One NESN crew will be taping an episode of NESN's reality/trivia/academic challenge, Schooled, between 3-member teams from Williams College and Amherst College. The second NESN crew be taping interviews for an upcoming one hour feature on the Williams-Amherst football rivalry.
Earlier this fall NESN visited both Williams and Amherst and interviewed possible participants for the Schooled show. NESN then selected three students from Amherst and three from Williams to compete in a first round of this year's Schooled competition.
Representing Amherst are Bryce Monroe, Alex Southmayd and Kat Schweitz. Junior Martin Clarke, freshman Alex Kling and senior Lysa Vola will represent the Ephs.
The second NESN film crew will be interviewing folks in and around the Williams football program for its documentary on "The Biggest Little Game in America." Eph football team doctor Jim Parkinson who is an Amherst graduate and grew up in Amherst (!), but has cared for Eph football players for over 25 years while living in Williamstown will be interviewed.
College Football Hall of Fame Coach Dick Farley will also be interviewed. It was Farley who turned the rivalry on its ear, going his first 12 years without losing to Amherst. When Farley debuted as Eph head coach in 1987 Amherst had won the last six games versus the Ephs. In 17 years Farley was an impressive 14-2-1 vs. the Lord Jeffs.
Farley is a large reason why the Ephs lead the most played rivalry in NCAA Division III and fourth most played NCAA football rivalry, 71-50-5.
President Adam Falk will also be interviewed along with football alum Ben Wagner '64. Wagner, a baseball and football standout for the Ephs, orchestrated last year's Michael M. Reily Recognition Weekend that culminated in the retirement of Mike Reily's #50 football jersey. Reily's #50 is the retired number in the 126-year history of Williams football. Wagner and Reily were the captains of the 1963 Ephs.
Assistant head coach and former Eph player Marshall Creighton '02 and head coach Aaron Kelton will also be interviewed. Then the NESN crew will finish off the day interviewing the Ephs' three senior captains Chris Cameron, Peter Christiani and Darren Hartwell.
|Dick Farley (center) authored the Ephs' first perfect
season in 1989 (8-0-0) and then recorded four
more in his 17-year career.