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Asiya Empowers Athletes

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
December 2, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Hijab-wearing Muslim athletes received some much-needed good news on Monday. A duo of women entrepreneurs announced that they will release a line of hijabs made of a breathable material that absorbs sweat, empowering some Muslim athletes to play more comfortably. Fatimah Hussein, a Somali immigrant... Read more »

Editorial: Playoff Should Include Top-Six Teams

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor
November 18, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

History was made in college football last Saturday. For the first time since 1985, three of the top four teams in the nation all lost in the same week. With No. 2 Michigan losing to Iowa, No. 3 Clemson dropping a thriller at home to Pittsburgh and No. 4 Washington falling to USC, the College Football Play... Read more »

Keep Doping Consequences Heavy

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Tennis’ darling played dumb and received a reprieve. Maria Sharapova’s suspension for meldonium use was reduced from two years to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration of Sport on Oct. 4 because the organization believes Sharapova didn’t intend to cheat. She claims she wasn’t aware that the... Read more »

Stacking Sullies NBA

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor
November 4, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The 2015–2016 Golden State Warriors polished off their best NBA regular season ever with a record of 73–9. Led by star point guard and two-time MVP Stephen Curry, last year’s Warriors were just about as perfect as a basketball team can be. Enter Kevin Durant. Adding a seven-time All-Star, former... Read more »

Gym Renovations Necessary

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The walls of Philips Gym are lined with photos of those who came before us — the varsity athletes and coaches that dedicated their time, their bodies, their hearts and souls to representing Oberlin to the best of their ability. Earlier this month, it was announced that Philips will soon be turned... Read more »

Fernández Never Forgotten

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor
October 7, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

José Fernández was one of the best pitchers in the history of the Miami Marlins. Posting a 16–8 overall record with a 2.86 earned-run average this season, the star right-handed pitcher will always be remembered for his dominance on the mound. And while Fernández’s on-field presence will never... Read more »

Periods Still Taboo in Sports

Jackie McDermott, Sports editor
September 30, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Uncategorized

People who get their periods know the drill. Strategically hide tampons inside pocket of gym bag. Don’t wear white shorts. Chalk poor performance up to a stomach ache if a coach asks, but later confess the real reason to teammates. Or, don’t mention it at all. The menstrual cycle is often referred... Read more »

Individuality Ignored in NFL

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Until recently, “twerking” and “football” have probably never been used in the same sentence. Thanks to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, they are now. In the team’s, 38–16 win over Washington in week one of the 2016 NFL season, Brown gave a performance to remember with both... Read more »

Protests Power Positive Change

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

I’m not here to comment on whether or not Colin Kaepernick is a patriot. Why? Because I’m white. As Kaepernick puts his knee to the gridiron and closes his eyes during those first trumpeted notes of the national anthem, he contemplates stereotypes, fears, anxieties and obstacles that I could... Read more »

Athletics Expands Sports-Medicine

Sloane Garelick
September 2, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The Oberlin College Department of Athletics and Physical Education kicked off a groundbreaking partnership with University Hospitals this semester. The program promises to provide student-athletes with additional medical care and puts the College in line with comparable colleges in the region. “We’re... Read more »

Play for Pride, Not Points in Olympic Tennis

September 2, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

What does a combination of pure joy and absolute disbelief look like? The look on Mónica Puig’s face as she flung her neon yellow Babolat Pure Aero onto hallowed Olympic ground, raised two fists in the air and marveled at her unbelievable achievement. The scrappy, passionate 22-year-old, ranked... Read more »

New on ESPN: a Woman

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
May 16, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

For a player with a stand­out legacy and athletic career, Abby Wambach is following a pretty traditional post-re­tirement path for a profes­sional athlete: She’s becom­ing a contributing analyst for ESPN. Wambach, who announced her retirement in October 2015 and played her last game with the Women’s... Read more »

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