Amherst Mammoths football

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Amherst Mammoths football
First season 1877
Head coach E. J. Mills
22nd season, 128–41 (.757)
Stadium Pratt Field
(Capacity: 2,500)
Year built 1890
Field surface FieldTurf
Location Amherst, Massachusetts
NCAA division Division III
Conference NESCAC
Colors Purple and White[1]
         
Website athletics.amherst.edu

The Amherst Mammoths represent Amherst College of Amherst, Massachusetts in the sport of college football.[2] The football team is coached by E. J. Mills.[3] Amherst is one of the "Little Three," along with Williams College and Wesleyan University.

History[edit]

Amherst claims its athletics program as the oldest in the nation,[4] pointing to its compulsory physical fitness regimen put in place in 1860 (the mandate that all students participate in sports or pursue physical education has been discontinued).[5] One-third of the student body participates in sports at the intercollegiate level, and eighty percent participate in intramural and club sports teams.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amherst Sports Information". Retrieved September 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Amherst football schedule and results - D3football". 
  3. ^ "Amherst College Athletics: Football: Head Coach E.J. Mills". 
  4. ^ a b "Amherst College and Amherst Athletics Quickfacts", www.amherst.edu . Retrieved October 31, 2007.
  5. ^ "[1]", A History of Amherst College During the Administrations of its First Five Presidents.

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