The Oberlin Review

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...

Real Life Rudy Visits Oberlin

Ian Adomeit

September 12, 2012

Filed under Football, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

His message was clear: Never give up on your dreams. Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger encouraged this point throughout his motivational speech to Oberlin students and faculty Wednesday night in West Lecture Hall. Ruettiger is most famous for the movie Rudy, which follows the story of his journey to achieve his dream of playing football for the University of Notre Dame. Ruettiger also recently published Rudy: My Story, an autobiography about his story. Wearing a Notre Dame windbreaker, Ruettiger shared stories of challenges he faced throughout his early life and what he learned from them. He highlighted his struggles in school, including an undiagnosed case of dyslexia among various other challenges. Ruettiger emphasized one pa...

Bishops Trump Yeomen in Home Opener

Rose Stoloff, Staff Writer

September 12, 2012

Filed under Football, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

On sunny Saturday afternoon, hordes of students, faculty, community members and enthusiastic cheerleaders gathered to support the men’s football team in its home opener against the Ohio Wesleyan Bishops. Driven by momentum from the previous 33–3 victory over Earlham College two weeks prior and charged with the energy of the abounding crowd, the Yeomen played an exciting game, accruing multiple school and personal records. Unfortunately, however, their efforts were not enough to achieve a victory. The game began with an impressive 54-yard pitch-and-catch from senior quarterback Josh Mandel to classmate Robin Witjes. “That was a really good way to get it going, pretty exciting,” Senior Adam Niec remarked. While...

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 moving in and out of shelters and schools and the random homes of kind strangers, it meant depending on everyone and trusting no one. I participated, with the encouragement of counselors and social workers, in different programs aimed at pairing me with a positive male role model several times. As if I weren’t disturbed enough at that age, more than one of these potential “role models” was forced to quit on me amid...

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 first half. This lead would not be enough, however, as Yeomen offensive turnovers gave the Bishops the opportunity for a comeback, ultimately leaving the final score at 30–23 in favor of the opponent. Scoring in the first half was initiated by a successful 28-yard field goal attempt from first-year Erickson Andrews. Andrews, who joined the roster after his varsity soccer season ended, impressed in his first-ever collegiate foot...

Football Can’t Keep Up with Wittenberg

Ashley Parish

October 7, 2011

Filed under Football, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

Oberlin College trailed by only a touchdown after the first half against Wittenberg University last weekend, but in the end the Tigers' explosive offense was too much for the Yeomen. Oberlin lost 41–19 to nationally ranked Wittenberg on a cold and windy afternoon in southern Ohio. “I think we played really well for the first half. I think despite the turnovers offensively we did pressure their defense,” said Head Coach Jeff Ramsey. “I think defensively we did a decent job of shutting down the pass game, except for on maybe five plays; it really hurt us.” “I’m always pleased with our team’s effort,” he continued, “and that’s always a bright spot because we played physical football against a...

Yeomen Send Terriers to the Pound in Blowout Homecoming Victory

Yeomen Send Terriers to the Pound in Blowout Homecoming Victory

September 30, 2011

With multiple generations of alumni roaming the grounds at Savage Stadium, Oberlin football put on a show, dominating the visiting Hiram College Terriers in a 27–7 victory in Saturday’s Homecoming game. The victory marks the second straight year — and only the second time since 1989 — that the Yeomen have begun their season with a 2–1 record. Oberlin entered the game with the second-ranked passing offense in the conference, but with junior starting quarterback Josh Mandel sidelined with...

In the Locker Room: Greg Mangan

James Blankenship, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2011

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

You graduated in 2009 as Oberlin’s all-time leader in every significant passing category. When you first stepped onto campus as the Quarterback Coach this summer, did it feel sort of surreal? It definitely was. A lot of the guys I knew were gone at that point. I think the seniors now were first-years when I was a senior, so there’s a little bit of carryover. But beyond that, it was kind of like a new blank slate but at the same place. It was surreal, and since I’ve been back it’s totally different not being a student. You also spent some time as a member of the Kent Predators (now the Seattle Timberwolves) of the Indoor Football League. Which was more enjoyable, playing quarterback in college or in the IFL...

Football Can’t Cash In Against Scots

Football Can’t Cash In Against Scots

September 23, 2011

With the stands packed at Savage Stadium, Oberlin football came up agonizingly short in a heartbreaking loss to the College of Wooster Fighting Scots last Saturday. Failing to convert in the red zone on multiple drives, the Yeomen lost a tough 14–3 game. Plagued by costly turnovers and an injury to junior quarterback Josh Mandel, Oberlin could not find the rhythm necessary to claw its way back into the game.  Both teams started out slow, each going three-and-out on their first two possessions. The Yeom...

In the Locker Room with Eric Enrico

Alen Cisija

September 16, 2011

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

How did you first get into football? It was because of my dad. He played cornerback for Butler University and so he got me into it at a very young age. I was always playing and always watching football. We had this 100-pound punching bag and he would make me tackle it for practice. What made you choose Oberlin? I got badly injured my senior year of high school. I got speared on a kickoff return and got compartment syndrome on my left leg. I only played a game and a half [that season], so most of the schools that were recruiting me stopped. Oberlin kept recruiting me and gave me a shot, so I ended up visiting and loving it. Plus, it’s just a great school. You can’t really beat the academics, especially in...

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