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2018 Wesleyan Football News

  • Eight Wesleyan Football Members Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society
    April 10, 2019
    Eight student-athletes on the Wesleyan University football team were named members of the 2019 National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, as announced by the NFF & College Hall of Fame today. The Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher throughout their collegiate careers.
  • Morris and Gooden Named CLIFF HARRIS AWARD Nominees
    December 11, 2018
    Senior Brandon Morris and sophomore Taj Gooden of the Wesleyan University football team were named 2018 CLIFF HARRIS AWARD nominees, which is presented to the nation’s top small college defensive player representing more than 5,000 student-athletes from almost 500 NCAA Division II, Division III, and NAIA colleges and universities.
  • Taj Gooden Named All-Region First Team Defense
    December 04, 2018
    Sophomore defensive tackle Taj Gooden of the Wesleyan University football team has been named to the 2018 All-East Region Team and was named a First Team selection on defense.
  • WesFILES Player: Elite Football Background Shaped Morris Into A Talented Player & Quiet Leader
    November 29, 2018
    The large city of Miami, located in the warm southern region of Florida, has long been known for creating NFL-caliber athletes. This city has produced more football talent than almost any other region in the country, currently boasting over 85 players in the NFL. With such a high volume of talented athletes coming out of one city in the United States, many people wonder what Florida is doing that is so different from other parts of the country. The answer is simple; football is not just a sport in Miami, it is a culture – a lifestyle.
  • WesFILES Alumni: Mark Molina '81
    November 28, 2018
    The humble beginnings of Wesleyan Alumni, Mark Molina ’81, started with a backpacking trip through Europe before becoming a successful Wall Street lawyer and eventually settling down in his home state of Connecticut. He was a well-rounded student during his four years in Middletown. Not only was he a star on the football team, but Molina was also a history buff and proud brother of Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE). He exemplifies what going to a liberal arts college is all about.
  • Gooden and Morris Earn First Team All-NESCAC, Four Others Garner Second Team Laurels
    November 20, 2018
    Six members of the Wesleyan University football team earned all-conference recognition on Tuesday when the league office announced its 2018 All-NESCAC Teams. Highlighting the list for the Cardinals were First Team Defense honorees senior linebacker Brandon Morris and sophomore defensive lineman Taj Gooden.
  • Joe Wilson Named Swede Nelson Award Winner
    November 20, 2018
    Senior offensive lineman Joe Wilson of the Wesleyan University football team has received the 73rd annual Swede Nelson Award by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston. The Nils V. "Swede" Nelson Award honors a Division I and Division II/III athlete from New England for their exceptional achievement in sportsmanship, academics, and athletics.
  • 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.
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