The most hyped Eph sporting event since College Gameday broacast from Weston Field is nearly here: the 150th Anniversary game between Amherst and Williams is being played this Sunday in Pittsfield, and will be broacast live on the web as well as on a delayed TV broadcast next week on ESPNU.   Just like 150 years ago, a chess match will also be played prior to the game (let’s just hope Williams snuck a chess grandmaster through admissions at some point in the last four years in anticipation).  You can read more about the game here, here, and here.  In addition to the historic nature of the game, quite a bit is at stake: Williams and Amherst are currently both locks for the NESCAC playoffs, but the winner of this game clinches the NESCAC West championship and the right to host next week’s NESCAC baseball championship (in which, in all events, both will be decided underdogs against defending national champion Trinity).

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