About the Lambert Meadowlands Football
Established in 1936 as the Lambert Trophy to
recognize supremacy in Eastern college football, the award has
since grown to recognize the best team in the East in the Bowl
Subdivision. In 1957, the Lambert Cup was created to recognize
non-Division I-A teams, and in 1966 a Division III award was added.
In 1983, the Lambert family decided the Meadowlands Sports Complex
would be the best organization with a sincere and involved interest
in college athletics to sponsor and manage the award, and since
that time, the awards have been known as the Lambert Meadowlands
To be eligible for the Lambert Meadowlands Award, a
school must be located in the East or play at least half of its
schedule against eligible Lambert teams. The territory includes New
York, New Jersey, New England and Pennsylvania, while teams in the
bordering states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia
and the District of Columbia qualify if at least half of their
schedule features eligible teams.
Teams in Eastern-based football conferences,
regardless of location, qualify if at least half their schedule is
against Lambert eligible teams.
About the ECAC
The ECAC is the nation's largest athletic and the
only multi-divisional conference in the country with more than 300
Divisions I, II, and III colleges and universities. The ECAC
stretches from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Colorado.
Established in 1938, the ECAC, a non-profit service organization,
sponsors nearly 100 championships in 37 men's and women's sports
and assigns more than 4,400 officials in 12 sports. The ECAC also
administers nine affiliate sports organizations and six playing
leagues, and through the public relations arm of the conference,
more than 2,500 student-athletes in 23 sports are recognized
annually. Finally, the ECAC serves as the primary conference for
select members in the sports of men's and women's ice hockey and