Smith Unjustly Punished

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
December 12, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, Recent Stories, SPORTS

The national anthem filled the Fontbonne College gym before the women’s basketball game against the visiting Knox College Prairie Fire on Saturday, Nov. 29 — a common occurrence at the small Division III school situated just outside St. Louis. However, this game would be different. ... Read more »

NFL: No Fun League

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
December 5, 2014
Filed under Editorials & Features, SPORTS

I’ve used this column before to express my displeasure with the NFL’s handling of numerous on- and off-field incidents, but as long as it continues to mishandle seemingly every adverse situation thrown its way, I’ll continue to write about the so-called No Fun League. Much... Read more »

Young Riders Bolster Equestrian Roster

Young Riders Bolster Equestrian Roster

Sarena Malsin, Staff Writer
December 5, 2014
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, Editorials & Features, SPORTS

Since its founding in the 1980s, the Oberlin College Equestrian Team has established itself as one of the most popular club sport teams on campus, offering students the unique opportunity to take part in horseback riding near Oberlin’s campus. The horses ridden by the... Read more »

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 »