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Throwback Thursday: This day in 1983, defense stymies Amherst despite injuries

These photos, courtesy of The Middlebury Campus’ Oct. 14, 1983 edition, features the football team competing in Middlebury.

By Michael Segel

October 8, 2020

This week's Throwback Thursday covers Middlebury football's 1983 victory over Amherst.

Athletes on leave turn to future seasons

Will Jernigan ’21, one of several athletes taking time off this semester, embraces head coach Bob Ritter on the field after a game.

By Jenny Langerman

September 24, 2020

Fall athletes on leave this semester reflect on their experiences so far and look ahead to future seasons.

Siefer’s Scoop Podcast: An introduction

Cole Crider (86) charges at a Trinity defender on September 28, 2019. Middlebury went on to edge out the Bantams, 32-27.

By Blaise Siefer

September 10, 2020

New this 2020-2021 school year is The Siefer's Scoop Podcast, which tells the stories of Middlebury varsity student-athletes, hosted and produced by Blaise Siefer '23.

Football Finishes Fourth in NESCAC, Loses to Tufts

Middlebury’s and Tufts’ linemen face off on the line.


November 15, 2018

The Middlebury football team fell to the Tufts Jumbos 35-13 this past Saturday, concluding its season with a 5-4 record and a fourth-place finish in the NESCAC conference. Though Middlebury put up a tough fight, Tufts took the game in the third quarter, sealing the Panthers’ fate. Throughout the first ha...

Football Fumbles, Loses to Bantams

The Panthers line up against the Bates Bobcats on Saturday, Oct. 20.


November 1, 2018

  The Panthers traveled to Hartford, Connecticut this past weekend to face the Trinity Bantams. Middlebury suffered a 48-0 loss, bringing its season record to 4-3, while Trinity won its sixth game of the season. Offensively, the Panthers had a hard time working the ball down the field. Unable to catc...

Football Narrowly Defeats Bates

Middlebury’s defensive line faces off against Bates on Oct. 20 at home.


October 25, 2018

The Middlebury football team took on the Bates Bobcats in front of the Homecoming crowd this past Saturday. After a thrilling fourth quarter, the Panthers finished with the win, 35-34. The previous week started off a new sense of momentum for the Panthers. On Saturday, Oct. 13, the team traveled to...

Football Shut Down by Amherst

Middlebury football lost 21–0 to Amherst on Saturday, Oct. 6 during Fall Family Weekend.


October 11, 2018

The rivalry between Middlebury and Amherst is historically intense. Not only have both teams ended with impressive records the past few years, but they have also been competitively vying for the top spot in the conference with other top NESCAC teams.  Two years ago, during the 2016 season, Middleb...

Panther Football Dominates Colby Mules in Fourth Quarter


October 4, 2018

A strong finish in the fourth quarter lifted the Panther football team over the Colby Mules this past Saturday in Maine. Out-scoring its opponent by 14 points in the 4th quarter, the Middlebury team took home its second win of the season, 31-14. Last week, Coach Bob Ritter wanted the team to “concentrate on the things [...

Football Goes Out on a Good Note


November 15, 2017

On Saturday, Nov. 11, the class of 2018 played their final football game as Middlebury Panthers, completing their nine-game season with a 35–24 win over the Tufts Jumbos and a 7–2 Nescac record. The Panthers won the coin toss, opting to kick off to the Jumbos and it paid off. Ian Blow ’18 forced...

Panthers Refuse to Give Up Seat

The Panthers took a knee to receive the Rocking Chair Classic Trophy (depicted above on the right) as the reward for winning their annual “rivalry game” over Hamilton. Middlebury won 41–20, although not even that score was indicitive of how big the blowout was. The Panthers led 41–0 at the half, and many non-senior starters watched the second half from the sidelines.


November 8, 2017

On the last home game of the season and final home contest for the Class of 2018, the football team routed Hamilton 41–20 after scoring the game’s first 41 points on Saturday, Nov. 4. Middlebury kept hold of the “rocking chair” by defeating the Continentals for the 22nd-straight time in the rivalry. Hamilton...

Without Lebowitz, Football Falls to an Undefeated Trinity

Jack Meservy ’19 takes off to run as several Bantam defenders try to track him down in Trinity’s 27–5 victory over Middlebury on Saturday, Oct. 28. The loss knocks the Panthers out of Nescac championship contention with two games remaining in the season. Meservy made his first career start against the Nescac’s stingiest defense, as the Bantams allow only 8.1 points per game after holding the Panthers to five.


November 1, 2017

On Homecoming weekend, a day filled with returning alums, friends and family, the Middlebury Panthers fell to 5–2 after a 27–5 loss to Trinity College Bantams on Saturday, October, 29. At times they squad look ed promising, but Trinty proved to be well seasoned and ready to extend their 15-game win...

Football Falls on Last-second TD

Middlebury College Football


October 18, 2017

Hosting the Williams Purple Ephs on Saturday, Oct. 14, the Middlebury Panthers dropped a nail-biting contest that came down to the final six seconds of play. Middlebury dominated the first half of play, much as they have done in the rest of their games to this point. The Panthers burst out of the...

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