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Column: Does Amherst own Williams? - The Advocate Weekly Online

There are 7 comments on the Advocate Weekly story from Apr 11, 2012, titled Column: Does Amherst own Williams? - The Advocate Weekly Online. In it, Advocate Weekly reports that:

This academic year, Williams College team sports have a record of 0-17-1 vs. Amherst. That's no wins, 17 losses and one tie.

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Student

Houston, TX

#1 Apr 11, 2012
Shouldn't we be more concerned with academic success and preparedness post-graduation. Amherst and Williams both excel in these measures.
Student

Amherst, MA

#2 Apr 11, 2012
Amherst actually has a club wrestling team that fares relatively well in its conference considering how small the school and potential talent is.
Alum

Durham, NC

#3 Apr 12, 2012
That student from Houston sounds like a Williams alum!
Alum

Washington, DC

#4 Apr 12, 2012
The student from Durham sounds like he has an inferiority complex vis a vis his twin brother.
Reality

Easthampton, MA

#5 Apr 12, 2012
Student wrote:
Amherst actually has a club wrestling team that fares relatively well in its conference considering how small the school and potential talent is.
Club team, club sandwich, three of clubs .. Who cares? We're talking about real sports here.
Amherst

Coral Gables, FL

#6 Apr 19, 2012
Based on my intimate knowledge of both schools' athletic programs, I would say this can be attributed to Williams' lack of concern for non-basketball/football team sports. Soccer has been great so they haven't needed to make any changes, but other sports like hockey, where the coach has not won anything in 25 years, seem to be neglected. Is there anywhere else in the country (college, high school, middle school??) where a coach could go 25 years without winning anything and still be in charge? For a school like Williams, which can recruit some of the best players not playing D1 in the country, that kind of record in inexcusable and illustrates the lack of commitment the current administration has for non basketball/football team sports.
Reality

Glendale, MA

#7 Apr 19, 2012
Amherst wrote:
Based on my intimate knowledge of both schools' athletic programs, I would say this can be attributed to Williams' lack of concern for non-basketball/football team sports. Soccer has been great so they haven't needed to make any changes, but other sports like hockey, where the coach has not won anything in 25 years, seem to be neglected. Is there anywhere else in the country (college, high school, middle school??) where a coach could go 25 years without winning anything and still be in charge? For a school like Williams, which can recruit some of the best players not playing D1 in the country, that kind of record in inexcusable and illustrates the lack of commitment the current administration has for non basketball/football team sports.
Or maybe it means that 'winning anything' is not the only criteria of success. I mean, you know, outside of your third-grade mind.:-)

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