Trinity Bantams football

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Trinity Bantams football
2016 Trinity Bantams football team
Head coach Jeff Devanney
Stadium Jessee/Miller Field
Location Hartford, Connecticut
NCAA division Division III
Conference NESCAC

The Trinity Bantams football team of Trinity College in Connecticut competes in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), a league of small liberal arts colleges.

The Bantams held the nation's longest home winning streak in seasons (13) and 2nd longest in consecutive wins (53) through the 2014 season. The streak was broken on October 25, 2014 when the Bantams were defeated at "The Coop" by the Middlebury College Panthers by a score of 27-7.[1][2]

Trinity has the third-highest number of victories of any Division III football program in New England and the second-best all-time winning percentage among NESCAC schools. The Bantams' recent history includes only one losing season in the past 25 years. The Trinity Football team is coached by Jeff Devanney (2005–present). Devanney follows in the footsteps of Chuck Priore (39-9 record), Dan Jessee, and Don Miller. Jessee compiled a 150-76-7 record from 1933 to 1966, and Miller followed with a 174-77-5 mark over the next 32 seasons. Miller retired after the 1998 season as the most successful coach in Trinity football history and the all-time most successful Division III coach in New England history.

NESCAC Champions (NESCAC began formally crowning a champion in 2000): 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2017

NESCAC Runners-Up: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015

Best Record in NESCAC: 1911, 1934, 1949, 1954, 1955, 1970, 1978, 1980, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2017

In 2011, Mickey Kobrosky '37 became the first member of the Trinity College football program to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.[3]

Jessee/Miller Field[edit]

The Trinity Bantam football team plays home games on Jessee/Miller Field, the 10th oldest college football field in America, dating back to 1900. Jessee / Miller Field is named for the college's two coaches Dan Jessee (head coach 1932-1966) and Don Miller (head coach 1967 - 1998) who roamed the sidelines from 1932 to 1998. Trinity's final game every year is played against Trinity's biggest rival, Wesleyan University.

Schedule 2016[edit]

September 24- Home game against Bates: 1:00pm October 1- At Williams: 1:30pm October 8- At Hamilton: 1:00pm October 15- Home game against Tufts: 1:30pm October 22- At Bowdoin: 12:30 October 29- Home game against Middlebury: 12:30 November 5- Home game against Amherst; Also Homecoming and Senior Day: 12:30 November 12- At Wesleyan: 12:00pm

The games are streamed live here: http://athletics.trincoll.edu/sports/fball/2016-17/schedule

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