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The Oberlin Review

Turf Wars

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

As far as soccer is con­cerned, turf sucks. Granted, it’s definitely a better surface than the lumpy, rocky, un­kempt mini-forests that high school, premier (and even, ahem, college-level) leagues often have as alternative or backup fields. But when it comes to professional soccer, where resources...

Dawn of a Dynasty

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

The Golden State Warriors are legit. Starting the 2015–2016 NBA season on a record-breaking 20–0 run has not only validated their rank as former NBA champions but has also revealed the possibility of many more potential championships in future seasons. The Warriors currently rank first in the NBA...

Vegan Athletes Bust Protein Myths

Vegan Athletes Bust Protein Myths

Alexa Corey
December 4
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

“Isn’t it hard to be a vegan athlete?” “Where do you get your protein?” These are the sorts of incredulous questions Sustainable Technology Coordinator Samuel Hartman and Sustainability Coordinator Bridget Flynn set out to answer once and for all in their second talk of the year on vegan athleticism...

Doping Ruins Trust

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
November 20
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Call me a biased athlete and sports editor, but sports competitions are one of the last bastions of positive and wholesome interaction be­tween countries. They pro­vide this incredible escape for everybody to care about something within a smaller scope than global politics. They serve as a funnel for...

Raunchy Recruiting

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
November 13
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

With a new college basketball season just around the corner, this coming winter looks like it’s going to be filled with the drama, controversy and entertainment that has traditionally gone hand in hand with Division-I college basketball. In October, basketball fans got a small preview of what looks...

In The Locker Room With Shelby Raynor, Leah Cohen and Joey Velez

In The Locker Room With Shelby Raynor, Leah Cohen and Joey Velez

Randy Ollie, Sarena Malsin, Sports Editors
November 13
Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

This week, the Review sat down with captains of the Rhinos — Oberlin’s women’s and trans’ rugby team — junior Shelby Raynor and sophomore Leah Cohen. The Review also spoke with captain of the Gruffs — the men’s rugby team — junior Joey Velez and senior player-coach Dustin French (not pict...

Wambach Withdrawal

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
November 6
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

International soccer star Abby Wambach recently announced her retirement following the U.S. Women’s National Team’s visit with President Obama at the White House in celebration of its World Cup victory this summer. Wambach, 35, fin­ishes her national career of 15 years with 252 interna­tional appearances,...

Player of The Week: Geno Arthur

Player of The Week: Geno Arthur

October 30
Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Uncategorized, Varsity Fall

Senior standout Geno Arthur runs ahead of the pack at the Inter-Regional Rumble. A 2014 NCAA All-American, Arthur is unbeaten in 2015 and most recently completed the Inter-Regional Rumble in a course record time of 24:04.0, defeating the field of 281 Division-III competitors and outlasting North Coast...

Lecture Highlights Cultural, Racial Roots of Baseball

Lecture Highlights Cultural, Racial Roots of Baseball

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
October 30
Filed under Recent Stories, Sports Editorials & Features

Many different Oberlin communities came together in Hallock auditorium on Wednesday night to hear Professors Adrian Burgos, Jr. of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Frank Guridy of Columbia University discuss the cultural and racial significance of baseball’s history in the United States. Guridy...

The End of An Era

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
October 30
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

As another exciting NBA season unfolds, I can’t help but recognize the hard truth: This may well be Kobe Bryant’s final season with the Los Angeles Lakers, as well as his final year in the league. The prolific shooting guard has been a global basketball icon for nearly two decades, and his fame...

One Man’s Three-Man Job

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
October 9
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

European professional soccer leagues are cutthroat, with each team constantly jockeying for higher rankings and greater popularity on and off the field. But the ball defi­nitely isn’t the only thing being passed around. Aside from the actual game of soccer, there is also a game of strategy constantly...

Waiting for Superman

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
October 2
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

If you held your ear to the ground this past Tuesday, you probably caught the echoes of exasperation from Chicago. Once again, former NBA Rookie of the Year and 2011 MVP Derrick Rose has been injured — so severely, in fact, that he was rushed into surgery Wednesday morning to repair a left orbital...

Established 1874.
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