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At Long Last! Bates Football Secures First Win in 728 Days with 30-5 Rout Over Bowdoin

At Long Last! Bates Football Secures First Win in 728 Days with 30-5 Rout Over Bowdoin

Quinn Troy

November 6, 2019

For nearly two years, the Bates College football program was synonymous with losing. 2018 saddled the Bobcats with a miserable 0-9 record, and it seemed that 2019 would be of a similar tone. Leading up to the clash with Bowdoin, Bates had been outscored 244-80 in 2019 and had not won a game. In addi...

What is it like to Play Two Sports at Bates?

November 6, 2019

Everyone knows the life of a college athlete is a grind. Having to go through a long season full of practices, games, workouts, film sessions, and such on top of a demanding class schedule is incredibly difficult to ask of a college student. Imagine playing on two different varsity sports teams...

Football Spotlight: Mohamed Diawara

Football Spotlight: Mohamed Diawara

Christina Leonard, Digital Editor

September 18, 2019

“Football is a way out. There is a lot of violence in Philadelphia. To stay out of trouble, city kids either play football or basketball. I chose football,” said freshman and Bates football wide receiver Mohamed Diawara ’23.  Diawara was inspired to play football because of his older brothe...

Bates Football Falls to Amherst, but Demonstrates Promising Growth

Bates Football Falls to Amherst, but Demonstrates Promising Growth

September 17, 2019

Founding Father and lover of kites Benjamin Franklin once famously said, “In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Although Mr. Franklin died in 1790, I am sure if he were walking the earth today, he would’ve added “Bates College Football losing to Amherst” to the list. The Bo...

Getting to Know Bates Football Punter: Justin Foley

Sydney Beres ‘18 watches her Sam Reiss ‘18 advance the ball.  JOHN NEUFELD/THE BATES STUDENT

Max Petrie

October 4, 2017

Last week I sat down with Bates’ football punter, Justin Foley ’19, to get a better understanding of our player. In 2015, his first year as a punter, Foley averaged 37.2 yards per punt on the season. He earned the “NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week” honor for his performance in the Bobcats’...

Walter Washington ‘19 on the Importance of Being a Well-Rounded Student-Athlete

Max Petrie

September 20, 2017

Walter Washington ’19 wears many hats.  On top of a full slate of classes and being Student Body President, he sings in an a cappella group, works a job, and is a member of the football team. With this much on his plate, managing time effectively becomes very important. “Even if I have a very busy d...

CBB Champs! Football team beats Bowdoin and Colby to clinch CBB title for the first time since 2002

CBB Champs! Football team beats Bowdoin and Colby to clinch CBB title for the first time since 2002

Doug Steinberg

November 7, 2012

Bates Football earned the 2012 Colby-Bates-Bowdoin trophy this past weekend with a hard-fought 14-6 victory over the Bowdoin Polar Bears in Brunswick, Maine. The win moves Bates to 4-3, with a strong chance to beat Hamilton next weekend and finish the season 5-3. Although the game was played at Bowdoin...

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