NESCAC Football Moves to Full Round-Robin Schedule The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) will implement round-robin scheduling in the sport of football beginning with the 2017 season. The NESCAC Presidents voted to support converting the annual scrimmage each school plays into a regular-season game. Full Story
Wesleyan to Host Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive Tuesday, April 25 On Tuesday, April 25, the Wesleyan University Athletic Department will host a Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Fayerweather-Beckham Hall. Full Story
Devon Carrillo ’17 Named Connecticut’s Male Athlete of the Year MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Dual-sport athlete and Middletown native, Devon Carrillo, has been named Connecticut’s 2017 Male Athlete of the Year, as voted on by the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance (CSWA). Carrillo will be honored at the CSWA 76th Annual Gold Key Dinner on April 30, 2017 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, Conn. The dinner will begin at 4 p.m. WNBA guard Bria Holmes of the Atlanta Dream was selected as the Connecticut Female Athlete of the Year. Full Story
Wesleyan Earns 13 NESCAC Football All-Conference Selections MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University football team earned 13 NESCAC All-Conference selections, with six players garnering First Team laurels, as voted on by the conference coaches and announced by the league office Tuesday. In the 17-year history of the NESCAC All-Conference teams, Wesleyan’s 13 selections are the second most by a Cardinals’ squad all-time, trailing only the 2014 team that registered 14 selections. Full Story
WesFiles Player Profile: Justin Sanchez ’17 Justin Sanchez came to Wesleyan wanting to be a part of something historic. Entering his final game of his career, he is right on track, as the Cardinals captured their first Little Three title since 2013, and are vying for a share of the NESCAC Championship. Full Story
Wesleyan Falls to Trinity in 2016 Regular Season Finale, 45-21 The Wesleyan University football team’s historic 2016 season came to an end Saturday as the Cardinals fell to in-state rival and undefeated Trinity College, 45-21, despite outgaining the Bantams 412 yards to 267. Trinity claimed the NESCAC title outright with the win – their first since 2012 and a league-high seventh overall. Full Story
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November 9, 2016 Football Wesleyan Football Attends Second Annual 'Battle of the Birds' Press Luncheon MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The head coaches and captains of the Wesleyan University and Trinity College football programs spoke in front of media members and alumni at the second annual ‘Battle of the Birds’ press luncheon Wednesday at the Hartford Club, in advance of Saturday’s matchup.
November 9, 2016 Football Week 8 Preview: Wesleyan vs. Trinity Two of the NESCAC’s hottest teams meet on the gridiron Saturday, Nov. 12 as Wesleyan (6-1) and Trinity (7-0) square off in the 116th-meeting of the “Battle of the Birds” at 12 p.m. The Cardinals enter Saturday’s contest riding a six-game winning streak, which is the second longest win streak in the conference behind the Bantam’s eight-straight victories, dating back to last season.
November 6, 2016 Football Mark Piccirillo '19 Named NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Sophomore quarterback Mark Piccirillo of the Wesleyan University football team was named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week for his stellar performance in the Cardinals’ 59-14 rout of Little Three archrival Williams College.
November 5, 2016 Football Wesleyan Wins Little Three Title; Cruises to 59-14 Rout Over Williams The Wesleyan University football team scored eight touchdowns in the first half, led by a terrific performance from sophomore quarterback Mark Piccirillo, as the Cardinals cruised to a commanding 59-14 win over Williams College Saturday afternoon to claim the Little Three title for the second time in the past four seasons, and the first since 2013.
November 2, 2016 Football Week 7 Preview: Wesleyan at Williams This Saturday, Nov. 5, the Wesleyan University football team eyes its 14th Little Three title – and first since 2013 – when the Cardinals square off against Williams College at the Weston Athletic Complex at 1 p.m. Wesleyan (5-1) is riding a five-game winning streak, while the Ephs (0-6) are still looking for their first win of 2016.
November 1, 2016 Football WesFiles Player Profile: Ben Kurtz ’17 Ben Kurtz knew he wanted to come to Wesleyan. In fact, it was the only school he applied to coming out of Wyoming High School in Wyoming, Ohio, where he set team records as a wide receiver for most receiving yards in a season (1,022) and a game (301). But when Kurtz came to campus as freshman, he learned he would be lining up in a different position, tight end.