The Oberlin Review

Assistant Coach Replaces Ramsey

Sarah Orbuch, Sports Editor

February 7, 2014

Filed under Football, SPORTS

Delta Lodge Director of Athletics Natalie Winkelfoos announced Thursday that interim-head coach Jay Anderson will take on the roll of new head football coach, effective immediately. A former assistant, Anderson was named to the interim position after Jeff Ramsey was relieved of his duties as head football coach following a disappointing 3–7 season. The announcement came following an extensive candidate search that began in early December. "Jay will do a phenomenal job leading our football program and will be a great ambassador of the entire community. He has demonstrated the ability to recruit top-flight scholars," said Winkelfoos. Anderson was a defensive back at the University of Toledo and previously coached at Ober...

“True Obie” Gets Sacked

“True Obie” Gets Sacked

December 13, 2013

Long time Oberlin Head Football Coach Jeff Ramsey’s dismissal last Friday, just weeks after finishing his 15th year with the College, was shrouded in mystery. His departure came as a surprise to many who had grown to love and respect Ramsey during his long tenure. The football team was informed of Ramsey’s departure that afternoon. “Eric Lahetta — he’s the head of football operations — called a meeting earlier in the day for the team and most of the team showed up for the meeting. [Di...

Football Reflects on Difficult Season

Football Reflects on Difficult Season

December 6, 2013

After graduating 16 players last season, the Oberlin football team faced adversity this year with a young roster. The team went 0–5 on the road and 3–2 at home, wrapping up this season with a 2–7 conference record, and a 3–7 overall record. Comparatively, last year’s squad tallied four wins, including a significant win over the highly ranked Wabash College Little Giants. “We only won four games in 2013, but it seemed like we were more competitive. We lost a lot of talent and a lot...

Alumni Return for Homecoming

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer

October 11, 2013

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

At a small school, it is obvious when there are new faces on campus. If you happened to walk by the athletics facilities this past weekend, you would have seen dozens of people walking around in their old Oberlin College athletics gear, greeting old friends, meeting new athletics staff and looking at plans for the new athletics facility. All of these people returned to campus for the jam-packed Oberlin Athletics Homecoming Weekend. Every year, the Heisman Club Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony kicks off the Homecoming festivities on Friday night. Athletics administration, alumni, coaches and captains are invited to the ceremony. Women’s soccer captain and senior Sarah Andrews said she enjoyed the experience. “It...

Yeomen Struggle to Recruit a Full Roster

Rose Stolof, Sports Editor

October 4, 2013

Filed under Football, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

With a roster 37 players strong, Head Football Coach Jeff Ramsey and his eight assistant coaches have a difficult task to complete every year. As senior players graduate, Ramsey and his staff must attract the most promising high school juniors to Oberlin in order to mold the football team into the most skilled, intellectual and diverse squad they can. When Ramsey was first brought on as head football coach at the start of the season in 1999, he was handed a team of 26 players. “It was really a trial by fire my first year here,” said Ramsey. “I wasn’t able to recruit because it was past the application date and no concessions were made.” In order to fill his roster, Ramsey became creative. “I think...

Yeomen Start Season With Historic Win

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer

September 20, 2013

Filed under Football, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

The Yeomen started their season on a high note with a 19–2 victory over the visiting Case Western Reserve University Spartans in their home opener this past Sunday. It had been 28 years since the football team last upended the Spartans, when they beat them 17–6 in a season-opening triumph in 1982. “This was a great team victory,” said senior captain Zach Kisley. “I was really proud of everyone. We are a really young team and it was great to see the underclassmen step up. Every aspect of our defense and offense worked, which is why we were successful.” The Yeomen defense limited the Spartans to 11 first downs and 195 yards of total offense, while their offense totaled 219 running yards on 52 attempts....

After Busy Preseason, Yeomen Ready for Fall

Kevin Sloan

September 6, 2013

Filed under Football, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

After a rigorous preseason training camp, the Oberlin football team is ready for the upcoming season. The team has developed various new plays and formations under Head Coach Jeff Ramsey, who is enthusiastic about the team’s growth thus far this year. The Yeomen have the first official week of their season off, which allows them extra time to prepare for their first game against Case Western Reserve University on Sept. 15. The workload during training can be extremely strenuous, and that hasn’t been lost on the team’s players. “Generally, your schedule [during training camp] is from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.,” said junior offensive lineman Rory Kaip. “It’s intermittent with meals and meetings.” Coach Ramsey...

Stress in Stuebenville

Phoebe Hammer, Sports Editor

February 15, 2013

Filed under Football, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Six months ago, an unconscious 16-year-old girl was raped at a high school party in Stuebenville, OH, an old steel mill town of only 18,440. Crimes like this are common in the U.S., with most rape cases going unreported, but for some reason this case made international news. Even months later, Stuebenville officers are receiving death threats, online petitions seeking justice have reached over 70,000 signatures and protesters are flocking to the small town. But why this particular case? Social media has certainly been a large factor. At the scene of the crime, other partygoers tweeted the action, and some even posted pictures on Instagram. It wasn’t until three days later that the rape was reported, which isn’t...

Yeomen Crush No. 10 Little Giants in Big Win

Yeomen Crush No. 10 Little Giants in Big Win

November 9, 2012

This past Friday, the Oberlin football team took the long bus ride to Crawfordsville, IN, to play Wabash University. The Little Giants were ranked No. 10 in the country in Division III football. Oberlin was the clear underdog, and every Wabash coach, player and fan expected the game to be a cakewalk. Wabash put points on the board first, but the Yeomen were not concerned. “I didn’t worry at all when Wabash scored quickly. I knew it was a long game and [Head] Coach [Jeff] Ramsey would make...

Sarah Orbuch and Nora Ryan

November 2, 2012

Filed under Football, SPORTS, Uncategorized, Varsity Fall

The Yeomen football team shut out the Hiram College Terriers 39–0 with a relentless performance last Saturday night. The team, kept the Terriers scoreless and accomplished its goal of limiting the Terriers to 150 yards, stopping them at 89 total yards. The Yeomen maintained momentum throughout the game, totaling 39 points and putting points on the scoreboard in each of the last three quarters. Head Coach Jeff Ramsey saw the win as indicative of a team growing in character. “The team played up against an opponent that was overmatched. Many teams play down to the level of their opponents. The team’s intensity and mental toughness showed all night.” Four Yeomen running backs scored points. Junior runn...

In the Locker Room with Clay Eaton and Dan Weintraub

Phoebe Hammer, Sports Editor

September 28, 2012

Filed under Football, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

Football requires more commitment than most varsity sports. What is your least favorite off-season training? Dan Weintraub: To start out, the out-of-season 7 a.m. running on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It’s just a quick hour-long running workout, but it is pretty rough. Clay Eaton: It’s just the fact that we train so much for only 10 games; it’s pretty ridiculous, but yeah, I hate those morning runs too. DW: This year we did it with the soccer team though, so that made it more fun, and they pushed us. Which team was in better shape? DW: Well, the soccer team was probably in better shape actually. CE: Yeah, they have the lungs. Do you have a favorite part of training? CE: The pool workouts. DW: Yeah, it used to be awesome...

Yeomen Unable to Rally After Rain Delays

Sarah Orbuch

September 28, 2012

Filed under Football, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

The first half started off shaky, but the Yeomen were able to cash in a 35-yard field goal thanks to sophomore kicker Erickson Andrews. The Yeomen were unable to maintain this momentum and the Maroons scored their first touchdown of the game. The defensive duo of Shawn Chrapczynski and Peter Morris responded quickly and helped first-year quarterback Lucas Poggiali and the Yeomen offense score their first touchdown of the game, ending the half with a 9–7 lead. The Yeomen couldn’t maintain their lead, and the Maroons controlled the second half of play. The game was disrupted by the turbulent weather, and the teams were forced off the field and back into the locker room with 1:29 left in the third quarter. After...

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