The Oberlin Review

Editorial: Bob Goes to the Super Bowl

Quinn Hull, Sports Editor

February 10, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Bob slipped anonymously into the Burton basement on Sunday evening, undetected by a group, a crowd perhaps, of television-watchers. They sat on every conceivable surface — cheap green sofas, rigid plastic chairs, accompanying tables, the ground — and were engrossed, to varying extents, by the big...

In Review, a Yeoman Winter Term

In Review, a Yeoman Winter Term

Quinn Hull and Madeline O'Meara

February 10, 2012


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Varsity Winter

A look at the highlights of athletics events over Winter Term. Men’s and Women’s Basketball The Contests: The Yeomen went 2–10 over Winter Term, including wins against Allegheny College and Ohio University-Zanesville, giving them six wins and 16 losses on the season. The Yeowomen p...

In the Locker Room: Emma Sanford

Madeline O'Meara, Sports Editor

February 10, 2012


Filed under Field Hockey, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

What is your field hockey experience? I have been involved in field hockey for 25 years as a player; I started when I was 5. I played in England for some quite prestigious clubs … I was on junior teams for the Ipswich Ladies Hockey Club. I also played for the Wimbledon Club, which is the ol...

Yeowomen Win, Clinch Berth to NCAC Playoffs

Yeowomen Win, Clinch Berth to NCAC Playoffs

Phoebe Hammer

February 10, 2012


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

The women’s basketball team turned in back-to-back strong performances against conference foes last weekend in Philips Gymnasium, dominating Wooster 58–40 on Friday night before dropping a close overtime game to Ohio Wesleyan 72–81 on Saturday. Fortunately, the Yeowomen needed only one win to...

Yeomen Basketball Starts Spring with Stumbles

Yeomen Basketball Starts Spring with Stumbles

Kate Hanick

February 10, 2012


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

After training hard over Winter Term, the Yeomen got off to a rough start with the first two games of the spring semester. This past weekend the Yeomen fell to both the Allegheny Gators and the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops. On Feb. 1, the Yeomen struggled to put up points in the first half on the Gators’...

In the Locker Room with Josh Merritt and Allison Anderson

Ariel Lewis, Sports Editor

November 11, 2011


Filed under Basketball, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

Obviously you guys met through basketball, but who liked whom first, and did Josh make a move first? Josh: [Laughs.] Do you want me to tell the real story? Allison: Sure — I mean, might as well. JM: Someone bet her a dollar to come talk to me because they knew she liked me. That’s how it...

Former Obie Pioneers Athletic Apparel Company

Dylan Holmes and Ashley Parish

November 11, 2011


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

After graduating from Oberlin College in 2009, Brian Verne joined with a childhood friend and decided to use his passion for sports in a tough economy to start an athletic apparel company. Two years later, Verne’s dream has birthed Connection Apparel — a successful athletic gear company that can...

Editorial: Blaming Penn State

James Blankenship, Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2011


Filed under Football, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

I can remember what it was like to be twelve years old. At this point in our lives as young students, we all can. When we think of being a child this is the image we conjure. It meant thinking we knew more than we did, and knowing more than we should have. For me, as a young, essentially parentless boy...

Women’s Basketball to Enter the Jenkins Era

Quinn Hull

November 11, 2011


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

In 2008, when Kerry Jenkins accepted the women’s basketball head coach position at Oberlin College, his colleagues at the University of Vermont judged him to be a little off his rocker. “Everybody thought I was insane, ” Jenkins said. He was leaving behind a productive position as assi...

Football Drops Heartbreaker to OWU

James Kriz

November 11, 2011


Filed under Football, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

The football team entered its contest against the Ohio Wesleyan University Bishops outnumbered in sheer roster size this past Saturday, Nov. 5 in Delaware, Ohio. Despite the clear disadvantage, the Yeomen successfully overpowered and outplayed the Bishops for a 3¬–10 lead at the end of the firs...

Senior Day Emotions Propel Yeowomen to Victory

Alen Cisija

October 14, 2011


Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

On a rare picture-perfect fall afternoon, the women’s soccer team came out to Fred Shults field fired up on Sunday, ready to battle the visiting Ladies of Kenyon College. It was certainly an emotional contest for the Yeowomen, who honored four seniors for their contributions just prior to kick...

Table Tennis Shines In First-Ever Tournament

Ariel Lewis, Sports Editor

October 14, 2011


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

For a few hours this past Sunday, Oct. 9, the West Gym in Philips Physical Education Center was transformed into a very different sort of athletic venue. As interested students and faculty looked on, the Oberlin College Table Tennis Club hosted the first home tournament in the team’s history. With...

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