Wheaton (Ill.) Thunder

Overall record: 6-4 - Conference: 5-2
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/8 vs. St. Xavier L, 33-26
9/15 at Wabash W, 58-33
9/22 vs. Hope L, 33-26
9/29 at North Central (Ill.) * • W, 42-17
10/6 vs. Millikin * • L, 26-17
10/13 at Carthage * • W, 41-14
10/20 at Illinois Wesleyan * • L, 31-13
10/27 vs. Elmhurst * • W, 48-14
11/3 at North Park * • W, 35-3
11/10 vs. Augustana * • W, 34-32
Overall record: 6-4 - Conference: 5-2
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/29 at North Central (Ill.) * • W, 42-17
10/6 vs. Millikin * • L, 26-17
10/13 at Carthage * • W, 41-14
10/20 at Illinois Wesleyan * • L, 31-13
10/27 vs. Elmhurst * • W, 48-14
11/3 at North Park * • W, 35-3
11/10 vs. Augustana * • W, 34-32

2001

Schools Conf All
Augustana 6-1 10-2
Illinois Wesleyan 6-1 7-2
Millikin 5-2 8-2
Wheaton (Ill.) 5-2 6-4
Carthage 3-4 6-4
North Central (Ill.) 2-5 3-7
Elmhurst 1-6 2-8
North Park 0-7 2-8

What We're Reading

  • »Eash expects many freshmen to play for IWU
  • As much as he hates to say it, Illinois Wesleyan football coach Norm Eash expects a "transition" season in 2014 after losing 32 seniors from an NCAA Division III playoff squad.
  • »IWU looks to erase 2011's taste
  • A game from two years ago keeps eating at IWU running back Devonte Jones. "It left a sour taste in my mouth," said Jones of a 33-27 triple-overtime loss to Monmouth in a Division III first-round playoff game in 2011. "They celebrated on our field. It hurts even to this day ... We just have to get it done this time."
  • »IWU doing it the Eash way
  • "Norm is maybe the most organized coach I've ever seen," said IWU athletic director Dennie Bridges, who hired Eash. "He leaves nothing to chance and covers every base."

Past Records

2014 (3-0, 0-0 CCIW)
2013 (8-2, 5-2 CCIW)
2012 (8-2, 6-1 CCIW)
2011 (8-2, 5-2 CCIW)
2010 (10-2, 6-1 CCIW)
2009 (7-3, 4-3 CCIW)
2008 (11-3, 5-2 CCIW)
2007 (8-2, 5-2 CCIW)
2006 (10-2, 6-1 CCIW)
2005 (7-3, 4-3 CCIW)
2004 (10-2, 6-1 CCIW)
2003 (12-1, 7-0 CCIW)
2002 (10-2, 7-0 CCIW)
2001 (6-4, 5-2 CCIW)
2000 (8-2, 6-1 CCIW)
1999 (7-2, 5-2 CCIW)

Team Quick Facts

Wheaton (Ill.)

Thunder

Coach: Mike Swider (Wheaton '77)
Conference: CCIW
Enrollment: 2282
Location: Wheaton, IL
Colors: Blue, Orange
Stadium: McCully FIeld (5000)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

September 20, 2014
#20-Wheaton shuts out UW-Eau Claire, 17-0
Wheaton, Ill. - The Wheaton Thunder football team earned a 17-0 victory at home on Saturday...
September 13, 2014
Wheaton defeats Kalamazoo 26-12 for Thunder head coach Mike Swider's 150th career win
Kalamazoo, Mich. – The Wheaton football team, ranked 20th in this week’s D3football.com...
September 6, 2014
#24-Wheaton opens 2014 season with a 36-28 win against Coe
Wheaton, Ill. - The Wheaton Thunder football team (1-0) opened the 2014 season on Saturday afternoon...
September 1, 2014
2014 NFL season opens with nine D-III alumni on rosters
Derek Carrier and Jordan Gay are the new names in the league, which is a good reminder that the...
December 22, 2013
Wheaton assistant takes Whitworth job
Rod Sandberg, a longtime defensive assistant coach at Wheaton (Ill.), has been selected as the head...
November 2, 2013
#19-Wheaton (Ill.) rolls past Millikin 58-21
Decatur, Ill.- The Wheaton Thunder football team rebounded from last week's loss to defeat the...
October 5, 2013
#15-Wheaton tops Augustana 24-15
Wheaton, Ill. – The Wheaton football team overcame a lightning delay and a late Augustana...
September 24, 2013
Wheaton winning methodically
One of the largest senior classes in Wheaton history has the Thunder on an even keel.
August 24, 2013
Wheaton reveals slick new uniforms
Dozens of schools change uniforms each season, and there are a bunch wearing new Nike Pro Combat...
May 3, 2013
Five Purple Raiders get free agent calls
No D-III player heard his name called, but 17 players, including five from Mount Union, have been...
November 10, 2012
Wheaton Thunder football team tops North Park 55-7 to earn a share of the CCIW Championship
Wheaton, Ill. – The Wheaton Thunder football team closed out the regular season with a 55-7...
October 27, 2012
Wheaton drops Millikin 27-17
Wheaton, Ill. - The Wheaton Thunder football team earned a 27-17 win at home on Saturday afternoon...
October 20, 2012
Wheaton rallies to defeat #12th-ranked Illinois Wesleyan 38-33
Wheaton, Ill. - The Wheaton College football team used a strong second half and a pair of fourth-qua...
October 13, 2012
Top 25 battles fizzle, but three others lose
None of the games between Top 25 teams was close, but in addition to those, Birmingham-Southern, St....
October 6, 2012
#20-Wheaton drops Carthage 44-10 in CCIW action
Wheaton, Ill. - The #20-Wheaton Thunder football team was a 44-10 winner on Saturday afternoon at...
September 15, 2012
#19-Wheaton defeats Luther 53-7 on the road
Decorah, Iowa - The Wheaton Thunder football scored 39 second-half points to pull away and coast to...
November 12, 2011
Wheaton football closes regular season with 49-29 win over Millikin
In its final regular-season game of the season, the Wheaton College football team used a prolific...
October 29, 2011
#13-Wheaton tops Augustana 36-7
Wheaton, Ill. - The Wheaton Thunder football team def. Augustana 36-7 on Saturday afternoon at...
October 15, 2011
#17-Ranked Wheaton shuts out North Park 28-0
Chicago, Ill. – The Wheaton Thunder football team, ranked 17th in this week’s D3Football...
October 8, 2011
#19-Ranked Wheaton Thunder tops Elmhurst 49-21
Wheaton, Ill. – The Wheaton College football team earned a 49-21 victory against visiting...
September 24, 2011
Seventh-ranked Wheaton defeats Olivet 49-15
Wheaton, Ill. - The Wheaton College Thunder football was a 49-15 victor against Olivet College on...
September 10, 2011
Eighth-ranked Wheaton Thunder open 2011 with a 54-34 win against Albion
Wheaton, Ill. - The Thunder football team opened its season on Saturday night with a 54-34 victory...
December 26, 2010
Wheaton alumni meet in NFL
For the first known time since 1979, players from the same Division III school met on opposite teams...
November 27, 2010
Bethel defeats Wheaton 15-10 in NCAA Second Round
Wheaton, Ill. - The Wheaton College football team lost a 15-10 battle with Bethel University on...
November 26, 2010
Wheaton, Bethel meet again
Bethel lost in devastating fashion last September. Wheaton knows that either meeting could have gone...
November 20, 2010
Fourth quarter rally leads Wheaton to a 31-21 victory against Coe in NCAA First Round
The Wheaton College football team scored 22 un-answered points in the fourth quarter to rally for...
November 13, 2010
Wheaton tops Millikin 46-0
Decatur, Ill. - The Wheaton football team wrapped up its regular season schedule on Saturday...
November 10, 2010
Hanging on to hopes
Wheaton lost control of its playoff destiny last week with a Little Brass Bell loss to North...
November 6, 2010
North Central tops Wheaton 28-6 on Saturday in a battle of nationally-ranked conference foes.
North Central defeated Wheaton 28-6 on Saturday in a battle of nationally-ranked conference foes.
October 23, 2010
#17-Wheaton rallies with 24 unanswered points to top Carthage, 31-24
he Wheaton College football team scored 24-unanswered points in the second half to improve to 7-0 on...
October 16, 2010
#17-ranked Wheaton scores 52 first-half points en route to a 52-7 victory against North Park
Wheaton, Ill. - The Wheaton College football team registered 52 points in the first half on Saturday...
October 9, 2010
Two at the top
At the midpoint of the 2010 season, contenders for conference titles in the Empire 8, NJAC, CCIW and...
October 9, 2010
#18-Wheaton rallies from a 10-point halftime deficit to earn a 27-24 win at Elmhurst
The Wheaton College football team rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to earn a 27-24 victory...
October 2, 2010
#21-Wheaton top #22-Illinois Wesleyan, 29-19
The Wheaton football team was a 29-19 victor against Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon in a...
September 25, 2010
#22-Ranked Wheaton tops Olivet 61-14
The Wheaton football team, ranked 22nd in this week's D3football.com Top 25, concluded the...
September 7, 2010
Studebaker on Chiefs' active roster; Ittersagen on Titans' practice squad
Two Wheaton alums completed their partcipation in the NFL preseason camps and games last week and...
August 16, 2010
Wheaton alumni get time in NFL preseason
Two Wheaton alums competed in NFL preseason games this weekend -- cornerback Pete Ittersagen for the...
October 6, 2005
Two good games, one great trip
After this weekend’s trip to see UW-Eau Claire play at UW-Whitewater, then North Central...