Western New England Golden Bears

Overall record: 6-4 - Conference: 5-3
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/1 at Norwich L, 26-24 BX RC
9/8 vs. Westfield State W, 35-10 BX RC
9/15 vs. Worcester State * • W, 50-14 BX RC
9/22 at Nichols * • W, 44-20 BX
9/29 vs. Salve Regina * • L, 43-0 BX RC
10/6 at Curry * • L, 35-32 BX RC
10/13 vs. MIT * • W, 36-14 BX
10/20 at Plymouth State * • W, 23-3 BX
10/27 at Endicott * • L, 50-45 BX RC
11/3 vs. Mass-Dartmouth * • W, 38-12 BX RC
Overall record: 6-4 - Conference: 5-3
All times Eastern   (* Conference; • In-region)
9/15 vs. Worcester State * • W, 50-14 BX RC
9/22 at Nichols * • W, 44-20 BX
9/29 vs. Salve Regina * • L, 43-0 BX RC
10/6 at Curry * • L, 35-32 BX RC
10/13 vs. MIT * • W, 36-14 BX
10/20 at Plymouth State * • W, 23-3 BX
10/27 at Endicott * • L, 50-45 BX RC
11/3 vs. Mass-Dartmouth * • W, 38-12 BX RC

2012

Schools Conf All
Salve Regina 7-1 9-2
Endicott 6-1 9-2
Curry 5-2 6-4
Western New England 5-3 6-4
MIT 4-4 5-4
Plymouth State 2-6 2-8
Nichols 1-6 1-9
Mass-Dartmouth 1-7 1-9

What We're Reading

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  • Bolstered by an impressive freshman class numbering 30 and coming off the program's first winning campaign in 13 years, the Engineers are geared up to take the next step under the direction.
  • »Muirhead one step closer to NFL
  • D3football.com All-American James Muirhead of Framingham State got a call from the St. Louis Rams.

Past Records

2014 (8-2, 5-2 NEFC)
2013 (4-6, 3-4 NEFC)
2012 (6-4, 5-3 NEFC Boyd)
2011 (10-2, 8-0 NEFC Boyd)
2010 (9-2, 6-1 NEFC Boyd)
2009 (6-4, 5-2 NEFC Boyd)
2008 (3-7, 3-4 NEFC Boyd)
2007 (3-7, 1-6 NEFC Boyd)
2006 (5-4, 3-4 NEFC Boyd)
2005 (3-6, 2-4 NEFC Boyd)
2004 (5-4, 3-3 NEFC Boyd)
2003 (2-7, 1-5 NEFC Boyd)
2002 (1-8, 0-5 NEFC Boyd)
2001 (3-5, 1-4 NEFC Boyd)
2000 (4-5, 2-4 NEFC Boyd)
1999 (2-8, 0-6 NEFC Boyd)

Team Quick Facts

Western New England

Golden Bears

Coach: Keith Emery (Dickinson '94)
Conference: NEFC Boyd
Enrollment: 2497
Location: Springfield, MA
Colors: Blue, Gold
Stadium: Golden Bear Stadium (1500)
Surface: Turf

News Releases

December 8, 2014
Kevin Cook Becomes First Golden Bear Named D3football.com All-East Region
Western New England University senior running back Kevin Cook (Hamburg, N.J./Wallkill Valley High...
November 17, 2014
Eight Golden Bears Named to All-New England Football Conference
BRIDGEWATER, Mass.--Western New England University placed eight student-athletes--including five...
November 8, 2014
Game-Saving Tackle Preserves Thrilling 33-28 Victory over Defending NEFC Champions
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--Freshman Sam Olsson and senior Ryan Nolte tackled Nate Lewis on a 9-yard pass...
October 20, 2014
WNE, MIT make for an unlikely New England showdown
MIT and Western New England have two of the best backs in the region. This week they meet head-on...
October 19, 2014
Golden Bears Sweep New England Football Conference Weekly Awards
BRIDGEWATER, Mass.--Fresh off an impressive 36-14 victory at 11-time NCAA Division III Football...
October 18, 2014
Golden Bears Move to 6-0 with 36-14 Victory at Union College
SCHENECTADY, N.Y.--Senior quarterback Tyler Ward passed for 275 yards on 25 completions and...
October 17, 2014
Unbeaten Western New England Travels to Union College for a Non-NEFC Matchup
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--Western New England University steps out of the New England Football Conference...
October 8, 2014
Freshman Sam Olsson of Western New England Earns ECAC Weekly Award
DANBURY, Conn.--Freshman Sam Olsson (Milford, Conn./Foran High School) of Western New England...
October 6, 2014
New England Football Conference Lauds WNE's Tucker Schumitz for Special Teams Award
BRIDGEWATER, Mass.--The New England Football Conference announced late Saturday evening that Western...
October 4, 2014
Western New England Smothers Coast Guard in Battle of (Golden) Bears, 22-7
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--Senior running back Kevin Cook rumbled for a career-high 246 yards to lead all...
September 27, 2014
Western New England Starts 3-0 for the First Time in Program's 34-Year NCAA History
CASTINE, Maine--Senior quarterback Tyler Ward threw for 321 yards and four touchdowns, and sophomore...
September 27, 2014
Western New England Starts 3-0 for the First Time in Program's 34-Year NCAA History
CASTINE, Maine--Senior quarterback Tyler Ward threw for 321 yards and four touchdowns, and sophomore...
September 16, 2014
Unbeaten Golden Bears Ranked No. 1 in New England by Sports Information Directors
MIDDLETOWN, Conn.--On the strength of wins over Springfield College and Westfield State, the Western...
September 16, 2014
Ian Kennedy Punts His Way to NEFC Special Teams Player of the Week Accolades
BRIDGEWATER, Mass.--Western New England University senior punter Ian Kennedy (Bay Shore, N.Y.) has...
September 10, 2014
Kevin Cook Tabbed for the Gold Helmet Award by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Western New England University senior running back Kevin Cook (Hamburg, N.J./Wallk...
September 10, 2014
Tyler Ward Earns ECAC Football Northeast Division III Offensive Player of the Week
DANBURY, Conn.--Western New England University senior quarterback Tyler Ward (Wyckoff, N.J./Ramapo...
September 9, 2014
A new great rivalry?
Western New England's Golden Bears played at Springfield for bragging rights to that Massachusetts...
September 3, 2014
WNE-Springfield City Rivalry Officially Known as the Pynchon SAW Game
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.—The Springfield College and Western New England University football series,...
July 31, 2014
Senior RB Kevin Cook to Captain 2014 Western New England Golden Bears
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--Western New England University football coach Keith Emery Wednesday announced...
July 18, 2014
Golden Bears' Isaiah Berrios Helps Team USA Defeat Canada for Second IFAF Gold Medal
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait--Western New England University's Isaiah Berrios helped Team USA capture its...
October 22, 2013
Senior Quarterback John Krafick Earns NEFC Offensive Player of the Week Laurels
Western New England University senior quarterback John Krafick has been named the New England...
September 12, 2013
Western New England Looks to Retain Presidents' Cup Win Streak Intact (Game Notes vs. Westfield)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--The Western New England University football team will make the short trip on the...
September 6, 2013
Western New England Hosting Springfield College in First-Ever Meeting Between City Schools
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--After preseason conditioning, weeks of practice and developing a game plan for...
August 27, 2013
Seniors John Krafick, Kevin Soule Tabbed WNE Team Captains for 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Western New England University football coach Keith Emery has appointed...
December 14, 2012
Western New England land first ECAC All-Stars since 2006
CENTERVILLE, Mass.--The postseason accolades continue to roll in for the Western New England...
November 6, 2012
Western New England OL Named to D3football.com/Scoutware Team of the Week
The Western New England University starting offensive line has been named to the D3football.com/Scou...
November 3, 2012
Western New England Stifles UMass-Dartmouth on both sides of the ball on Senior Day
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--Western New England University shined on both sides of the ball as the host...
October 6, 2012
Comeback at Curry Spoiled on Last-Second Touchdown by Hosts
MILTON, Mass.--Western New England University scored two touchdowns in the last 3 minutes to take...
September 15, 2012
Western New England Steamrolls Worcester State for First Win in the Series
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.-- Tucker Schumitz returned the opening kickoff for a 99-yard touchdown to set a...
September 10, 2012
Western New England's Miller Tabbed NEFC Defensive Player of the Week
MANCHESTER, N.H.--Alex Miller of Western New England University has been named the New England...
September 8, 2012
Western New England Claims Presidents' Cup Again
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--The Western New England University football team used a strong second-half to...
August 15, 2012
Western New England Picked to Repeat as NEFC Boyd and League Champions
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – For the first time in program history, Western New England University is...
April 5, 2012
Western New England's trip ends in win, memories
The Golden Bears had an exciting journey with stops in such historic sites as Milan, San Marino, the...
February 9, 2012
NEFC splits, will get two AQs
The New England Football Conference is splitting after the 2012 season, with the groups getting a...
November 16, 2011
First time magic
Western New England and Norwich were once brought together by an early-season non-conference game....
November 1, 2011
Titles, hopes and lots of kicks
Western New England and Framingham State tucked their respective New England Football Conference...
September 24, 2011
Western New England hosts Nichols in Homecoming and NEFC Boyd Division opener
Both teams participate in Coach for a Cure MD program
November 14, 2010
ECAC bowl game pairings
Twelve eastern schools get to play one additional postseason game, in the Eastern College Athletic...
October 21, 2010
Western New England College visits Plymouth in NEFC Boyd Division showdown
Both teams enter the highly anticipated contest with overall records of 6-1 and 4-0 marks in...
October 19, 2010
Amherst, WNEC on a roll
Two teams in western Massachusetts are on separate tracks but streaking in the same direction: in...
October 16, 2010
Western New England College beats MIT 27-10 for school record sixth consecutive victory
Golden Bears remain perfect in NEFC Boyd Division with 4-0 mark
October 16, 2010
Western New England College beats MIT 27-10 for school record sixth consecutive victory
Golden Bears remain perfect in NEFC Boyd Division with 4-0 mark
October 6, 2010
Western New England College visits Curry in NEFC Boyd Division showdown
Golden Bears are 4-1 for the first time in school history
October 2, 2010
Western New England College edges Salve Regina 10-5 for fourth straight victory
Golden Bears' 4-1 start best in program's 30-year varsity history
October 2, 2010
Western New England College edges Salve Regina 10-5 for fourth consecutive victory
Golden Bears' 4-1 start best start in program's 30-year history
September 29, 2010
Western New England College hosts Salve Regina in Homecoming contest
Close game expected in NEFC Boyd Division battle
September 11, 2010
Western New England 30, Massachusetts Maritime 6
Junior running back JJ Jachym (Milford, CT) rushed for a career high 177 yards and a touchdown as...
September 7, 2010
Western New England College looks for first win against Massachusetts Maritime
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Western New England College football team goes after its first win of...