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 »

Hill Inspires Fans

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
November 7, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

There are some moments in sports history that make us take a step back and appreciate why athletes play the games they play. Last Sunday was one of those moments, when 19-year-old Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph University took the court in the NCAA Division III women’s basketball season... Read more »

Sophomore Receiver Paces Men’s Football

Sophomore Receiver Paces Men’s Football

Taylor Swift
November 7, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, Football, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

With a roster of 22 first-years and a slew of season-ending injuries across all positions, the football team has struggled to produce winning results, heading into its final two games with a 2–6 record. Sophomore wide receiver Justin Cruz’s performance, however, has never wavered. ... Read more »

West Is Best

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
October 31, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

The 2014–2015 NBA season began this past Tuesday, kicking off what should be the most entertaining season in recent memory. With the Western Conference as loaded with good teams as ever and LeBron James making his triumphant return to Cleveland, this year’s edition of the Association... Read more »

Funding Favors Privilege

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
October 10, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

Financial support is an issue that club sport athletes must face almost daily, and the lack of funding they receive limits the accessibility of these organizations. Although the Student Finance Committee finances the teams somewhat generously each year, with 18 percent of the Student Activity... Read more »

World Series Approaches

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
October 3, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

Last Wednesday marked the first day of October, which means one thing: It’s once again time for postseason baseball. This year’s edition features a few old staples, as well as some new faces searching for Major League Baseball’s ultimate prize. Neither... Read more »

Solo Critique Misses Point

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
September 26, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

In recent months, sports news has been flooded with horrifying stories of domestic violence, with the scene being mostly dominated by players from the NFL. However, amid the debacle surrounding the now-infamous cases of Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice, one sports star’s charges seemed to... Read more »

NFL Fumbles Discipline

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
September 19, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

The NFL is a mess and everyone is to blame. For years, the league has struggled with its players not acting like the role models they should be: racking up DUIs, abusing illegal substances and even offering money to teammates who injured opposing players. Last week, however,... Read more »

New Complex Drives Athletics Overhaul

New Complex Drives Athletics Overhaul

Sarena Malsin, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, Recent Stories, SPORTS

The football team will play its first-ever game under the lights in the new Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex against The College of Wooster Fighting Scots on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. Not only will this be the first night game ever played at home in Oberlin College football history,... Read more »

Allyship Training Overdue

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
September 12, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

In what has been an important step in the right direction for Oberlin College Athletics this fall, the department required all fall varsity athletes to attend a two-hour trans allyship workshop for the first time during preseason in late August. Student facilitators from the Multicultural... Read more »