2018-19 Bates Football News

  • Football leads at halftime, falls 38-13 to Hamilton on Senior Day
    November 10, 2018
    The Bates football team held the lead at halftime but the Hamilton Continentals scored 26 unanswered points in the second half to spoil the Bobcats' senior day by a score of 38-13 Saturday afternoon. 
  • Football preview: Hamilton (2-6) visits Bates (0-8) in season finale on Saturday
    November 06, 2018
    The Bates football team will try to avoid its first winless season since 1996 and end Hamilton's three-game run of success against the Bobcats this Saturday at Garcelon Field, as Bates hosts the 41st Bates/Hamilton football game with a noon kickoff.
  • Football falls 31-14 at Bowdoin
    November 03, 2018
    The Bobcats struck first but the Bowdoin College Polar Bears scored 24 unanswered points over the span of two quarters to take command of the game, defeating the Bates football team 31-14 Saturday night. 
  • Football preview: Bates visits Bowdoin under the lights Saturday night
    October 30, 2018
    The Bates football team plays at Bowdoin's renovated Whittier Field Saturday at 5:30pm, and the Bobcats will be in search of their first win this season, but their eighth in a row against the also winless Polar Bears.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 118: Honoring Bobcats past and present
    October 30, 2018
    A pair of Bates alumni are in the news! Tom Lopez '69 recently won his 300th football game as the head coach at Lincoln-Sudbury High School. And Amelia Wilhelm '18 was honored on Sunday for being one of nine finalists for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. Plus, the cross country teams shined at the NESCAC Championships and the volleyball team gears up for the conference tournament.
  • Colby clips football 21-6 in the snow
    October 27, 2018
    Colby College running back Jake Schwern ran for three touchdowns and carried the ball 40 times for 226 yards to lead the Mules past the Bates football team by a score of 21-6 Saturday afternoon in snowy conditions on Garcelon Field. 
  • Bates vs. Bowdoin: Bobcat Posse Fan Bus!
    October 24, 2018
    Bates athletics will be providing travel to the CBB football game vs. Bowdoin on November 3rd. Buses will depart from outside of commons at 4:30 pm and return from Bowdoin at 9 pm. Here is the link to sign up!
  • Football preview: Bates (0-6) meets Colby (1-5) on the gridiron for the 120th time
    October 23, 2018
    If the Bates football team is to win a fifth consecutive CBB (Colby-Bates-Bowdoin) football title this season, it will begin against Colby this Saturday at Garcelon Field. But the Bobcats are only focused on getting a win.
  • Football's offense comes alive in 35-34 loss at Middlebury
    October 20, 2018
    The Bates football team rallied from 22 points down but fell one point short in a 35-34 loss at Middlebury Saturday afternoon.
  • Football preview: Bates (0-5) vs. Middlebury (3-2), Episode 62
    October 19, 2018
    The Bates football team will look to rebound from last Saturday's loss to Wesleyan and build momentum for the second half of the 2018 season this Saturday at Middlebury, in the 62nd gridiron meeting between the Bobcats and Panthers.
  • Wesleyan uses big plays to down football 44-13
    October 13, 2018
    Wesleyan quarterback Mark Piccirillo threw for three touchdowns and ran for one as well to lead the Wesleyan University Cardinals past the Bates football team by a final score of 44-13 Saturday afternoon at Garcelon Field. 
  • 'Bates Z Kids' leaving paw prints on Lewiston Middle School
    October 12, 2018
    Bates head football coach Malik Hall, his staff and players are all working together to build who the Bobcats will become on the football field. At the same time, the program has been focused on helping those around them, too. They are also creating an off-the-field identity, and developing a plan to leave the Bobcats’ “paw print” on the Lewiston community.
  • Football preview: Bates (0-4) looks to pounce on Wesleyan (2-2)
    October 09, 2018
    The Bates football team looks to build upon the strides made in a deceptively competitive 31-7 loss to Williams last Saturday, as the Bobcats host Wesleyan on Garcelon Field this Saturday, Oct. 13.
  • Football pushes Williams for three quarters, falls 31-7
    October 06, 2018
    Coming to Garcelon Field as heavy favorites after a big win over Trinity last week, Williams College was tested for three quarters by the Bates College football team before prevailing by a 31-7 score Saturday.
  • Football preview: Ephs (3-0) visit Bobcats (0-3) for Back to Bates Weekend
    October 02, 2018
    If there were any doubts that Williams College has re-emerged as one of the top football programs in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, they were erased last Saturday when the Ephs toppled conference champion Trinity 21-16, their first win against the Bantams since 2010.
  • Football leads at the half, falls at Tufts
    September 29, 2018
    The Bates football team surprised Tufts' homecoming crowd by taking a 14-10 halftime lead, but the host Jumbos rolled over the Bobcats with 37 unanswered points in the second half for a 47-14 victory Saturday.
  • Football preview: Bates (0-2) faces another staunch defense at Tufts (2-0)
    September 25, 2018
    The fact that the Jumbos have also assembled four winning seasons in a row is no coincidence, and the latest evidence of Tufts' competitiveness is last Saturday's 16-13 win over NESCAC power Wesleyan.
  • Football upended by Trinity on the road
    September 22, 2018
    Bates sophomore Anthony Costa returned an interception for a touchdown but Trinity College quarterback Jordan Vazzano threw for 353 yards and five touchdowns and ran for a sixth score to lead the Bantams to a 59-16 victory over the visiting Bates football team Saturday afternoon. 
  • Football preview: Bates (0-1) hits the road to take on NESCAC champion Trinity (1-0)
    September 19, 2018
    Bates looks to build on positive takeaways from the last week's for the new-look Bobcats, particularly with a defense that held one of the better teams in the NESCAC to 19 points and won the turnover battle 3-1 against the Mammoths.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 112: Full speed ahead for fall sports
    September 18, 2018
    The Bobcat football team kicked off the Malik Hall era with a strong performance against Amherst. The cross country teams went toe-to-toe with Tufts at Pineland Farms and the women's soccer team finished the week on a high note. All that and more, on the latest Bates Bobcast!
  • Football drops close season opener 19-7 to Amherst
    September 15, 2018
    The Bates football team held Amherst scoreless in the first half and nearly came from behind to win in the second half before falling 19-7 to the Mammoths Saturday afternoon on Garcelon Field in new head coach Malik Hall's debut at Bates.
  • Football video preview: The air raid offense comes to Bates
    September 13, 2018
    It's time. The Bates College Football season gets underway Saturday at 1pm when the Bobcats host Amherst on Garcelon Field. And things are looking up. The air raid offense is coming to Lewiston.
  • Interview with Bates football coach Malik Hall
    September 13, 2018
    Read our transcript of Bates Assistant Sports Information Director Aaron Morse’s interview with first-year Bates head football coach Malik Hall as he breaks down the Bobcat roster in the days leading up to his head coaching debut, recorded for this week’s 'Bates Bobcast' podcast.
  • Football preview: New-look Bobcats host Mammoths in 2018 opener
    September 12, 2018
    With new coaches, systems and uniforms in place, the Bates football team will surely look quite a bit different this Saturday in its 2018 season opener from the way it appeared one year ago. Meanwhile, for the Bobcats' opening-day visitors, the E.J. Mills era at Amherst College rolls along into its 22nd season.
  • Bates Bobcast Episode 111: 2018 Fall Sports Preview Part Two
    September 11, 2018
    On this week's episode, the Bobcast recaps the first week of the fall sports schedule and previews the volleyball, men's golf, cross country and football seasons!
  • Coach Hall outlines his vision for Bates at National Football Foundation's kickoff luncheon
    July 30, 2018
    As the first of seven head coaches to speak at Monday's kickoff luncheon for the Maine chapter of the National Football Foundation, new head coach Malik Hall discussed his vision for Bates football, with the team's first practices now less than a month away.
  • Audio: Malik Hall interview
    June 20, 2018
    New football head coach Malik Hall sits down with Assistant Sports Information Director Aaron Morse to talk about his background, coaching philosophy and more.
  • Malik Hall named head football coach at Bates
    June 18, 2018
    Bates College Director of Athletics Jason Fein today announced the appointment of University of Pennsylvania assistant coach Malik Hall as the 20th head coach in the 124-year history of Bates football on Monday, June 18.
  • Web Harrison ’63, longtime coach who inspired students with a fusion of Bates ideals and practical Marine Corps values, dies at age 78
    June 20, 2018
    Webster Harrison ’63, a revered football and lacrosse coach from the 1970s into the 1990s who inspired his students with a fusion of Bates ideals and practical values gained as a Marine Corps combat veteran, died June 17 at age 78 after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Auburn, Maine.