NCAA Losing its Edge

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
March 13, 2015
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

The NCAA is losing its edge in collegiate athletics. Once the brand of excellence and legitimacy, the organization now makes more headlines for its faulty policies than for progressive or inclusive reform. From the NCAA’s arbitrary regulations concerning the inclusion of trans athletes... Read more »

Westbrook on Fire

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
March 6, 2015
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

For the past month, Russell Westbrook has been by far the best player in the NBA. In the month of February, the 26-year-old star guard averaged 31.2 points, 10.3 assists and 9.1 rebounds per game, all while leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 9–3 record and single-handedly... Read more »

Too Hot for Qatar

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
February 27, 2015
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

The 2022 FIFA World Cup, scheduled to take place in Qatar, has been doomed from the start, and the organization put the final nail in the coffin by likely rescheduling the final match to take place the night before Christmas Eve. With the traditional timing of the World Cup altered due... Read more »

Give Boogie a Chance

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
February 20, 2015
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

For the first five years of his volatile career, DeMarcus Cousins’s tremendous talent has been wasted. After falling all the way to the No. 5 pick in the 2010 draft due to concerns about his maturity, Boogie (as he’s affectionately known) has done nothing but dominate.... Read more »

Grownups Ruin Fun

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
February 13, 2015
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

For as long as youth sports have existed, so too have overly involved adults that manage to inadvertently detract from the spirit of the game. The recent stripping of the United States Little League Baseball championship title from the Chicago-based Jackie Robinson West team serves as a... Read more »

Belichick Seals Legacy

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
February 6, 2015
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

Tom Brady was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLIX last Sunday, but he wasn’t the most valuable Patriot in the game. That honor goes to Bill Belichick. During his 15-year reign as head coach of the New England Patriots, Belichick has compiled a 175–65... Read more »

Smith Unjustly Punished

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
December 12, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, Recent Stories, SPORTS

The national anthem filled the Fontbonne College gym before the women’s basketball game against the visiting Knox College Prairie Fire on Saturday, Nov. 29 — a common occurrence at the small Division III school situated just outside St. Louis. However, this game would be different. ... Read more »

NFL: No Fun League

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
December 5, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

I’ve used this column before to express my displeasure with the NFL’s handling of numerous on- and off-field incidents, but as long as it continues to mishandle seemingly every adverse situation thrown its way, I’ll continue to write about the so-called No Fun League. Much... Read more »

Young Riders Bolster Equestrian Roster

Young Riders Bolster Equestrian Roster

Sarena Malsin, Staff Writer
December 5, 2014
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, Editorials & Features, SPORTS

Since its founding in the 1980s, the Oberlin College Equestrian Team has established itself as one of the most popular club sport teams on campus, offering students the unique opportunity to take part in horseback riding near Oberlin’s campus. The horses ridden by the... Read more »

Let Them Bet

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
November 21, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

Adam Silver, the commissioner of a little-known organization called the National Basketball Association, made history last week by openly supporting the legalization of sports gambling. The new stance takes a sharp departure from the organization’s position in recent years and has opened... Read more »

Ollie Leads Men’s Basketball into Winter Season

Ollie Leads Men’s Basketball into Winter Season

Bob Cornell
November 14, 2014
Filed under Basketball, Editorials & Features, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

Expectations steadily rise for the men’s basketball team as a once-inexperienced core rapidly matures. The 2013–2014 season proved to be a period of both disappointment and growth for the Yeomen, as the team finished 7–19. Still, they gained valuable experience during the campaign... Read more »

Keep Calm, It’s LeBron

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
November 14, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

The Cleveland Cavaliers team, expected by nearly every expert to be one of the best teams in the NBA, has gotten off to a slow start this season, dropping three of its first six games. It’s far from time to worry, though. The panic surrounding the... Read more »