Statesmen Featured in Associated Press Story

The Associated Press interviewed Kevin DeWall ’00 and Emmett Forde ’21 for a story titled “Heartbreak of lost football season felt across Division III” that was featured in media outlets across the country.


The article describes some of Hobart football’s traditions put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic including the Victory Walk, the team’s pregame walk across campus to Boswell Field at David J Urick Stadium.


Entering his third year as head coach at Hobart, DeWall spoke about helping team members navigate the pandemic’s effects on sports, including seniors who have to choose between starting a career or postgraduate education and playing one more season.


A 2019 AP All-American linebacker, Forde shared his thoughts on the cancellation of his senior season, game day at Boswell Field and his perspective on what it all means. “There are people in much worse situations than us,” Forde said. “Obviously, football is just a sport. People are dying from this virus and it’s a national and global pandemic. We really can’t be selfish and think about ourselves. We have to think about society as a whole.”