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MLB’s Departure From Traditional Values Detrimental to Culture

Alex McNicoll, Sports Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

From Aaron Judge’s 500-foot blasts to Aroldis Chapman’s 103 mile-an-hour fastballs, there’s something about Major League Baseball that departs from its place in the bedrocks of American society for over 100 years. While baseball, like all sports, is constantly evolving, its growing overreliance ...

Money Comes Out On Top

Alex McNicoll, Sports Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s celebrity showdown was the peak of a rapidly-changing boxing culture that is selling the sweet science for as much cash as it can. With a pay-per-view cost of $99.95, the fight, which could hardly be called a boxing match, pulled in over $400 million ...

Philips Gym Renovation Continues Throughout School Year

Philips Gym Renovation Continues Throughout School Year

Alex McNicoll, Sports Editor

September 1, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

As Philips gym renovations continue, members of the Athletics Department are confident that the project’s disruptions will ultimately be a worthwhile investment for the campus. The $13 million project, according to Delta Lodge Director of Athletics Natalie Winkelfoos, will benefit both sports teams ...

In the Locker Room with Women’s Cross Country

In the Locker Room with Women’s Cross Country

Alex McNicoll and Julie Schreiber, Sports Editors

September 1, 2017


Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

This week the Review sat down with juniors Rosie Kerwin and Abby Bellows and sophomores Joy Castro-Wehr and Julia Denlinger, members of the Yeowomen cross country leadership council, the team’s newly developed alternative to captains. They discussed the role the council plays in addition to the team...

IM Softball Draws from All Corners of Campus

IM Softball Draws from All Corners of Campus

Alex McNicoll, Contributing Sports editor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

Passing by North Fields on a Wednesday afternoon, echoes of teammates calling for a pop-fly or the crack of a ball popping off a bat can be heard from over a hundred yards away. This isn’t a varsity team warming up for its next game; it’s intramural softball, where students from all corners of campu...

See You Later, Gators: Lax Wins 14–3

See You Later, Gators: Lax Wins 14–3

Alex McNicoll, Contributing Sports editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Lacrosse, Recent Stories, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

Despite a hot start bolstered by a crowd of boisterous fans, the women’s lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season 15–12 against the Denison University Big Red in a tense back-and-forth contest last Saturday. Oberlin quickly bounced back though, securing a 14–3 win against the Allegheny...

Yeowomen Show New Promise in Opening Games

Yeowomen Show New Promise in Opening Games

Alex McNicoll, Contributing Sports Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Recent Stories, Softball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

Thriving in the sunshine state, softball set a program record for spring break wins, going 6–6 in a week of non-conference games. The Yeowomen then returned from Florida for their home opener, splitting a doubleheader with the Wilmington College Fighting Quakers. Oberlin won game one 6–2 before dropping...

Club Bowling Revives Women’s Squad

Club Bowling Revives Women’s Squad

Alex McNicoll, Contributing Sports Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, Recent Stories, SPORTS

For the first time in a decade, OC Thunder, Oberlin’s intercollegiate bowling team, fielded a women’s team. The group is brimming with enthusiasm and happy to be reviving an old Oberlin tradition. “It was incredible to compete for the first OC Thunder women's bowling team since 2007,” first-year...

Dropping First Two Games, Yeomen Face Growing Pains

Dropping First Two Games, Yeomen Face Growing Pains

Alex McNicoll and James Cato

February 24, 2017


Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring

The men’s lacrosse team suffered season opening defeats this weekend, dropping its first two games against the John Carroll University Blue Streaks and Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets 19–6 and 18–5 respectively. After losing 10 seniors to graduation last year, seven of whom were starters,...

Yeowomen Push Past Kenyon Ladies

Yeowomen Push Past Kenyon Ladies

Alex McNicoll, Contributing Sports Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Recent Stories, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

A key conference win is propelling the Yeowomen through the final stretch of their season, with a 52–41 over the Kenyon College Ladies on Wednesday. The victory moved Oberlin to 10–12 on the season and 7–6 in North Coast Athletic Conference play, and puts the team within reach of a top seed in...

Athletics Department Welcomes New Coaches

Athletics Department Welcomes New Coaches

Alex McNicoll

February 3, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The Athletics Department added five new assistant coaches this January, each of whom offers their own unique blend of collegiate coaching and playing experience to the softball, baseball, football and men’s lacrosse teams. While assistant coach Brandon Jossey has only been on the Yeomen baseball...

Yeowomen Best Big Red to Stay Undefeated in NCAC

Yeowomen Best Big Red to Stay Undefeated in NCAC

Alex McNicoll

December 9, 2016


Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

Losing four of its first five games hasn’t stopped the women’s basketball team from dominating North Coast Athletic Conference play. With a 51–46 win against the Denison University Big Red Wednesday, Oberlin improved to 3–4 overall, and a perfect 3–0 in the NCAC. The Yeowomen, who currently...

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