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The Oberlin Review

NBA Will Miss Durant

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
April 3
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

On March 27, news broke that Oklahoma Thunder superstar forward Kevin Durant would miss the remainder of the NBA season due to complications in recovering from a Jones fracture in his right foot, which he suffered in early October of last year. He’s since had bone graft surgery, beginning his long road...

NCAA Losing its Edge

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
March 13
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The NCAA is losing its edge in collegiate athletics. Once the brand of excellence and legitimacy, the organization now makes more headlines for its faulty policies than for progressive or inclusive reform. From the NCAA’s arbitrary regulations concerning the inclusion of trans athletes to its obscur...

Westbrook on Fire

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
March 6
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

For the past month, Russell Westbrook has been by far the best player in the NBA. In the month of February, the 26-year-old star guard averaged 31.2 points, 10.3 assists and 9.1 rebounds per game, all while leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 9–3 record and single-handedly keeping them in the race for th...

Too Hot for Qatar

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
February 27
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The 2022 FIFA World Cup, scheduled to take place in Qatar, has been doomed from the start, and the organization put the final nail in the coffin by likely rescheduling the final match to take place the night before Christmas Eve. With the traditional timing of the World Cup altered due to exceedingl...

Give Boogie a Chance

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
February 20
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

For the first five years of his volatile career, DeMarcus Cousins’s tremendous talent has been wasted. After falling all the way to the No. 5 pick in the 2010 draft due to concerns about his maturity, Boogie (as he’s affectionately known) has done nothing but dominate. He’s improved every year he...

Grownups Ruin Fun

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
February 13
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

For as long as youth sports have existed, so too have overly involved adults that manage to inadvertently detract from the spirit of the game. The recent stripping of the United States Little League Baseball championship title from the Chicago-based Jackie Robinson West team serves as a perfect examp...

Belichick Seals Legacy

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
February 6
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Tom Brady was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLIX last Sunday, but he wasn’t the most valuable Patriot in the game. That honor goes to Bill Belichick. During his 15-year reign as head coach of the New England Patriots, Belichick has compiled a 175–65 record in the regular season, 2...

Smith Unjustly Punished

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

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. As lyrics hailing th...

NFL: No Fun League

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

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 of the inspiration for this wee...

Young Riders Bolster Equestrian Roster

Young Riders Bolster Equestrian Roster

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

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 team are housed approximately o...

Let Them Bet

Tyler Sloan, Sports Editor
November 21
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

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 up a new dial...

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