General News

  • ‘We had each other’s backs’: Memories from volleyball's perfect season
    November 15, 2019
    Thirty years ago, the volleyball team put together the greatest season in Bates athletics history. This is the story of the undefeated 1989 Bobcats.
  • Video: Volleyball's Tradition of Excellence
    November 15, 2019
    Bates women's volleyball head coach Melissa DeRan hopes to bring alumni back into the fold of a rapidly improving program that has a history of excellence, including a 36-0 season in 1989.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 158: Football's historic comeback, winter sports preview part 1
    November 12, 2019
    The Bates football team pulled off its biggest come-from-behind victory since 1969 when the Bobcats rallied from 21 points down to defeat Hamilton 26-21 on Saturday. Plus, it's time to preview the squash and women's basketball seasons. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Video: 2019 Bates vs. Hamilton Football Highlights
    November 09, 2019
    The Bobcats rally from down 21 points to defeat Hamilton in the season finale. And we have the video highlights!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 157: Bates football beats Bowdoin under the lights
    November 05, 2019
    On Senior Night, the Bates football team shined under the lights in a 30-5 win over Bowdoin at Garcelon Field. Meet the senior offensive linemen who helped lead the Bobcats to victory. Plus, the cross country teams impressed at the NESCAC Championships. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Video: 2019 Bates vs. Bowdoin Football Highlights
    November 02, 2019
    The Bates football team ended its 17-game losing streak in a big way Saturday night, trouncing rival Bowdoin 30-5 at Garcelon Field in the first nighttime home football game in team history.
  • Sticking together: Field hockey's record-breaking season
    October 30, 2019
    The Bates field hockey team broke the program record for NESCAC wins in a season this year. How'd they do it? A winning combination of inclusiveness, gratitude, and love of the sport has a lot to do with their success. This is their story.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 156: Previewing the 'Cats Carnival!
    October 29, 2019
    On this week's episode, we’re chatting with Director of Athletics Jason Fein about the ‘Cats Carnival, a special event taking place outside Garcelon Field this Saturday before the Bates football team’s first-ever night home game. Plus, field hockey and men’s soccer prepare for the NESCAC Championships and volleyball heads into the final weekend of the regular season looking for the program’s most wins since 2003. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • 2019 Men's Soccer vs. Colby Highlights
    October 29, 2019
    First-year Bobby Dall's dazzling goal with 17 seconds left in the first overtime period lifted the Bates men's soccer team to a 2-1 comeback victory at rival Colby on Tuesday afternoon, capping the Bobcats' best regular-season final record since 2005.
  • 2019 Field Hockey vs. Amherst Highlights
    October 26, 2019
    Senior defender Alexa Jurgeleit's second career goal put the Bates field hockey team ahead for good in the No. 16 nationally ranked Bobcats' 3-2 victory over No. 20 Amherst on Saturday at Campus Avenue Field.
  • 2019 Volleyball vs. Trinity highlights
    October 26, 2019
    Senior outside hitter Taylor Stafford-Smith's 11 kills led the Bates volleyball team to a 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 28-26) sweep of NESCAC rival Trinity College as the Bobcats celebrated Senior Day in Alumni Gym.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 155: Women's rowing makes history at the Head of the Charles
    October 22, 2019
    On Sunday, the Bates women's first varsity eight became the first crew ever to win the Collegiate Eights at the Heard of the Charles three consecutive years! Plus, the women’s golf team won the New England Intercollegiate Golf Championship and the cross country teams shined at Oberlin College in the inter-regional rumble. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 154: Previewing the 2019 Head of the Charles Regatta
    October 15, 2019
    On this week's Bobcast, we’re previewing the 55th annual Head of the Charles Regatta. Plus, the field hockey and men’s soccer teams won again and the tennis teams finished their fall season on a high note. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • 2019 women's soccer vs. UMaine-Farmington highlights
    October 13, 2019
    The Bates women's soccer team came back from a 1-0 deficit with three goals in the second half, defeating UMaine-Farmington 3-1 in a non-conference game played at Garcelon Field.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 153: Defense! Defense! (With some offense mixed in)
    October 08, 2019
    Defense was the name of the game last week for Bates field hockey and men's soccer. Plus, the cross country teams both won the Maine state title and the football team took Tufts to the wire. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Riley Burns scores the game-winner for No. 14 field hockey vs. No. 20 Trinity!
    October 06, 2019
    Riley Burns' goal on a penalty corner in the third quarter was the difference in an evenly played NESCAC game at Campus Avenue Field.
  • 2019 Men's Soccer vs. Trinity Highlights
    October 06, 2019
    The Bates men's soccer team is off to its best start through 10 matches since 2005 after a 2-0 victory Sunday afternoon over the visiting Trinity College Bantams at Russell Street Field.
  • Men's soccer brings the Hedley Reynolds Cup back to Lewiston!
    October 05, 2019
    First-year Bobby Dall headed the ball into the back of the net in the 37th minute to give the Bates men's soccer team a lead it did not relinquish in a 1-0 victory over previously unbeaten No. 15 nationally ranked Middlebury Saturday afternoon at Russell Street Field.
  • 2019 Volleyball vs. Connecticut College highlights
    October 04, 2019
    Junior Angel Echipue had 11 kills and senior Taylor Stafford-Smith had nine, including five apiece in the closely contested third set, as the Bates volleyball team downed Connecticut College 3-0 (25-10, 25-14, 25-21) in a NESCAC match on Friday night in Alumni Gym.
  • For Bates football, 6-year-old Brayden Austin is Captain Courageous
    October 02, 2019
    Back in August during a preseason football practice at Garcelon Field, the coaches announced that it was time for “up downs.” On the whistle, everyone gets down on the ground and then jumps back up, over and over until the drill is complete. For head coach Malik Hall, the exercise is a metaphor, a life lesson that extends beyond physical fitness. All you have to do is keep getting back up — whether it’s after a tackle on the football field or when facing adversity in life. Fast-forward to a recent practice before the team’s first game. Running onto the field comes 6-year-old Brayden Austin. Hall introduces him to the team as someone who has had a lot of ups and downs in life — someone who gets up every single day and keeps on fighting.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 152: Bobcats making the most of opportunities
    October 01, 2019
    This week we’re talking to a pair of Bates juniors who are making a big impact with increased playing time on their respective teams. Plus, men’s golfer Julien Lewin achieved a goal he’s been working toward since the first day he stepped on campus. And we introduce you to new Assistant Athletics Director Jess Duff. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • 2019 Volleyball vs. Colby highlights
    September 30, 2019
    The Bates volleyball team cruised to a 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-14) victory over Colby on Saturday for their first NESCAC win of the season.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 151: Momentum builds for No. 14 field hockey and men's soccer
    September 24, 2019
    The Bates field hockey and men's soccer teams are off to outstanding starts, with both teams slated to square off against Tufts this weekend. Plus, we catch up with head coach Paul Gastonguay '89 to talk all things Bates tennis. All that, and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • 2019 Field Hockey vs. Husson highlights
    September 24, 2019
    After rising to its highest-ever national ranking earlier in the day, the No. 14 Bates field hockey team defeated Husson 5-1 Tuesday night at Campus Avenue Field to raise their record to 5-1.
  • Volleyball captains: In their own words
    September 20, 2019
    The Bates College volleyball team is undefeated (8-0) so far this season, with NESCAC play getting underway TONIGHT at 7pm against Amherst in Alumni Gym. It's the program's best start to a season since 1990 but captains Gabi Eustache and Julia Panepinto know there's a long way to go. These are the Bobcats: in their own words.
  • 'The stands are shaking at Garcelon!' Men's soccer earns a thrilling 1-1 draw with Bowdoin
    September 18, 2019
    Familiar foes Bates and Bowdoin played to a thrilling 1-1 draw in a NESCAC men's soccer match Wednesday night at Garcelon Field, in a classic hard-fought rivalry game, after Bates freshman Jacob Iwowo's equalizer in the 89th minute.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 150: Volleyball and field hockey's fast starts
    September 17, 2019
    This week we’re celebrating terrific starts to the season for the field hockey and volleyball teams. They have a combined record of 10-1 so far this year. Plus, head coach Malik Hall looks back on the football team’s close contest with Amherst and the cross country teams shined at the Bates Invitational. All that and more, coming up, on the Bates Bobcast!
  • Men's soccer highlights: Welcome to the refurbished Russell Street Field!
    September 17, 2019
    The Bates men's soccer team broke in the new Russell Street Field grass with a 2-0 win over the University of New England. Check out the highlights and what the Bobcats had to say about the new playing surface and what it means for the program!
  • Field Hockey at Connecticut College & Endicott Highlights
    September 16, 2019
    The Bates field hockey team defeated Connecticut College and No. 20 nationally ranked Endicott on the road over the weekend, improving to 3-1 on the season. It's the program's best record through four games since 2007 and we've got the video highlights!
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 149: The Harvest
    September 10, 2019
    On the latest Bobcast, we celebrate big wins for the field hockey, volleyball and men's soccer programs! Plus, the football season is upon us, with Bates opening its 2019 campaign Saturday at Amherst. All that and more, on the Bates Bobcast!
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