The Oberlin Review

Women’s Cross Country Secures First Nationals Bid Since 2014

Women’s Cross Country Secures First Nationals Bid Since 2014

Ify Ezimora, Sports Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

A stream of posts hit social media as the women’s cross country team members and supporters learned of the team’s invitation to the NCAA Championships. Shortly after placing third at regionals — the NCAA Great Lakes Championships — the Yeowomen received the unprecedented news that they...

In The Locker Room with Sam Paul, Men’s Rugby Captain

In The Locker Room with Sam Paul, Men’s Rugby Captain

Noah Auby

November 16, 2018


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

Although the Oberlin Gruffs haven’t won a single game this season, team members resoundingly share that the current president of the team, College senior and History major Sam Paul, has made the team experience very fulfilling. Because rugby is a club sport at Oberlin, the president effecti...

Inexperience Not a Concern for Women’s Basketball

Julie Schreiber, Senior Staff Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Varsity Winter

When College senior and women’s basketball co-captain Olivia Canning watched her teammate, College junior and point guard Cheyenne Arthur, nail a few three-pointers in last Saturday’s game against Alma College, she got the feeling that the young team was headed toward another successful sea...

Jenkins Rises to Occasion, Leads Yeomen to Victory

Jenkins Rises to Occasion, Leads Yeomen to Victory

Julie Schreiber, Senior Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Football, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Uncategorized, Varsity Sports

In the third quarter of Saturday’s football matchup between the Oberlin College Yeomen and the Hiram College Terriers, the crowd gasped as College junior and star quarterback Zach Taylor fell to the ground clutching his leg. Taylor, who had just become Oberlin’s career total yards leader with 7,096 ya...

Marketing the Athletic Experience Increases Donor Relations

Elijah Aladin

November 9, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Over fall break, I was visiting a friend at Stanford University during their homecoming weekend. I saw droves of students and alumni flooding the campus with their Stanford Tree paraphernalia. This showout, however, didn’t compare to the scene I saw during the University of Michigan’s homecoming week...

Senior Student-Athletes Must Balance Athletics, Academics, Impending Graduation

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Softball, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

At the conclusion of her junior year, College senior and softball player Emma Downing was unsure if she should apply to the Honors Program in History. She didn’t think she would get in — only seven students were accepted this year — and even if she did, she didn’t know if her schedule would allow f...

Gruffs Gear-Up For Fall Tournament

Gruffs Gear-Up For Fall Tournament

Luke Sprecher and Alex McNicoll

November 9, 2018


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

The North Fields are not a pleasant place to be on an early autumn afternoon. They’re hot, sticky, and full of bugs. Somehow, this is exactly where the Gruffs — Oberlin College’s men’s club rugby team — find themselves every Tuesday and Thursday. By mid-September, most club rugby teams will be w...

In The Locker Room with Nichole Geist, Women’s Basketball Player

In The Locker Room with Nichole Geist, Women’s Basketball Player

Maranda Phillips, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

When College junior women’s basketball player Nichole Geist isn’t with her team, she’s in the library making graphs, memorizing scientific terms, and studying her textbooks as a Neuroscience and Biology double-major. The Sterling Heights, MI, native also keeps herself busy by helping out with the Stu...

Yeowomen Dethrone Gators, Capture Coveted NCAC Title

Yeowomen Dethrone Gators, Capture Coveted NCAC Title

Alexis Dill, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Varsity Sports

College junior and cross country runner Shannon Wargo immediately noticed the look of disappointment and defeat on the faces of her three teammates who finished before her when she reached the finish line Saturday, Oct. 27, at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship. Certain that her...

In The Locker Room with Grant Sheely, Dylan Caban, and Jackson Daugherty, Men’s XC Captains

In The Locker Room with Grant Sheely, Dylan Caban, and Jackson Daugherty, Men’s XC Captains

Ify Ezimora, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

College senior and Biology major Dylan Caban came from a New Jersey high school cross country team that at one point consisted of a single person: him. At Oberlin, Caban has found a larger group of people with the same mindset in striving to be the best they can be. Likewise, College senior an...

Changing Narratives in Women’s Basketball

Changing Narratives in Women’s Basketball

Leah Ross

November 2, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

When I first stepped on Oberlin’s campus as a first-year last fall, I could feel the buzz of political activity. It was overwhelming yet thrilling to be a part of a group of students poised to change our social landscape. What I soon realized was that there are sections of Oberlin that are dogmatic in ...

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