Football 2012-13 News

  • Kukesh named a Lindy's preseason All-American
    July 12, 2013
    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.
  • Vandersea '63 gets Greater Boston Gridiron Club award
    January 10, 2013
    Bates alumn Howard Vandersea ’63 will be bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Boston Gridiron Club on Thursday, January 10.
  • Football hands out postseason team awards
    December 10, 2012
    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.
  • Kukesh named All-East Region by
    December 04, 2012
    Bates junior free safety Andrew Kukesh was selected Tuesday to the 2012 All-East Region Team's Second Team Defense.
  • Harriman, four Bobcats win All-NESCAC football honors
    November 15, 2012
    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.
  • Brown, Donahue receive ECAC, NESCAC football honors
    November 11, 2012
    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.
  • Winners to the end: Bates tops Hamilton 47-33
    November 10, 2012
    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.
  • Game Notes: Hamilton (1-6) at Bates (4-3)
    November 08, 2012
    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.
  • Slide show: Bates football captures CBB title
    November 05, 2012
    Photographs of Bates' hard-fought football win over Bowdoin, up close and personal
  • Football beats Bowdoin 14-6, claims CBB title outright
    November 03, 2012
    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.
  • Game Notes: Bates (3-3) at Bowdoin (1-5)
    November 01, 2012
    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.
  • Football pummels Colby for best start since 1982
    October 27, 2012
    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,
  • Week 6 Game Notes: Colby (1-4) at Bates (2-3)
    October 25, 2012
    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.
  • Unbeaten Panthers top football, 38-23
    October 20, 2012
    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.
  • Cardinals hold off football, 24-22, to stay unbeaten
    October 13, 2012
    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.
  • Slide show: Grieving for Troy Pappas, Bates football claims victory
    October 10, 2012
    A slide show of photographs from the stunning and emotional Bates football victory over Williams College.
  • Week 4 Game Notes: Wesleyan (3-0) at Bates (2-1)
    October 10, 2012
    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.
  • Bates football runs over Williams, 33-6
    October 06, 2012
    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.
  • Football Preview: Bobcats host Ephs in matchup of 1-1 teams
    October 03, 2012
    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.
  • Dell'Erario named NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week
    September 30, 2012
    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.
  • Football tops Tufts a third straight year, 31-23
    September 29, 2012
    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.
  • Football debuts with positive signs in loss at Trinity
    September 22, 2012
    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.
  • Ready for takeoff: football opens at Trinity on Saturday
    September 17, 2012
    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.