Established 1874.

The Oberlin Review

Yeomen Stave off Lords to Defend Home Turf

Yeomen Stave off Lords to Defend Home Turf

September 18, 2015

Thundering cheers erupted from the home stands, drowning out the referee’s final whistle dur­ing Oberlin’s 28–24 tri­umph over Kenyon College Saturday night. In defeat­ing the Lords, the Yeomen didn’t just secure their first win of the season — they made history. The match marked the first time the football pro­gram recorded a victory on the new Dick Bailey Field, completed only last year as part of the Aus­tin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex. Backed by the efforts of senior running...

Eagles Eclipse Yeomen in Opener

Eagles Eclipse Yeomen in Opener

September 11, 2015

The College at Brockport decisively de­feated Oberlin to open the Yeomen’s sea­son for the second year in a row, this time with a final score of 44–7. The Yeomen are still looking for their first home victory at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex, which opened one year ago. The Golden Eagles’ offense was dominant throughout the entire game as they racked up 452 yards to the Yeomen’s 161 while scor­ing on four of their first five possessions. Many of those yards were due in...

Football Looks to Break Out in Upcoming Season

Football Looks to Break Out in Upcoming Season

September 4, 2015

Coming off of a 2014 season marred by injuries and inconsistency, Oberlin foot­ball’s 2015 team has nothing but confi­dence heading into their contest with The College at Brockport. This is due in part to several coaching staff changes headed by second-year Head Coach Jay Anderson. Chief among these changes is the addition of former Baldwin Wallace University Offensive Coordina­tor Keith Grabowski, who will take the same role with the Yeomen in addition to coaching the offensive line. In...

Oberlin Loses to Hiram, Cruz Sets Record

Oberlin Loses to Hiram, Cruz Sets Record

November 21, 2014

The football team dropped its final game of the season last Saturday, falling 35–13 to the Hiram College Terriers. The loss left the team with a 2–8 record in what was Coach Jay Anderson’s first full year as head coach. Sophomore Justin Cruz did catch two touchdowns to set Oberlin’s single-season record for receiving touchdowns. However, his scores weren’t nearly enough to help the Yeomen pull out a win. This loss was especially disappointing for the Yeomen, considering it was their fourth i...

Football Team Loses Third Straight Game to Bishops

Football Team Loses Third Straight Game to Bishops

November 14, 2014

The football team dropped its third consecutive game against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops last Saturday, falling 50–13 at home and pushing its season record to 2–7. The Yeomen fell behind early in the game, giving up 17 unanswered points in the first 11 minutes in the form of two rushing touchdowns and a Bishops field goal. The scores on the ground foreshadowed the Yeomen’s defeat, as the Bishops ended up racking up over 175 yards and four touchdowns on the ground over the course o...

Sophomore Receiver Paces Men’s Football

Sophomore Receiver Paces Men’s Football

November 7, 2014

With a roster of 22 first-years and a slew of season-ending injuries across all positions, the football team has struggled to produce winning results, heading into its final two games with a 2–6 record. Sophomore wide receiver Justin Cruz’s performance, however, has never wavered. Coming off of his first year with a total of 19 catches and 173 yards, the Pleasanton, CA, native has made leaps and bounds in his second season. With two games left to play, Cruz has already recorded 47 catches and...

Defense Struggles, Football Falls to Wittenberg Tigers

Defense Struggles, Football Falls to Wittenberg Tigers

October 3, 2014

The Yeomen played in their new home facilities for their second conference game of the year against the nationally ranked Wittenberg University Tigers on Saturday, Sept. 27 and ultimately came up short in a 48–10 defeat. In similar fashion to their previous game against The College of Wooster Fighting Scots, the Yeomen’s struggles were rooted in the defense’s inability to get off the field on third down and stop the run. The Yeomen allowed the Tigers to convert seven of twelve third down oppo...

Scots Slam Yeomen in Homecoming Game

Scots Slam Yeomen in Homecoming Game

September 26, 2014

As part of a historic homecoming weekend, the football team took on The College of Wooster Fighting Scots in their first game under the lights at the new Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex. No empty bleacher seats were visible on the home side of the new stadium, as the crowded and enthusiastic mass of alumni, faculty and students totaled over 2,000 people. Despite the overwhelming support from the home crowd, the visiting Fighting Scots soundly defeated the Yeomen 63–10. The Yeomen started ...

In the Locker Room with Blake Buckhannon and Lucas Poggiali

In the Locker Room with Blake Buckhannon and Lucas Poggiali

September 19, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with junior football players and roommates Blake Buckhannon and Lucas Poggiali to discuss their exciting win over Kenyon College, their first game at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletic Complex and the new atmosphere the team has been embracing this fall. How has the season been going so far? Blake Buckhannon: The season has been going pretty well, especially after last weekend; we had a huge conference win over Kenyon. That was great because over the last two years that’...

Despite Larger Roster, Yeomen Fall in First Game

Despite Larger Roster, Yeomen Fall in First Game

September 12, 2014

Despite new Head Coach Jay Anderson’s efforts to improve the football team, the Yeomen fell 45–10 to the College at Brockport Golden Eagles on Sept. 6. “He’s already done some great things. I know we’re only a game into the season, but he’s brought in a huge freshman class,” said junior captain and defensive back Gabe Edwards, referring to the 22 first-years who joined the Yeomen this fall. “The staff around him have a lot of good ideas that we’re really buying into as a team. H...

In the Locker Room with Assistant Football Coaches Bob Saunders and Nate Cole

In the Locker Room with Assistant Football Coaches Bob Saunders and Nate Cole

May 9, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with first-year Assistant Football Coaches Nate Cole and Bob Saunders to discuss past jobs, what NFL players they’d like to coach and the new era of Oberlin football. What drew you to Oberlin? Bob Saunders: I had spent some time in Division III football at Washington University in St. Louis. That is also a very high academic school, and knowing the type of student-athletes that they had there, I figured it would be similar here, where there are extremely sm...

Yeomen Usher in New Era with Anderson

Lillian Jahan

February 14, 2014

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

Last week Delta Lodge Director of Athletics, Natalie Winkelfoos and President Marvin Krislov selected Assistant Coach Jay Anderson to head football coach from a pool of over 200 applicants. Coach Anderson has been the interim coach since early December and has been with the Yeomen for four seasons. Over the course of his time as both defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Oberlin, Anderson has coached many players to All-NCAC and All-Ohio accolades and has aided in two shutout victories for the Yeomen defense. Anderson’s appointment as head coach was welcomed by many, including administrators, coaches and especially players. Kyle Kessler, senior captain and linebacker who played a role in the hiring...

Established 1874.