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The Oberlin Review

Bye Bye, Blatter

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
February 26, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

This Friday, it will finally be time for FIFA to elect a new president to replace Sepp Blatter at the special FIFA congress in Zurich. Finally. FIFA, arguably the world’s most powerful international sports organization, has developed a reputation for corruption and dysfunctionality with incredibly...

NBA in Golden Limbo

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
February 19, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

As another NBA trade deadline came and went on Thursday, the NBA ros­ters officially cemented for the rest of the season. Bar­ring a few possible excep­tions, teams will remain virtually the same until af­ter the NBA Championship this summer, when trades become legal by league guidelines once more...

NO MORE Not Heard

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
February 12, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Many nodded in tentative approval at one of the Super Bowl’s many long-awaited ads on Sunday, which featured an iMessage conversation be­tween two friends trying to make plans to watch the game. One of the friends is clearly be­ing coerced by her partner at home not to leave the house, indicating...

“Beauty” Over Backhand?

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
February 5, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Last week, the tennis world was lucky enough to witness another highly anticipated matchup: the United States’ Serena Wil­liams and Russia’s Maria Sharapova in the quarterfi­nals of the Australian Open. The pair are undoubtedly the world’s most celebrated female tennis players both on and off...

Turf Wars

Sarena Malsin, Sports Editor
December 11, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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...

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