June 02, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College will be hosting a series of camps during the summer months. The camps will be held by several different teams and will be open to a wide range of age groups. Those interested in learning more can see the full listing and download brochures by visiting the Camps page.
April 27, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Defiance College’s Kyle Longsdorf capped a competitive 2011 Ohio Army National Guard Senior Bowl victory for his North Team by intercepting a pass in the end zone with 26 seconds left in the game to preserve a 19-16 victory on Saturday.
April 21, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College has announced that current NFL official, Gary Arthur, will be the honorary guest speaker at its 38th-Annual Student-Athlete Honors Banquet on May 1. The event is hosted by the Purple and Gold Club and held at the Karl H. Weaner Community Center at 6:00 pm.
April 13, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College seniors Kyle Longsdorf and Tom Foos have been selected to play in the second-annual Ohio National Guard Senior Bowl. The game will be presented by OhioCollegeFootball.com on Saturday, April 23 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
February 07, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The first three episodes of "Inside the Hive" are now available to view on Defiance College's new YouTube channel. The installments focus on the senior class, as well as the offensive and defensive highlights from the successful season on the gridiron for the Purple and Gold.
February 07, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College athletics department is pleased to unveil the offical YouTube channel of Yellow Jacket athletics. The page will host athletic highlights, as well as episodes from the new "Inside the Hive" series.
December 22, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS – Defiance College’s senior free safety, Kyle Longsdorf, added an exclamation point to his outstanding 2010 season by becoming the 49th All-American in the history of the DC football program with his D3football.com Third-Team All-American selection.
December 13, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS – Three Defiance College seniors were named to the D3football.com 2010 All-North Region Team recently, with Kyle Longsdorf earning First-Team honors, Tom Foos making the Second-Team and Austin Hedderly garnering a Third-Team selection.
December 07, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – OhioCollegeFootball.com unveiled its NCAA Division III All-Ohio Teams on Tuesday, with Kyle Longsdorf, Tom Foos and Brian Baumgart making the list. Longsdorf was named the OCF D-III Co-Defensive Player of the Year, while Foos and Baumgart were each Second-Team All-Ohio nods.
December 02, 2010
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its fall honorees for the Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC Team with Defiance placing 20 student-athletes on the list. The 20 award winners give DC five more than its 2009 total and seven more than 2008.
November 22, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Ryan Black has been voted by the Defiance College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as the winner of the SAAC Sportsmanship Award for November. The award is part of the NCAA’s Respect Campaign and is announced throughout the year.
November 18, 2010
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its Fall All-Sportsmanship Team on Thursday, with eight Yellow Jackets making the list. The award is part of the HCAC’s sportsmanship initiative.
November 17, 2010
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference released its 2010 Football All-HCAC Team on Wednesday, with 13 Yellow Jackets garnering an all-conference nod. Kyle Longsdorf was voted the HCAC Defensive Most Valuable Player and Tom Foos claimed the HCAC Special Teams MVP.
November 13, 2010
BLUFFTON, Ohio – Defiance College turned the ball over five times at Bluffton on Saturday afternoon and could not overcome a 21-0 deficit. The eventual 21-16 loss to close the 2010 season snapped a five-game win streak for the Jackets and a two game streak over the Beavers.
November 12, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will look to record its sixth-straight victory when it travels to Bluffton on Saturday. A Yellow Jacket victory and a Hanover upset of Franklin would give DC a share of the HCAC Championship. Rob Taylor sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
November 10, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS – Defiance College’s Patrick McDonald has become the fourth member of the Yellow Jacket football team to earn a spot on the D3football.com National Team of the Week, after helping DC post its fifth-straight victory with a 10-7 triumph at Manchester.
November 08, 2010
GREENWOOD, Ind. – For the fourth time in the past five weeks, Defiance College’s Kyle Longsdorf has been selected as the Defensive Player of the Week in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference after the senior free safety led the Jackets to a 10-7 win at Manchester.
November 06, 2010
N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – A Kyle Longsdorf interception in the end zone in the final minute preserved a 10-7 victory for Defiance at Manchester on Saturday and helped make Rob Taylor the all-time wins leader on the sidelines for DC with his 37th victory as the head coach of the Purple and Gold.
November 05, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - DC will look to record its sixth conference victory for the first time since joining the HCAC prior to the 2000 campaign when it plays at Manchester on Saturday. A victory would also make Rob Taylor the winningest coach in program history with 37 triumphs on the sideline. Taylor sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
November 05, 2010
ITHACA, N.Y. – Defiance College earned its second ESPN Academic All-District IV award of the fall season, as Ricky Sherrer was named ESPN Second-Team Academic All-District IV on the heels of Matt Johnson’s Third-Team selection earlier this week.
November 03, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s Tom Foos has been honored as one of 42 place-kickers from around the nation to be given with the Fred Mitchell Award for the month of October, marking the second-straight month that Foos has received the accolade.
November 01, 2010
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced on Monday that DC’s Rick Powell and Tom Foos had been honored as HCAC Players of the Week after leading Defiance to a 41-21 Senior Day victory over Rose-Hulman.
October 30, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College bolted to a 27-0 lead over Rose-Hulman on Saturday and cruised to its fourth-straight victory on the gridiron with a 41-21 victory over the Engineers on Senior Day. The win moved the Jackets to 5-1 in conference play for the first time since 2001.
October 30, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - When Defiance and Rose-Hulman take the field at Coressel Stadium on Saturday it will mark the final home contest in the careers of DC’s nine-man senior class. The 2010 senior class has led Defiance to 17 victories over the past four seasons, including a 15-11 record within the HCAC.
October 29, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The DC football team will recognize its senior class prior to the start of Saturday's game with Rose-Hulman and then try to move to 5-1 in the HCAC for the first time since 2001. A victory would also move head coach Rob Taylor atop the program's all-time wins list. Rob Taylor sat down to discuss the match up with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
October 28, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics department will join with the NCAA to host the 16th-Annual “Take A Kid to the Game” program during Saturday’s football contest with Rose-Hulman. Kickoff is slated for 1:30 pm, with festivities slated for noon at DC’s Coressel Stadium.
October 25, 2010
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The HCAC announced that Kyle Longsdorf has been named as the HCAC Defensive Player of the Week for the third-straight time, while Drew Kuesel was selected as the HCAC Offensive Player of the Week after the duo led the Jackets to a 49-7 victory against Anderson.
October 23, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College shredded Anderson, 49-7, on Saturday to set a new Coressel Stadium scoring record. The Jackets also moved to 4-1 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference for the first time since the 2007 season.
October 22, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - DC will be looking for its sixth-straight win over Anderson, while trying to improve to 4-1 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference for the first time since 2007 when it takes on the Ravens at 1:30 pm on Saturday at Coressel Stadium. Rob Taylor sat down to discuss the match up with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
October 21, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS – Just three days after being tabbed as the repeat Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, Defiance College’s Kyle Longsdorf was also named to the D3football.com Team of the Week for the second-straight time.
October 21, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football and volleyball programs will team up with the Vera Bradley Foundation to host a pair of “Pink Out” events on October 23 and 24. All proceeds raised from the weekend will go directly towards the fight against breast cancer and the Vera Bradley Foundation.
October 20, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - When Defiance hosts Anderson on Saturday at Coressel Stadium, it will be trying to climb over the .500 barrier for the first time all season and improve to 4-1 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference for the first time since reaching that mark in 2007.
October 18, 2010
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Kyle Longsdorf tied a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference record with a 100-yard interception return in Defiance’s 33-0 win at Earlham and has been selected as the HCAC Defensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row.
October 16, 2010
RICHMOND, Ind. – Defiance College moved into second place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with a 33-0 win at Earlham on Saturday in the first league clash between the two programs. The Jackets piled up 311 yards on the ground and collected four interceptions in the lopsided victory.
October 15, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - DC will head south on Saturday for its first HCAC clash against Earlham. The Jackets are fresh off of a 22-14 homecoming win over MSJ, while the Quakers are still in search of their first victory of the season. Rob Taylor sat down to discuss the match up with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
October 13, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS – For the second time this season, D3football.com has named a member of the Defiance College football squad to its Team of the Week for their performance on the gridiron. DC’s Kyle Longsdorf and Austin Hedderly were each honored following a 22-14 victory over Mount St. Joseph.
October 11, 2010
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has selected Kyle Longsdorf as the HCAC Defensive Player of the Week, after the senior safety led Defiance to a 22-14 victory over Mount St. Joseph on Saturday.
October 09, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College picked up its second-straight victory over MSJ at Coressel Stadium with a 22-14 triumph on Saturday. The victory moved DC into third place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings and capped the weekend’s Homecoming festivities for the Purple and Gold.
October 08, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The start of an exciting new era for DC was ushered in on Friday as 18 shovels officially broke ground on a highly anticipated field house. The ceremony highlighted a busy 2010 Homecoming weekend and signaled the start of the Defiance College Athletic Center project.
October 08, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - When DC hosts MSJ on Saturday at Coressel Stadium, both teams will be looking to get back on track after suffering losses to Franklin in their most recent outings. The winner between the Jackets and Lions will take control of second place in the conference with five games remaining.
October 08, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - DC will welcome Mount St. Joseph on Saturday as part of DC's 2010 Homecoming. The two sides will square off at 1:30 pm inside of Coressel Stadium with second place in the HCAC up for grabs. Rob Taylor took time to discuss the showdown with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
October 06, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Kyle Longsdorf racked up 22 tackles in DC's last game and currently ranks third in the nation with 15.5 hits per showing through the Yellow Jackets' first four contests. Longsdorf's 62 tackles earned him special recognition in D3football.com's latest 'Around the Region' feature.
October 01, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will have the weekend off as the bye week on the 2010 schedule. Before gearing up for the Oct. 9 contest against Mount St. Joseph, Rob Taylor and Nate Jensen took some time to discuss the Purple and Gold with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network as the season nears the midway point.
October 01, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s Tom Foos has been selected as one of 32 place-kickers from around the nation to receive the Fred Mitchell Award for the month of September. The honor recognizes kickers for excellence on the gridiron and in the community.
September 30, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – A pair of Defiance College football student-athletes have stepped into the national spotlight for their statistics during the 2010 season. Rick Powell and Kyle Longsdorf each rank among the top players in the nation at their positions through the first four games of the year.
September 25, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College had its 2010 home opener spoiled at the hands of the Franklin Grizzlies, who bounced the Yellow Jackets by a 42-7 margin. Kyle Longsdorf matched a career high with 22 tackles but that was one of the few highlights for DC on Saturday at Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
September 23, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - When Defiance College hosts Franklin College on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 pm, it will mark the Yellow Jackets' first home game of the 2010 campaign, after opening the season with three-straight contests away from Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
September 23, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College will take the field at Justin F. Coressel Stadium for the first time in 2010 on Saturday at 1:30 pm and will put its unblemished HCAC record on the line against Franklin College. On the verge of the first-place showdown, Rob Taylor took time to set down with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network to preview the home opener.
September 22, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC football program will team up with the Vera Bradley Foundation to host a ‘Pink Out’ on October 23 at Justin F. Coressel Stadium. DC will host Anderson at 1:30 pm and all proceeds from the event will go directly towards the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.
September 22, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Rick Powell accounted for nearly 88 percent of DC's total yards on offense and scored two touchdowns in a 24-10 road win against Hanover on Saturday, September 18. The performance vaulted the Jackets to the top of the HCAC standings and put Powell in the national spotlight.
September 20, 2010
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced that Rick Powell has been named the HCAC Offensive Player of the Week, while Tom Foos was tabbed as the HCAC Special Teams Player of the Week, after the duo helped DC to a 24-10 win at Hanover.
September 18, 2010
HANOVER, Ind. – Rick Powell accounted for 309 of DC’s 352 total yards of offense and scored a pair of touchdowns on Saturday to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 24-10 win at Hanover College in their 2010 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener.
September 17, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College will begin Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play on Saturday, as it heads south to take on the Hanover Panthers. The last two matchups between these two programs have each been decided by three points and won by the visiting squad. Rob Taylor and Jim Funderburg sat down on Thursday to preview the HCAC opener.
September 11, 2010
ADRIAN, Mich. –A pair of fourth quarter touchdowns were not nearly enough for Defiance College on Saturday night, as the Jackets suffered a 40-14 setback at Adrian College in their final non-conference game of the season.
September 10, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Yellow Jackets will head north on Saturday for their final non-conference game of the 2010 season. Defiance will cross the border to battle Adrian in a 6:00 pm start in search of its first win against the Bulldogs on the gridiron since scoring a 10-0 victory at Adrian on September 9, 2006. Before hitting the road, head coach Rob Taylor took time to sit down with Jim Funderburg to preview the matchup.
September 09, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s Joemese Scott has been selected as one of 25 players from around the nation to make up the D3football.com Team of the Week for the first week of the 2010 campaign.
September 08, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – DC has announced that it will expand its webcast coverage in 2010-11 to include selected road contests, as well as most home events during the football and basketball seasons. The football game between DC and Adrian on Saturday at 6:00 pm will mark the first available webcast of the year.
September 07, 2010
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has named Tom Foos as the HCAC Special Teams Player of the Week, after the senior connected on a pair of crucial field goals in the closing moments of DC’s season-opening, 19-13, overtime loss at Muskingum on Saturday.
September 04, 2010
NEW CONCORD, Ohio – Kyle Longsdorf blocked a field goal as time expired in regulation to force overtime between Defiance and Muskingum after the Jackets had rallied from a 10-0 halftime deficit. DC could not complete the rally however, as the Muskies prevailed, 19-13, in two overtime periods.
September 03, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The 2010 football season will get underway on Saturday, as Defiance heads to Muskingum for the season opener at 1:00 pm. Before hitting the road, head coach Rob Taylor sat down with Jim Funderburg to preview the matchup.
September 01, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football team recently spent a day doing several service projects in and around the Defiance County area. The squad continued its tradition of using the day of community service to open its preseason camp.
August 12, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC athletics department is pleased to announce that its record books are now available online. Fans simply need to click on the ‘Record Book’ link in the left column of the website and then select which sport’s records to access.
August 05, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College athletics director, Jenni Morrison, has announced the hiring of Hillary Beachy and Brian Boveington as athletics administration graduate assistants. The duo will assist Morrison in day-to-day duties, while also helping with game management for DC’s home athletics events.
August 05, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College and head coach Rob Taylor have announced the hiring of Danny Cornely as a graduate assistant coach for the football program. Cornely will be primarily responsible for working with the defensive line during the 2010 campaign.
August 04, 2010
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2010 preseason coaches’ poll on Tuesday. Defiance was picked to finish sixth in the league, while having seven student-athletes named as HCAC Players to Watch.
July 22, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College and head coach Rob Taylor have announced the hiring of Chuck Ehret and Nubis Padhye to join the football coaching staff. Ehret will serve as the offensive line coach, while Padhye will be the quarterbacks coach. Taylor will take over the role of offensive coordinator to complete the makeover on the sidelines for the Purple and Gold.
July 21, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football team has been tabbed to finish fourth in the HCAC in the upcoming season according to a preseason poll released by OhioCollegeFootball.com. DC has finished among the league’s top three teams in four of the last five seasons.
June 28, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC athletic department is pleased to announce that fans can now keep up with the Yellow Jackets on Facebook. The fan page will be updated with the latest news from DefianceAthletics.com. Go to Facebook.com and search for Defiance Athletics to become a fan today!
June 15, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame recently announced its 2010 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is made up of collegiate football players from all divisions of play who maintained a grade-point average of 3.2 or higher.
June 09, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s Tom Foos has been selected as one of the state’s top returning punters for the 2010 season by OhioCollegeFootball.com. The website recognized seven punters and tabbed Foos as one of two NCAA Division III student-athletes to be honored.