NBA Delivers in Clutch

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
May 9, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

If the first round of the NBA playoffs was any indication, basketball fans everywhere are in for a real treat. In what was the best first playoff round I’ve ever watched in the NBA or otherwise, five different series went to seven games, while a sixth ended on a buzzer beater in Game 6 by one of... Read more »

Sheldon Ends Career with Nationals Bid

Sheldon Ends Career with Nationals Bid

Suzanna Doak
May 9, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The women’s tennis team finished out its season in the North Coast Athletic Conference match at Kenyon College with a third place finish on April 27. The Yeowomen ended their year with a conference record of 3–0, improving on last year’s mark of 2–1. One of the most notable aspects of the... Read more »

OBIE Awards to Honor College Athletes

Grace Barlow
May 9, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

As the semester winds down, student-athletes will trade in their uniforms for dress clothes as the athletic department hosts the third annual OBIE awards. The OBIEs are a way to look back at the 2013–2014 athletic seasons and recognize the successes of student-athletes who play on Oberlin’s 21 varsity... Read more »

Eventful Year Draws to a Close for Athletics Dept.

Eventful Year Draws to a Close for Athletics Dept.

Tyler Sloan, Staff Writer
May 9, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, Recent Stories, SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Varsity Spring, Varsity Winter

The 2013–2014 academic year comes to a close in just over a week, finishing what has been both an eventful and successful time for the Athletics Department. Several teams and individual athletes clinched NCAA bids, countless individuals garnered North Coast Athletic Conference accolades and new facilities... Read more »

Yeowomen Fall Short to Fighting Scots

Yeowomen Fall Short to Fighting Scots

Tyler Sloan , Staff Writer
May 2, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, Lacrosse, Recent Stories, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

With the final seed in the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament on the line, the women’s lacrosse team dropped its last game to The College of Wooster Fighting Scots on Saturday by a score of 11–15. The Yeowomen concluded their season with an overall record of 8–5, including a 3–5 record... Read more »

Boston United By Marathon

Sarah Orbuch, Sports Editor
April 25, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

It is hard to believe that a whole year has passed since the bombing at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon. I had signed up for race alerts for my friend who was running, and when I received a text message saying she had finished, I put away my phone and stopped paying attention to the race. Two... Read more »

Yeomen Trounce Tigers on Senior Day

Yeomen Trounce Tigers on Senior Day

Sloane Garelick
April 18, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

After three consecutive losses dropped its record below .500, the men’s lacrosse team defeated the DePauw University Tigers on Saturday and the Hiram College Terriers on Wednesday to push its record to 7–6. On the heels of a 9–13 loss to Wittenberg University the previous week, the Yeomen faced... Read more »

QB or NOT QB

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
April 18, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

The quarterback position is the most important in all of sports. A great quarterback has the ability to take an otherwise mediocre team and transform it into something great, a feat not so easily managed by any other position, regardless of the sport. But getting a great quarterback isn’t easy,... Read more »

Athletes Shouldn’t be Paid

Sarah Orbuch, Sports Editor
April 11, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

At Division-I institutions, student-athletes are expected to give 40–50 hours per week to their program. While this time commitment is similar to that of a fulltime job, when students make the decision to pursue athletics at the collegiate level, they are signing on to be a student and an athlete. A... Read more »

Durant Challenges the King

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
April 4, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, Recent Stories, SPORTS

For the majority of the last decade, LeBron James has unquestionably been the best player in the NBA (apologies to Kobe Bryant). His all-around play and ability to make his teammates better were unrivaled, but this season LeBron’s seat atop the basketball hierarchy has been called into question. Well... Read more »

Abusive Coaches Cross Line

Sarah Orbuch, Sports Editor
March 14, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, Recent Stories, SPORTS

We’ve all had that coach: the one who makes you do extra laps after practice, unnecessarily blows the whistle and makes you wake up at the crack of dawn to foster “mental toughness.” It’s the coaches’ jobs to be tough on their players, make them work harder and push them past their limits.... Read more »

Athletics Hops on Albino Squirrel Bandwagon 

Athletics Hops on Albino Squirrel Bandwagon 

Sarena Malsin
March 7, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, Recent Stories, SPORTS

On New Year’s Day, the Athletics department unleashed a new mascot: a hyper-muscular, blood-thirsty, red-eyed albino squirrel. The furry fellow has slowly made its way onto the apparel and equipment of Oberlin’s various sports teams, including basketball warm-up jerseys, golf balls and men’s lacrosse... Read more »