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Anderson Seeks Scholars, Athletes

Scott Rivlin
April 29, 2016
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

The Oberlin football coaching staff recently an­nounced plans to host a one-day prospect camp on May 14. The goal of the camp is to bolster the program for future seasons by attract­ing recruits with potential both on the field and in the classroom. The camp will be open to any high school student... Read more »

Let the Kids Play

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
April 29, 2016
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

You might remember that I called out the Unit­ed States Men’s National Team a while back for looking completely out of sorts heading into the 2016 Centennial Copa America tournament this summer. I continue to stand by that statement. The men’s team is in trouble, not just for the invitational tourna­ment... Read more »

Rio Looks Risky

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
April 22, 2016
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

In the ongoing debate over whether countries outside Western Europe or North America should host international sporting events like the Olympics and the World Cup, two conflicting points emerge. On one hand, the international nature of these competitions should reflect and represent the entire world,... Read more »

Athletes Explore Relationship Escalation

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
April 22, 2016
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

Student-athletes gathered at the Knowlton Athletics Complex Monday night for Oberlin’s first One Love Escalation Workshop. One Love Foundation was started in 2010 after Yeardley Love, a senior lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend three weeks shy of... Read more »

Golden State of Mind

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
April 15, 2016
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

Wednesday night was one many fans of the Na­tional Basketball Associa­tion will never forget. Not only did the Gold­en State Warriors break the 1995–1996 Chicago Bulls’ regular season re­cord of 72 wins by defeat­ing the Memphis Grizzlies 125–104, but prolific point guard Stephen Curry... Read more »

Show Me the Money

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
April 8, 2016
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

This might be a shocking statement to throw down, so bear with me here: The professional sports world is rife with sexism. Recently, the U.S. Women’s National Team, already known for speaking out against homophobia and various unfair sporting practices, did something about it. On Wednesday, March... Read more »

World Cup Woes

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
April 1, 2016
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

While the next World Cup is more than two years away, the United States is in desperate need for a team identity, as well as a consistent starting lineup. After a disappointing 2–0 loss to Guatemala last week by the United States Men’s National Team, American soccer fans were left scratching their... Read more »

Dump the Trump Talk

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
March 11, 2016
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

At a Valdosta State University rally on Feb. 29, yet another public endorsement fell into Trump’s small, small hands — this time from Brian France, chairman and CEO of NASCAR. In a statement to Sports Blog Nation, a NASCAR spokeswoman assured audiences that the endorsement was France’s “private... Read more »

Students, Athletes Divided over ‘Zen Zone’ Hours

Students, Athletes Divided over ‘Zen Zone’ Hours

Harrison Wollman, Staff Writer
March 11, 2016
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

Last Monday, the Department of Athletics and Physical Education introduced its new “quiet hours” for the Philips gym weight room every Monday through Friday during the hours of 9–11 a.m. and 1–3 p.m. Some Philips patrons saw the measure as a step too far in regulating gym use, while others didn’t... Read more »

Feature Photo: Quidditch

Feature Photo: Quidditch

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
March 4, 2016
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, Editorials & Features, SPORTS

Oberlin’s first home tournament — aptly titled Ch. 33: Fight and Flight — includ­ed games against Ashland University, West Virginia University, Case Western Reserve University and Carnegie Mellon University this past weekend. Oberlin finished the tournament 0–4, while Carnegie Mellon University... Read more »

Intramurals Require Ambition, Accessibility

Intramurals Require Ambition, Accessibility

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
March 4, 2016
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

Organized sports definitely have their allure. Beside the stress release of physical activity, you get the community of a team, the drive and mo­tivation of a coach and the adrenaline from an organized competition. However, this all comes at the cost of pressure, extensive time commit­ment and often... Read more »

A Once-in-a-Century Season

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
March 4, 2016
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

With the Major League Baseball preseason in full swing, baseball fans across the country are gearing up for what looks to be another competitive and exciting year for America’s favorite pastime. Along with the excitement and jubilation that precede the start of the regular sea­son this summer, another... Read more »