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Ohio Wesleyan loses close game to La Verne

(courtesy OWU)

The University of La Verne from California, used a 10-1 run in the second half of play to take control of the game and defeat Ohio Wesleyan in the Hoopsville National Invitational Tournament in Owings Mills, Maryland.

The Leopards improve to 3-0 while the Battling Bishops drop to 1-1.

Taylor Rieger led OWU with 15 points.

Malm’s field goal gives DePauw 23-21 win over Ohio Wesleyan

(courtesy DePauw U)

Visiting DePauw University of Greencastle, Indiana received a 37-yard field goal with four seconds remaining Saturday to take home a 23-21 win over Ohio Wesleyan in North Coast Athletic Conference action.

The win improves the Tigers to 2-4, 2-3 on the season.

The Battling Bishops drop to 3-3, 2-3 for the season.

The win was impressive for DePauw, who had trailed 21-10 after three quarters of play.

OWU QB Mason Espinosa had his usual game, completing 25 of 40 passes for 285 yards and one touchdown.

Ohio Wesleyan hires BW assistant Watts to replace Hollway


Ohio Wesleyan athletics director Roger Ingles announced on Wednesday that Tom Watts, assistant football coach at Baldwin-Wallace College, is the new head football coach at the Delaware, Ohio school.

He replaces Mike Hollway, who retired after the 2011 season with 25 years on the Battling Bishops sideline.

Tom Watts (courtesy of Baldwin-Wallace athletics)

The past three years Watts has served as special teams coordinator, defensive backs coach, and recruiting coordinator at Baldwin-Wallace.  He helped the Yellow Jackets compile records of 8-2 in 2011 and 7-3 in 2010, his defensive backs earned 5 All-Ohio Athletic Conference citations during those 2 seasons, and the team ranked third in the nation in kick returns in 2010.

“I am ecstatic about the opportunity to come to Ohio Wesleyan,” Watts said.  “I was completely impressed with everyone I met.  There are a lot of things to get done, getting a staff together, meeting with the guys and letting them know my expectations and getting their expectations, and getting back on the road and recruiting.

Watts for 4 seasons served as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and helped the Pioneers lead the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in pass defense and post their first winning season since 1991.

Watts is a 2002 graduate of Hanover (Ind.) College, where he helped the Panthers win a pair of conference championships.  He continued his education at Waynesburg, receiving a master’s degree in education technology in 2004.  He is a native of Westfield Center, Ohio, and played both receiver and safety at Lodi Cloverleaf High School.

Watts is a fourth-generation football coach.  His great-grandfather, Ray, was a legendary coach and athletic director at B-W, compiling 108 wins as head football coach and 246 wins as head men’s basketball coach, and was an inaugural member of the B-W Hall of Fame.  His grandfather, Wade, also is a member of the B-W Hall of Fame and coached at the high school level in northeast Ohio, and his father, Tom Sr., played football at B-W and coached at the high school level at Strongsville, Midpark, and North Olmsted High Schools.

Watts, who is married, has two daughters.


Portions of this article used from Ohio Wesleyan press release

Ohio Wesleyan beats DePauw behind Brady


Tim Brady (courtesy of Ohio Wesleyan athletics)

The Battling Bishops of Ohio Wesleyan improved to 15-4 on the season with a 74-61 win over the DePauw Tigers on Saturday.

OWU is now 7-3 in the North Coast Athletic Conference.

Tim Brady led the way for the Battling Bishops with 27 points.

DePauw drops to 12-7, 6-4 with the loss.



Info compiled from Ohio Wesleyan athletics



(courtesy of the NCAC)

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Wittenberg University senior quarterback Ben Zoeller of Louisville, Kentucky, completed 22 of 45 for 456 yards and 4 touchdowns and 460 total offensive yards to break the single-game school record in both categories in the Tigers 45-28 win over Capital.

Zoeller’s stellar game was highlighted by the second-longest play in school history, a 92-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Michael Cooper.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Ohio Wesleyan sophomore defensive end James Huddleston from Pontiac, Michigan, led the Battling Bishops’ defensive unit in a 17-14 win over Denison. Huddleston had 8 tackles, 7 solos, 1 assist, 2.0 sacks and four tackles for a loss.

He forced Denison to turn the ball over on downs late in the third quarter as he sacked the Big Red’s quarterback on fourth down with OWU protecting a lead of 17-7.


* The Oberlin College Yeomen recorded its first shutout since 1982 and just its second week one victory since 1997 as whitewashed Kenyon 42-0, in their home opener. Josh Mandel from Plantation, Florida, had a career day as the quarterback for the Yeomen as he completed 26 passes, including four touchdowns, while senior Jake Hochendoner of Poland, Ohio, led the defensive unit with nine tackles to go along with one sack and two tackles for a loss.

* Wittenberg University senior wide receiver Josh McKee from nearby New Carlisle, Ohio, became the Tigers’ all-time career receptions leader with 181 after pulling down nine receptions in their win over Capital.

Info courtesy of the North Coast Athletic Conference

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