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Vermont Catamounts football

The Vermont Catamounts football program were the intercollegiate American football team for the University of Vermont located in Burlington, Vermont. The team competed in the NCAA Division I and were members of the Yankee Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1886.[2] The football program was discontinued at the conclusion of the 1974 season.[3][4]

Vermont Catamounts
Vermont Athletics wordmark.png
First season1886
Last season1974
StadiumCentennial Field
(Capacity: 4,415)
Field surfaceGrass
LocationBurlington, Vermont
NCAA divisionDivision I
ConferenceYankee Conference
Bowl record0–0 (–)
RivalriesNew Hampshire Wildcats
ColorsGreen and Gold[1]
         
WebsiteUVMAthletics.com
For information on all University of Vermont sports, see Vermont Catamounts

Vermont fields a team at the club football level, in a conference that also uses the Yankee Conference name.

HistoryEdit

The first intercollegiate game in the state of Vermont happened on November 6, 1886, between Dartmouth and Vermont in Burlington. Dartmouth won 91 to 0.[5] Vermont reached a level of success after coach "Dud" Drake in the 1907 and 1908 seasons. The 1907 team fought Dartmouth to a scoreless tie, and the 1908 team gave Cornell a scare.

In 2007, The University of Vermont brought football back as a club sport under the Student Government Association. The University of Vermont Club football team is currently playing in the NCFA and is led by head coach Jeff Porter, defensive coordinator Jason Paul and offensive coordinator Zen Bliss.

All-time Yankee Conference recordsEdit

This table reflects the results of Yankee Conference matchups when both Vermont and its opponent were members of the conference. Vermont began Yankee Conference play in 1947 with Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Although they played UMass and UNH in the first season, they didn't play Maine until 1950, Rhode Island until 1955, and UConn until 1966. Boston University began league play in 1973.

Team Yankee
Wins
Yankee
Losses
Yankee
Ties
Winning
Percentage
Notable
Streak
First Yankee
Meeting
Last
Meeting
Boston University Terriers 1 1 0 .500 1973 1974
Connecticut Huskies 2 7 0 .222 Lost 4 1966 1974
Maine Black Bears 4 21 0 .160 Lost 14 1950 1974
UMass Minutemen 3 18 1 .159 Lost 15 1947 1974
New Hampshire Wildcats 9 9 0 .500 Won 4 1947 1974
Rhode Island Rams 8 8 1 .500 Won 5 1955 1974
27 66 2 .295

All Data from Michigan-Football.com[6]

Notable former playersEdit

Notable alumni include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vermont Athletic Style Guide" (PDF). September 1, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "Dartmouth 1885-1889 on CFB Data Warehouse". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-12-11.
  3. ^ "Vermont Catamounts All-Time NCAA College Football Records". michigan-football.com. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  4. ^ "Helmets of Discontinued College Teams". The Helmet Project. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
  5. ^ "College Football Games". New York Times. November 7, 1886. p. 3. Retrieved March 27, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  
  6. ^ "Vermont Catamounts All-Time NCAA Scores". michigan-football.com. Retrieved October 12, 2016.