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Springfield College vs. American International College, November 16, 1991

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Springfield College vs. American International College, November 16, 1991
This is a black and white digitized version of Springfield College Football playing American International College (AIC) on November 16, 1991. Springfield College won the game 12 to 7 before 2,500 fans. The film was on two reels that appear to be separated by half. The Chiefs, as Springfield College teams where known back then, was coached by Michael C. “Mike” DeLong ’74 and went 7-3 in the 1991 season. They remained undefeated for home games, and held on to the Mayor’s Trophy for the fourth consecutive year. The Chiefs saw teammate Fran Papasadero named to the 1991 Kodak All-American Team and six players named to the All New England Team. DeLong spent twenty-nine years as the head football coach at Springfield College and earned 165 victories—more games than any other coach in the college’s history. Combine those wins with the two years he coached at Maine Maritime, and his record as a head coach is 177-122-2, making him the most successful active head coach in New England Division III. In 2001, the All-American Football Foundation selected DeLong as a recipient of its Johnny Vaught Lifetime Achievement Award for Head Coaches. He also won FFC and American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) District I Coach-of-the-Year accolades in 2000 and 2003. In 2006 alone, DeLong earned four Coach of the Year awards: Empire 8 Coach of the Year, NEFWA Division II/III Coach of the Year, AFCA Division III Coach of the Year (Region I), and East Region Coach of the Year. In addition to coaching, DeLong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Education and Health Studies.
Springfield College
November 16, 1991
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Springfield College Football Team Papers
Springfield College--Sports
Springfield College
Springfield College--Football
Springfield College--Sports--Men
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
16mm; Black and White; 2 Reels
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Looks like this is the entire game, though there may be other reels within the collection that contain cut footage; First reel - Scratches. Embedded dirt. Flashes where camera stops; Second Reel - Scratches. Flashes where camera stops. Some shots out of focus. Darker than the first reel as the game goes on.