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Encyclopedia > New England Small College Athletic Conference

New England Small College Athletic Conference
Established 1971
Executive Director Andrea Savage
Assistant Director for Conference Operations Dan Fisher
Address 100 Venture Way - 3rd Floor. Hadley, MA 01035
Phone (413) 587-2105
Fax (413) 587-2167

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) is an athletic conference consisting of eleven highly selective liberal arts colleges located in New England and New York. Most of the colleges have been competing against each other since the 1800s. The colleges in this conference are often referred to as the "Little Ivies". Image File history File links NESCAClogo. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... NY redirects here. ... Little Ivies is a colloquialism referring to a group of small, selective[1] American colleges and universities; however, it does not denote any official organization. ...


According to the NESCAC, "The formation of NESCAC originated with an agreement among Amherst College, Bowdoin College, Wesleyan University and Williams College first drafted in 1955. Along with these four institutions, Bates College, Colby College, Hamilton College, Middlebury College, Trinity College and Tufts University are sustaining charter members. Connecticut College was added in 1982, bringing the Conference's membership to its current total of 11 institutions." Amherst College is a private, independent, elite[1][2] liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. It is the third oldest college in Massachusetts. ... Bowdoin College,founded in 1794 by is a private liberal arts college located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. ... Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a private liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut. ... Williams College is a private, coeducational, highly selective (17% admission rate this year) liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. ... For other uses, see Bates (disambiguation), Bates (surname) Bates College is a private liberal arts college, founded in 1855 by abolitionists, located in Lewiston, Maine, in the United States. ... Colby College, founded in 1813, is one of the United States of Americas oldest independent liberal arts colleges. ... Hamilton College is a private, independent, highly selective and prestigious liberal arts college located in Clinton, New York. ... Middlebury College is a private, small, highly selective liberal arts college located in the rural New England shire town of Middlebury, Vermont, United States. ... Trinity College is a private liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut. ... Tufts University is a private research university in Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts, suburbs of Boston. ... Connecticut College is a coeducational, highly selective private liberal arts college located in New London, Connecticut. ...


Union College was an original charter member, but left the NESCAC in 1977 after an incident with ice hockey recruiting. The architectural centerpiece of the Union campus, the Nott Memorial, is named after the colleges president from 1804-1866, Eliphalet Nott. ...

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Current members

Amherst College is a private, independent, elite[1][2] liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. It is the third oldest college in Massachusetts. ...   Amherst is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. ... For other uses, see Bates (disambiguation), Bates (surname) Bates College is a private liberal arts college, founded in 1855 by abolitionists, located in Lewiston, Maine, in the United States. ... Main Street, also U.S. Route 202 in downtown Lewiston Coordinates: Counties Androscoggin County Area    - City 35. ... Bowdoin College,founded in 1794 by is a private liberal arts college located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. ... Brunswick is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine. ... Colby College, founded in 1813, is one of the United States of Americas oldest independent liberal arts colleges. ... Waterville is a city in Kennebec County, Maine on the west bank of the Kennebec River. ... Connecticut College is a coeducational, highly selective private liberal arts college located in New London, Connecticut. ... Nickname: The Whaling City Motto: MARE LIBERUM Coordinates: NECTA Norwich-New London Region Southeastern Connecticut Settled 1646 (Pequot Plantation) Named 1658 (New London) Incorporated (city) 1784 Government  - Type Council-manager  - City council Margaret Mary Curtin, Mayor Kevin J. Cavanagh, Dep. ... Hamilton College is a private, independent, highly selective and prestigious liberal arts college located in Clinton, New York. ... Clinton is the name of some places in the U.S. state of New York: Clinton, Clinton County, New York Clinton, Dutchess County, New York Clinton, Oneida County, New York Clinton also is a name used to refer to the Hells Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. ... Middlebury College is a private, small, highly selective liberal arts college located in the rural New England shire town of Middlebury, Vermont, United States. ... Middlebury, Vermont Main Street Otter Creek Falls Middlebury is a town located in Addison County, Vermont. ... Trinity College is a private liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Tufts University is a private research university in Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts, suburbs of Boston. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1630 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Michael J. McGlynn Area  - City  8. ... Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a private liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut. ... Nickname: Forest City Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Midstate Region Incorporated (town) 1651 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1923 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Sebastian N. Giuliano Area    - City 42. ... Williams College is a private, coeducational, highly selective (17% admission rate this year) liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. ... Williamstown is a town located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ...

Past members

The architectural centerpiece of the Union campus, the Nott Memorial, is named after the colleges president from 1804-1866, Eliphalet Nott. ... Union Colleges Nott Memorial, one of the most recognized buildings in Schenectady Schenectady (IPA ) is a city in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ...

Conference championships

The NESCAC holds conference championships in

The Minnesota State High school Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men and women in many countries around the world. ... Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... This article concentrates on human swimming. ... For other uses, see Dive. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... Softball is an activity that came from baseball, in which a ball, eleven to twelve inches (or rarely, 16 inches) (28 to 30. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... A womens 400m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ...

NCAA Division III competition

Prior to 1993, NESCAC generally did not allow its member schools to send teams to NCAA championships. Since then, all sports except football have had this freedom, and have excelled in the NCAA Division III championships. For example, the Division III NACDA Director's Cup, awarded since 1996 to the college or university that wins the most college championships, has been awarded to Williams College every year except 1998. The NACDA Directors Cup is an award given annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics to the colleges and universities with the most success in collegiate athletics. ...


Middlebury College leads the conference in total number of National Championships, having won 27 individual titles since the NESCAC lifted its ban on NCAA play. Williams College is second, having won 14 in sports including Men's Basketball (1), Men's Soccer (1), Men's and Women's Tennis (3, 2), Men's and Women's Cross Country (2, 2), Women's Crew (2), and Women's Indoor Track & Field (1). Middlebury College is a private, small, highly selective liberal arts college located in the rural New England shire town of Middlebury, Vermont, United States. ... Williams College is a private, coeducational, highly selective (17% admission rate this year) liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. ...


Conference venues

School Football Basketball
Stadium Capacity Arena Capacity
Amherst Pratt Field 8,000 LeFrak Gymnasium 2,450
Bates Garcelon Field 3,000 Alumni Gymnasium 750
Bowdoin Whittier Field 9,000 Morrell Gymnasium 2,000
Colby Seaverns Stadium 5,000 Wadsworth Gymnasium 2,500
Connecticut Non-football school N/A Luce Fieldhouse 800
Hamilton Steuben Field 2,500 Margaret Bundy Scott Field House 2,500
Middlebury Alumni Stadium 3,500 Pepin Gymnasium 1,200
Trinity Dan Jessee Field 6,500 Oosting Gym 2,000
Tufts Ellis Oval 6,000 Cousens Gym 1,000
Wesleyan Andrus Field 5,000 Silloway Gymnasium 1,200
Williams Weston Field 10,000 Chandler Gymnasium 2,900

Wesleyans Silloway Gymnasium Part of the $13-million expansion of the Freeman Athletic Center completed in January, 2005, Silloway Gymnasium, named in May, 2006 for alumnus and benefactor Stuart Silloway 29, the first of three generations of Stuart Silloways to attend Wesleyan (Stuart Silloway Jr. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Athletic spending

The U. S. Department of Education publishes statistics on athletic spending by colleges[1]. In 2004-05, athletic spending by NESCAC schools was as follows:

School Athletic Spending Div III rank Amount per Student Div III rank
Amherst $3,004,696 #16 $1,832 #7
Bates $3,150,992 #14 $1,808 #8
Bowdoin $3,710,200 #7 $2,212 #4
Colby $2,181,256 #44 $1,198 #38
Connecticut $1,610,230 #105 $847 #91
Hamilton $1,855,184 #65 $1,035 #60
Middlebury $4,028,115 #4 $1,709 #11
Trinity $2,893,037 #19 $1,210 #36
Tufts $2,397,536 #31 $489 #164
Wesleyan $3,079,274 #15 $1,140 #47
Williams $5,697,753 #2 $2,779 #1

In Division III, Williams College athletic spending is second only to Christopher Newport University, which spends 2% more than Williams but has more than twice as many students. Connecticut College athletic spending is unusually low because it does not have a football team. Tufts per-student athletic spending is low because it has nearly double the undergraduate population (4,900) of its nearest NESCAC rival (Wesleyan, with 2,700) Christopher Newport University, locally abbreviated as CNU, is a small liberal arts university located in Newport News, Virginia. ...


Related athletic conferences

Amherst, Wesleyan, and Williams are also members of the Little Three conference. Bates, Bowdoin, and Colby are also members of the CBB conference. The Little Three is an unofficial athletic conference of three liberal arts colleges in New England. ... The Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) is an athletic conference containing three NCAA Division III schools, Colby College, Bates College, and Bowdoin College. ...


Alumni

Bill Belichick, head coach of 3 Super Bowl winning New England Patriots teams, and Eric Mangini, former defensive coordinator for the Patriots and current head coach of the New York Jets, both hail from NESCAC member school Wesleyan University. William Stephen Belichick (born April 16, 1952) is the American football coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... Eric Mangini (born January 19, 1971 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA) is the current head coach of the New York Jets of the National Football League. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a private liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut. ...


Professional hockey player Guy Hebert was a student at NESCAC member school Hamilton College, and was a first round draft pick of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Hebert eventually played for the New York Rangers. Guy Andre Hebert, born on January 7th, 1967, in Troy, New York, is a former professional ice hockey player. ... Hamilton College is a private, independent, highly selective and prestigious liberal arts college located in Clinton, New York. ... The Anaheim Ducks (formerly known as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and previously often referred to as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks) are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. Playing their home games at Madison Square Garden, the Rangers are one of the oldest teams in the National Hockey League, and are part of the group of teams referred to...


Professional football player Ethan Brooks graduated from Williams College in 1996. He was an offensive tackle for a number of teams until his retirement in 2005, and achieved his greatest success as a starter for the Baltimore Ravens. City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot Edgar, Allan, and Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore Ravens...


Eric Decosta, the Director of College Scouting for the Baltimore Ravens, attended Colby College, where he was the captian of the football team during his senior year. He was recently named one of the most powerful people in sports under the age of 35 by The Sporting News. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot Edgar, Allan, and Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore Ravens... Colby College, founded in 1813, is one of the United States of Americas oldest independent liberal arts colleges. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ...


External links


Amherst College is a private, independent, elite[1][2] liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. It is the third oldest college in Massachusetts. ... For other uses, see Bates (disambiguation), Bates (surname) Bates College is a private liberal arts college, founded in 1855 by abolitionists, located in Lewiston, Maine, in the United States. ... Bowdoin College,founded in 1794 by is a private liberal arts college located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. ... Colby College, founded in 1813, is one of the United States of Americas oldest independent liberal arts colleges. ... Connecticut College is a coeducational, highly selective private liberal arts college located in New London, Connecticut. ... Hamilton College is a private, independent, highly selective and prestigious liberal arts college located in Clinton, New York. ... Middlebury College is a private, small, highly selective liberal arts college located in the rural New England shire town of Middlebury, Vermont, United States. ... Trinity College is a private liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut. ... Tufts University is a private research university in Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts, suburbs of Boston. ... Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a private liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut. ... Williams College is a private, coeducational, highly selective (17% admission rate this year) liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. ...

NCAA Division III Football Conferences
American Southwest ConferenceAtlantic Central Football ConferenceCollege Conference of Illinois and WisconsinCentennial ConferenceFreedom Football Conference – Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference – Illini-Badger Football Conference – Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic ConferenceLiberty LeagueMichigan Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationMiddle Atlantic CorporationMidwest ConferenceMinnesota Intercollegiate Athletic ConferenceNew England Football ConferenceNew England Small College Athletic ConferenceNew Jersey Athletic ConferenceNorth Coast Athletic ConferenceNorthwest Athletic ConferenceOhio Athletic ConferenceOld Dominion Athletic ConferencePresidents' Athletic ConferenceSouthern California Intercollegiate Athletic ConferenceSouthern Collegiate Athletic ConferenceUniversity Athletic AssociationUSA South Athletic ConferenceWisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic ConferenceIndependents

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