BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Marines of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment, who count former Bowdoin football captain Brendan Murphy '07 among their ranks, were originally bound for Iraq this spring. But members of the unit known as "America's Battalion" instead find themselves in Afghanistan as part of the 21,000 additional forces President Obama is deploying in the administration's new strategy for the war effort there.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - James Lentz, the long-time head coach of the Bowdoin football team and first director of the school's renowned Outing Club, passed away on Wednesday, July 22. He was 82. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, August 9, at 2:00 p.m. at Whittier Field.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College will be hosting a football reunion in conjunction with the season-opening game against Middlebury College on Saturday, September 26. An official invitation will follow soon, but football alumni are encouraged to 'save the date' for this special event, which will celebrate 120 years of Bowdoin College football and honor long-time Athletic Trainer Michael Linkovich.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College will host a one-day football skills clinic on Saturday, August 1. Including coaches from Colby, Bates, Bowdoin, Husson and Maine Maritime, the clinic will focus on the basic fundamentals of football and is open to players entering grades 9-12. Click the link above to register.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The second annual Bowdoin College Football Alumni Golf Outing is scheduled for Friday, August 7 at the Brunswick Golf Club. With registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. and a shotgun start scheduled for 9:00, an on-campus reception and dinner are also included. Participants are encouraged to register online as space is limited to 92 golfers.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College alumni take many different career paths after graduation. Roommates Jack Dingess and Pack Janes will certainly pursue the road less traveled. Before over 100 family members, friends and former teammates, Dingess and Janes were sworn in as Marine Corps officers in a ceremony just hours after commencement on May 23.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College football team has announced dates and times for their eight-game 2009 schedule. The Polar Bears, winners of three consecutive C-B-B Championships, will open their campaign at home against Middlebury College on Saturday, September 26 at 1:00 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - In an effort to determine the top sports rivalry in every state, Sporting News Magazine has chosen the "CBB" football battles between Bowdoin, Colby and Bates as the top rivalry in the Pine Tree State. The magazine, which was released the week of May 4, selects the top intra-state showdown at any level of sports in each of the 50 states.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College seniors Leah Ferenc (Rumney, N.H.) and Tim Kelleher (Pepperell, Mass.) have been named All-American Athletes by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). In its 30th year, the NSCA All-American Program recognizes dedication to strength and conditioning training.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Athletic Department announced their end-of-year honors at the annual All-Sports Banquet on Saturday evening, May 10. Top honors went to three-sport star Lindsay McNamara (Milton, Mass.), who garnered Outstanding Female Athlete, while track & field thrower Luke Fairbanks (Northbridge, Mass.) collected Outstanding Male Athlete recognition.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Thirty-nine Bowdoin student-athletes have been awarded NESCAC All-Academic recognition in honors announced this week. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached junior academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Eight Bowdoin College student-athletes have been recognized as NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team honorees announced on Thursday. The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Five Bowdoin College football players have earned All-New England Small College Athletic Conference Second-Team honors in awards announced on Tuesday. The Polar Bears finished the 2008 season with a 4-4 record, placing fifth in the conference standings. Senior lineman Ray Wang and Ben Larkins were honored on offense, while Damon Hall-Jones and Kevin Zikaras were defensive selections. Nolan McNair garnered punting accolades.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Capping a sensational senior campaign, Bowdoin's Damon Hall-Jones has been awarded the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week. Hall-Jones paced a Polar Bear defense that excelled in the final three weeks of the season, closing the year with the program's third consecutive CBB Championship.
WATERVILLE, Maine - Bowdoin quarterback Oliver Kell accumulated 244 yards of total offense - more than Colby had as a team - and the Polar Bear defense posted their third-straight outstanding performance in a 20-6 win over the Mules on Saturday. With the win, Bowdoin earns their third-consecutive CBB (Colby-Bates-Bowdoin) Championship, the team's longest streak since 1975-77.
The Bowdoin College football team (3-4) will look to claim their third consecutive CBB Championship when they close out their season at Colby (3-4) on Saturday. Game time is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at Seaverns Field in Waterville. Saturday's game is the 120th meeting between the squads, which ranks as the third-longest rivalry in Division III football, behind only Williams-Amherst and Albion-Kalamazoo.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin football player Nolan McNair (Oak Park, Calif.) has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. A senior kicker/punter for the Polar Bears, McNair was outstanding in Bowdoin's 55-14 win over Bates on Saturday.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College football team accumulated 595 yards of total offense and scored their most points since 1951 in a 55-14 victory over Bates on Saturday. With the win, the Polar Bears (3-4) have a chance to win their third consecutive CBB Championship next weekend at Colby. The Bobcats fall to 1-6 with the loss.
The Bowdoin College football team (2-4) will look to take a step toward their third consecutive CBB (Colby-Bates-Bowdoin) Championship when they host the Bates College Bobcats (1-5) on Senior Day Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The teams have played 110 times entering Saturday, the 10th-longest streak in Division III, with the Polar Bears holding a 64-39-7 edge in the all-time series.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin junior quarterback Oliver Kell (Westford, Mass.) has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week. Kell was exceptional last Saturday, accumulating 342 yards of total offense and setting two school records as the Polar Bears earned their second win of the season in a 17-10 victory at Wesleyan.
MIDDLETOWN, CONN. - Quarterback Oliver Kell accounted for 342 yards of offense and scored what proved to be the game-winning touchdown with 1:31 remaining to lead the Bowdoin College football team to a 17-10 victory over Wesleyan on Saturday. The Polar Bears (2-4) will host Bates next weekend in the opening leg of their CBB schedule while Wesleyan falls to 1-5 this season.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College football team (1-4) will look to snap a two-game losing skid when they travel to Middletown, Connecticut this Saturday to play Wesleyan University (1-4). It will mark the 79th meeting between the schools, dating back to 0-0 tie in 1906.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The third annual Phil Soule 5K "Phlail" was held at Bowdoin College's Whittier Field on Sunday, October 19. The top finisher on the men's side was Paul Johnson in a time of 17:02. Morgan Lake-Adams was the leading female with a time of 20:09. This year's top lineman finisher was Chris Wagner, who edged Thomas Carey by a single second to close at 23:37. Click above for complete results.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Trinity College football team collected five turnovers and racked up over 500 yards of total offense in a 40-16 victory of Bowdoin on Saturday. The Bantams remain the NESCAC's lone unbeaten at 5-0 this season while the Polar Bears drop their second-straight game and fall to 1-4 on the year.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College will host the third annual Phil Soule 5K "Phlail" this Homecoming Sunday, October 19 beginning at Whittier Field. Registration is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. with the run/walk slated to begin at 11:00 a.m.
A table will also be set up at Saturday's football game for anyone wishing to pre-register for Sunday's event.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Trinity and Bowdoin play for the 38th time in series history on Saturday at Whittier Field. The Polar Bears (1-3) stumbled at Hamilton last Saturday, falling to the Continentals 28-17 after winning their first game of the season at home against Tufts on October 4. The Bantams (4-0) are the lone unbeaten remaining in the NESCAC and have escaped their last two games - a last-minute win over Hamilton and an overtime victory against Tufts - to own sole possession of first place in the league.
CLINTON, N.Y. - Mark Snickenberger tied a Hamilton College record with four rushing touchdowns and the Continentals went on to a 28-17 New England Small College Athletic Conference football victory against visiting Bowdoin College at Steuben Field. The Polar Bears fall to 1-3 this season while Hamilton improves to 2-2 overall.
The Bowdoin and Hamilton football teams will play for the 25th time in series history on Saturday, as the teams reach the midway point of the 2008 NESCAC football campaign. The Polar Bears (1-2) earned their first win of the season in a 28-26 triumph over Tufts last weekend, while Hamilton (0-3) put a scare into conference-leading Trinity before falling in the final minute, 20-15.
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin quarterback Oliver Kell threw for 224 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score to lead the Polar Bear football team to their first win of the season, a 28-26 win over Tufts on Saturday at Whittier Field. The Polar Bears, who forced five turnovers on the afternoon, improve to 1-2 this season while the Jumbos fall to 2-1.
Traditonal foes Bowdoin and Tufts tangle for the 103rd time Saturday afternoon in Brunswick. The Jumbos carry an unbeaten 2-0 mark into the game, outscoring opponents by a NESCAC-best 33 points over the first two weeks (54-21). Bowdoin lost their home-opener last weekend to Amherst, 31-24, to fall to 0-2 this season.