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Sharapova Set to Return Unscathed as Sponsors Shrug at Doping

Jackie McDermott, Sports editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Sports Editorials & Features

The top search hits for Maria Sharapova have nothing to do with her doping suspension. A Daily Mail article shows fashionista Sharapova sporting a casual and chic Los Angeles look in capris and a pashmina shawl. Forbes touts her success as a businesswoman, featuring her candy company Sugarpova and its r...

In The Locker Room with Softball

In The Locker Room with Softball

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under In the Locker Room, Softball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

This week, the Review sat down with sophomore center fielder Emma Downing and senior pitcher Tori Poplaski to discuss the recent success of the softball team. The team broke the record for wins on spring break, earning six victories over the course of the week. After dropping their first two conferen...

Sexism Plagues Hockey

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Most American sports fans are aware of our country’s dominance in women’s sports like basketball and gymnastics. But there is another sport in which American women have collected numerous Olympic medals and won seven of the last nine world championships — ice hockey. Despite being wildly successful...

In the Locker Room with Track and Field

In the Locker Room with Track and Field

Jackie McDermott, Sports editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS

This week, the Review sat down with Associate Head Track & Field Coach and Recruiting Coordinator John Hepp, OC ’07, and junior thrower Ana Richardson. Women’s track and field earned its first outright conference title in program history last weekend at the North Coast Athletic Conference Ind...

Track and Field Claims Program’s First Conference Title

Track and Field Claims Program’s First Conference Title

Jackie McDermott and Julie Schreiber
March 10, 2017
Filed under Recent Stories, SPORTS, Track and Field, Varsity Winter

Women’s track and field smashed conference records and reached new heights last weekend at the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor Track Championship, claiming its first outright title in program history. As boisterous cheers reverberated off the walls of Heisman Field House, the Yeowomen stood ...

Congress Loses Sight

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

The 2005 Congressional hearings that exposed steroid use by Major League Baseball’s own Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire and other home-run slammers are forever burned into America’s collective sports memory. This week, Congress revived its clean-sports crusade, urging reform of World Anti-Doping Agency...

In The Locker Room with Ultimate Frisbee

In The Locker Room with Ultimate Frisbee

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, In the Locker Room, SPORTS

This week, the Review sat down with senior Maya Gillett, sophomore Faith Shaeffer and junior Caroline Beshers, members of the Preying Manti women’s ultimate Frisbee team, to discuss the camaraderie that is characteristic of the sport and the future of ultimate at Oberlin. This weekend, the team wil...

Lifetime Promotes NWSL

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. The Golden State Warriors’ Championship-clinching Game 6 victory over LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers. The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Which one had the most viewers? Hint: The answer will defy the myth that no one watches women’s sports. While two of the biggest ga...

In The Locker Room with Mel Xu and Katie Rigdon

In The Locker Room with Mel Xu and Katie Rigdon

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, In the Locker Room, SPORTS

This week, the Review sat down with rock climbing wall supervisors, junior Mel Xu and sophomore Katie Rigdon, to learn more about the close-knit climbing community at Oberlin, their adventures climbing all over the U.S. and how climbing boosts their fitness. This interview has been edited for lengt...

Play Like A Girl: Clinic Celebrates Women in Sports

Play Like A Girl: Clinic Celebrates Women in Sports

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Over 100 girls learned to “Play Like a Girl” at a sports clinic hosted by Oberlin Athletics for the third year in a row last Saturday in celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Student-athletes and coaches from eight varsity teams coached girls aged five to fourteen in the fundamentals...

Longevity Shines in Tennis

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

“Thirty-fun.” That’s how Serena Williams referred to her age in post-match interviews on Saturday. Only one number was on her mind earlier that day as she took the court to face her sister Venus in the Australian Open final. It wasn’t her age — which is 35, by the way. It wasn’t the number...

Women’s March Draw Current Athletes, Alumni

Women’s March Draw Current Athletes, Alumni

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor
February 3, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Women’s marches around the country and the world on Saturday, Jan. 21 brought Oberlin’s current student-athletes, athletics alumni and Heisman Club members to the streets to support gender equality and protest the incoming Trump administration. Many Oberlin students and alumni attended the Women’s...

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