2016 News

April 11, 2017
Bobby Saul Gains Membership Into Hampshire Society
The society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career.

April 7, 2017
19th Annual Wittenberg Football Golf Outing Set for June 10
For the 19th consecutive year, the Wittenberg University football program will host a golf outing to raise funds for the program. This year’s event is scheduled for a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Reid Park Golf Course in Springfield. Lunch and registration begin at noon.

December 19, 2016
Gingery Named AP Little All-American
The 2016 Associated Press Little All-America team for Division II, III and NAIA players featured Will Gingery as the second-team Kicker.

December 16, 2016
Gingery and Holmes Named D3football.com All-Americans
Wittenberg football seniors Will Gingery and Dustin Holmes were named D3football.com All-Americans during the pre-game festivities of the Stagg Bowl on Friday night.

December 12, 2016
Gingery Named AFCA First Team All-American
Wittenberg senior kicker Will Gingery was named a First Team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association on Monday after a record-setting year for the Tigers.

December 6, 2016
Gingery Named Fred Mitchell Award Finalist
Ten finalists have been named for the 2016 Fred Mitchell Award designated as Fred Mitchell Award All-Americans. The Fred Mitchell Award is provided to the Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III, NAIA or NJCAA place-kicker that excels on the football field and in the community.

December 5, 2016
Four Tigers Named d3football.com All-North Region
Will Gingery, Jeff Tiffner, Dustin Holmes, and Keylahn Hodo all earned All-North Region honors for their 2016 on-field success.

November 26, 2016
#17 Wittenberg Football Caps Off 2016 with Second-Round NCAA Playoff Loss to #2 Wisconsin Whitewater
Wittenberg fell 37-9 to the perennial powerhouse Warhawks in the second-round of the NCAA Playoffs.

November 19, 2016
Tigers Win 33-30 in 4OT NCAA Playoff Thriller
In the longest game in Division III Playoff history, the #17 Wittenberg Tigers downed the #15 Saints of Thomas More in four-overtimes, 33-30 on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers senior kicker Will Gingery sent a field goal through the uprights in the fourth overtime to seal the deal for the visiting Tigers.

November 17, 2016
Holmes and Gingery Highlight All-NCAC Teams as Defensive and Specialist of the Year

November 13, 2016
#17 Wittenberg Faces #15 Thomas More in NCAA Playoffs
The Tigers square off against the Saints on November 19 at noon at BB&T Field on Thomas More’s campus.

November 12, 2016
#19 Wittenberg Wins 14th NCAC League Title with 45-8 Win Over Allegheny
Wittenberg won the league outright at 9-1, as the Tigers await their fate from the selection committee on Sunday at 6:00PM.

November 5, 2016
#22 Wittenberg Trounces Kenyon 64-17 on Senior Day
After honoring the senior class of Tigers that have earned two NCAC titles, Wittenberg was rewarded with the opportunity to clinch the NCAC title and a NCAA playoff berth with a victory next week at Allegheny.

October 29, 2016
#23 Wittenberg Moves Past Oberlin 35-3
Wittenberg football moved to 7-1 on the season with a 35-3 win over Oberlin College on Saturday. For the second straight game, the Tigers held their opponent to negative rushing yards in the game.

October 24, 2016
Crowe Named NCAC Defensive Player of the Week
Crowe recorded 11 tackles, 1.5 for a loss, and an interception in the Tigers 750th win as a program

October 22, 2016
Tigers Blank Terriers in 40-0 Rout
The Tiger defense shutout the Terriers, 40-0, and held the Terriers offense to an astonishing -15 yards rushing on the day.

October 15, 2016
#14 Wittenberg Falls to Denison 24-21 on Late Field Goal
The Tigers had their opportunities to pull away from Denison in the forms of fumbles, muffed punts and an interception, but Wittenberg could not overcome miscues of their own, falling on a late field goal 24-21.

October 14, 2016
10.15.16 #14 Wittenberg vs. Denison
While the Tigers hit the midway point of the 2016 season, halfway to ten wins, the Denison Big Red have done the same, although the team from Granville has not beaten Wittenberg since 1989.

October 8, 2016
#15 Wittenberg Outlasts DePauw 21-10 on Homecoming to Move to 5-0
#15 Wittenberg remained unbeaten on Saturday against the DePauw Tigers in a game that saw 31 first-half points.

October 6, 2016
10.8.16 #15 Wittenberg vs. DePauw
The Tigers are now 4-0 in 2016 and 3-0 in NCAC play, as the team welcomes a fellow unbeaten opponent to Springfield on Saturday, the DePauw Tigers. Defensively, the Tigers rank nationally in multiple categories: 4th in scoring defense, 4th in red zone defense, 20th in rushing defense, and 40th in total defense.

October 1, 2016
#17 Wittenberg Moves to 4-0 After 41-13 Win Over Wooster
Wittenberg saw production from a plethora of offensive players, but for the second straight game, sophomore gunslinger Jake Kennedy aired things out for three touchdown passes.

September 30, 2016
#17 Wittenberg vs. Wooster- Preview
#17 Wittenberg comes in to Saturday’s road game against the Fighting Scots of Wooster, riding a high after defeating arch-rival Wabash at home last weekend, 24-14. The Tigers defense shut down a Wabash team that came in to Springfield averaging 300+ yards on the ground and 50 points a game.

September 28, 2016
Gingery Named to September Fred Mitchell '69 Award Watch List
The Award is presented annually to the nation’s top place-kicker in FCS, Division II, Division III, NAIA and NJCAA for excellence on the football field and in the community. Over 750 are eligible.

September 27, 2016
Holmes Named to D3football.com Team of the Week
Holmes racked up 22 tackles, nine of them solo, also with a tackle for loss and a forced fumble in a 24-14 win vs. Wabash.

September 26, 2016
Holmes Named NCAC Defensive Player of the Week
Holmes, who forced a fumble early in the second quarter, finished the game with 22 total tackles, which included nine solo stops and 1.0 tackle-for-loss.

September 24, 2016
#20 Wittenberg Halts #10 Wabash Behind 24 Unanswered Points and Stout Defense
#20 Wittenberg rattled off 24 unanswered points at home on Saturday to down the #10 Wabash Little Giants.Dustin Holmes led the defensive charge for Wittenberg, amassing 22 tackles including nine solo hits.

September 22, 2016
#20 Wittenberg Football Set to Do Battle With #10 Wabash on Saturday
Wittenberg and Wabash have taken turns winning North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) titles since the Little Giants arrived on the scene as a new member in 2000, and the preseason coaches poll reveals an expectation that 2015 will offer more of the same.

September 20, 2016
Gingery and Crowe Named to D3 Team of the Week
Will Gingery, senior kicker and punter for the Tigers, along with Terrance Crowe, senior linebacker, were named to D3football.com's Team of the Week for their performances against Ohio Wesleyan.

September 17, 2016
Football Moves to 1-0 in NCAC Play with 33-7 Win over OWU
The Tigers start of 1-0 in NCAC play for the 20th consecutive season, and with that, the Ye Olde Skull trophy remained in the hands of the Springfield bunch.

September 16, 2016
Wittenberg Football Takes on OWU Saturday in Ye Olde Skull Trophy Showdown
Wittenberg has played no opponent more often than Ohio Wesleyan, hooking up with the Battling Bishops 90 times since a 24-0 Wittenberg win in 1895.

September 7, 2016
Terrance Crowe Earns NCAC Defensive Player of the Week Honors
The senior linebacker, and Springfield product, accounted for 14 tackles in last week's 34-0 shutout.

September 3, 2016
Wittenberg Football Opens Up 2016 with 34-0 Victory Over Capital
Wittenberg took care of business, thumping the visiting Crusaders 34-0, scoring in every quarter.

August 18, 2016
FootballGameplan.com names Will Gingery to the Division III All-American Preseason Team
85 student-athletes were named to the Preseason Division III All-American team for their tremendous ability on the football field. Senior punter and kicker Will Gingery was given the honors as the third-team punting specialist.

August 3, 2016
Tiger Football Picked to Finish Second in NCAC Preseason Coaches' Poll
Wittenberg, which owns an NCAC record 13 league titles, finished second in the poll with 85 points.