2012 Football News

  • DC Football Set to Host Coaches Clinic on Thursday
    April 08, 2013
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College football coaching staff will be hosting the DCFB Coaches Clinic on Thursday, April 11, 2013. [Clinic Brochure]
  • Former Defiance College Product Set to Coach in Super Bowl
    February 01, 2013
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - A Defiance College alumnus will play a big role in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on Sunday, February 3. Don Martindale, inside linebackers coach for the Super Bowl-bound Baltimore Ravens, graduated from Defiance College with a bachelor’s degree in business education after playing linebacker with the Yellow Jackets. His coaching career began as an assistant at DC in the late 1980s.
  • DC's Olmsted Featured Speaker at MHSFCA Clinic
    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.
  • DC Football Places Four on NCAA Division III All-Ohio Team
    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. [OCF Release]
  • Watch the Coressel Stadium Turf Get Installed in 48 Seconds
    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.
  • Defiance College Completes Turf Project at Coressel Stadium
    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. [Turf Project Gallery]
  • Turf Project Nears Completion at Coressel Stadium
    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! [Turf Project Gallery]
  • DC's Smith and Carrabino in Running for HCAC Play of the Year
    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. [Smith Highlight] [Carrabino Highlight]
  • Yellow Jacket Football Places 10 on All-HCAC Squad
    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. [HCAC Release]
  • VOTE NOW! Leroy Cheatham for HCAC Highlight of the Week
    November 12, 2012
    GREENWOOD, Ind. - Defiance College's Leroy Cheatham is a finalist for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference 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.
  • DC Football Ends Season with Double Overtime Defeat
    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.
  • Progress Continues on Turfing Project at Coressel Stadium
    November 09, 2012
    DEFIANCE, Ohio - Less than two weeks since tearing up the first blade of grass at Defiance College's Justin F. 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. Follow DC on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates on the project!
  • The Brian Sheehan Show - Defiance at Bluffton
    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. [Full Show]
  • GAMEDAY CENTRAL - Defiance at Bluffton - Game Ten
    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. [Game Notes]
  • Order Your DC vs Bluffton T-Shirts Today!
    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.
  • The Brian Sheehan Show - Defiance College Football
    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. [Full Show]
  • DC Set to Install Field Turf Inside Coressel Stadium
    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. [Turf Rendering]
  • DC Hangs Tough with No. 21 Franklin in Senior Day Defeat
    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.
  • GAMEDAY CENTRAL - Defiance vs Franklin - Game Nine
    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. [Game Notes]
  • Defiance College Football to Host Pink Game on Saturday
    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. [Sports for the Cure Website]
  • Jackets Falter Against HCAC's Top Passing Attack
    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.
  • The Brian Sheehan Show - Defiance at Hanover
    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. [Full Show]
  • GAMEDAY CENTRAL - Defiance at Hanover - Game Eight
    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. [Game Notes]
  • Mount St. Joseph Runs Past DC Football
    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.
  • DC's Brigham Featured in Livingston Daily Article
    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 and features quotes from Brigham, as well as defensive coordinator Jeff Judge. To read the article, click on the link provided.
  • The Brian Sheehan Show - Defiance vs Mount St. Joseph
    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. [Full Show]
  • GAMEDAY CENTRAL - Defiance at Mt. St. Joseph - Game Seven
    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. [Game Notes]
  • DC Football to Host "Take A Kid to the Game" on October 13
    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.
  • Spartans Rally Past Defiance in Fourth Quarter
    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.
  • The Brian Sheehan Show - Defiance at Manchester
    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. [Full Show]
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