Since we showed an Amherst uniform last time, it's only fitting we profile its ancient rival, Williams. Like Amherst, the Ephs (named for founder Ephriam Williams) have worn purple since the 19th century. You can read more about the history of the name, colors and mascot here.
|A couple nice shots of the Williams bench in 1957.|
Note that not all helmets have numbers on the side.
These are from the delightful Williams College Memory Project.
The uniform above is a pretty snazzy model, with gold pants and unique thicker-than-usual numbers. The helmets are vaguely like Brown's from that era, but not all of them had numbers on the side. Note the use of sleeve numbers on the road shirts -- I think UNH is the only other team in this project that wore sleeve numbers that early.
The '57 Ephs went 6-0-1 and beat Wesleyan and Amherst for the Little Three title.
|The '57 Ephs in white.|
Next up in our Division III tour: Another NESCAC school, this time in Maine.