Sports

student run since 1890 Sports at Wheaton Student Athletes React to NCAA’s New Eligibility Rule After losing their spring and fall seasons, student-athletes are getting the chance to renew their eligibility, but they have to choose if they’ll stay at Wheaton an extra year to use it. By Amelia Sniffin Track Star Weighs in onContinue reading “Sports”

After Thunder win, team reflects on Bryant's death

By Cassidy Thornburg 01.31.2020 After the Wheaton women’s basketball team defeated Millikin University 74-61 on Wednesday, sophomore Hannah Swider remembered the life of Kobe Bryant as an inspiration to her own growth as a member of the team. “I spend a lot of time in the gym working on my game, trying to be likeContinue reading “After Thunder win, team reflects on Bryant's death”

Swim teams travel to Florida

By Amelia Sniffin 01.31.2020 Over Christmas break, the Wheaton Men’s and Women’s Swim and Dive teams headed to West Palm Beach, Fla. for their winter training trip. The training trips typically take place every three years in warm locations, allowing the teams to train outdoors. Along with training, the Thunder competed in an exhibition meetContinue reading “Swim teams travel to Florida”

Swider reflects on legacy on and off the field

By Cassidy Thornburg 12.13.19 Head football Coach Mike Swider, following a 12-1 final season record and 24 years of leading the Thunder football program, announced his retirement on Tuesday. Coach Swider played football at Wheaton College and graduated in 1977. He served as the defensive coordinator for 11 seasons immediately following, then took over asContinue reading “Swider reflects on legacy on and off the field”

Extra point ends Thunder playoff run

By Cassidy Thornburg 12.13.19 Twelve consecutive wins, spring ball, summer offseason plans, fall practices and Monday film sessions all came to a halt in the final seconds of play as the Thunder football team fell 34- 33 to St. John’s (Minn.) in the DIII Quarterfinals on Saturday, Dec. 7. “That one is going to hurtContinue reading “Extra point ends Thunder playoff run”