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The Oberlin Review

Lifetime Promotes NWSL

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
February 17
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. The Golden State Warriors’ Championship-clinching Game 6 victory over LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers. The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Which one had the most viewers? Hint: The answer will defy the myth that no one watches women’s sports. While two of the biggest ga...

Media Spurs Sports Drama

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor
February 10
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The 2017 NFL postseason was filled with non-stop drama. While the competitive play on the field is usually the center of conversation among the national sports media, this season was different. Turn on ESPN, Fox Sports or any other sports channel and you will see headlines like “BoatGate” or “FacebookGate”...

Longevity Shines in Tennis

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
February 3
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

“Thirty-fun.” That’s how Serena Williams referred to her age in post-match interviews on Saturday. Only one number was on her mind earlier that day as she took the court to face her sister Venus in the Australian Open final. It wasn’t her age — which is 35, by the way. It wasn’t the number...

NHL Bets on Vegas

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor
December 9
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

When people think of Las Vegas, they usually picture massive casinos, enticing slot machines and skyscraping hotels. But Sin City’s image may change soon. With the addition of the NHL’s new expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights, and the potential of an NFL franchise arriving in the future, it’s...

Asiya Empowers Athletes

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
December 2
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...

Editorial: Playoff Should Include Top-Six Teams

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor
November 18
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...

Keep Doping Consequences Heavy

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
November 11
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...

Stacking Sullies NBA

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor
November 4
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...

Gym Renovations Necessary

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
October 28
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...

Fernández Never Forgotten

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor
October 7
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...

Periods Still Taboo in Sports

Jackie McDermott, Sports editor
September 30
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...

Individuality Ignored in NFL

Darren Zaslau, Sports Editor
September 23
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...

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