LITTLE THREE CHAMPS

Little Three Champs. Photo: John Van Vlack.

Little Three Champs. Photo: John Van Vlack.

Wesleyan students, parents, alumni, and friends who attended Homecoming/Family Weekend festivities witnessed a historic moment on November 2, 2013, when the Cardinals claimed the Little Three football title for the first time in 43 years.

The Little Three is a rivalry between Wesleyan, Williams, and Amherst, which dates to the late 19th century. The Cardinals defeated Amherst 20–14 on October 19, and the 16–14 Homecoming victory against Williams secured them the 2013 title and an eventual 7–1 record. 

Since 1970, Wesleyan has won Little Three titles dozens of times in sports other than football. 

Other Homecoming/Family Weekend highlights included a concert with singer/songwriter Dar Williams ’89, athletic contest tailgating, the 21st Annual Dwight Greene Symposium on “Women of Color at Wesleyan,” a Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) reception, a student a cappella concert, several WESeminars, and much more.

More than 6,000 fans attended the Saturday game, and more than 2,500 families and alumni registered for the weekend. Print