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  • Hall named head football coach at Bates
    June 18, 2018
    Bates today announced the appointment of University of Pennsylvania assistant coach Malik Hall as the 20th head football coach in the program's 124-year history.
  • Bates coach steps down after 20 years
    April 24, 2018
    After 18 coaches helmed Bates football for the first 102 years, there was just one over the past 20: Mark Harriman. There will be a new coach for the 2018 season.
  • Bates tops Bowdoin 24-17 for fourth straight CBB (Colby-Bates-Bowdoin) title
    November 04, 2017
    The Bates football team rushed for 344 yards, including 170 by first-year quarterback Brendan Costa, to defeat Bowdoin for the seventh straight season 24-17 Saturday at Garcelon Field, in the 120th clash between the old Maine rivals.
  • NESCAC adds ninth game
    April 28, 2017
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference has long had 10 football teams, but played just an eight-game schedule. That will change this fall.
  • Hamilton's big second half trips up Bates football in season finale, 24-7
    November 12, 2016
    Using a balanced attack on offense and some big plays on defense, the Hamilton Continentals scored 17 unanswered points in the second half to defeat the Bates football team by a score of 24-7 Saturday afternoon in the season finale for both programs.
  • Bates football opens CBB Series with 21-19 victory over Colby
    October 29, 2016
    The CBB Series got started on the right foot Saturday afternoon for the Bates College football team in a 21-19 victory over the Colby College Mules at Garcelon Field.
  • Explosive plays lead Bates football to 29-17 win over Williams on "Back to Bates" weekend
    October 08, 2016
    Junior Frank Williams tallied career highs in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns to lead the Bates football team to a 29-17 win over the Williams College Ephs Saturday afternoon at Garcelon Field.
  • Bates football falls 12-7 to Tufts in defensive struggle
    October 01, 2016
    Senior captain Mark Upton tallied a career-high 17 tackles but the Tufts University Jumbos scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter to edge the Bates football team by a score of 12-7 Saturday afternoon.
  • Bates football strikes early but Trinity runs away late to take season-opener, 38-7
    September 24, 2016
    The Bates College football team started strong, scoring on their opening drive, but could not get much going on offense after that in a 38-7 loss to the Trinity College Bantams in both team's season-opener Saturday at Jessee/Miller Field.
  • 10 games to watch for 2016
    August 30, 2016
    Veteran Around the Northeast columnist Tom Haley showcases a new season full of marquee matchups and coaches vying to make it into the national spotlight. Here are his 10 games to keep a close eye on.
  • Bates repeats as CBB champion with 31-0 win over Bowdoin
    November 07, 2015
    With an emphatic 31-0 victory over Bowdoin on Saturday at Garcelon Field, Bates won the CBB (Colby-Bates-Bowdoin) title outright for the second straight year and the third time in four years.
  • Bates football defeats Colby in Waterville for the first time since 1999
    October 31, 2015
    The Bates football team used a dominating defensive performance and outstanding play on special teams to knock off the Colby College Mules by a final score of 10-9 Saturday afternoon.
  • Williams defeats Bates for first time since 2010, 16-14
    October 10, 2015
    The Bates football team lost in a nailbiter for the second week in a row on Saturday, falling 16-14 at Williams as the host Ephs defeated the Bobcats for the first time in five meetings.
  • Bates finishes with third straight win, rolling 31-10 past Hamilton
    November 08, 2014
    The Bates College football team completed its third straight season at .500 or better for the first time since 1979 on Saturday, rolling past Hamilton College 31-10 at chilly Garcelon Field.
  • D-Day around the Northeast
    November 04, 2014
    The elements helped, but there were plenty of strong defensive performances in the Northeast this past weekend.
  • Bates wins 10-7 at Bowdoin to claim CBB title
    November 01, 2014
    First-year kicker Grant DeWald made a 25-yard field goal with 1:14 to play for the final margin of victory, as the Bates College football team defeated Bowdoin 10-7 to win the outright CBB (Colby-Bates-Bowdoin) title for the second time in three years, and the 10th time ever.
  • Bates comes back to defeat Colby 34-28 in overtime
    October 25, 2014
    Freshman Frank Williams scored on a 3-yard touchdown catch from Matt Cannone in the final minutes of regulation, then scored the game-ending touchdown in the first overtime period, as Bates defeated Colby 34-28 before a Homecoming crowd Saturday at Garcelon Field.
  • Bates defeats Williams for 4th straight year, 19-12
    October 04, 2014
    Senior Matt Cannone threw for 161 yards and a touchdown and ran for another, while junior Mark Riley caught seven passes for 143 yards and a touchdown to lead Bates College to a 19-12 win over Williams College Saturday at Garcelon Field in Bates' home opener.
  • Senior class has Bates football looking up in 2014
    August 29, 2014
    An unusually large senior class, and a high degree of experience among the returning players in general, have the Bates College football team feeling good about their prospects as the Bobcats attempt to make it three straight seasons of .500 football or better in 2014.
  • Bates beats Hamilton 47-33 to finish 5-3
    November 10, 2012
    The Bates football team put a final, thrilling stamp on the 2012 season, defeating Hamilton 47-33 at Garcelon Field to finish 5-3, the Bobcats' first winning year since going 6-2 in 1981.
  • Bates 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, spoiling the return of Bates alum Jonathan Michaeles, who is in his first year as Colby's head coach.
  • Bates pummels 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.
  • Optimistic Bates set to open at Trinity
    September 19, 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. Saturday at Trinity College begins what may prove to be one of the most entertaining seasons of Bates College football in years.
  • Bates stifles Bowdoin for 24-2 victory at Garcelon
    November 05, 2011
    Bates College held rival Bowdoin College's offense scoreless and to just 168 yards in a dominating 24-2 win over the Polar Bears on Saturday at Garcelon Field. The win is Bates' second over Bowdoin in the past three years, and gives the Bobcats (3-4) their third win for the first time since the 2002 season.
  • Middlebury beats Bates in historic shootout, 49-43
    October 22, 2011
    McCallum Foote hit Nick Resor for a 10-yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds left to lift Middlebury to a 49-43 win over Bates at Garcelon Field on Saturday. The teams combined for 991 yards of offense -- 537 for Bates, 454 for Middlebury -- in the highest-scoring game in the 117-year history of Bates football.
  • Bates beats Williams, 35-26; off to best start since 1982
    October 08, 2011
    The Bates College football team defeated Williams College 35-26 today at Weston Field, the Bobcats' second-ever win over the NESCAC rival Ephs and the first since 2003. Bates (2-1) has won consecutive games for the first time since the 2002 season, and is off to its best start after three games since 1982.
  • Bates wins second straight over Tufts with 28-9 rout
    October 01, 2011
    The Bates College football team has started a win streak of its own against NESCAC rival Tufts University. On Saturday, the Bobcats dominated the Jumbos for a 28-9 victory at Garcelon Field, their second straight over the Jumbos after they broke Tufts' 24-game win streak a year ago. It is Bates' most lopsided win since the 2004 season. Bates (1-1) outrushed Tufts (0-2) by a 218-18 margin, sacked Jumbos quarterback Johnny Lindquist six times and intercepted him four times in the game.
  • Big play propels Amherst to 20-7 win at Bates
    September 24, 2011
    Kevin Ferber returned a Bates fumble 62 yards for a touchdown as time expired on the first half, changing the complexion of a game the Bobcats had controlled for the most part, and Amherst went on to win 20-7 in the season opener for both teams on Saturday at Garcelon Field.
  • Season Preview: Bates looks to take the next big step
    September 20, 2011
    Could this be the year the Bates College football team takes a big step forward? Or might that have occurred already, last year, in disguise?
  • Bates beats Hamilton in season finale, 28-18
    November 13, 2010
    The Bates football team ended the 2010 season on a high note on Saturday, defeating Hamilton 28-18 in the season finale for both teams. It is the Bobcats' sixth win over the Continentals in their past seven meetings, and Bates' first win recorded on the renovated Garcelon Field.
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