The Oberlin Review

LeBron’s ‘Student Athlete’ Exposes NCAA Hypocrisy

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Shamar Graves sat in the home bleachers of the Woodbridge High School football stadium with a wistful expression on his face, overlooking the field he sprinted up and down over a decade ago as a star wide receiver. The sky was the limit back then. Graves was offered more athletic scholarships t...

In The Locker Room with Allie Trimble, New Philips Equipment Room Manager

In The Locker Room with Allie Trimble, New Philips Equipment Room Manager

Ify Ezimora, Sports Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

Hailing from Wakeman, Ohio — a small town 11 miles west of Oberlin — Allison Trimble began working for Oberlin Feb. 7, 2000, as part of Campus Dining Services. Trimble, who was born in Oberlin at Mercy Allen Hospital, started working in Wilder Hall, then transitioned to Dascomb Dining ...

From Fresh Water, Comes New Beginnings with Carr Pool

From Fresh Water, Comes New Beginnings with Carr Pool

Luke Sprecher

October 5, 2018


Filed under Swimming and Diving, Varsity Sports, Varsity Winter

The new Patricia ’63 and Merrill ’61 Shanks Health and Wellness Center has given Oberlin students access to a new fitness center, state-of-the-art cardio machines, and several multi-purpose rooms. But perhaps the most impressive renovation is the swimming pool. Although Carr Pool is open ...

Happy Homecoming for Former Baseball Standout

Happy Homecoming for Former Baseball Standout

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

October 5, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Phil Brua, head baseball coach of the Hiram College Terriers, interacts with the Oberlin dugout during the teams’ exhibition doubleheader Sunday, Sept. 30. Brua, who was a star pitcher for the Yeomen from 2008–11, holds the program record for pitching appearances (65) and ranks second in...

NCAC Athletes Must Increase Tolerance for Opponents

Jason Hewitt, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Oberlin is an institution composed mostly of students whose political views fall on the left side of the spectrum. Because of this, there are many stereotypes associated with the typical “Obie.” As a member of the Oberlin football team, I can personally say that my peers from other institu...

In The Locker Room with Emily Kelly and John Olsen, Engaging, and Engaged, Track Captains

In The Locker Room with Emily Kelly and John Olsen, Engaging, and Engaged, Track Captains

Ify Ezimora, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

College seniors John Olsen and Emily Kelly have been dating for nearly six years. Olsen, an Economics major and History minor, and Kelly, an East Asian Studies and Politics double major with a concentration in Chinese studies, have won a number of accolades leading up to their final season on the ...

In Defense of Sports Journalism

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

When Sports Illustrated published senior writer Chris Ballard’s remarkable feature on former New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach Monty Williams a year and a half ago, I was a first-year sitting in the very back of my Intro to Psychology class. The article was titled “‘You Can’t Give In...

Faith Fuels Zach Taylor On and Off the Field

Faith Fuels Zach Taylor On and Off the Field

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Varsity Sports

Every Saturday before the football team takes the field for warm-ups, College junior and quarterback Zach Taylor writes a new Bible verse on the towel he keeps in his back pocket throughout the game. According to Taylor, Christianity has been his driving force since arriving at Oberlin tw...

Remembering Love is The Way In

Remembering Love is The Way In

Julie Schreiber, Senior Staff Writer

September 28, 2018


Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Varsity Sports

The first time Blake New walked into the men’s soccer locker room in the fall of 1999, it was the start of his first season as the team’s head coach. There, he found a stolen helmet from Heidelberg University and a photo of a player who had already graduated. New, who was attempting to...

From Varsity to Club: A Tale in Three Tees

From Varsity to Club: A Tale in Three Tees

Ify Ezimora and Jay Messina

September 21, 2018


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Three years ago, two guys with a little too much free time and a passion for golf had an idea. In fall 2016, Jay Messina — College senior and varsity men’s lacrosse player — and John Sutherland, OC ’18, started Oberlin’s co-ed club golf team. Many of the founding members were teammate...

The Brotherhood Needs to Step Up

Khalid McCalla

September 21, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

“Rub some dirt on it.” As a young football player, every bump, scrape, and bruise was met with this response or one similar to it. “Shake it off and get back out there,” was the message, and, in a sport like football, this sentiment is sometimes inevitable. You’re going to get...

More Than Just ‘Sore’

More Than Just ‘Sore’

Jackie Brant, Opinions Editor

September 21, 2018


Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Sports Column, Varsity Fall, Varsity Sports

I have been dealing with chronic back pain since I was 12. It started as an annoying pinching feeling that I’d notice every once in a while. Eventually, this developed into a constant stabbing pain and extreme stiffness; it would wake me up at night and make sitting for long periods of time unbea...

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