Amherst Senior A.J. Scola Performs Well at UMass Pro Day
Apr. 8 - Amherst College senior cornerback A.J. Scola performed very well last week at the University of Massachusetts Pro Day, setting the bar in a handful of different speed and agility tests. Several NFL teams have shown interest in Scola, who will now wait until the April 25-26th NFL Draft to see if he will have the chance to compete for a job playing on Sundays. Full Story

Amherst Places Three on D3football.com All-Region Team
Dec. 9 - D3football.com announced today its 2008 All-Region Teams, with three Amherst College student-athletes adding to their postseason honors. While seniors Justin Wiley and Tim Rose were each named to the All-East Region Third Team on offense, senior A.J. Scola earned a spot on the Third Team for defense. Full Story

Amherst Places Eight on All-NESCAC Teams
Nov. 18 - The NESCAC announced today the members of its 2008 Football All-Conference Teams, with eight Amherst College student-athletes earning a postseason honor. Six Lord Jeffs were named to a First Team, while two garnered Second Team honors. Full Story

Amherst Drops Heartbreaker to Williams, 24-23
Nov. 8 - The Amherst College football team was tied with archrival Williams at halftime, 10-10, but a blocked extra point by the Ephs led to a heartbreaking 24-23 loss by the Lord Jeffs.Amherst ends its season at 5-3, while the Ephs finish at 6-2. Full Story

Football Game Day Insider: Unbreakable
Nov. 6 - Six seniors—Guy Matisis, Travis Doering, Greg Smith, Preston Puryear, Mike Flanagan and Pat Moriarty—make up one of the tightest and most exceptional groups of student-athletes in Amherst football history. Full Story

Sam Rudman Named to Academic All-District First Team
Nov. 6 - Members of the 2008 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Football Teams were announced this morning, with senior Sam Rudman representing Amherst College in the District 1 College Division. Full Story


A Preview of the "Biggest Little Game in America"
Nov. 5 - The winner of this Saturday's football game between archrivals Amherst and Williams will finish second in the 2008 NESCAC standings and will be crowned the Little Three champion. Fans can tune into NESN on Saturday to follow all of the action live from Pratt Field. Full Preview

Football Falls to 5-2 with 30-13 Loss at Trinity
Nov. 1 - The 2008 NESCAC football champion has been decided with one game remaining, as Trinity College improved to 7-0 with a 30-13 win over Amherst. The Lord Jeffs fall to 5-2 and will host Williams College next Saturday with the Little Three title on the line. Full Story

Week 7 Football Preview: Amherst @ Trinity
Oct. 29 - The Amherst College football team stands between Trinity College and its fourth outright NESCAC title, as the Bantams can clinch sole possession of first place with a victory over the Lord Jeffs this Saturday in Hartford, Conn. Full Preview

Amherst Hangs on for 24-17 Win Over Tufts
Oct. 25 - The Amherst College football team hung on for a 24-17 win over Tufts University after the Jumbos rallied for 17 unanswered points in the second half. The Jeffs improve to 5-1 on the season. Full Story

A.J. Scola: Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk
Oct. 24 - The Amherst College football team's defensive unit has a reputation for being a hard-nosed, no-nonsense squad, but senior defensive back A.J. Scola has brought a swagger all his own to the field. Full Story

Week 6 Football Preview: Amherst vs. Tufts
Oct. 22 - This Saturday's football game between Amherst and Tufts will feature two of the best defenses in the NESCAC, as the Lord Jeffs can maintain sole possession of second place or jump to a tie for first place in the conference standings with a victory. Full Preview

Matt Eberhart Named NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week
Oct. 19 - Amherst College junior Matt Eberhart was named the NESCAC Football Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance during a 17-10 victory at Wesleyan University. The win improved the Lord Jeffs to 4-1 on the season. Full Story

Amherst Hangs on for 17-10 Win at Wesleyan
Oct. 18 - The Amherst College football team was notched with Little Three rival Wesleyan University at halftime, 10-10, but the Lord Jeffs scored the lone points of the second half to earn a 17-10 victory. Full Story

Week 5 Football Preview: Amherst @ Wesleyan
Oct. 15 - The Amherst College football team held a slim42-35-9 advantage over Wesleyan through the first 86 meetings dating back to the inaugural matchup in 1882, but the Lord Jeffs have taken charge of this Little Three rivalry by winning 21 of their last 27 games against the Cardinals and 13 of their last 14. Full Preview/Watch Live Webcast

Eric Pender Named ECAC and NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week
Oct. 12 - Amherst College junior defensive lineman Eric Pender was named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week Sunday for his outstanding performance during a Week 4 win over Colby College. On Tuesday, the ECAC tacked on its Player of the Week Award as well.  Full Story

Amherst Gets Back on Track with 23-2 Win Over Colby
Oct. 11 - The Amherst College football team out-gained visiting Colby College by 300 yards en route to an impressive 23-2 win at home. The Lord Jeffs move to 3-1 on the year, while the Mules fall to 2-2. Full Story

Football Game Day Insider: Pigs in the Mud
Oct. 10 - Seniors Tim Rose, Sam Rudman, Justin Wiley and Jay Hebb are exactly what you’d expect from 260-pound offensive linemen when they’re on a football field. Off the field? You can leave the stereotypes and expectations at the door. Full Story

Week 4 Football Preview: Amherst vs. Colby
Oct. 8 - Colby’s four wins over Amherst from 1992 to 1995 marked its only four victories in the history of this NESCAC rivalry, as the Lord Jeffs have posted a 26-4-1 record against the Mules dating back to the inaugural matchup in 1903. Full Preview

Amherst Suffers 31-14 Loss at Middlebury
Oct. 4 - The Amherst College football team dropped to 2-1 on the season after a 31-14 loss at Middlebury College. The Jeffs and Panthers were notched at 14-14 at halftime, but the hosts pulled away in the second half while shutting down the Amherst offense. Full Story

Week 3 Football Preview: Amherst @ Middlebury
Oct. 1 - Since 1998, five of the 10 football games between Amherst and Middlebury have been decided by four points or fewer. A live video webcast and audio broadcast will be available for this Saturday's 1:30 p.m. matchup. Full Game Preview * Webcast Information

Football Improves to 2-0 with 31-24 Win at Bowdoin
Sept. 27 - After what had been a tough day for Amherst sports fans at Bowdoin, the Amherst College football team held on for a 31-24 win over the Polar Bears to improve to 2-0 on the season. The Jeffs ran for 278 yards and three touchdowns by three different running backs in the win.  Full Story

Week 2 Football Preview: Amherst @ Bowdoin
Sept. 24 - The Amherst College football team will take its 1-0 record to 0-1 Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon and look to land a third consecutive win over the Polar Bears. After a 30-6 season-opening win over Hamilton, the Lord Jeffs hope to continue rolling. Full Preview * Watch live Webcast * Follow live stats

Amherst Opens 2008 Season with 30-6 Win Over Hamilton
Sept. 20 - The Amherst College football team opened its 2008 season with a convincing 30-6 victory over visiting Hamilton College. Sophomore quarterback Alex Vetras threw for three touchdowns, while the Lord Jeff defense had four interceptions on the day. Full Story

Now Starring: Guy Matisis '09
Sept. 18 - For someone who shines so brightly on the field, Amherst College senior captain Guy Matisis hates the spotlight. As a high school student in Hingham, Massachusetts, it did not take long for Matisis to make his mark on both the football field and wrestling program, and he has been a star ever since.  Matisis is now the lone captain for the 2008 Lord Jeffs, as they open the season this weekend against Hamilton. Full Story

Week 1 Football Preview: Amherst vs. Hamilton
Sept. 17 - After meeting 10 times in a 14-year span, the Amherst and Hamilton football teams took a 46-year hiatus before reviving the series in 1980 and have since met 12 times. Since Head coach E.J. Mills took the helm at Amherst in 1997, the Lord Jeffs are a perfect 5-0 against Hamilton, earning three shutouts while outscoring the Continentals by a 164-10 margin.  Full Preview

Three Amherst Alums Wrap up Seasons in Professional Sports
Sept. 8 - Three members of the Amherst College Class of 2007 recently wrapped up their respective seasons in the professional sports world. While Derek Cherney '07 is fresh off his debut season in Major League Lacrosse, football players Brendan McKee '07 and Mike Salerno '07 saw great success overseas. Full Story

Amherst Loaded with Exceptional Talent in 2008
August 29 - If they can fill the void at quarterback, the Lord Jeffs have the potential to be a dominant force in the NESCAC. With an outstanding rushing tandem, exceptional receiving core and experienced offensive line, Amherst’s offense can step out from the shadow that the team’s reputable defense has cast over the years. The Jeffs won at least six games in four of head coach E.J. Mills’ first six years but are just 24-16 in the last five seasons and have won six games only once in that span. Extended Season Preview

Amherst Football Alum Rob Brown to Co-Star in Important New Film: The Express
June 30 - Amherst College football alum Rob Brown will star alongside Dennis Quaid in the upcoming film The Express, set to release this fall. Brown will play Ernie Davis, who died from leukemia at the age of 23 shortly after becoming the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961. Full Story