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2018 Wesleyan Football News

  • Wesleyan Comes Up Short in NESCAC Thriller at Tufts, 16-13
    September 22, 2018
    For the third-straight season, Wesleyan and Tufts played in a thrilling night game as the Jumbos held on to defeat the Cardinals at Ellis Oval / Zimman Field on Saturday, 16-13. Wesleyan (1-1) controlled the clock in the second half and held Tufts (2-0) scoreless in the final 30 minutes of play, but the Cardinals were unable to capitalize.
  • Week 2 Preview - Wesleyan vs. Tufts
    September 21, 2018
    For the third year in a row, Wesleyan and Tufts will meet under the lights as the Jumbos play host to the Cardinals on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. on Ellis Oval / Zimman Field. The previous two meetings featured NESCAC thrillers with the Jumbos taking the first game, 17-14 at home in 2016, and the Cardinals responding with an incredible 24-17 overtime victory a year ago. The series is all tied up at 23-23-2 with Wesleyan winning four of the last five meetings dating back to 2009.
  • WesFILES Alumni: Mike Giliberto '85
    September 18, 2018
    Mike Giliberto grew up in East Hartford, Conn. where he went to East Catholic High School. There, he found his love and refined his skills in both baseball and football.
  • Ben Thaw Named NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week
    September 16, 2018
    Junior DB Ben Thaw of the Wesleyan University football team was named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday, as announced by the league office. Thaw played a pivotal role in Wesleyan's decisive 52-21 win over Middlebury yesterday in the 2018 season-opener.
  • Wesleyan Cruises to 52-21 Win in 2018 Season-Opener Over Middlebury
    September 15, 2018
    Sean Penney ’21 rushed for three touchdowns and Ben Thaw ’20 recorded two interceptions, including a 30-yard pick-six, as the Wesleyan University football team cruised to a decisive 52-21 win over Middlebury College in the 2018 season-opener at Corwin Stadium Saturday afternoon.
  • Week 1 Preview - Wesleyan vs. Middlebury
    September 14, 2018
    Wesleyan and Middlebury meet for the 49th time on Saturday in a historic rivalry that dates back to 1907. The Cardinals own a 24-22-2 advantage but have lost the last two meetings by a total of six points. The last five games between the two NESCAC rivals have been extremely close with the point differential just 18. The largest margin during that stretch was an eight-point victory by Wesleyan in 2014. Also, the longest win streak in the series is just seven, owned by Middlebury from 1956-to-1962.
  • 2018 Football Season Preview
    September 12, 2018
    The Wesleyan University football team is coming off a historic 2017 campaign in which the Cardinals set 18 program records offensively en route to a 6-3 record—the program's sixth consecutive winning season.