2017 Football News

  • Three Football Players Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors
    November 17, 2017
    Three members of the Middlebury College football team have been named a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) District I First-Team Academic All-District selection by the organization. Seniors Kevin Hopsicker (Delmar, N.Y.) and John Jackson (Hood River, Ore.) along with junior Andrew Rogan (Thompson Ridge, N.Y.) each earned spots on the team. The three helped lead the Panthers to a 7-2 season and a runner-up finish in the NESCAC.
  • Becton Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    November 13, 2017
    Middlebury College football player Wesley Becton (Elmhurst, Ill.) has been named the NESCAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. The senior linebacker helped lead the Panthers to a 35-24 road win at Tufts to finish the season with a 7-2 mark and solidify the NESCAC runner-up spot. In the game, Becton made 11 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for 40 lost yards, earned 3.5 sacks and registered a safety for Middlebury.
  • Football Downs Tufts - Places Second in NESCAC With 7-2 Mark
    November 11, 2017
    Middlebury ended its nine-game season with a 35-24 road win over Tufts at the Ellis Oval. With the victory, the Panthers end the season with a 7-2 mark, placing second only to Trinity (8-1) in the NESCAC.
  • Football Scores 41 First-Half Points in Win Over Hamilton
    November 04, 2017
    Middlebury scored the game’s first 41 points, all in the first half, on its way to a 41-20 win over Hamilton (2-6) on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. With the win, the Panthers (6-2) capture the “Rocking Chair Classic” for the 22nd-straight time. Middlebury wraps up its season next Saturday at Tufts, while Hamilton will host Bates.
  • Football Downed by Trinity
    October 28, 2017
    Trinity ran its winning streak to 16 games, as the Bantams (7-0) picked up a 27-5 win over Middlebury (5-2) on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The Panthers are home again next weekend, facing Hamilton at 12:30 p.m., while the Bantams visit Amherst.
  • Football Scores Game's First 27 Points in Win at Bates
    October 21, 2017
    Middlebury scored the game’s first 27 points and never looked back, on its way to a 43-14 win at Bates (0-6) on Saturday afternoon in Maine. The Panthers (5-1) return to action next Saturday when they host Trinity at 1:00 p.m. on homecoming.
  • Rye Honored by the NESCAC
    October 16, 2017
    Middlebury College football player Maxwell Rye (Longmeadow, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week. The sophomore averaged 50.3 yards over four punts against Williams. Two of the punts were inside the 20, with one sailing 72 yards to the Ephs’ one-yard line and resulting in a blocked punt for a safety. Rye also caught seven passes for a career-high 133 yards and a touchdown.
  • Last-Second Touchdown Lifts Williams Past Middlebury
    October 14, 2017
    Williams quarterback Bobby Maimaron found Frank Stola in the end zone from 15 yards out on the final play of the game, lifting the Ephs (4-1) to a 27-26 road win at Middlebury (4-1). The Panthers return to action next week at Bates, while Williams will host Tufts. Saturday’s game was played before a crowd of 3,655 on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium.
  • Hopsicker Earns NESCAC Honors
    October 09, 2017
    Middlebury College football player Kevin Hopsicker (Delmar, N.Y.) has been named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week. The defensive back helped Middlebury to a 35-31 road victory over previously undefeated Amherst. The Panthers return to action Saturday, hosting Williams at 2:00 p.m.
  • Football Moves to 4-0 With Road Win at Amherst
    October 07, 2017
    Middlebury has opened 4-0 for the second-straight season (5-0 in 2016), picking up a 35-31 road win over previously unbeaten Amherst (3-1) on Pratt Field. The Panthers led 35-17 in the fourth quarter and held off a late charge by the Mammoths to secure the win. Middlebury returns home next Saturday when it hosts Williams at 2:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Scores 34 Unanswered in Win Over Colby
    September 30, 2017
    Middlebury outgained Colby 559-179, as the Panthers won for the seventh-straight time over the Mules (0-3), this time a 37-6 decision on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. Middlebury (3-0), who is currently ranked seventh in New England, will travel to Amherst for a 2:00 p.m. game next Saturday, while Colby visits Wesleyan.
  • Middlebury Athletics Store Open for Limited Time
    September 28, 2017
    Hey Panther fans - here's your chance to get some Middlebury Athletics gear! Choose from seven items offered during our second "Flash Sale." The store will only be open from September 28 - October 5, so pick up some gear to show your support!
  • Football Cruises Past Bowdoin
    September 23, 2017
    After a turnover on its opening possession, Middlebury (2-0) scored on its next four drives, picking up a 41-14 win over Bowdoin (0-2). The Panthers return home next weekend with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff against Colby.
  • Becton & Martinez Earn NESCAC Honors
    September 18, 2017
    Middlebury College football players Wesley Becton (Elmhurst, Ill.) and Jimmy Martinez (Maplewood, N.J.) have earned weekly honors from the NESCAC. Becton was named the Co-Defensive Player of the Week, while Martinez earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the Panthers.
  • Football Holds Off Wesleyan in Season Opener
    September 16, 2017
    Middlebury held off a late charge by Wesleyan, as the Panthers picked up a 30-27 victory in the season-opener for both teams on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. Middlebury earned its sixth win in its last seven games against Wesleyan and returns to action at Bowdoin next Saturday. The Cardinals will play their home-opener when they entertain Tufts on the same day.
  • 2017 Football Season Preview
    September 12, 2017
    With a plethora of starters returning from last year’s 6-2 squad, Middlebury has its sights set atop the NESCAC standings this fall.  The Panthers welcome back several players in key positions, but will have some holes to fill on the offensive line.
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    September 06, 2017
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