Trine Thunder

What We're Reading

  • »How D-III colleges profit from football
  • Deadspin's take on how Division III football drives enrollment leaned heavily on analysis from D3football.com's Pat Coleman. Good take on D-III, actually.
  • »Hope QB eyes big season, med school
  • Michael Atwell said he came to Hope because he wanted to study chemistry and biology, while continuing to play football for a few more seasons.
  • »Orr overcomes to get NFL shot
  • In many ways, Clinton Orr had an even tougher childhood than the one in Blind Side. Orr overcame periods of homelessness. Violence. Drugs. Crime. Poverty. Hunger. And stays at a juvenile detention center.

Past Records

2014 (6-4, 4-2 MIAA)
2013 (4-6, 1-5 MIAA)
2012 (7-3, 5-1 MIAA)
2011 (7-3, 3-3 MIAA)
2010 (11-1, 6-0 MIAA)
2009 (10-2, 6-0 MIAA)
2008 (10-1, 6-0 MIAA)
2007 (6-4, 4-3 MIAA)
2006 (2-8, 2-5 MIAA)
2005 (0-10, 0-7 MIAA)
2004 (2-8, 2-5 MIAA)
2003 (0-10, 0-0 MIAA)

Team Quick Facts

Trine

Thunder

Enrollment: 1462
Location: Angola, IN
Colors: Navy, White, Vegas Gold
Stadium: Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium (5000)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

November 15, 2014
Adrian Downs Trine to Win MIAA Title
ANGOLA, IND.-- Adrian claimed their second MIAA Championship in three years with a 40-7 victory over...
November 8, 2014
Flying Dutchmen deal Thunder First MIAA Loss
HOLLAND, MICH.-- Hope scored the last 14 points to earn a 31-24 victory and deal Trine their first...
November 1, 2014
Thunder Roll to Victory at Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, MICH.-- Trine came out firing on all cylinders and rolled to a 45-12 victory over...
October 25, 2014
Thunder Win Offensive Battle to Remain Unbeaten in MIAA
ANGOLA, IND.-- Trine came out on top of a back-and-forth offensive duel, earning a 51-45 victory...
October 21, 2014
Finding a home
Taylor Masiewicz has always wanted to be a starting quarterback at the college level. He found a...
October 18, 2014
Thunder Drop Shootout With Concordia
ANGOLA, IND.-- Trine came up on the short end of an offensive shootout, as the Thunder fell to...
October 11, 2014
Thunder Come Back to Stun Olivet
OLIVET, MICH.-- Trine fought back from an 18-point second half deficit to stun Olivet, 46-42, on...
October 4, 2014
Thunder Win Double-OT Thriller on Homecoming
ANGOLA, IND.-- Trine pulled out a thrilling 26-23 victory over Alma in double-overtime on Homecoming...
September 20, 2014
Shutdown Defensive Effort Leads Trine Past Rockford
ROCKFORD, ILL.-- A shutdown effort by the Trine defense led the Thunder to a 27-7 victory over...
September 13, 2014
Thunder Take Down Millikin in Home-Opener
ANGOLA, IND.-- A consistent effort on both sides of the ball led Trine to a 28-14 victory over...
September 7, 2014
Spartans Overcome 14-point Deficit to Defeat Trine
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND.-- Manchester fought back from a 14-point first half deficit to defeat Trine,...
September 6, 2014
Friday night: Widener knocks off Rowan
The Pride got the season off on the right foot, while McDaniel rallied late and Trine and Manchester...
September 29, 2012
Trine Ends Hornets Comeback Bid
September 11, 2012
Puryear wastes no time making mark at Trine
After leaving Grand Valley State to play for Trine last fall, Myron Puryear played well enough to...
December 24, 2011
Trine assistant jumps to Olivet
Dan Pifer, who was offensive coordinator at Trine, including during their playoff run, will take on...
November 24, 2011
MIAA, NATHC to start 'Challenge Series'
The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and Northern Athletics Conference have announced...
November 12, 2011
Thunder Fall in Season Finale
November 5, 2011
Thunder Squash the Hornets
September 10, 2011
9-11 Honored and Remembered at Trine Home Opening Football Game
Hargraves Throws for First 400 Yard Game in Seven Years
September 2, 2011
Getting the weekend started
Trine rode its defense to an opening-night win, as did Baldwin-Wallace. Dubuque held on, while...
September 1, 2011
Trine Defense Dominates In 24-13 Win Over Manchester
Thunder Win Fifth Consecutive Season Opener
December 15, 2010
Gagliardi Trophy Presentation Live
Watch the 2010 Gagliardi Trophy presentation ceremony live Thursday evening! The program gets...
December 14, 2010
Vote Coach Land for Coach of the year!
As you know theThunder football team qualified for their third–consecutive NCAA playoffs and...
December 1, 2010
Gagliardi Trophy has its final four
Four Division III football players will head to Salem, Va., where we will all find out which of them...
November 24, 2010
Trine heading where it wants to go
So the Thunder have won a first-round game for the second year in a row. But if Trine wants to be...
November 23, 2010
Gagliardi Trophy ballot down to 10
Twenty-six players were nominated and 10 were chosen for the final ballot. Once again, fans will...
November 20, 2010
First round road warriors
Three teams -- Bethel, Montclair State and Trine -- won first round playoff games on the road. Get...
November 20, 2010
Thunder Advance in Tournament
GREENCASTLE, Ind. - Trine ( AFCA #8/d3football.com 14th) scored four first-quarter touchdowns but...
November 16, 2010
Fifteen Thunder Players Named All-MIAA
Fifteen Thunder Players Named All-MIAA ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Trine’s domination on the field...
November 15, 2010
Watt, Selking Garner MIAA Awards for the third time this season
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Trine Seniors Eric Watt (Kentland, Ind./South Newton) and Aaron Selking...
November 14, 2010
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: Thunder stay in Indiana for Opening Round
INDIANAPOLIS - For the second year in a row, Trine (10-0, 6-0 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic...
November 13, 2010
Seniors Lead Thunder to MIAA Title
ANGOLA, Ind. - Trine University sent its 26 seniors out in style with its second undefeated regular...
November 6, 2010
Thunder To Contend for MIAA Title
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Eric Watt (Kentland, Ind./South Newton) completed 21-of-26 passes for 326 yards...
November 1, 2010
Vote For Land
Just a reminder, if you haven’t voted in Liberty Mutual’s Coach of the Year fan vote,...
October 30, 2010
No. 15 Thunder Rout Olivet 51-14
Ja Vontae Hence (Elkhart, Ind./Concord) scored on a nine yard touchdown run and a 36-yard pass to...
October 27, 2010
Thunder Sixth in North Region
Thunder Sixth in NCAA Region INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The NCAA Division III Football Regional rankings...
October 25, 2010
Selking Named Defensive POW
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Trine defensive...
October 23, 2010
Thunder Stay Unbeaten at Hope
HOLLAND, Mich. - The beat goes on as eighth-ranked Trine topped Hope 31-10 Saturday. The Thunder...
October 18, 2010
Trine Vaults to No. 8 in AFCA Poll
Trine climbed to No. 8 in the American Football Coaches Association Division III Top 25.
October 16, 2010
Thunder Roll Against Alma
Trine improved to a 6-0, 2-0 record with a 38-0 rout of Alma Saturday in MIAA play. Even with a...
October 11, 2010
Watt Named MIAA Offensive Player of the Week
For the sixth time in his career, Eric Watt (Kentland, Ind./South Newton) has been named MIAA...
October 9, 2010
Thunder Improve to 5-0
Trine wasted little time scoring 28 first quarter points as it rolled to a 51-7 win over LaGrange...
October 5, 2010
Terry Named Campbell Trophy Semifinalist
DALLAS - Trine University senior Tyler Terry was one of 121 semifinalists named by the National...
October 4, 2010
Trine LB Named MIAA Defensive POW
ROYAL OAK, Mich. - The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Trine linebacker...
October 2, 2010
Wyman’s TDs Lead Trine
ADRIAN, Mich. - Eric Watt (Kentland, Ind./South Newton) and Thomas Wyman (Lake Station, Mich./Chippe...
September 18, 2010
No. 17 Trine Improves to 3-0
RIVER FALLS, Wisc., – No. 17 Trine scored three unanswered touchdowns in the second half to...
September 13, 2010
Trine’s Selking Named MIAA
The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Trine return specialist/defensive back...
September 11, 2010
Thunder Crush Bluffton 76-6
BLUFFTON, Ohio -Trine went from impressive to astounding in a 76-6 victory over Bluffton Saturday....
September 2, 2010
Thunder Strikes Quickly Against Manchester
More than 5,100 fans came to Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium to witness the unveiling of the new...
October 2, 2008
Trine's from-the-ground-up strategy pays off
The foundation for Trine's attention-grabbing upset of then-No. 14 Franklin had been laid long...