American Football Networks, Inc. is the custodian/operator of the Lambert Trophy estabished in 1936., as well as three Lambert Cups. With the many changes in the college football landscape over the years, the Lambert Cup was created in 1957 to recognize the top-ranked small college in the East. In 1967, the inaugural Lambert Division III Cup was preented to the best D-III team located in the States of Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
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SUNY College at Brockport (NY) will be presented its second Lambert Division III Cup on February 22, 2018 at Met Life Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ. The Golden Eagles earned their first Cup after the 2002 season.
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Alfred University (NY) Saxons
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Alfred University's Darwyn Cook, Faculty Athletic Representative, and Bob Rankl, Head Coach, receive the 2016 Lambert D-III Cup from Dennis Wilson, President of the Metropolitan Football Writers at Met Life Stadium on February 23, 2017.
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Division III colleges receiving previous Lambert Awards
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1938 Carnegie Tech (PA) *
1966 Wilkes (PA)
1968 Wilkes (PA)
1970 Edinboro (PA)
1972

Franklin & Marshall (PA)

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1974 Ithaca (NY)
1976 C.W. Post (NY)
1978 Ithaca (NY)
1980 Widener (PA)
1982 Plymouth State (NH) & St. Lawrence (NY)
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1984 Ithaca (NY) & Union (NY)
1986 Salisbury (MD)
1088 Ithaca
1990 Allegheny (PA)
1992 Washington & Jefferson (PA)
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1994 Washington & Jefferson (PA)
1996 Rowan (NJ)
1998 Rowan (NJ)
2000 Widener (PA)
2002 SUNY-Brockport (NY)
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2004 Rowan (NJ)
2006 St. John Fisher (NY)
2008 Wesley (DE)
2010 Wesley (DE)
2012 Hobart (NY)
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2014 Wesley (DE)
2016 Alfred (NY)
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Gettysburg (PA) **
1967 Wagner (NY)
1969 USMMA - King's Point (NY)
1971 Alfred (NY)
1973 C.W. Post (NY)
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1975 Ithaca (NY)
1977 Westminster (PA)
1979 Carnegie Mellon (PA)
1981 Plymouth State (NH)
1983 Hofstra (NY)
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1985 Ithaca (NY)
1987 Wagner (NY)
1989 Union (NY)
1991 Ithaca (NY)
1993 Rowan (NJ)
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1995 Rowan (NJ)
1997 Lycomong (PA)
1999 Rowan (NJ)
2001 Rowan (NJ)
2003 Rensselaer Poly (NY)
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2005 Rowan (NJ)
2007 Wesley (DE)
2009 Wesley (DE)
2011 Wesley (DE)
2013 St. John Fisher (NY)
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2015 Wesley (DE)
2017 SUNY-Brockport (NY)
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Editor's Note - * Carnegie Tech (PA) , now named Carnegie Mellon (PA), is the only Division III college to ever earn the Lambert Trophy, claiming the 1938 award --- ** Gettysburg (PA) was the recipient of the 1966 Lambert FCS Cup while the same year, Wilkes (PA) won the inaugural Lambert D-III Cup
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