• Wheaton surges when play resumes to dump No. 4 North Central
    October 16, 2017
    The game for the Little Brass Bell took a few extra days to complete, when play was suspended at halftime on Saturday, But the wait was worth it for Wheaton, as the Thunder rolled in the second half to earn a 42-20 victory against the fourth-ranked Cardinals.
  • Thunder improve to 4-0
    September 23, 2017
  • Five Wheaton players charged with felonies in hazing
    September 19, 2017
    Noah Spielman, Kyler Kregel, Ben Pettway, James Cooksey and Samuel TeBos of the No. 4 Wheaton Thunder have all received felony charges, including aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint. On Tuesday, all were suspended from this week's game.
  • No. 4 Wheaton tops Carthage 37-14
    September 16, 2017
    Wheaton, Ill. - The Thunder football team, ranked fourth in this week's D3football.com Top-25 poll, opened CCIW play on Saturday night with a 37-14 victory at home against Carthage.
  • Fifth-ranked Wheaton defeats Kalamazoo 58-6
    September 09, 2017
    Kalamazoo, Mich. – The fifth-ranked Thunder football team defeated Kalamazoo College 58-6 on Saturday afternoon under sunny skies.
  • No. 6 Wheaton opens 2017 with a 57-14 victory at Benedictine
    September 02, 2017
    Lisle, Ill. – The Wheaton football team defeated Benedictine University (0-1) tonight 57-14 in the season season opener for both teams. The 57 points registered by the Thunder tonight is the highest point total Wheaton has ever had in a season opener. Wheaton (1-0), ranked sixth in the D3football.com Top-25 Preseason Poll, will travel to Kalamazoo next Saturday.
  • Thunder roll into December
    November 28, 2016
    Wheaton is back in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2008. The Thunder made it this far behind a defense that wins in the trenches and overpowered its rival in the fourth quarter on Saturday. Brian Lester has more in a Road to Salem feature.
  • Mount survives; JCU advances; Wheaton eliminates archrival
    November 26, 2016
    The Purple Raiders returned to the quarterfinals by pitching a second-half shutout, while the Blue Streaks moved on in two overtimes and the Cru rolled in the rematch. More from the playoff's second round.
  • Wheaton defeats rival North Central 31-14 in a NCAA Second Round matchup
    November 26, 2016
    Naperville, Ill. – The Wheaton football team (11-1) defeated North Central 31-14 on Saturday in the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs. Today's win marked the third consecutive season that the Wheaton football program has won at least 11 games, following 11-1 campaigns in 2015 an 2014. The three-year run marks only the second time in program history that Wheaton has posted double-digit win totals for three straight years, and the first time that the three-year streak has consisted completely of 11 or more wins.
  • Secrets take a back seat in Round 2 rematch
    November 22, 2016
    You can't get more familiar than North Central and Wheaton are. Conference rivals -- archrivals, with a trophy game, in fact -- separated by just 8.1 miles of the Chicago suburbs. So when they meet in the second round, there's little they don't already know about each other. Ryan Tipps has more in a Road to Salem feature.
  • Rematches set for Texas, Illinois
    November 19, 2016
    Mary Hardin-Baylor survived an early scare to advance in the first round, while Linfield won on its second trip to Texas of the season and CCIW foes North Central and Wheaton advanced in easy fashion.
  • Wheaton defeats Huntingdon, 45-10 in the opening round of the Division III Playoffs.
    November 19, 2016
    Wheaton, Ill. – The Wheaton Thunder football team defeated Huntingdon College 45-10 under cold and windy conditions on Saturday afternoon in a First Round Playoff game of the NCAA Division III Playoffs. Wheaton (10-1) advances to the Second Round, where the Thunder will face off against CCIW rival North Central next Saturday at noon. Huntingdon caps the season with a 9-2 record.
  • Uncharted territory
    November 14, 2016
    Rose-Hulman is in the playoffs for the first time in the program's 118-year history. The Fightin' Engineers also have to plan practices around final exams for the first time, a welcome obstacle. More on RHIT and the other Midwest playoff entrants.
  • 12th-ranked Wheaton tops Carroll, 42-10 in the regular season finale
    November 12, 2016
    Wheaton, Ill. – The Wheaton football team closed out its regular season on Saturday with a 42-10 victory at home against Carroll University at McCully Stadium.
  • #12-Wheaton defeats Augustana, 37-14
    November 05, 2016
    Rock Island, Ill. – The Wheaton football team returned to action on Saturday with a 37-14 victory at Augustana.
  • The waiting game
    November 02, 2016
    Wheaton's loss to North Central cost the Thunder control of their playoff destiny. With at least two games to play, the Thunder know that they have business to take care of before they can sweat their case for an at-large bid. More in Around the Midwest.
  • Tenth-ranked Wheaton picks up its 27th consecutive regular season victory in a 35-19 victory against Millikin
    October 08, 2016
    Wheaton, Ill. – The Wheaton Thunder football team defeated Millikin 35-19 on Saturday afternoon under clear skies at McCully Stadium for Wheaton’s annual Homecoming game. Today’s victory improves Wheaton to 6-0 on the season with a 4-0 record in CCIW play.
  • Tired of being on the outside looking in
    October 03, 2016
    The past two years, North Central had an argument as the best team not to make the playoffs. Narrow losses to strong competition are still losses that kept the Cardinals from joining the postseason. They are hungry to return to the playoffs in 2016. More in Around the Midwest.
  • Wheaton scores 34-unanswered points to earn a 48-24 win at CCIW rival Illinois Wesleyan
    October 01, 2016
    Bloomington, Ill. – The Wheaton Thunder football team improved to 5-0 on the season with a 48-24 victory at Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon for the Titans’ Homecoming game.
  • Wheaton defeats Elmhurst, 10-6
    September 24, 2016
    Wheaton, Ill. - The Thunder football team earned a 10-6 victory at home on Saturday afternoon against conference foe Elmhurst College.
  • 10 games to watch in 2016
    August 29, 2016
    Every fan hopes to watch more than ten games this season. But, if you want to pay attention beyond just your favorite team, these are the marquee regular season matchups that columnist Clyde Hughes is excited about.
  • NFL comes calling for D-III free agents
    April 30, 2016
    Wesley quarterback Joe Callahan, UW-Oshkosh tight end Joe Sommers, Wheaton tackle Matt Snebold and UW-Eau Claire guard Isiah Cage headline D-III’s free agent signings after the 2016 NFL draft, with many more getting rookie minicamp invites.
  • Snowed over!
    November 24, 2015
    If your Thanksgiving weekend is anything like ours were growing up, there was probably football in the backyard. And if you lived in the right place, that also involved snow. Maybe that's why this looks like so much fun to us. It's the D3football.com Play of the Week.
  • ONU gets round's first road W; WIAC, Wheaton advance
    November 21, 2015
    Ohio Northern rallied from a 16-0 halftime deficit for the only close game in the UW-Oshkosh bracket, while the other top seeds all advanced.
  • Wheaton defeats Lakeland 55-6 in the first round of the NCAA Playoffs
    November 21, 2015
    Wheaton, Ill. - The Wheaton football team handled the weather conditions and the opponent on Saturday in a 55-6 victory against Lakeland College in the First Round of the 2015 NCAA Division III Football Playoffs. Wheaton improves to 11-0 on the year and will face UW-Whitewater next Saturday at noon in a Second Round matchup. Today's game was played during a snowstorm in the Chicagoland area with noticeable snow accumulation before and during the matchup.
  • Doing their homework on the fly
    November 17, 2015
    Even for programs with deep playoff histories, each new tournament brings new excitement and challenges. Coaches found out who their next opponent would be and got to work on Sunday night, in the hopes of that they can do the same thing next week. More in Around the Midwest.
  • Wheaton closes out the regular season with a 17-3 victory against Carthage
    November 14, 2015
    Wheaton, Ill. - The Thunder football team defeated Carthage College 17-3 on Saturday afternoon at McCully Stadium. Wheaton completes the regular season with a 10-0 record for the second consecutive season. Wheaton, 7-0 in CCIW play, wins an outright CCIW Championship for the second straight year. Wheaton will find out its first-round opponent for the upcoming NCAA Division III Playoffs on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. (CST) when the NCAA announces the playoff bracket on www.ncaa.com
  • New look, same rivalry
    November 10, 2015
    Rookie head coaches will be on both sidelines, but the opponents in the Midwest Conference championship game are far from strangers. St. Norbert and Monmouth will once again meet for the right to represent the MWC in the playoffs.
  • #7-Wheaton secures a NCAA Playoff bid with a 20-27 victory at #22-Illinois Wesleyan
    November 07, 2015
    Bloomington, Ill. - The Thunder football team earned a 40-27 victory at Illinois Wesleyan (7-2, 4-2 CCIW) on Saturday afternoon to earn the CCIW's automatic bid to the 2015 NCAA Division III Playoffs. Today's win improves Wheaton 9-0 on the year and 6-0 in CCIW play as the Thunder secures at least a share of the CCIW Championship. Wheaton can take outright possession of the CCIW Championship next Saturday with a win in the regular season finale at home against Carthage at 1:00 p.m.
  • #8-Wheaton shuts out Elmhurst 31-0 at home
    October 31, 2015
    Wheaton, Ill. - The Wheaton football team, ranked eighth in this week's D3football.com Top-25 Poll, earned a 31-0 victory at home under rainy and sloppy conditions against Elmhurst College on Saturday afternoon. Wheaton is now 8-0 on the year and 5-0 in CCIW play.
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