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  • Bears Capture 40th Cranberry Bowl Behind MVP Lavanchy
    November 10, 2018
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Senior wide receiver Jack Lavanchy (Walpole, Mass.) earned Lee Harrington Most Valuable Player honors to lead the Bridgewater State University football team to a 21-7 victory over visiting Massachusetts Maritime Academy in the 40th Annual Cranberry Bowl Presented By Ocean Spray on Saturday afternoon at Swenson Field.
  • Bears Hold Off Plymouth State, 19-13
    October 05, 2018
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The Bridgewater State University football team held off visiting Plymouth State University, 19-13, in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) matchup on Friday night at Swenson Field.
  • Bears Post 31-14 MASCAC Win at Westfield State
    September 29, 2018
    WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Senior wide receiver Jack Lavanchy (Walpole, Mass.) and junior running back Nick Santavicca (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) each scored a pair of touchdowns as Bridgewater State held off Westfield State, 31-14, in a MASCAC football game on Saturday at Alumni Field.
  • Bears Roll Past Fitchburg State, 42-15
    September 21, 2018
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The Bridgewater State University football team rolled to a 42-15 victory over visiting Fitchburg State University in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) contest on Friday night at Swenson
  • Lavanchy Sets BSU Single-Game Receiving Marks in 27-20 Loss to WestConn
    October 21, 2017
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The visiting Western Connecticut State University football team held on for a 27-20 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference victory over Bridgewater State University on Saturday evening in front of over over 1,900 Homecoming fans at Swenson Field.
  • Fourth Quarter Comeback Bid Falls Short in 31-29 Loss to Fitchburg
    September 23, 2017
    FITCHBURG, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University football team held off a fourth quarter rally as the host Falcons edged Bridgewater State University, 31-29, in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action on Saturday afternoon at Elliot Field.
  • Bears Comeback Falls Short in 19-13 Loss to Framingham
    September 15, 2017
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The visiting Framingham State University football team withstood a furious fourth quarter comeback as the Rams posted a 19-13 victory over Bridgewater State University on Friday night at Swenson Field. The game marked the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) opener for both teams.
  • Last Second Touchdown Sinks Bears
    September 09, 2017
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- Joe Kalosky's (Plymouth, Conn.) 31-yard touchdown pass to Sheilan Velazquez (West Haven, Conn.) with no time remaining on the clock helped lift the visiting Endicott College football team to a stunning 29-28 victory over Bridgewater State University on Saturday afternoon at Swenson Field. The game marked the home opener for Bridgewater State.
  • Bears Fall to Buffalo State in Season Opener
    September 02, 2017
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Bridgewater State University football team opened the 2017 season with a 20-19 setback to Buffalo State on Saturday afternoon at Coyer Field in Buffalo, New York.
  • MVP Garrett Leads Bears to 37-14 Cranberry Bowl Win over Mass. Maritime
    November 12, 2016
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Junior running back Malik Garrett (Dorchester, Mass.) earned Lee Harrington Most Valuable Player honors to lead the Bridgewater State University football team to a 37-14 victory over Massachusetts Maritime Academy in the 38th Annual Cranberry Bowl Presented By Ocean Spray Saturday afternoon at Swenson Field.
  • PAT keeps Bridgewater State's season upright
    November 08, 2016
    With Russ Bolarinho's game-winning PAT, the Bears clinched the MASCAC title and the playoff berth that goes with it.
  • Bears Capture MASCAC Crown with 28-27 Overtime Win over Framingham
    November 05, 2016
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – The Bridgewater State University Bears clinched the 2016 Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) football title with a dramatic 28-27 overtime victory over defending champion Framingham State University on Saturday afternoon at Framingham's Bowditch Field.
  • Bears Stay Unbeaten in MASCAC Play with 27-7 Win over Westfield
    October 22, 2016
    WESTFIELD, Mass. -- The visiting Bridgewater State University football team posted a 27-7 victory over Westfield State University in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) game on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.
  • Bears Outlast Plymouth State in Double Overtime, 29-23
    October 15, 2016
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The Bridgewater State University football team outlasted visiting Plymouth State University, 29-23, in two overtimes periods in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) game on Homecoming Saturday at Swenson Field.
  • Bears Down UMass Dartmouth, 27-19
    October 07, 2016
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Junior running back Alex McLaughlin (Littleton, Mass.) rushed for a career high 207 yards and a touchdown to lead the Bridgewater State University football team to a 27-19 victory over Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) rival UMass Dartmouth on Friday night at Swenson Field.
  • Bears Edge Western Connecticut, 20-14
    October 01, 2016
    DANBURY, Conn. -- The Bridgewater State University football team earned a tough 20-14 win over Massahusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) foe Western Connecticut State University on Saturday evening at the Western Athletic Complex.
  • Higgins Sets BSU Passing Mark in 34-25 Win over Fitchburg State
    September 23, 2016
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Senior quarterback Danny Higgins (Manahawkin, N.J.) threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns while becoming the school's all-time passing leader as the Bridgewater State University football team held on for a 34-25 victory over Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) rival Fitchburg State University on Friday night at Swenson Field.
  • Bears Down Worcester State, 34-14
    September 17, 2016
    WORCESTER, Mass. – The Bridgewater State University football team downed host Worcester State University, 34-14, in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) matchup on Saturday afternoon at Coughlin Stadium. The game marked the MASCAC opener for both teams.
  • Bears Fall to Kean, 15-14
    September 10, 2016
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- The Bridgewater State University football team dropped a tough 15-14 decision to visiting Kean University on Saturday afternoon at Swenson Field.
  • New England conferences team up for bowl series
    August 30, 2016
    The ECFC, MASCAC, NEFC and NEWMAC will be pulling out of the ECAC's postseason bowls and creating their own postseason game this season.
  • Football Wins 37th Cranberry Bowl Behind MVP Higgins
    November 14, 2015
    BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. -- Junior quarterback Danny Higgins (Manahawkin, N.J.) earned Lee Harrington Most Valuable Player honors by accounting for five touchdowns, including three through the air, to lead Bridgewater State to a 64-42 victory over Massachusetts Maritime in the 37th Annual Cranberry Bowl Presented By Ocean Spray Saturday afternoon at Clean Harbors Stadium.
  • Catching on at Bridgewater State
    November 03, 2015
    Wide receiver Travis Bassett's biggest play for the Bears might have come in the offseason. He recruited high school teammate Alex McLaughlin to transfer to Bridgewater State and the move has paid big dividends for the Bears offense. More in Around the Northeast.
  • Bears Roll to 48-20 Homecoming Win over Westfield State
    October 24, 2015
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Sophomore running back Alex McLaughlin (Littleton, Mass.) rushed for 164 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Bridgewater State University football team to a convincing 48-20 Homecoming victory over visiting Westfield State University in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) contest on Saturday afternoon at Swenson Field.
  • Bears Cruise to 45-19 Win over Plymouth State
    October 17, 2015
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior quarterback Danny Higgins (Manahawkin, N.J.) threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third Saturday afternoon to lead Bridgewater State University to a 45-19 victory over Plymouth State University in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) football game at Currier Field.
  • Bears Down UMass Dartmouth, 34-13
    October 09, 2015
    DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Sophomore quarterback Alex McLaughlin (Littleton, Mass.) rushed for three touchdowns to lead the Bridgewater State University football team to a 34-13 victory over UMass Dartmouth in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) contest on Friday night at Cressy Field.
  • Bears Top Western Connecticut, 34-27
    October 03, 2015
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. –Junior quarterback Danny Higgins (Manahawkin, N.J.) threw for 187 and two touchdowns and added another 50 yards on the ground to lead the Bridgewater State University football team to a 34-27 victory over Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Western Connecticut State University on Saturday afternoon at Swenson Field.
  • Bears Hold Off Worcester State, 34-28, in MASCAC Opener
    September 18, 2015
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The Bridgewater State University football team outlasted Worcester State University, 34-28, in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) contest on Friday night at Swenson Field.
  • Bears Fall to Kean, 47-21
    September 12, 2015
    UNION, N.J -- The Kean University football team used a second quarter surge to power past Bridgewater State University by the final of 47-21 in the season opener for the Cougars on Saturday afternoon.
  • BSU Bears Open 2015 Campaign with 42-21 Victory Over Curry
    September 04, 2015
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – The Bridgewater State University football team opened the 2015 season with a 42-21 victory over Curry College on Friday night in front of a capacity crowd at Swenson Field.
  • NCAA reverses course, says no bid for SAA, MASCAC
    October 31, 2014
    Contrary to the information it released a few weeks ago, the NCAA D-III football championships committee announced Friday that the Southern Athletic Association and Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference will not have automatic bids to the 2014 Division III football playoffs.
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