Yeomen Trounce Tigers on Senior Day

Yeomen Trounce Tigers on Senior Day

Sloane Garelick
April 18, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

After three consecutive losses dropped its record below .500, the men’s lacrosse team defeated the DePauw University Tigers on Saturday and the Hiram College Terriers on Wednesday to push its record to 7–6. On the heels of a 9–13 loss to Wittenberg University the previous week, the Yeomen faced... Read more »

QB or NOT QB

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
April 18, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

The quarterback position is the most important in all of sports. A great quarterback has the ability to take an otherwise mediocre team and transform it into something great, a feat not so easily managed by any other position, regardless of the sport. But getting a great quarterback isn’t easy,... Read more »

Athletes Shouldn’t be Paid

Sarah Orbuch, Sports Editor
April 11, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

At Division-I institutions, student-athletes are expected to give 40–50 hours per week to their program. While this time commitment is similar to that of a fulltime job, when students make the decision to pursue athletics at the collegiate level, they are signing on to be a student and an athlete. A... Read more »

Durant Challenges the King

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
April 4, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, Recent Stories, SPORTS

For the majority of the last decade, LeBron James has unquestionably been the best player in the NBA (apologies to Kobe Bryant). His all-around play and ability to make his teammates better were unrivaled, but this season LeBron’s seat atop the basketball hierarchy has been called into question. Well... Read more »

Abusive Coaches Cross Line

Sarah Orbuch, Sports Editor
March 14, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, Recent Stories, SPORTS

We’ve all had that coach: the one who makes you do extra laps after practice, unnecessarily blows the whistle and makes you wake up at the crack of dawn to foster “mental toughness.” It’s the coaches’ jobs to be tough on their players, make them work harder and push them past their limits.... Read more »

Athletics Hops on Albino Squirrel Bandwagon 

Athletics Hops on Albino Squirrel Bandwagon 

Sarena Malsin
March 7, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, Recent Stories, SPORTS

On New Year’s Day, the Athletics department unleashed a new mascot: a hyper-muscular, blood-thirsty, red-eyed albino squirrel. The furry fellow has slowly made its way onto the apparel and equipment of Oberlin’s various sports teams, including basketball warm-up jerseys, golf balls and men’s lacrosse... Read more »

Time to Focus On the Talent

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
March 7, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

Every year in the months leading up to the NFL draft, scouts, general managers and entire personnel departments of all 32 NFL teams spend countless hours poring over the résumés of hundreds of young 20-somethings fresh out of college. Unsurprisingly, many of these players don't have entirely clean... Read more »

Flawless? Give me a Break

Sarah Orbuch, Sports Editor
February 28, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, the magazine is going plastic. Last week, Mattel and Sports Illustrated announced that they’d collaborate to put Barbie on the cover and place a four-page advertising feature inside the magazine. Their campaign... Read more »

Goodbye Derek Jeter

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
February 21, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

On Feb. 12, Derek Jeter announced that the upcoming season will be his last in the MLB. For over three-quarters of my life, Derek has manned the shortstop position for the New York Yankees. There, he has made one clutch play after another, run out every routine groundball to second... Read more »

Yeomen Usher in New Era with Anderson

Lillian Jahan
February 14, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, Football, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

Last week Delta Lodge Director of Athletics, Natalie Winkelfoos and President Marvin Krislov selected Assistant Coach Jay Anderson to head football coach from a pool of over 200 applicants. Coach Anderson has been the interim coach since early December and has been with the Yeomen for four seasons. Over... Read more »

Olympic Fans Transfixed by Twitter

Sarah Orbuch, Sports Editor
February 14, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

Every two years, for two weeks, the world is abuzz with Olympic fever. But how much of this excitement is actually for the athletic competitions? Olympic athletes train for many years, putting their bodies through workouts most people would never dare to try, then catapult themselves through the air... Read more »

Time to Give Sherman a Break

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
February 7, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is one of the best players in the NFL. A Stanford graduate, he now plays for a Super Bowl-winning team and runs a successful charity that provides children with clothing and school supplies. Yet all it took for the loud, proud... Read more »