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October 27, 2014
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Spence Saunders has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his play against Earlham on Saturday.
October 25, 2014
RICHMOND, IND.  --  The Defiance College football team posted a school-record 616 yards of total offense in a 45-21 victory against Earlham (Ind.) College in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game at Darrell Beane Stadium in Richmond, Ind.
October 18, 2014
DEFIANCE, OHIO  --  The Defiance College football team fell to Rose-Hulman (Ind.) Institute of Technology, 28-12, on Homecoming at Coressel Stadium.
October 11, 2014
NORTH MANCHETER, IND.  --  Turnovers and penalties put the Defiance College football team on the losing end of a 37-23 decision against Manchester University in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game in North Manchester, Ind.
October 09, 2014
DEFIANCE, OHIO  - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets travel to North Manchester, Ind. for a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game against Manchester University at Carl W. Burt Memorial Stadium at 1:30 p.m.
September 29, 2014
GREENWOOD, Ind. – After a thrilling 31-28 comeback win, linebacker Matt DeVore has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
September 27, 2014
HANOVER, IND.  --  The Defiance College defense held its opponent to a negative 21 yards rushing and tallied five quarterback sacks as the Yellow Jacket offense rallied from a 12-point deficit at halftime to post a 31-28 victory against Hanover (Ind.) College for its first win of the season and first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory.
September 24, 2014
DEFIANCE, OHIO  - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets travel to Hanover, Ind. for a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game against Hanover College at L.S. Ayers Field at 1:30 p.m.
September 23, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Inside the Hive's Alyssa Turton sits down with junior running back Daniel Collins.  Collins rushed for a pair of touchdowns in last week's game against the College of Mount St. Joseph in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener.
September 20, 2014
DEFIANCE, OHIO  --  The College of Mount St. Joseph scored 11 points late in the fourth quarter to hand the Defiance College Yellow Jackets a heartbreaking 24-21 loss in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener at Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
September 18, 2014
DEFIANCE, OHIO  - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets host The College of Mount St. Joseph this Saturday, Sept. 20 at Justin F. Coressel Stadium at 1:30 p.m.
September 18, 2014
DEFIANCE, OHIO – The Defiance College Yellow Jacket tootball team has announced that this Saturday's game against the College of Mount Saint Joseph will be part of an event that will benefit Samaritan’s Feet and help provide shoes to children in need.
September 16, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Inside the Hive's Alyssa Turton sits down with junior defensive back Andrew Feldhaus after week two of the 2014 football season, where Feldhaus recorded a career-high 15 tackles in Defiance's game against Centre (Ky.) College.
September 13, 2014
DEFIANCE, OHIO   --  Junior safety Andrew Feldhaus (Lutz, Fla./Steinbrenner) made a career-high 15 tackles as the Defiance College football team lost 34-7 to Centre (Ky.) College in a non-conference game at Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
September 12, 2014
DEFIANCE, OHIO  - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets host Centre (Ky.) College this Saturday, Sept. 13 at Justin F. Coressel Stadium at 1:30 p.m.
September 06, 2014
DEFIANCE, OHIO  --  The Defiance College football team came out on the wrong end of a 35-13 decision against Adrian (Mich.) College in the season opener at Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
September 04, 2014
DEFIANCE, OHIO  - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets will open the 2014 season this Saturday, Sept. 6 against Adrian (Mich.) College at Justin F. Coressel Stadium at 1:30 p.m.
August 28, 2014
DEFIANCE, OHIO - The Defiance College football team welcomes back multiple players with starting experience in 2014, including 28 lettermen. The Yellow Jackets will rely on their upperclassmen and returning players to build upon last season and help advance the program to contend for a possible Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship.
August 06, 2014
GREENWOOD, Ind. - The 2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Preseason Football Poll has been released and Franklin is the favorite to win a fifth-straight HCAC crown, according to a poll of the HCAC’s nine head coaches. 
August 04, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Jodie Holava, head softball coach at Defiance College, has been named assistant athletic director at the college. Holava, who will retain her coaching position, is the all-time wins leader in the history of the softball program.
July 29, 2014

DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletic program has a new leader. DC president Mark Gordon has announced the appointment of Rudy Yovich to the position of athletic director. He succeeds Jenni Morrison who left in July for a position at California University of Pennsylvania.

May 05, 2014
GREENWOOD, Ind. – With the conclusion of spring sports, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has released the 2013-14 All-Sports Standings.  The DC men finished in fifth and the women came in at seventh.
April 21, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets football team and head coach Brian Sheehan have announced the schedule for the 2014 season.
April 04, 2014
GREENWOOD, Ind. – This year’s observance of NCAA Division III Week is set for April 7-13 across the country. The event is a celebration by member institutions of the division’s unique philosophy that equally values academics, athletics and student-athletes’ involvement in a full and rich campus life.
March 30, 2014
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Football team and head coach Brian Sheehan have announced the addition of Brad Wilson to the Yellow Jackets coaching staff.
January 28, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The 2013 Defiance College Yellow Jacket football team has been awarded with two Individual NCAA Division III Statistical Category Championships. Senior Tony Sierra and Sophomore Andrew Feldhaus each led the nation in a statistical category this past season
January 15, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Defiance College Football and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference partnered with Samaritan’s Feet International during the 2013 football season and held a shoe distribution at Padua Academy in Indianapolis Monday afternoon.
December 31, 2013

DEFIANCE, Ohio - On this final day of the 2013 year, we take a look back at the year in Defiance Athletics.

December 26, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets football team had three defensive players named to the 2013 All-Ohio team for Division III. Andrew Leverenz, Tony Sierra, and Andrew Feldhaus were all represented on the team and Sierra was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player.
December 21, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio -Defiance College senior defensive back Tony Sierra has been named to two more All-America teams this week, continuing his postseason awards haul this fall. Sierra was named to the D3football.com All-America team and the AP Little All-America Teams this past week.
December 16, 2013
WACO, Texas - The American Football Coaches Association announced its 2013 All America Team Monday and Defiance College defensive back Tony Sierra was awarded the honor along with 24 other players across Division III of the NCAA.
December 13, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Little Rock Touchdown Club and Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP announced Defiance College senior defensive back Tony Sierra was named to a finalist for the 2013 Cliff Harris Award as the Small College Defensive Player of the Year.
December 10, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Cornerback Tony Sierra and safety Andrew Feldhaus received continued postseason recognition Monday when the pair of Yellow Jackets were named to the D3Football.com All-North Region Team.
December 04, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference released its Academic All-Conference Honorees list today for the Fall semester and Defiance College was well represented with 22 student-athletes making the list.
November 19, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – After a good year in the HCAC, 11 Defiance football players have been awarded 13 postseason honors for their effort this season. Tony Sierra headlines the list for Defiance College as he was named the HCAC Defense Player of the Year.
November 16, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets fell to rival Bluffton University on Senior Day Saturday afternoon 17-10. The Yellow Jackets close out 2013 with a 3-7 record overall and a 3-5 record in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play.
November 15, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets (3-6, 3-4 HCAC) will host Bluffton University (3-6, 3-4 HCAC) for the 89th meeting in the history of the Battle for the Hammer. The game between the Yellow Jackets and the Beavers is set for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff inside of Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
November 02, 2013
FRANKLIN, Ind. – It was a tough day for the Yellow Jackets football team, as the high powered offense of the No. 11 Franklin Grizzlies was too much to handle and DC was defeated on the road 41-7.
October 29, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets (3-5, 3-3 HCAC) will travel to Franklin College (5-2, 5-0 HCAC) for their final road game of the 2013 season on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Faught Stadium.
October 26, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College comeback effort Saturday afternoon was negated with a late touchdown by Hanover as the Yellow Jackets fell to Hanover 25-21.
October 23, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets will will host the Panthers of Hanover College for a conference clash this weekend at Justin F. Coressel Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m.
October 23, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Join Defiance College head football coach Brian Sheehan at Buffalo Wild Wings on Thursday, as he discusses his plan of attack for the Purple and Gold for this weekend's home game against the Hanover College Panthers.
October 21, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Yellow Jackets Football team has announced that this Saturday's game against Hanover College will be part of an event that will benefit Samaritan’s Feet and help provide shoes to impoverished children across the globe.
October 19, 2013
CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Defiance College Football team fell to Mount St. Joseph College Saturday afternoon 44-31, snapping the Yellow Jackets 3-game win streak.
October 17, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets (3-3, 3-1 HCAC) will travel to Mount St. Joseph College (3-2, 3-1 HCAC) for an HCAC clash between the teams tied for third place in the HCAC standings.
October 14, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. – After an outstanding performance in Saturday’s victory over Manchester University, Andrew Feldhaus has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's Defensive Player of the Week.
October 12, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets football team capped off homecoming week with a 27-12 victory over Manchester University on Saturday afternoon at Justin F. Coressel Stadium. The win brings the Yellow Jackets win streak to three games after starting the season 0-3.
October 11, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will host Manchester University on Saturday at 1:30 pm inside of Justin F. Coressel Stadium for the 2013 homecoming game.
October 10, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Inside the Hive's Alyssa Turton talks with Defiance College Football senior defensive back Tony Sierra following the Warren, Mich. natives HCAC Defensive Player of the Week performance last week against Earlham.
October 09, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets will host Manchester University for an HCAC clash this Saturday for Homecoming Weekend. The Yellow Jackets and the Spartans are set to kickoff at 1:30 p.m inside Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
October 07, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Defiance College defensive back Tony Sierra has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week after his performance this past weekend against Earlham College.
October 05, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Yellow jackets football team picked up its second straight win Saturday afternoon after defeating Earlham College 43-7 at Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
October 04, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will host Earlham College on Saturday. Head Coach Brian Sheehan recently sat down to discuss the game last week against Anderson and the week ahead with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
October 01, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets (1-3, 1-1 HCAC) will host Earlham College (1-3, 0-2 HCAC) for an HCAC clash inside Justin F. Coressel Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
September 28, 2013
ANDERSON, Ind. – The Defiance College Yellow Jackets picked up their first win of the season Saturday afternoon by defeating the Anderson University Ravens 34-0 at Macholtz Stadium.
September 27, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Inside the Hive's Alyssa Turton sits down with sophomore defensive back Andrew Feldhaus after week three of the 2013 football season, where Feldhaus was named HCAC Deffensive Player of the Week.
September 26, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance Yellow Jackets (0-3, 0-1 HCAC) travel to Anderson (0-2, 0-0 HCAC) for an HCAC clash against the Ravens inside of Macholtz Stadium. The Yellow Jackets and the Ravens will kickoff at 2:30 p.m.
September 25, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football coaching staff will participate in the sixth-annual Coach to Cure MD program during the Yellow Jackets’ game at Anderson University on Saturday, September 28 at 2:30 p.m., joining more than 500 coaching staffs nationwide in the event.
September 23, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. – After an outstanding performance in Saturday's loss to the Rose-Hulman Fightin' Engineers, DC's Andrew Feldhaus (Lutz, Fla. / Steinbrenner) has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for football.
September 21, 2013
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Defiance College Yellow Jackets fell to Rose-Hulman Saturday afternoon dropping the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener 23-19.
September 18, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets open up the 2013 HCAC slate with a contest at Rose-Hulman inside of Cook Stadium at Phil Brown Field Saturday afternoon.
September 17, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Inside the Hive's Alyssa Turton sits down with freshman quarterback Alex Larson after week one of the 2013 football season, where Larson was named HCAC Offensive Player of the Week.
September 14, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team fell to Adrian College 14-0 Saturday afternoon in the Yellow Jackets home opener at Justin F. Croessel Stadium.
September 13, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College will host Adrian College on Saturday at 1:30 pm at Coressel Stadium. Head Coach Brian Sheehan sat down with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network to discuss the game last week against Albion and the week ahead.
September 11, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets will open up the 2013 home schedule with a meeting against Adrian College at Justin F. Coressel Stadium on Saturday. The game between the Yellow Jackets and Bulldogs is set for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff.
September 11, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. - The first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Highlight of the Week in 2013 belongs to Yellow Jackets defensive back Jorry Matherson.
September 09, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. - Freshman quarterback Alex Larson was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's Offensive Player of the Week for football after his performance Saturday night in Defiance's 32-29 loss at Albion.
September 07, 2013
ALBION, Mich. – The Yellow Jackets football team dropped a close battle against the Britons 32-29 in the season-opener at Albion on Saturday night.
September 04, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance Yellow Jackets open up the 2013 season with a meeting against Albion College at Sprankle-Sprandel Stadium in Albion, Mich. on Saturday night. The game is set for a 6 p.m. kickoff.
August 08, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The 2013 Defiance Yellow Jackets football signing class features 73 newcomers. Of that group, 33 of the newest Yellow Jackets will be lining up on the defensive side of the ball and three will line up on special teams plays.
August 07, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets were picked to finish seventh in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in the preseason coaches' poll. Eight Defiance College players were also named to the preseason players to watch list.
August 05, 2013
PICKERINGTON, Ohio - Defensive lineman Andrew Leverenz, defensive back Tony Sierra, and punter Aaron Spence were named to the OhioCollegeFootball.com 2013 Preseason NCAA Division III All-Ohio squad this past week.
August 05, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio -The 2013 Defiance Yellow Jackets football signing class features 73 newcomers. Of that group, 37 of the newest Yellow Jackets will be lining up on the offensive side of the ball.
July 30, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Head coach Brian Sheehan and the Defiance College football coaching staff has announced the addition of 73 football commitments to the program with the 2013 signing class.
July 22, 2013
GREENWOOD, Ind. – DC earned the first victory of the 2013 season Monday afternoon after the Jackets were crowned champions of the inaugural HCAC Helmet Bracket challenge. The DC helmet earned the title after voting took place on the HCAC social media outlets of Facebook and Twitter the past few weeks.
July 17, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The voting for the semifinals concluded Wednesday, July 17 at noon and DC's No. seven seeded football helmet ousted third-seeded Hanover by a final vote total of 1,259 (68%) to 589 (32%). The Jackets will face Bluffton in the finals as the Beavers were victorious in the other semifinal matchup.
April 08, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football coaching staff will be hosting the DCFB Coaches Clinic on Thursday, April 11, 2013.
February 01, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - A DC alumnus will coach in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on February 3. Don Martindale, inside linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens, graduated from Defiance after playing linebacker with the Jackets. His coaching career began as an assistant at DC in the late 1980s.
January 28, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College offensive line coach, Olmy Olmstead, recently spoke at the 41st-Annual Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Clinic on January 17 through January 19.
January 15, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – OhioCollegeFootball.com announced its 2012 NCAA Division III All-Ohio Team on Tuesday, with Defiance College’s Andrew Leverenz, Gregg Pickett, Matt Forry and Aaron Spence all being named Third-Team All-Ohio.
January 15, 2013
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College is pleased to announce a new promotion at ShopDefianceGear.com, with auto decals and magnets now on sale at a 10-percent discount. The sale is for a limited time, so act fast to take advantage of the lower prices!
December 22, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - A time lapse video of the completed field turf project at Justin F. Coressel Stadium in now available. The installation of the turf can now be viewed from start to finish in a 48-second video containing daily photos taken from an online web cam located inside the stadium press box.
December 09, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics department has announced exciting Holiday Sales for its online team and photo stores. The sales will run through the end of December, so do not miss the chance to get great prices for all of your holiday shopping.
December 03, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Roughly one month after the first piece of sod was lifted at Defiance College’s Justin F. Coressel Stadium, the installation of a brand new synthetic turf playing surface has been completed.
November 21, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - As the Defiance College campus clears for Thanksgiving Break, crews are rapidly nearing the completion of the synthetic turf installation at Justin F. Coressel Stadium. Check out the photo gallery to see the latest images and track the progess over the Holiday by checking the webcam!
November 19, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – After plays from Defiance College’s Aaron Smith and Jon Carrabino were voted as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s Highlight of the Week on September 8 and 15, the two are now finalists in the vote for the HCAC Highlight of the Year.
November 14, 2012
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2012 All-HCAC Football Team on Wednesday, with Defiance College putting three student-athletes on the First-Team, six more on the Second-Team and one on the All-Sportsmanship Team.
November 12, 2012
GREENWOOD, Ind. - DC's Leroy Cheatham is a finalist for the HCAC Football Play of the Week for his 50-yard interception return for a touchdown at Bluffton. Help Cheatham and the Jackets claim this honor by voting at the link provided. Voting will remain open until 10:00 am on Wednesday.
November 10, 2012
BLUFFTON, Ohio – Defiance used a 32-yard field goal with two seconds left in regulation to match Bluffton at 17-17 and capped a 17-0 spurt by striking for a touchdown in the first overtime session for a 24-17 lead, before ultimately suffering a 27-24 loss in the second overtime period.
November 09, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Less than two weeks since tearing up the first blade of grass at Coressel Stadium, the old field has now been completely stripped and an initial layer of gravel has been placed and smoothed, as the installation of synthetic field turf gets closer to becoming a reality with each day.
November 08, 2012
SATURDAY’S GAME - Defiance and Bluffton will battle for the hammer once again on Saturday, as the two sides hook up for the 88th time on the gridiron. Kick-off is slated for 1:30 pm at Bluffton’s Salzman Stadium.
November 08, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will close its 2012 season on Saturday, November 10, when it plays at Bluffton in a 1:30 pm start. Head Coach Brian Sheehan recently sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
November 05, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - DC fans can order a special t-shirt for the 2012 football season finale at Bluffton. The t-shirts start at $18.98 and will be shipped within 24 hours of the order. The t-shirts, along with nearly 500 other Yellow Jacket products are available at the new ShopDefianceGear.com.
November 01, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will take the week off before closing its 2012 season at Bluffton University on November 10. Head Coach Brian Sheehan recently sat down with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network to discuss the state of the Purple and Gold football program.
October 30, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics department announced on Tuesday that it would install a synthetic field turf surface at Justin F. Coressel Stadium. The project is set to begin immediately and will be the latest in a string of upgrades to the athletics facilities at DC.
October 27, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College became the first team to score against No. 21 Franklin in over a month and used four first-half turnovers from the Grizzlies to put an early scare into the visitors. The Jackets trailed by only a touchdown deep into the third, before FC pulled away for the 35-14 victory.
October 25, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will take a moment to honor its senior class on Saturday, prior to the start of its final home game of the 2012 campaign against the No. 21 Franklin Grizzlies.
October 25, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will host No. 21 Franklin for Senior Day on Saturday at 2:00 pm inside of Justin F. Coressel Stadium. Head Coach Brian Sheehan recently sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
October 23, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics program and football team will host a Pink Game on Saturday, October 27, when it takes on No. 21 Franklin inside the Justin F. Coressel Stadium at 2:00 pm.
October 21, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics department, in partnership with Advanced-Online, officially launched ShopDefianceGear.com on Friday, October 19. The new online store will serve as a fundraiser for DC, while providing a wide range of products for Yellow Jacket fans.
October 20, 2012
HANOVER, Ind. – The Defiance College football team continued to rack up yardage with 242 rushing yards and 402 total yards of offense at Hanover on Saturday, but the Jackets could not put enough points on the board to keep pace with the Panthers in the 47-14 defeat.
October 18, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will look to notch its fourth-straight win at Hanover’s L.S. Ayres Field when it heads south to take on the Panthers on Saturday. The game is scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm.
October 18, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will play at Hanover on Saturday at 1:30 pm at L. S. Ayres Field. Head Coach Brian Sheehan recently sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
October 13, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College could not slow the top-rated rusher in NCAA Division III, as Mount St. Joseph got 220 yards and three touchdowns on the ground from James Clay in a 21-0 victory over Defiance on Saturday at Coressel Stadium.
October 11, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will look to extend a home winning streak over Mount St. Joseph to three-straight games when it welcomes the Lions to Justin F. Coressel Stadium on Saturday at 1:30 pm.
October 11, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will host Mount St. Joseph on Saturday at 1:30 pm at Justin F. Coressel Stadium. Head Coach Brian Sheehan recently sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
October 11, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - DC's D.J. Brigham was recently featured in the Livingston Daily after being named to the D3Football.com National Team of the Week. The article focuses on the senior defensive tackle's development from a standout at Howell High to his current status as a key component of the defensive unit for the Jackets.
October 09, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics department will join the NCAA to host the 18th-Annual “Take A Kid to the Game” program during its football contest with Mount St. Joseph on Saturday, October 13. Kickoff is slated for 1:30 pm, with festivities starting at noon.
October 06, 2012
N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – Manchester University scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to break open a 21-21 tie and held off the Yellow Jackets for a 34-28 win on Saturday afternoon. The loss snapped DC’s two-game win streak and dropped Defiance to 2-2 in league contests.
October 04, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will look for its third-straight victory when it heads to N. Manchester to take on the Spartans of Manchester University on Saturday, October 6 at 1:30 pm.
October 04, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will play at Manchester on Saturday at 1:30 pm as it continues its conference schedule. Head Coach Brian Sheehan recently sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
October 01, 2012
GREENWOOD, Ind. - Defiance College's Hunter Robertson is a finalist for the HCAC Football Play of the Week for his 47-yard interception return for a touchdwon in DC's 34-10 win at Earlham. Help Robertson and the Jackets claim this honor by voting at the link provided.
September 29, 2012
RICHMOND, Ind. – The Defiance College football team racked up 462 total yards of offense, with 263 coming on the ground, as the Purple and Gold increased its point total for the fifth-straight game in a convincing, 34-10, win at Earlham on Saturday.
September 27, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will take to the road for the second time of the young season, when it heads to Earlham for a 2:00 pm start on Saturday, September 29. The Jackets will look to keep the Quakers winless in league play and extend EC’s current losing skid to 25-straight defeats.
September 27, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will play at Earlham on Saturday at 2:00 pm as it continues its conference schedule. Head Coach Brian Sheehan recently sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
September 26, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS – Defiance College’s D.J. Brigham has been named to the D3Football.com National Team of the Week for his efforts in DC’s 30-7 Homecoming victory against Anderson on September 22. Brigham notched two of the team’s five sacks on the afternoon.
September 25, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – One day after picking up his first weekly honor from the  Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, Defiance’s sophomore kicker, Spencer Saunders, has been tabbed the OhioCollegeFootball.com Division III Special Teams Player of the Week.
September 24, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's Jon Carrabino is a finalist for the HCAC Football Play of the Week for his diving 30-yard touchdown catch against Anderson. Help Carrabino and the Jackets claim this honor by voting at the link provided. Voting will remain open until 10:00 am on Wednesday.
September 24, 2012
GREENWOOD, Ind. – For the second time in four weeks, a member of the Defiance College special teams unit has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week, with Spencer Saunders claiming the honor on Monday.
September 22, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College stormed out of the gates on Saturday at Coressel Stadium, bolting to a 10-0 lead against Anderson before waiting out an 85-minute delay and finishing off a 30-7 Homecoming victory against the Ravens.
September 21, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College will cap its 2012 Homecoming on Saturday with a home game against Anderson University. Both squads will enter play looking to climb the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings by notching their first victories of the young season.
September 21, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will host Anderson on Saturday at 1:30 pm as part of the 2012 Homecoming festivities. Head Coach Brian Sheehan recently sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
September 19, 2012
GREENWOOD, Ind. – For the second-straight week, a Defiance College highlight has been voted as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Play of the Week, after Jon Carrabino’s 80-yard catch and score against Rose-Hulman on Saturday, September 15 claimed the honor.
September 18, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's Jon Carrabino is a finalist for the HCAC Football Play of the Week for his 80-yard touchdown reception against R-H. Help Carrabino and the Jackets claim this honor by voting at the link provided. Voting will remain open until 10:00 am on Wednesday.
September 17, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio –The Defiance College Athletic Media Relations Department, in partnership with Digipixart, has announced a nearly 30-percent cut in prices at DC's online photo store. Images can still be purchased in nearly every size and on a wide range of specialty products.
September 15, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – On a day with multiple career-highs by individual Yellow Jackets, Defiance came up short as a team and fell to Rose-Hulman by a 33-20 score. The contest was the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener for both squads.
September 14, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will kick off its 2012 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule on Saturday, when it welcomes Rose-Hulman into Justin F. Coressel Stadium for 1:30 pm start. DC has never faced the Fightin’ Engineers for a conference opener prior to Saturday’s meeting.
September 14, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will return to Coressel Stadium to host Rose-Hulman for its Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener on Saturday at 1:30 pm. Head Coach Brian Sheehan recently sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
September 12, 2012
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Defiance College and freshman running back, Aaron Smith, garnered over 97 percent of the vote to claim the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Play-of-the-Week honor for his 58-yard touchdown sprint against Adrian on September 8.
September 11, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football coaching staff will participate in the fifth-annual Coach to Cure MD program during the Yellow Jackets’ game against Rose-Hulman on Saturday, September 15 at 1:30 pm inside of Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
September 10, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's Aaron Smith is a finalist for the HCAC Football Play of the Week for his 58-yard touchdown scamper at Adrian. Help Smith and the Jackets claim this honor by voting at the link provided. Voting will remain open until 10:00 am on Wednesday.
September 10, 2012
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has selected Defiance College’s Aaron Spence as the HCAC Special Teams Player of the Week. The award is the first of Spence’s career and the first for the Yellow Jackets in 2012.
September 08, 2012
ADRIAN, Mich. – Aaron Smith broke loose for a 58-yard touchdown run in the opening half and a fourth quarter completion from Garrett Teague to Joey Chester went for a 54-yard score and a 13-12 Defiance lead with 13:23 to play at Adrian, but the home Bulldogs rallied for a pair of scores to edge out a 23-13 victory.
September 06, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will hook up with Adrian on the gridiron for the 59th time when the Yellow Jackets invade Performance Stadium on Saturday night at 6:00 pm. Both sides will be looking to rebound from disappointing performances in their season openers last week.
September 06, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will head north on Saturday for a game under the lights at Adrian College at 6:00 pm. Head Coach Brian Sheehan recently sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
September 01, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets ran into a buzz saw in Saturday’s season-opening clash with Albion College, as the defending Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Champions ruined the debut of head coach Brian Sheehan with a 55-0 defeat of DC inside Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
August 30, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - A new era of Defiance College football will get underway on Saturday, as the Yellow Jackets take the Justin F. Coressel Stadium field for the first time under new head coach Brian Sheehan. Defiance will take on Albion in the 2012 season and home opener.
August 30, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio- The Defiance College football team will open its 2012 season by hosting Albion on Saturday at 1:30 pm. First-year head coach Brian Sheehan recently sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
August 29, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College and the Yellow Jacket Sports Network have announced plans to provide a free online webcast of seven contests throughout the 2012 football season. All five home games, along with road dates at Adrian and Bluffton will be broadcast live and archived for later viewing.
August 23, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - One word can be used to describe nearly everything about the DC football program in 2012, and that word is new. The Purple and Gold will enter the campaign under new head coach Brian Sheehan and will showcase new schemes on both sides of the ball, along with a host of new faces.
August 13, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – DC seniors Tony Sierra and Gregg Pickett were named to the OhioCollegeFootball.com 2012 Preseason NCAA Division III All-Ohio squad on Monday. Sierra was selected as a First-Team All-Ohio defensive back, while Pickett earned Second-Team All-Ohio accolades from his defensive line position.
August 06, 2012
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently announced its 2012 preseason poll, with Defiance College being tabbed to finish fifth in the nine-team league. The Purple and Gold also placed seven student-athletes on the HCAC Preseason Watch List.
August 05, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Brian Sheehan was named the new head football coach at Defiance College on January 2 of 2012. Since that time, Sheehan and his staff have been working hard to put their mark on the Yellow Jacket football program.
June 21, 2012
WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Defiance College head football coach, Brian Sheehan, and assistant coach, Danny Cornely, recently joined more than 110 other college coaches for the third-annual Lauren´s First and Goal Football Camp on Sunday, June 17 at Otterbein University.
April 16, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Defiance College’s Drew Kuesel had a strong showing at Saturday’s 2012 Ohio Army National Guard Senior Bowl, which was won, 21-7, by the South All-Stars at Crew Stadium.
March 27, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College will be joining up with the NCAA to celebrate Division III Week from April 9-15. DC will use the week to recognize the many academic achievements, athletic accomplishments and committed involvement in leadership, community and campus activities of its student-athletes.
March 26, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - A time lapse video of the complete construction of DC's brand new George M. Smart Athletic Center is now available. The building of The George can now be viewed in a 75-second video clip containing photos from an online web cam that tracked the progress throughout the duration of the project.
March 08, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College and head football coach Brian Sheehan took another step in filling out a new-look staff by announcing the hire of Jeff Judge as the defensive coordinator for the Yellow Jackets.
March 05, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College seniors Drew Kuesel and Joemese Scott have been selected to play in the third-annual Ohio National Guard Senior Bowl hosted by OhioCollegeFootball.com. The game will be played on April 14 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio with a 1:00 start time.
February 24, 2012

DEFIANCE, Ohio – DC celebrated the official opening of the George M. Smart Athletic Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday. The field house, known as The George, will serve as the recreational hub of the DC campus, while offering an indoor training facility for the Jackets’ 22 varsity athletic programs.

February 22, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College and head football coach Brian Sheehan have announced the hiring of Bryan Driskell as the new wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator for the Purple and Gold.
January 31, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College and head football coach Brian Sheehan have announced the addition of Olmy Olmstead to the coaching staff. Olmstead will serve as the offensive line coach for the Yellow Jackets.
January 26, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Sports Information Department, in partnership with Streamline Technologies, officially launched a redesigned online home for the Yellow Jackets on Thursday, with the aim of further increasing DC’s ability to showcase the student-athletes of its 22 varsity athletic programs.
January 05, 2012
DEFIANCE, Ohio - An extensive interview with new head football coach Brian Sheehan will air during Saturday's webcast of the men's and women's basketball contests against Transylvania. The interview will be shown in the halftime periods of each game, as well as during the intermission between games.
January 04, 2012
VOORHEES, N.J. – Defiance College recently placed seniors Joemese Scott and Andy Cessna on www.D3ProDay.com’s All-American Senior Team, with Scott being named Second-Team Defense and Cessna taking Honorable Mention Offense honors.
December 21, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College announced on Wednesday that it had hired Brian Sheehan as the 31st head coach in the history of its football program. The hire ended a national search that landed the Yellow Jackets an architect of one of the top-rated offenses in the region over the past four seasons.
December 08, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – OhioCollegeFootball.com unveiled its 2011 NCAA Division III All-Ohio Teams on Thursday, with Defiance College’s Tony Sierra being named Second-Team All-Ohio to represent the Yellow Jackets on the postseason list.
December 07, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS – Defiance College senior tight end, Andy Cessna, was recently named to the D3football.com 2011 All-North Region Team, adding the Third-Team All-Region honor to his First-Team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference accolade.
December 01, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Athletic Media Relations Department, in partnership with Digipixart, officially launched a brand new online photo store on December 7. To celebrate the exciting new opportunity with Yellow Jacket fans, all products will be marked down 20 percent between now and January 1.
November 21, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team finished the 2011 season with a 4-6 overall clip, including a 4-4 record in conference play. Nate Jensen recently sat down to discuss the season with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
November 16, 2011
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference released its 2011 Football All-HCAC Team on Wednesday, with 10 Yellow Jackets earning postseason accolades for the Defiance College football program.
November 15, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the 46-27 loss to Bluffton with all the video highlights in the latest episode. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
November 12, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The 2011 football season came to a bitter end on Saturday at Justin F. Coressel Stadium, as Defiance suffered a 46-27 loss to Bluffton in the final game of the year.
November 11, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - DC will honor its 12-man senior class on Saturday, prior to taking the Coressel Stadium field for the final time in 2011. The 87th meeting between DC and Bluffton will have an impact on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings, with the winner moving into a tie for third.
November 10, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will look to close its 2011 season with a victory, when it hosts Bluffton on Saturday at 1:30 pm. Nate Jensen recently sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
November 08, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the 32-6 loss to Manchester with all the video highlights in the latest episode. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
November 05, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football team saw its four-game win streak come to an abrupt end on Saturday inside of Justin F. Coressel Stadium, as Manchester kept the Jackets off the scoreboard until the fourth quarter in a 32-6 defeat.
November 03, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will try to extend its current four-game winning streak when it welcomes Manchester to Justin F. Coressel Stadium. The Jackets could move into second place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with a victory on Saturday.
November 03, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will try for its fifth-straight win, when it hosts Manchester on Saturday at 1:30 pm. Nate Jensen recently sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
November 02, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS – Defiance College’s Gregg Pickett anchored a dominant performance from the Yellow Jackets’ defensive line in Saturday’s, 21-18, win at Rose-Hulman and has been selected to the D3football.com Team of the Week for the first time in his career.
November 02, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics department will join with the NCAA to host the 17th-Annual “Take A Kid to the Game” program during Saturday’s football contest with Manchester. Kickoff is slated for 1:30 pm, with festivities starting at noon at DC’s Coressel Stadium.
November 01, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the 21-18 win at Rose-Hulman with all the video highlights in the latest episode. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
October 29, 2011
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Defiance College held Rose-Hulman to zero yards rushing, while racking up 254 yards and a trio of touchdowns on the ground. The resulting, 21-18, victory for the Yellow Jackets marked their fourth in a row and moved DC to third place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings.
October 28, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will be trying for its fourth-straight win when it plays at Rose-Hulman on Saturday at 1:30 pm. Nate Jensen sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
October 24, 2011
GREENWOOD, Ind. – DC’s Drew Kuesel accounted for all four Yellow Jacket touchdowns, including the eventual game-winning score in the final minute, to lift DC to a 28-21 win at Anderson on Saturday. Following the standout performance, Kuesel was named the HCAC Offensive Player of the Week.
October 24, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the 28-21 win at Anderson with all the video highlights in the latest episode. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
October 22, 2011
ANDERSON, Ind. – Drew Kuesel found the end zone three times in the first half on Saturday and powered in for a fourth time in the final minute of the game to lift the Yellow Jackets to a thrilling, 28-21, win against the Ravens. The victory was DC’s third in a row and its seventh-straight triumph over Anderson.
October 21, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will try for its third-straight win, when it plays at Anderson on Saturday at 1:30 pm. Nate Jensen recently sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
October 18, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the 26-10 win against Earlham with all the video highlights in the latest episode. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
October 17, 2011
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Rick Powell has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week, after guiding the Yellow Jackets to a 26-10 victory against Earlham on Saturday.
October 15, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College rolled up a season high of 281 yards on the ground and held Earlham College to just 105 total yards of offense on Saturday afternoon, en route to a dominating, 26-10, victory inside of Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
October 13, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - DC will take the field on Saturday looking to draw even in conference play with a victory over Earlham. A win would boost DC to 2-2 in HCAC action and put the Jackets back in contention for their sixth top-three finish in the last seven seasons.
October 12, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics program will host the final of three ‘Pink Out’ events during the month of October, when the DC football team hosts Earlham on Saturday for a 1:30 pm start inside of Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
October 12, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS – Just two days after being tabbed as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, Defiance College’s Tony Sierra has been named to the D3football.com Team of the Week for the third time in his career.
October 11, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics department has announced that Nate Jensen will serve as interim head coach for the football program effective immediately. Jensen will take the reins of the team from Rob Taylor, who resigned from his position on Tuesday.
October 11, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the 23-13 win at Mount St. Joseph with all the video highlights in the latest episode. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
October 10, 2011
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Tony Sierra set a new Defiance College record by returning a punt 84 yards for a touchdown in the Jackets’ 23-13 win at Mount St. Joseph on Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.
October 08, 2011
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Defiance College notched its third victory over Mount St. Joseph in the past four meetings with a 23-13 triumph over the Lions on Saturday. The Jackets used a pair of takebacks to secure the victory, with the first and final strikes of the afternoon coming on touchdown returns.
October 07, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will return to action after a bye week, when it plays at Mount St. Joseph on Saturday at 1:30 pm. Rob Taylor sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
October 03, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team has announced that Monday's junior varsity game against Manchester has been cancelled. DC's next JV contest is slated for Sunday at Mount Union beginning at 2:00 pm.
September 30, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will take this Saturday off to enjoy its only bye of the season, before gearing up for MSJ on October 8. Rob Taylor sat down to discuss the state of the program with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
September 27, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the action on the gridiron from the Yellow Jackets' game at Franklin in the latest episode. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
September 24, 2011
FRANKLIN, Ind. – A pair of second quarter touchdowns by a new-look Yellow Jacket offense drew Defiance to within 21-14 of Franklin on Saturday, but the Grizzlies added a field goal before the half and poured it on for 28 unanswered points in the second half of a 52-14 road defeat for DC.
September 23, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will face its first road test of the season, when it plays at Franklin on Saturday at 1:30 pm. Rob Taylor sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
September 20, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – As part of its ongoing relationship with the Buckeye Border Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Defiance College football program recently completed four hours of team-building activities with the organization.
September 20, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics program will be hosting “Pink Out” events on each of the first three Saturdays of October to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. All proceeds will go towards the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation.
September 20, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the football and volleyball team's weekend action in the latest episodes. All ITH shows can be viewed by visiting DC's official YouTube channel.
September 17, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jacket defense scored a safety on Saturday’s first possession, but that would prove to be one of the only highlights for Defiance in a 37-12 Homecoming loss against Hanover inside of Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
September 16, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College took another step towards realizing a long-awaited dream of an on-campus field house on Friday, as it highlighted the 2011 Homecoming by dedicating the 85,250-square foot facility. As part of the festivities, the building was officially named the George M. Smart Athletic Center.
September 15, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Jackets will look to notch their first win of the 2011 season and cap an exciting Homecoming Weekend at Defiance College, when they welcome the Panthers of Hanover College to Justin F. Coressel Stadium on Saturday at 1:30 pm.
September 15, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – As Defiance College participates in its week-long celebration of the 2011 Homecoming, four former standout student-athletes are nearing induction into DC’s Alumni Varsity ‘D’ Hall of Fame. The 2011 inductees will include Tammy Parker, Walter Turner, Stanley Meinen and Jeff Boulton.
September 15, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will look to shine in front of a Homecoming crowd on Saturday, when it plays host to the visiting Hanover Panthers at 1:30 pm. Rob Taylor sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
September 10, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College recovered from an early misstep on Saturday but saw the visiting Bulldogs eventually pull away for the 27-6 victory over the Jackets inside Justin F. Coressel Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
September 09, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will face its final non-conference test on Saturday, when it welcomes a powerful Adrian Bulldog squad into Justin F. Coressel Stadium for a 1:30 pm start.
September 09, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will look to slow a high-powered Adrian offense on Saturday when it welcomes the Bulldogs to Coressel Stadium. Rob Taylor sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
September 03, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The 2011 football campaign got off to a rough start for the Yellow Jackets, as an aggressive Muskingum defensive unit controlled the line of scrimmage and boosted the visitors to a 24-7 victory over Defiance inside of Justin F. Coressel Stadium on Saturday.
September 01, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - When Muskingum and Defiance kick off on Saturday, it will mark the fourth-straight year that the two squads have faced off in a season opener. Both sides will field experienced rosters, with the Muskies returning 17 starters and DC bringing back 18 from one year ago.
September 01, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College football team will look to open the 2011 campaign with a solid showing on Saturday, as it squares off in a season opener with Muskingum University for the fourth-straight year. Rob Taylor sat down to discuss the game with Jim Funderburg of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
August 29, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – On the verge of opening the 2011 campaign, Defiance College seniors Joemese Scott and Andy Cessna have each garnered a Preseason All-American honor from www.D3ProDay.com. Cessna and Scott were also selected as Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Players to Watch.
August 28, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – On the verge of opening the tenth season since claiming the 2001 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship, Defiance College has its eyes locked on repeating history and earning the 13th conference championship in the storied history on the gridiron for the Purple and Gold.
August 28, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The 2011 fall sports poster can now be enjoyed on a computer. The poster showcases eight Yellow Jackets from the upcoming fall seasons and includes all home events for those teams. The wallpaper is available in two sizes, so find the best fit and enjoy a new desktop background.
August 27, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - With the 2011-2012 seasons ready to get started, fans of the DC are encouraged to follow the Jackets on the official DC Athletics Facebook and Twitter fan pages. The pages will be updated with the latest news and scores from DefianceAthletics.com, so become a fan today!
August 26, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football team recently spent a day to complete 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 2011 preseason camp.
August 09, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s Craig McCord will add yet another accolade to his Hall-of-Fame resume on September 30, when Ayersville High dedicates its football field in his honor as part of the school’s Reunion Weekend.
August 05, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletics department and head football coach Rob Taylor have announced that R.J. Chidester will remain on staff in a full-time role, with Torrey Nowell joining the staff as an assistant for the upcoming 2011 campaign.
August 02, 2011
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2011 preseason poll on Tuesday, with Defiance College netting the second-highest amount of votes from the nine coaches. The Yellow Jackets also placed six student-athletes on the HCAC Preseason Watch List.
July 21, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - With the start of the 2011 season around the corner, the DC football coaching staff has released information to help student-athletes preparing for the move to the DC campus. The preseason check-in date is set for August 9. Please view the links included in this release for more information.
July 19, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College has completed the updating of its online athletics record books to include the 2010-2011 statistics and several areas have been expanded as well. Fans can access the information by clicking on the 'Record Book' link in the left column of the website.
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.
April 23, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College has announced that former DC student-athlete and current ESPN and CBS analyst, Rich Zvosec, will be the honorary guest speaker at its 37th-Annual Student-Athlete Honors Banquet on April 25. The event is held at the Karl H. Weaner Community Center beginning at 6:00 pm.
April 19, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football program has announced that it will be hosting a golf outing on May 8. The event will be held at the Auglaize Golf Club and will be open to anyone wanting to help support Yellow Jacket football.
April 09, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football program has announced that its fourth-annual coaching clinic scheduled for Saturday, April 17 has been cancelled. The event will not be rescheduled. Please contact offensive coordinator Nick Tabacca for more information at (419) 576-0482.
March 30, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football program has announced the date for its fourth-annual coaches clinic. The event will take place on Saturday, April 17 and be held at Coressel Stadium and the Serrick Campus Center.
February 10, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Former Defiance College football player and student coach, Don Martindale, was recently named as the defensive coordinator of the National Football League’s Denver Broncos.
February 04, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football team completed numerous projects this fall to impact the surrounding community. The list of activities included sending groups to several local camps and to Kid’s Creation, along with participating in the Scrap Metal for Kids program.
January 28, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College President, Mark C. Gordon, recently announced that Jenni Morrison, who has been serving for this academic year as interim co-athletic director with head baseball coach Derek Woodley, has accepted the full-time role of athletic director for the institution starting July 1.  Until that time, Morrison and Woodley will continue to serve as interim co-directors.
December 15, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Just days after being named NCAA Division III All-Ohio by OhioCollegeFootball.com, Defiance College’s Kyle Longsdorf has been named D3football.com Third-Team All-North Region.
December 11, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – OhioCollegeFootball.com officials recently announced the 2009 NCAA Division III All-Ohio Teams, with Defiance College’s Tom Foos and Kyle Longsdorf each being honored by the website. Foos garnered First-Team honors, with Longsdorf being named Third-Team All-Ohio.
December 04, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Fans in the Defiance County area will have one more chance to watch the Yellow Jackets on television, as TV 26 will show a replay of Defiance's 35-0 season-ending victory against Bluffton. The game will be shown on Saturday, December 5 at 3:00 pm. The game is also archived online and available for free viewing at www.defianceathletics.com/video.
November 18, 2009
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The 2009 All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Team was announced by the HCAC league office on Wednesday, as voted on by the conference’s eight head coaches. Defiance College placed nine student-athletes among the 91 athletes to receive the award.
November 16, 2009
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has selected Kyle Longsdorf as its Defensive Player of the Week, after he racked up 22 tackles in Defiance’s 35-0 victory against Bluffton on Saturday at Coressel Stadium.
November 14, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College sent its 18-man senior class out in style on Saturday by scoring a lopsided, 35-0, win against Bluffton on Senior Day. The 35-point margin of victory was DC’s highest against the Beavers since joining the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2000.
November 13, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football team will play on live television this Saturday, when it takes on Bluffton at 1:30 pm. The game will be aired on TV 26 from Justin F. Coressel Stadium with Jim Funderburg calling the action.
November 12, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Saturday will mark the final collegiate contest in the careers of Defiance College’s 18 seniors. The Yellow Jackets will recognize each of those 18 student-athletes before taking the field to clash with the Bluffton Beavers.
November 07, 2009
CINCINNATI, Ohio – A strong third quarter nearly allowed Defiance to erase a 14-0 halftime deficit at the 27th-ranked Lions of Mount St. Joseph on Saturday, but the Mount held off the rally and escaped with a 24-16 win over the Yellow Jackets.
November 04, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio - DC will take on the No. 27 Lions of Mount St. Joseph on Saturday at 1:30 pm. The Jackets will be looking for their second-straight win over MSJ, after scoring a 21-14 victory at Coressel Stadium in 2008. Head coach Rob Taylor sat down with Jim Funderburg to preview the matchup.
October 31, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Hanover Panthers won for only the second time this season and snapped DC’s two-game win streak with a 30-27 victory over the Yellow Jackets at Justin F. Coressel Stadium on Saturday. The loss also snapped a four-game win streak by Defiance against the Panthers on the gridiron.
October 29, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will be hoping to earn its third-straight victory overall and its fifth-straight against Hanover when it hosts the Panthers at Justin F. Coressel Stadium in Saturday’s 1:30 pm game. Fans can follow the action online by viewing the free webcast or following the live stats.
October 28, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College athletic department has announced that Saturday’s football game with Hanover College will be part of the NCAA’s 15th-Annual “Take A Kid to the Game” program. Kickoff is slated for 1:30 pm inside of DC’s Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
October 28, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s Anthony Sierra has been named to the D3football.com National Team of the Week for the second-straight time. The freshman corner was selected to the team from more than 70 nominated student-athletes from around the nation.
October 26, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – For the second week in a row, the Defiance College football team claimed a pair of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Week awards after Anthony Sierra and Alex Bonilla led stout performances from the defense and special teams in DC’s 20-7 win at Anderson.
October 24, 2009
ANDERSON, Ind. – On a night which saw offense come at a premium, Defiance College turned to a stingy defensive effort and a clutch special teams performance to move into fourth place in the Heartland Conference standings with a 20-7 victory at Anderson.
October 22, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio - As the Defiance College football team prepares to travel to Anderson on Saturday in search of its second-straight win and its fifth-straight victory against the Ravens, head coach Rob Taylor sat down with Jim Funderburg to discuss the squad.
October 21, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Just one day after being named as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, Defiance College’s freshman cornerback, Anthony Sierra, was selected to D3football.com’s 26-man National Team of the Week.
October 19, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Anthony Sierra and Tom Foos played major parts in lifting Defiance to a 28-21 conference victory at Rose-Hulman and have both garnered Player-of-the-Week accolades from the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
October 17, 2009
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Defiance College reversed several recent trends on Saturday and rode a well balanced team effort to a 28-21 win at Rose-Hulman. The victory snapped a four-game skid and moved the Jackets to fourth in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
October 10, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – A potential game-winning drive ended with a Manchester interception, as the Yellow Jackets saw a 19-7 halftime lead evaporate en route to suffering a 20-19 loss to the visiting Spartans on Homecoming.
October 08, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio - DC will host Manchester as part of the 2009 Homecoming activities on Saturday. The game figures to be a ground war, with each team ranking among the top four in the HCAC in rushing, while ranking as the bottom two passing attacks in the league.
October 03, 2009
FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Defiance College football team opened its 2009 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule on Saturday at No. 23 Franklin. The Jackets could not pull off the upset and suffered their second-straight road loss to a nationally ranked opponent.
October 02, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Saturday's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference football game between Defiance and Franklin will be available to fans via a free webcast. The broadcast will be a live stream provided by Hometown Sports Indiana. Fans can catch the action by going to www.hometownsportsindiana.com.
September 19, 2009
ANGOLA, Ind. – Defiance College had no answer for a nationally ranked Trine University team on Saturday and suffered a 40-9 defeat. The Jackets grabbed a 3-0 lead on the opening drive but then saw the No. 28 Thunder rattle off 26-unanswered points to take control.
September 12, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College watched the visiting Adrian Bulldogs build a 24-0 lead before the half and suffered a 31-16 defeat. The setback was DC’s first loss since October 18, 2008 and snapped a five-game win streak.
September 10, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will be gunning for its sixth-straight victory overall and its 29th win in the all-time series against Adrian, when it hosts the Bulldogs on Saturday, September 12 inside of Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
September 05, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance opened the 2009 campaign with a 13-7 victory against Muskingum on Saturday. The Jackets notched their fifth win in a row, dating back to last season, by jumping out to a 13-0 lead and dodging a fourth-quarter rally by the Muskies.
September 03, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will open its 2009 season on Saturday with a non-conference tilt against Muskingum. The Jackets will be looking for their fifth-straight victory, after winning each of their final four games in 2008.
September 03, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College has announced that it will be providing a free video webcast of all five home games during the upcoming 2009 football season. The pregame show will begin at 12:45 pm, with Jim Funderburg calling the play-by-play beginning at 1:30 pm.
August 17, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s Tom Foos has been selected as one of 18 place-kickers from around the nation to earn a spot on the Fred Mitchell Award Preseason Watch List. The award is designed to honor outstanding place-kickers from NCAA Division II and III football teams.
August 06, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently released its 2009 preseason coaches’ poll. Defiance College was picked to finish sixth in the eight-team league and placed four student-athletes on the HCAC Players-to-Watch List.
July 31, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football team has placed three student-athletes on the OhioCollegeFootball.com NCAA Division III Preseason All-Ohio Team. Tom Foos was named First-Team All-Ohio, while Nick Nicol and Dustin Supan each garnered Second-Team All-Ohio nods.
June 08, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football program has announced that it will host its fifth-annual football camp with the Buckeye Border Fellowship of Christian Athletes on July 27 and 28 inside of DC’s Coressel Stadium.
June 08, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football program has announced that it will host its fifth-annual football camp with the Buckeye Border Fellowship of Christian Athletes on July 27 and 28 inside of DC’s Coressel Stadium.
May 15, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College and Dick Kaiser announced on Friday that he will be stepping down as the school’s athletic director to take the same position at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota.
May 05, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Alumni Varsity ‘D’ Club has announced that it will host the 2009 Yellow Jacket Classic on Saturday, June 27 at Kettenring Country Club in Defiance and that reservations are currently being accepted.
March 20, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football program has announced that it will be hosting a golf outing on May 9. The event will take place at the Auglaize Golf Club and will be open to anyone wanting to support Yellow Jacket football.
March 19, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College and head coach Rob Taylor have announced the hiring of Nate Jensen to join the football coaching staff. Jensen played for the Jackets on the gridiron from 2000-2003 and will return to serve as the defensive coordinator for the Purple and Gold.
March 18, 2009
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Keith Snyder and Tom Foos were each recently selected as NCAA III All-Ohio players, as announced by OhioCollegeFootball.com. Snyder earned First-Team Defense honors, while Foos was placed on the Second-Team Defense.
December 10, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s Keith Snyder has garnered Second Team All-North Region honors, as announced by D3football.com on Wednesday afternoon. The honor is the second selection to the All-North Region Team for Snyder in the past two years.
November 19, 2008
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Just days after closing the 2008 season with a 27-13 win over Bluffton to end the year on a four-game winning streak, the Defiance College football team saw 12 student-athletes selected to the All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Team.
November 17, 2008
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Just two days after leading Defiance to its fourth-straight win, Keith Snyder has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week. Snyder turned in 10 tackles and ran back an interception 40 yards for a touchdown to seal DC’s 27-13 win over Bluffton.
November 15, 2008
BLUFFTON, Ohio – The 2008 season came to an end with a fourth-straight win for Defiance. The Yellow Jackets picked up their 43rd all-time victory over Bluffton and moved into third place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings with a 4-3 mark.
November 12, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The start time for Saturday's clash on the gridiron between Defiance and Bluffton has been pushed back to a 1:30 pm kickoff. The rivalry game and season finale for both squads had been slated for a 1:00 pm start. The game will be the 84th all-time meeting between the Jackets and the Beavers, with DC holding a 42-39-2 edge in the series.
November 08, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College picked up its third-straight win by pulling out a 21-14 victory over Mount St. Joseph on Saturday inside of Coressel Stadium. The win was DC’s first over the Lions on the gridiron since 2001 and moved the Yellow Jackets into fourth place in the HCAC with one game remaining.
November 06, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance will honor its nine-man senior class prior to the start of Saturday’s 1:00 pm contest with Mount St. Joseph. The game will be DC’s final home game of the 2008 campaign.
November 03, 2008
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Tom Foos and Kyle Longsdorf each played vital roles in DC’s, 31-28, overtime victory at Hanover and have both garnered Player-of-the-Week honors from the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
November 01, 2008
HANOVER, Ind. – Defiance rattled off 21-unanswered points and rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to complete a 31-28 overtime victory at Hanover on Saturday. The win was DC’s fourth straight over the Panthers and marked the 350th win in the history of the program.
October 29, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Keith Snyder backed up his selection as the HCAC Defensive Player of the Week by being named to the D3Football.com Team of the Week on Wednesday. Snyder led all players in tackles in DC’s 21-13 win over Anderson on Oct. 25.
October 27, 2008
GREENWOOD, Ind. – Keith Snyder set the all-time record for assisted tackles at Defiance College en route to helping DC to a 21-13 win over Anderson on Saturday. For his efforts in the victory, Snyder has been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
October 25, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Keith Snyder became Defiance’s all-time leader in assisted tackles and the Jackets notched their first win of the year and fourth-straight victory over Anderson with a 21-13 defeat of the Ravens.
October 23, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance and Anderson will each be looking to rebound from tough home losses when they square off at Coressel Stadium on Saturday at 1:30 pm. The Jackets dropped a nail-biter to Rose-Hulman, while Anderson suffered its first league setback with a loss to Franklin.
October 21, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Saturday’s football game between Defiance College and Anderson University will be part of DC’s NCAA Take a Kid to the Game promotion. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 pm inside of Coressel Stadium.
October 18, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Lewis Caralla turned in his best performance of the season with 188 rushing yards on only 18 carries, but it was not enough to get Defiance past Rose-Hulman on Saturday. The Jackets came up just short to a well-balanced attack from the Engineers, falling 28-21, at Coressel Stadium.
October 16, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets will play in front of a home crowd at Coressel Stadium for the third time this season when they take on Rose-Hulman on Saturday, October 18. Kick-off is scheduled for 1:30 pm.
October 11, 2008
N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – Defiance failed to score in the opening 30 minutes of play for the fourth time in five games this season and ultimately suffered a 20-7 loss at Manchester. The Jackets held the Spartans scoreless in the second half but could not overcome the 20-0 halftime deficit.
October 04, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The No. 28 ranked Franklin Grizzlies built a 20-0 cushion on Saturday and spoiled Defiance’s 2008 Homecoming with a 30-14 victory over the Yellow Jackets inside Coressel Stadium.
October 02, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets will look to highlight the 2008 Homecoming festivities on Saturday when they host the No. 28 Franklin College Grizzlies at Coressel Stadium. The meeting will be the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener for both squads.
September 20, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance closed the third quarter with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Rick Powell to Dan Mull to draw the Jackets within six points heading into the final 15 minutes on Saturday’s home opener at Coressel Stadium. Defiance would get no closer however, as Trine put 22 points ...
September 18, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football team found itself in the national spotlight on Thursday morning, after being selected as the unknown game of the week by ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning”.
September 18, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Yellow Jackets will play their 2008 home opener on Saturday at 1:30 pm when they host Trine University. The meeting will be the third clash between the two programs in the past three years.
September 13, 2008
ADRIAN, Mich. – Defiance College failed to dent the scoreboard on Saturday night and fell, 20-0, to Adrian in the latest installment of DC’s ‘Border War’ with the Bulldogs. The Yellow Jackets’ all-time lead in the series now stands at 28-26-1.
September 06, 2008
NEW CONCORD, Ohio – The 2008 campaign got off to a rocky beginning for the Yellow Jackets on Saturday night, as Muskingum handed Defiance a 35-10 defeat at McConagha Stadium. DC never led in the contest and did not find the end zone until 1:50 remained in the game.
August 28, 2008
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College Athletic Media Relations Department, in partnership with Streamline Technologies, officially launched a brand new athletic website on Thursday. DefianceAthletics.com will be the new home for DC’s 18 varsity athletic programs and will provide the Yellow Jacket teams with more extensive coverage than ever before.
August 06, 2008
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference released its 2008 preseason football coaches poll on Tuesday. Defiance was selected to finish fourth in the eight-team league and placed eight players on the HCAC Watch List.