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Football 2012-13 News

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    July 12, 2013
    Kukesh named a Lindy's preseason All-American Safety Andrew Kukesh '14 has been named to the First Team Defense on the Lindy's 2013 Division III Preseason All-America Team, further evidence of the Bates football program's ascendance.
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    January 10, 2013
    Vandersea '63 gets Greater Boston Gridiron Club award Bates alumn Howard Vandersea ’63 will be bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Boston Gridiron Club on Thursday, January 10.
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    December 10, 2012
    Football hands out postseason team awards The Bates College football team celebrated its best season since 1981, handed out its year-end awards and announced the captains for the 2013 season at its annual team dinner on Sunday.
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    December 04, 2012
    Kukesh named All-East Region by D3football.com Bates junior free safety Andrew Kukesh was selected Tuesday to the D3football.com 2012 All-East Region Team's Second Team Defense.
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    November 15, 2012
    Harriman, four Bobcats win All-NESCAC football honors The Bates football team was saluted on Thursday with five NESCAC postseason honors, including Mark Harriman as NESCAC Co-Coach of the Year. Also honored were Charlie Donahue, Andrew Kukesh, Liam O'Neil and Trevor Smith.
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    November 11, 2012
    Brown, Donahue receive ECAC, NESCAC football honors Following Saturday's 47-33 triumph over Hamilton, Bates football was recognized with two out of three of the NESCAC's Player of the Week award winners on Sunday. Gilbert Brown received NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week honors, while Charlie Donahue was named NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week.
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    November 10, 2012
    Winners to the end: Bates tops Hamilton 47-33 The Bates football team put a final, thrilling stamp on its historic 2012 season, defeating Hamilton 47-33 at Garcelon Field to finish 5-3, the Bobcats' first winning season since going 6-2 in 1981.
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    November 08, 2012
    Game Notes: Hamilton (1-6) at Bates (4-3) Bates' already historic 2012 season would become even sweeter this Saturday, Nov. 10 at 12pm, if the Bobcats can outscore the upset-minded Hamilton Continentals.
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    November 05, 2012
    Slide show: Bates football captures CBB title Photographs of Bates' hard-fought football win over Bowdoin, up close and personal
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    November 03, 2012
    Football beats Bowdoin 14-6, claims CBB title outright Bates football claimed its first outright Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) championship since 2002, and rose to 4-3 for the first time since 1982, with a 14-6 victory over Bowdoin on Saturday at Whittier Field.
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    November 01, 2012
    Game Notes: Bates (3-3) at Bowdoin (1-5) The annual meeting between Bates and Bowdoin, the 10th-oldest rivalry in college football, always means a great deal to both teams. But this Saturday's game, set to kick off at 12:30 at Whittier Field in Brunswick, means a little bit more than usual to Bates.
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    October 27, 2012
    Football pummels Colby for best start since 1982 An unforgiving defense and the quick feet of Shawn Doherty took the Bates football team a long way on Homecoming Saturday. Bates outgained Colby 288-14 on the ground and 412-151 overall en route to a 31-6 win at Garcelon Field,
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    October 25, 2012
    Week 6 Game Notes: Colby (1-4) at Bates (2-3) Bates football alumnus Jonathan Michaeles '92 returns to Garcelon Field for the first time as head coach of the Colby football team this Homecoming Saturday, leading the 1-4 Mules against the 2-3 Bobcats.
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    October 20, 2012
    Unbeaten Panthers top football, 38-23 Middlebury improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1992 with a 38-23 win over the Bates football team on Saturday in Middlebury, Vt. The Bobcats totaled 370 yards of offense and 22 first downs, but the Panther offense proved too much to handle.
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    October 13, 2012
    Cardinals hold off football, 24-22, to stay unbeaten Wesleyan got out to a 14-0 halftime lead, and a few big plays in the second half allowed the Cardinals to stay ahead of hard-charging Bates and remain undefeated, 24-22, in a nail-biter Saturday at Garcelon Field.
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    October 10, 2012
    Slide show: Grieving for Troy Pappas, Bates football claims victory A slide show of photographs from the stunning and emotional Bates football victory over Williams College.
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    October 10, 2012
    Week 4 Game Notes: Wesleyan (3-0) at Bates (2-1) In what could be billed as a matchup of upstarts in the conference, Wesleyan visits Bates today at Garcelon Field. Bates is looking for its third straight win, while the Cardinals hope to stay undefeated.
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    October 06, 2012
    Bates football runs over Williams, 33-6 The Bates College football team shocked Williams College Saturday with a 33-6 victory at Garcelon Field that was every bit as dominating as the score indicates.
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    October 03, 2012
    Football Preview: Bobcats host Ephs in matchup of 1-1 teams The NESCAC's only two 1-1 teams square off on Garcelon Field this Saturday at 1pm at Garcelon Field, as the Williams College Ephs visit the Bates College Bobcats.
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    September 30, 2012
    Dell'Erario named NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week Bates senior linebacker Joe Dell'Erario was named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday, following his breakout performance in Bates' 31-23 win over Tufts on Saturday.
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    September 29, 2012
    Football tops Tufts a third straight year, 31-23 The Bates football team jumped out to second-half leads of 28-10 and 31-16 and rushed for 309 yards in a 31-23 victory at Tufts University's Ellis Oval/Zimman Field on Saturday, the Bobcats' third straight win over the Jumbos.
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    September 22, 2012
    Football debuts with positive signs in loss at Trinity Trinity College was a little too tough on both sides of the ball for the Bates College football team in their 2012 season opener on Saturday, as the Bantams pulled away for a 37-16 win, their 44th straight at Jessee/Miller Field.
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    September 17, 2012
    Ready for takeoff: football opens at Trinity on Saturday Coming off of their best season since 2002 at 3-5, the Bates football team certainly has the potential to maintain its upward trajectory in 2012.