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Sibling rivalry: Williams-Amherst remains heated

Originally Published: July 23, 2007
By Lauren Reynolds | ESPN.com

When Zephaniah Swift Moore abandoned Williams in 1821 with a few professors, students and, allegedly, a few library books, to start what is now Amherst College, he couldn't have imagined that the Massachusetts schools would still be battling in 2007.

Yet the two prestigious liberal arts colleges compete nearly constantly: in academic pursuits, in the recruitment of students, in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings and, perhaps most visibly, in athletic ventures.

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