 1994 Item R5.15.09: Carleton College Football Highlights of 1954: Undefeated - Untied, 1994 As expected, Pedro went to the Ravens. The 30-29 Panda game loss that followed was felt to be perhaps the biggest upset of the year. [2] While the team had some success in the mid-1980s, poor performances and a plan by the Carleton Athletic department to invest more funds in other sports led to the sport being cut after the 1998 season. 44 – Jeff Morris, Carleton vs. Waterloo, September 8, 1984; Michael Domagala, Carleton vs. Toronto, September 22, 2018. The 2019 season saw the Ravens go 2-4 through six games, making the last two regular season games must wins to keep their playoff hopes alive. 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