Shifting Sports Culture

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
May 8, 2015
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

As the end of my sophomore year winds down, and my tenure as Sports editor comes to a blissful conclusion as I move to News, I have been reflecting on how the Oberlin Athletics Department has evolved over the last two years. Playing on the women’s varsity soccer team,... Read more »

To Be a Sports Editor

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
May 1, 2015
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

This editorial is the last in my run as one of the sports editors of this paper, and I can’t help but feel a little nostalgic. By my unofficial count, I’ve written 67 articles in my two-plus years with the paper, including 21 “In the Locker Room” interviews and 25 editorials, including... Read more »

Red, White and Gold

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

The countdown to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada this summer has officially begun. With a little over a month until the festivities begin, analysts have started to embark on a series of lengthy commentaries that will consume sports media from now until early July. Every... Read more »

No. 1 Pick Up in Air

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
April 17, 2015
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

The NFL Draft is less than two weeks away, and my favorite time of the sports year has officially begun. The MLB season started last week, but until the draft is over, baseball — though I love it so — won’t have my undivided attention. After months of rumors that... Read more »

TPAC Revises Transgender Inclusion Policy

TPAC Revises Transgender Inclusion Policy

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
April 17, 2015
Filed under Editorials & Features, Recent Stories, SPORTS

The Transgender Participatory Advisory Committee and the Multicultural Resource Center partnered to host the TPAC forum last Monday in Wilder Hall to discuss the latest draft of the “Guidelines for Inclusion and Respectful Treatment of Intercollegiate Transgender Student-Athletes.”... Read more »

Badgers Burned by Refs

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
April 11, 2015
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

There are few aspects of sporting events as frustrating as a bad referee call that changes the outcome of a crucial game. The University of Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team is now all too familiar with this annoyance following a close 68–63 loss to the Duke University Blue Devils... Read more »

Feature Photo: Track and Field Seniors

Feature Photo: Track and Field Seniors

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
April 11, 2015
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Spring

NBA Will Miss Durant

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
April 3, 2015
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

On March 27, news broke that Oklahoma Thunder superstar forward Kevin Durant would miss the remainder of the NBA season due to complications in recovering from a Jones fracture in his right foot, which he suffered in early October of last year. He’s since had bone graft surgery, beginning... Read more »

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 »