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2018 Wesleyan Football News

  • Wesleyan Loses to Trinity in Defensive Battle, 9-0
    November 10, 2018
    The Wesleyan University football team held Trinity College scoreless in the first half but the Bantams got on the board in the final 30 minutes to defeat the Cardinals, 9-0 in the 2018 season-finale. Trinity (8-1) claimed its third-straight NESCAC Championship and league-high ninth overall, while Wesleyan concludes the year with a 5-4 mark.
  • Week 9 Preview: Wesleyan (5-3) vs. Trinity (7-1)
    November 07, 2018
    Saturday’s game marks the 118th meeting between in-state NESCAC rivals Wesleyan and Trinity. The Bantams hold a slight 63-53-1 advantage in the series, which began in 1885, and have won three straight against the Cardinals.
  • Jackson Eighmy Named NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week
    November 04, 2018
    Sophomore defensive lineman Jackson Eighmy was named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week following a stellar performance in yesterday’s 21-14 win on the road against Little Three arch-rival Williams College.
  • Wesleyan’s Stifling Defense Helps Lead Cardinals Past Williams, 21-14
    November 03, 2018
    The Wesleyan University football team held off a late scare by Little Three rival Williams College on Saturday afternoon as the Cardinals earned a 21-14 win on the road. The victory marks the sixth-straight for Wesleyan over the Ephs as both teams are now 5-3 on the year.
  • WesFILES Alumni: Mike Fogarty '90
    November 02, 2018
    Mike Fogarty ’90 grew up in Melrose, Mass., a Northshore community of Boston, and attended St John’s Prep, an all-boys Catholic high school located in Danvers, Mass. Growing up as one of four boys, spanning only eight years, a strong competitive spirit was instilled in him at a young age as the brothers challenged each other often. In high school, he competed in three varsity sports; football, indoor track & field (winter), and outdoor track & field (spring).
  • WesFILES Player: Military Upbringing Gives Williams Ability to Tackle Anything That Comes His Way
    November 01, 2018
    Growing up in a military family can be very challenging. As a young child, you have to quickly become accustomed to moving to different places and making new friendships.
  • Week 8 Preview - Wesleyan (4-3) vs. Williams (5-2)
    October 31, 2018
    For the 124th time since 1881, Little Three rivals Wesleyan (4-3) and Williams (5-2) will face each other on the gridiron this Saturday. The Ephs hold a 76-42-5 lead in the series, but the Cardinals have owned the rivalry in recent years and are riding a five-game win streak against their NESCAC foes. During the 5-0 run, Wesleyan has shut out Williams twice (22-0 in 2014 and 35-0 last year) and have outscored the Ephs 143-21 in the last four meetings.
  • Wesleyan Cruises Past Bowdoin, 24-0
    October 27, 2018
    The Wesleyan University football team dominated all areas of the game Saturday afternoon in a 24-0 shutout over Bowdoin College. For the first time in school history, the Cardinals played on Citrin Field due to inclement weather conditions as they improved to 4-3 overall. With the loss, the Polar Bears drop to 0-7 on the season.
  • WesFILES Alumni: Steve Humphrey '63
    October 26, 2018
    Steve Humphrey ’63: great father, successful lawyer, Eclectic brother and now Wesleyan Baseball Wall of Famer.
  • Saturday’s Football Game Moved to Citrin Field
    October 26, 2018
    The Wesleyan University football game scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27 against Bowdoin College has been moved to turf due to the expected inclement weather conditions and will now be played on Citrin Field. Kickoff is still scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
  • WesFILES Player: Making His Mark
    October 25, 2018
    When Mark Piccirillo started playing football in first grade, there was no telling just how good of an athlete he would become.
  • Week 7 Preview - Wesleyan (3-3) vs. Bowdoin (0-6)
    October 24, 2018
    Wesleyan (3-3) and Bowdoin (0-6) square off for the 91st time today in a series that dates back to 1906. The Cardinals have won six straight against the Polar Bears and own a convincing lead in the series with a 59-29-2 record against their NESCAC foes. During the six-game win streak, Wesleyan has outscored Bowdoin, 183-62.
  • Wesleyan Defeated by Amherst, 33-3
    October 20, 2018
    The Wesleyan University football team lost to Little Three rival Amherst College on Saturday afternoon at Corwin Stadium, 33-3. With the loss, the Cardinals are now 3-3 on the year while the Mammoths remain perfect at 6-0.
  • Week 6 Preview - Wesleyan (3-2) vs. Amherst (5-0)
    October 17, 2018
    Saturday's Homecoming game marks the 124th meeting all-time between Little Three rivals Wesleyan and Amherst. The Mammoths, who are the only undefeated team remaining in the NESCAC with a perfect 5-0 mark, lead the series 71-43-9 and defeated the Cardinals 21-17 a year ago at Pratt Field. Wesleyan is riding a two-game win streak and enters today’s contest with a 3-2 record. 
  • Football Cruises Past Bates, 44-13
    October 13, 2018
    The Wesleyan University football team outscored Bates College in the third quarter, 23-0, en route to a decisive 44-13 win on the road Saturday afternoon. Senior quarterback Mark Piccirillo totaled 270 yards of offense with four touchdowns and zero interceptions as the Cardinal improved to 3-2 on the season.
  • Week 5 Preview -- Wesleyan (2-2) vs. Bates (0-4)
    October 11, 2018
    Wesleyan (2-2) and Bates (0-4) meet for the 37th time on Saturday in a series that has been dominated by the Cardinals. The last win by the Bobcats was a 30-29 overtime victory in 2005. Since then, it’s been all Wesleyan as the Cardinals have won 12 in a row and are 32-4 all-time against their NESCAC foe.
  • Football Downs Colby, 28-20
    October 06, 2018
    The Wesleyan football team (2-2) downed Colby (0-4), 28-20 on the road on Saturday.
  • WesFILES Player: Perseverance and Family Propel Hull
    October 04, 2018
    To those that know Evan Hull, it is no secret that he is extremely close to his family.
  • Week 4 Preview – Wesleyan vs. Colby
    October 03, 2018
    Saturday’s meeting between Wesleyan (1-2) and Colby (0-3) marks the 41st game in a series that dates back to 1927. The two programs have played each other every year since the 1988 season, as the Cardinals boast a 23-17 all-time record against their NESCAC foe. Wesleyan has also won eight straight against the Mules, including a 37-6 victory in 2016 and a 41-7 win at home last fall.
  • WesFILES Alumni: Matt Perceval ’00 & Jake Fay '00
    October 02, 2018
    On September 26th, 1998, on Youngman Field in Middlebury, Vermont, Wesleyan football history was made. In a 55-28 victory over the Middlebury Panthers, Matt Perceval ’00 caught a remarkable seven touchdown passes thrown by Jake Fay ’00. It may have been the apex of their football careers – a game that set records that stand to this day – but it was just one moment in a special relationship that both men still cherish.
  • Wesleyan Stunned by Hamilton, 33-29
    September 29, 2018
    Christian Snell of Hamilton College blocked a Wesleyan punt and recovered it in the end zone with just 1:34 to play in regulation as the Continentals stunned the Cardinals at Corwin Stadium Saturday afternoon, 33-29.
  • Wilson Named Semifinalist for 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy®
    September 27, 2018
    Senior offensive lineman Joe Wilson of the Wesleyan University football team has been named one of 179 semifinalists for the 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy®, as announced by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF). The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.
  • Week 3 Preview - Wesleyan vs. Hamilton
    September 26, 2018
    Saturday marks the 48th all-time meeting between Wesleyan (1-1) and Hamilton (0-2), with the Cardinals leading the series, 29-17-1. The two NESCAC rivals have faced each other every year since 1984, and Wesleyan has won six-straight including a 31-9 victory on the road last season and a 34-6 home win in 2016.
  • 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.
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